PENTAX K-30 with smc PENTAX-DA★ 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL[IF] SMD. Aperture: f/4.0; Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec.; Exposure compensation: 0.0EV; Sensitivity: ISO 200; White balance: AWB; Custom image: Bright
Thanks to the high-precision AF system, which is supported by the newly developed AF module, responsive AF.C (Continuous) mode with auto-tracking feature, and high-speed burst shooting mode that takes as many as six images per second, the K-30 captures the subtle, split-second expressions of every subject and the decisive moments of each scene with unfailing accuracy.
The K-30 incorporates the newly designed SAFOX IXi+ AF module with 11 sensor points (nine cross-type sensors in the middle) to assure speedy, pinpoint focusing on the subject. A refraction lens has been newly added to the module to minimize chromatic aberrations of its optical elements, while a light source sensor compensates for the minute focusing errors caused by the different wavelengths of various sources. Thanks to this highperformance AF module, the K-30 captures the subject of all types in sharp, crisp focus.
By setting the sensor point selection mode to Select and assigning the AF active area selection to the RAW/FX but ton as a custom function, you can shif t the AF sensor point from one point to another with a single push of this button. You can quickly and effortless move to a desired point using two electronic dials positioned at the front and back of the camera grip.
Thanks to an optimized algorithm, the K-30’s AF.C (Continuous)mode works faster than ever before in ensuring that a moving subject is kept in pinpoint focus. Its auto-tracking accuracy has also been greatly improved, thanks to a new select-area expansion function which tracks the subject even when it moves out of a pre-assigned auto-tracking area by assessing distance data collected by neighboring focus sensors.
By combining the camera’s burst shooting mode (with a maximum speed of six images per second) and its high-speed shutter(with a top speed of 1/6000 second), you can preserve a once-ina-lifetime shutter opportunity of fast-moving subjects, such as athletes, stage performers, wildlife and vehicles.
The K-30’s sophisticated 77-segment multi-pattern metering
system makes extremely accurate measurement of illumination
levels over the image field. Then, by assessing such factors as the
camera’s alignment (horizontal or vertical) and the subject’s
distance and magnification, it calculates the optimum exposure
level for a given scene: for instance, to avoid a badly underexposed
subject in a backlit situation. In addition to the multi-pattern
metering, you can also select center-weighted and spot metering.
A pair of electronic dials are strategically positioned — one at
the front and another to the back of the camera grip — to allow
instant shift of aperture and shutter speed using the thumb and
the index finger, without the need to move the eye from the
viewfinder. What’s more, the PENTAX-original TAv mode automatically
sets the optimum ISO sensitivity for the selected aperture
and/or shutter speed for you.