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Type: TTL autofocus, auto-exposure digital SLR camera with a built-it retractable P-TTL flash.
Lens mount: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount
(AF coupler, lens information contacts,K-mount with power contacts).
Compatible lens: KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom not compatible), KAF, KA-mount lenses.
Image capture
Image sensor: Primary color filter, CMOS; Size: 23.7mm x 15.7mm.
Effective pixels: approx. 16.28 megapixels.
Total pixels: Approx. 16.49 megapixels.
Dust removal: SP coating and CMOS sensor operations.
(Standard output):
AUTO: ISO 100 to 12800 (adjustable at 1 EV, 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV steps; expandable to ISO 100 to 25600).
Image stabilizer: Sensor-shift Shake Reduction.
File formats Recording format: RAW (DNG), JPEG (Exif. 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant.
Recorded pixels: JPEG: 16M (4928 x 3264, 12M (4224 x 2816), 8M (3456 x 2304), 5M (2688 x 1792);
RAW: 16M (4928 x 3264).
Quality level: RAW (12 bit ): DBG; JPEG: ★★★(Best), ★★(Better),
★(Good); RAW and JPEG images simultaneously recordable.
Color space: sRGB,Adobe RGB
Storage media: SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.
Storage folder: Date(100_1018, 100_1019 ...)/PENTAX (100PENTX, 101PENTX ...).
Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism finder.
Field of view
Approx. 100%.
Magnification: Approx. 0.92X (with 50mm F1.4 at infinity).
Eye-relief length: Approx. 21.7mm (from the view window), approx. 24.5mm (from the center of lens).
Approx.–2.5 to +1.5M-1.
Focusing screen: Interchangeable Natural-Bright Matte III focusing screens.
Live View Type: TTL method using CMOS image sensor.
Contrast detection(Face Detection, Tracking, Select, Spot).
Display: Field of view: Approx. 100%; magnified view (2X, 4X, 6X), grid display (4 x 4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale), bright/dark area warning, histogram, focus peaking.
LCD monitor Type: TFT color LCD monitor, wide-angle viewing.
Size: 3.0 inches.
Dots: Approx.921,000 dots.
Adjustment: Brightness and colors adjustable.
White balance Auto: Measured by a combination of CMOS sensor and light-source detection sensor.
Preset modes: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: daylight color; N: daylight
white; W: cool white; L: warm white), Tungsten, Flash, CTE, Manual, Color Temperature.
Manual: Configuration on monitor (up to 3 setting can be saved), color temperature settings,
copying white balance settings of a captured image.
Fine adjustment: Adjustable in ±7 steps on A-B axis and G-M axis.
Type: TTL phase-matching autofocus.
Focus sensor: SAFOX IXi+ with 11 points (9 cross-type points in the middle).
Brightness range: EV –1 to 18 (at ISO 100).
AF modes: AF Single (AF.S): Focus- or shutter-priority mode; AF Continuous (AF.C): Focus- or FPS-priority
mode; AF Auto (AF.A): Automatically switches between AF.S and AF.C.
Focus point
selection modes:
Auto (5 AF points), Auto (11 AF points), Select (Expanded area AF available), Spot.
AF assist light: Dedicated LED AF assist light.
Type: TTL open-aperture 77-segment metering. Metering modes: Multi-segment
metering,Center-weighted metering, Spot metering. Metering range: EV 0 to 22 (at ISO 100, with 50mm F1.4).
Spot metering. EV 0 to 22 (at ISO 100, with 50mm F1.4).
Exposure modes: Auto Picture (AUTO), Scene (SCN), Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Sv),
Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter & Aperture Priority (TAv), Manual (M), Bulb (B). Auto Picture
modes: Automatic selection from Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night
Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest. Scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro,
Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR
(fixed in JPEG format), Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette,
Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum.
EV compensation: ±5 EV (1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps selectable).
AE lock: Can be assigned to AF/AE-L button from the menu.
Shutter Type: Electronically controlled vertical-run focus-plane shutter.
Shutter speed: Auto: 1/6000 to 30 sec.; Manual: 1/6000 to 30 sec. (1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps); Bulb.
Drive mode Model selection: Single frame, continuous (Hi, Lo), self-timer (12 sec., 2 sec.), remote control (0 sec.,3 sec.),
exposure bracketing (3 frames).
Continuous FPS: Approx. 6 fps (JPEG, Continuous Hi), approx. 3 fps (JPEG, Continuous Lo).
Built-in flash Type: Built-in retractable P-TTL pop-up flash. Guide number: Approx. 12 (at ISO 100/m). Angle of
view coverage: wide-angle lens equivalent to 28mm in 35mm format.
Flash modes: P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync. High-speed Sync and
Wireless Sync also available with a PENTAX dedicated external flash.
Sync speed: 1/180 sec.
Flash exposure
-2.0 EV to +1.0 EV.
Custom images: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film,
Monochrome, Cross Process.
