Pentax K-30 DSLR Specifications See Details

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 4:00 Gadget Specifications

By Jo Teach

Pentax K-30 DSLR Specifications See Details

New PENTAX K-30 combines a compact, lightweight body with many advanced features found only in higher end DSLR camera models, such as weather, dust and cold resistant body, a glass prism optical finder with 100% field of view, state-of-the-art auto focusing, and full HD video recording capabilities.

See the details below on its specifications of the new Pentax K-30 DSLR camera

Pentax K-30 DSLR cameras

Pentax K-30 Specifications


  • Type: CMOS w primary color filter, integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system
  • Size: 23.7 x 15.7mm (APS-C)
  • Color depth: 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW
  • Effective pixels (total pixels): 16.3 MP (16.5 MP)
  • Dust Removal: Sensor movement w SP coating on low pass filter
  • Pixel mapping: Yes


  • Type/construction: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount
  • Usable lenses: PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w adapter and/or restrictions)
  • SDM function: Yes
  • Power zoom function: n/a

Focus System

  • Type: SAFOX IXi+ TTL phase-detection 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system w light wavelength sensor and diffraction lens
  • Sensitivity range: EV -1 to 18 (ISO 100)
  • Focus modes: AF.A (auto), AF.S (single, w focus lock, focus/shutter priority selectable), AF.C (continuous, w focus/FPS priority selectable), Manual
  • Focus point adjustment: Auto 11 pt, Auto 5 pt, User-Selectable (w Expanded Area AF), Center
  • AF assist: Yes via dedicated LED AF assist lamp
  • Focus peaking: Yes (n/a while video is actively recording)


  • Type: Pentaprism
  • Coverage (field of view): 100%
  • Magnification: 0.92X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity)
  • Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III (interchangeable)
  • Diopter adjustment: -2.5m to 1.5m
  • Depth of field preview: Optical (diaphragm stop-down), digital

LCD Monitor

  • Type: 3.0” TFT color LCD w brightness/color adjustment and AR coating
  • Resolution: 921,000 dots
  • Wide angle viewable: Yes


  • Type: Retractable P-TTL popup flash
  • Guide number: 12m (ISO 100)
  • Coverage: 28mm wide angle equivalent
  • Flash modes: On, Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless
  • Flash exposure compensation: -2 to 1 EV (1/2 steps)

External Flash

  • Type: Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash
  • Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec

Storage Media

  • Internal memory: n/a
  • Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC


  • Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, cable switch
  • Video out: NTSC, PAL
  • Microphone: Built-in monaural

Power Supply

  • Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI109 (included), AA battery holder D-BH109 for 4* AA batteries (sold separately)
  • Recordable images: Li-Ion approx 480 (410 w 50% flash, CIPA), AA lithium approx 1600 (1000 w 50% flash, CIPA)
  • Playback time: Li-Ion approx 270 min, AA lithium approx 620 min
  • Movie recording time: 25 min max time per clip
  • AC adapter available: Yes (sold separately)

Physical Specs

  • Body dimensions (W x H x D): 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8”
  • Body weight
  • Without battery or removable memory: 20.8 oz
  • Loaded and ready: 22.9 oz (Li-Ion)
  • Primary construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate over stainless steel chassis
  • Operating temperature: 14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)
  • Ruggedized features: Fully weather sealed throughout body, coldproof

Language Support

English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional/Simplified Chinese, Japanese

Image Stabilization

Type: Sensor-shift SR w rotational compensation (3 stops max)

Metering System

  • Type: TTL open aperture 77 segment metering
  • Sensitivity range: EV 0 to 22 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4)
  • Metering patterns (multi, center, spot): Multi 77, Center, Spot
  • Exposure compensation: +/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps)
  • Exposure lock: Yes
  • Exposure bracketing: 3 frames, up to +/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps

ISO Sensitivity

  • Auto: 100-12800 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), expandable to 100-25600, auto range selectable
  • Manual: 100-12800 (1/1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), expandable to 100-25600

White Balance

  • Type: Image sensor detection w light wavelength sensor assist
  • Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE
  • Manual mode(s): 3 manual and 3 Kelvin temperature presets, copy WB settings from a captured image available
  • WB fine adjustment: +/- 7 steps A-B axis or G-M axis


  • Type: Electronically controlled, vertical-run, focal plane shutter
  • Shutter speed: 1/6000 to 30 sec (1/3 or 1/2 steps), Bulb

File Formats

  • Recorded resolutions: 16M (4928×3264), 12M (4224×2816), 8M (3456×2304), 5M (2688×1792)
  • Quality levels: *** Best, ** Better, * Good
  • File formats: RAW (DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III
  • Color space: sRGB, AdobeRGB

What’s in the Box?

  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • Battery Charger Kit K-BC109
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Body Mount Cover
  • Focusing Screen MF-60 Frame Matte
  • Li-Ion Battery D-LI109
  • Strap O-ST53
  • Eyecup FR
  • Finder Cap for ME
  • Software CD-ROM


For more information on the Pentax K-30 specifications please visit Pentax K030 Specifications page

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