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Video capture takes a step up from the p of the old K-r with p Full HD capture now possible at 30, 25 and 24fps. The improvement is also in part thanks to the new PRIME M image processor, which doubles the refresh rate for live view. Perhaps most importantly, video is now stored with modern H. Pentax state the following: While it doesn’t sound as refined as that in Pentax’s enthusiast flagship cameras, that’s not to say it’s uncommonly loud for a DSLR. Alun Cox Level 3 Expert Answers. Where Pentax’s implementation stumbles is that the indication isn’t in color.

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The K has a similar level of sealing to my K-5, and although there wasn’t much rain in my time with the K, that knowledge inspires confidence in me. What focus peaking does is indicate the areas of highest microcontrast on the LCD display. The K offer a generous range of still image capture modes including the full range of PASM exposure modes, along with an array of fully Automatic and Scene mode positions for those point-and-shoot moments. With a great pentaprism viewfinder, a weather-sealed body, and twin control dials, the Pentax K offers a lot of bang for the buck.

I did find myself wishing that the handgrip was a little thicker though.

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Just beneath the shutter button is the front command dial, but surprisingly it’s not the only command dial on this consumer-oriented digital SLR camera–there’s another on the rear panel. You can also now record movies with manual exposure, not just aperture-priority–but shutter priority and control over ISO sensitivity are still sadly unavailable.


Another area in which the Pentax K has really been improved quite a bit is in its video capture capabilities. I did find myself missing the K-5’s profusion of external controls, but then I’m not really the target customer for the K The email address entered is already associated to an account.

Three body colors are available: All of which is to say that both cameras are pretty darned close in terms of basic image quality, and so you can let the feature set of each camera tell you which belongs on your shopping list. David Payne Level 3 Expert Answers.

It turns out, the opposite is true: Two factors stand out to make the Pentax K worth a closer look: Granted the Software on the CD that came with your camera may not be windows 8. I was happy shooting the K single-handed with everything from my tiny 40mm F2. Noise levels are similar to my K The difference isn’t huge, but the net result is an interface that feels a bit less dated. Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, It helps that I own the K-5 myself, as well as a copy of the same mm WR lens provided with our K review sample.

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For external flash strobes, there’s both a P-TTL compatible hot shoe, and support for wireless off-camera flash. It’s a good assumption, and one that makes a noticeable improvement to m30. These days, 8GB is a good tradeoff between cost and capacity, but if you plan to capture HD movie clips, look for larger cards with Class 6 or faster ratings.


I’d love to see some of these changes ported back to the K-5 firmware, as well! Please resend it in English. Our lab testing found contrast detection autofocus in live view to be about a third faster, and there was a similar margin for prefocused live view shooting.

C or automatic AF. For this shot, it was a must: Here’s a link to this great service Good luck! The Pentax K’s images generally have pleasing color and good exposure.

And I wonder if it that a few. Perhaps more of a shame is the lack of a top-deck LCD status panel. That makes the K rather a bargain, and I was keen to see if it lived up to the promise. The main reason I included this shot, though, was to bring up the unusual overhang, covering the Pentax logo. Before I started looking at pictures of the Pentax K30, I didn’t notice its more aggressive graphical treatment, particularly in the front.