Noise reduction: High-sensitivity NR, slow-shutter-speed NR.
Dynamic range
Highlight correction, shadow correction.
Lens correction: Distortion correction, lateral chromatic aberration correction.
Digital filters: Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color.
HDR capture: Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3; Auto alignment (automatic composition correction).
Exposure bracket value: ±1 EV, ±2EV, ±3 EV.
Number of images: 2 to 9; exposure automatically adjusted.
SR on: adjusts up to ±1 degree; SR off: adjusts up to ±1.5 degrees.
Adjustment range: ±1.0mm (when rotated: ±0.5mm) horizontally
and vertically. Rotating range: ±1 degree.
Interval shooting: Shooting interval: 3 sec. to 24 hr. Start interval setting: immediately, from the set time. Number
of images: up to 999 images.
Digital level: Displayed in viewfinder (horizontal detection only); displayed on LCD monitor (horizontal and
vertical directions).
Movie File format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264.
Recorded pixels: Full HD (1920 x 1080, 16:9, 30 fps/25 fps/24 fps), HD(1280 x 720, 16:9, 60 fps/50 fps/ 30 fps/
25 fps/ 24 fps), VGA (640 x 480, 4:3, 30 fps/25 fps/24 fps).
Quality level: ★★★(Best),★★(Better),★(Good)
Sound: Built-in monaural microphone; recording sound level adjustable.
Recording time: Up to 25 min. Recording stops automatically
when the camera’s internal temperature becomes too high.
Custom images: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape,Vibrant, Radiant, Muted,
Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Process.
Digital filters: Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Invert Color, Color.
Interval movie: Recording interval: 3 sec., 5 sec., 10 sec., 30 sec., 1 min., 5 min., 10 min., 30 min., 1 hr.
Recording time: 12 sec. to 99 hr. Start interval setting: immediately, from the set time.
Movie file format: Motion JPEG (AVI).
Playback view: Single frame, multi-image display (4, 9, 16, 36 or 81 thumbnails), display magnification (up to 16X, scrollable, quick zoom), image rotation, histogram display (H histogram, RGB histogram), bright/dark area warning, auto image rotation, detailed information display, copyright information display (photographer, copyright holder), GPS data (latitude, longitude, altitude, direction, Universal Time Coordinated or UTC), folder display, calendar filmstrip display, slide show.
Delete: Single image, all images, select and delete, folder, instant review image.
Digital filters: Monochrome, Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color, Tone Expansion, Sketch, Water Color, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim, Base Parameter Adjustment.
RAW development: File format (JPEG), image capture settings (aspect ratio, recorded pixels, quality level, color space), lens correction(distortion correction, later chromatic aberration correction), custom image, white balance, sensitivity, high-sensitivity NR, shadow correction.
Edit: Resize, cropping(aspect ratio changeable; tilt correction available), index, movie edit (separation or deletion of selected frames), capture of JPEG still image from a movie, RAW-format save of JPEG data (when available in buffer memory).
Customization USER mode: Up to 2 user-specified settings can be saved.
Custom functions: 23 items.
Mode memory: 12 items.
Front/rear electronic dials customizable
to individual exposure mode.
RAW-Fx button: one-push file format, exposure bracketing, optical preview, digital preview, composition adjustment, AF active area. AF/AE-L button: enable AF1, enable AF2, cancel AF, AE lock.
Text size: standard, large.
World timer: Local time settings for 75 cities (28 time zones).
AF fine
±10 steps; adjustable for all lenses or individual lenses (up
to 20 settings can be saved).
Names of photographers an copyright holders are embedded to the image file.
Power supply Battery type: D-LI109 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery; four AA batteries (lithium,
Ni-MH rechargeable, alkaline) usable with D-BH-109 AA Battery Holder.
AC adapter: K-AC128 AD Adapter Kit (optional).
Battery life
(with D-LI109):
Number of recordable images: approx. 410 images* (with 50% flash usage); approx. 480 images* (without flash usage). Playback time: approx. 270 min. * Tested in compliance with CIPA standards using a new rechargeable lithium-ion battery at the temperature of 23 °C. Actual results may vary depending on the shooting conditions/circumstances.
Interfaces Connection ports: USB 2.0 (high-speed compatible). AV output terminal, cable release terminal.
UBS connection: MSC/PTP.
Video output
Dimensions: approx. 128.5mm (W) x 96.5mm (H) x 71.5mm (D) (excluding the hotshoe,working parts and other protrusions).
Weight: approx. 650g (loaded and ready with the
dedicated battery and SD memory card); approx. 590g (body only).
I-USB7 USB Cable, O-ST53 Strap, D-LI109 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Battery, D-BC109 Battery Charger, AC plug cord, S-SW128 Software (CD-ROM).
Mounted on the camera: Eyecup FR, Hotshoe Cover FK, body mount cover.
Software: SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 for PENTAX.

smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mmF3.5-5.6 AL、smc PENTAX-DA L 55-300mmF4-5.8 ED、smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mmF3.5-5.6ED AL[IF]DC WR

  smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm
smc PENTAX-DA L 55-300mm
F4-5.8 ED
smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mm
F3.5-5.6ED AL[IF]DC WR
Focal Length 18-55mm 55-300mm 18-135mm
Lens Construction 11 elements in 8 groups 12 elements in 8 groups 13 elements in 11 groups
Angle of View 76-29°(with PENTAX D-SLR camera body) 29-5.4°(with PENTAX D-SLR camera body) 76-11.9°(with PENTAX D-SLR camera body)
Minimum Aperture F22-F38 F22-F32 F22-F38
Number of Diaphragm Blades 6 6 7
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.25m 1.4m 0.4m
Filter Diameter 52mm 58mm 62mm
Maximum Magnification 0.34x 0.28x 0.24x
Maximum Diameter & Minimum Length 68mm x 67.5mm 71mm x 111.5mm 73mm x 76mm
Weight 200g 425g 405g

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Designs and specifications are subjects to change without notice.

Storage capacity (with a 4GB memory card at a 3 : 2 aspect ratio)

[ Number of images ]
Recorded pixels 16M (4928×3264) 16M (4928×3264) 12M (4224×2816) 8M (3456×2304) 5M (2688×1792)
Quality level DNG ★★★ ★★ ★★★ ★★ ★★★ ★★ ★★★ ★★
4GB 150 421 744 1471 569 1005 1978 843 1489 2873 1387 2413 4641

Movie recording capacity (with a 4GB memory card)

[ Minutes : seconds ]
Full HD
(1920×1080, 16 : 9)
(1280×720, 16 : 9)
(640×480, 4 : 3)
Frame rate 30fps 25fps 24fps 60fps 50fps 30fps 25fps 24fps 30fps 25fps 24fps
4GB 16:21 19:34 20:21 16:21 19:34 28:18 33:47 35:08 41:51 49:48 51:47
  • ●The above figures were measured using operation-tested SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards (manufactured by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk).
  • ●SD memory card storage capacity: 1GB, 2GB.○SDHC memory card storage capacity: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB.
  • ●SDHC memory card storage capacity: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB.

※The above figures are effective as of May 2012.
※Compatible with UHS-I speed class.
※Use of a high-speed SD memory card is recommended for movie recording, as the recording may terminate during recording when the writing speed is insufficient.
※Operation tests have been conducted by the individual memory card manufacturers. PENTAX does not guarantee their performance under any circumstances.

K-30 bundled software operating environment

〈Windows® system requirements〉

【OS】 Windows® 7 (32 bit/64 bit), Windows® Vista (32 bit/64 bit), or Windows XP (SP 3 or later, Home/Pro 32 bit); The
administrator’s authorization is required for OS installation; The system will operate as a 32-bit application on a 64-bit OS.
CPU】 Intel® Pentium-compatible processor (Pentium 4/Athlon XP or later recommended)); Compatible with multi-core processors (Intel® Core™ i7, (Intel® Core™ i5, (Intel® Core™ 2 Quad, (Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, AMD Phenom II X6 or X4, Athlon II X4 or X2, or equivalent).
【Memory】1GB or more (2GB or more recommended).
【Hard disk space】More than 100MB free disk space for program installation and system start-up; Approx.
           10MB free disk space per file for image file storage.
【Monitor】1024 x 768 dots, 24-bit full-color monitor, or better.c 【Others】Data input devices such as keyboard and mouse.

〈Macintosh system requirements〉

【OS】Mac OS X 10.7, 10.6 or 10.5.
【CPU】Intel -compatible processor or Power PC.
【Memory】1GB or more (2GB or more recommended).
【Hard disk space】More than 100MB free disk space for program installation and system start-up; approx.
10MB free disk space per file for image file storage.
【Monitor】1024 x 768 dots, 24-bit full-color monitor, or better.
【Others】Data input devices such as keyboard and mouse.