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Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by cgproudfoot, May 29, 2012.

  1. JerryNash

    JerryNash Well-Known Member

    Good to know Tim, look forward to the review.

    I suspect the usual 'failing' will be the autofocus, which Pentax always gets pulled up on, but it would be interesting to see if this has noticeably improved from the K5.

    I have also read on (less reputable) websites that reviewers thought the grip wasn't as comfortable as they imagined it would be. Will you be mentioning that at all?
  2. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Hi Tim,

    So far, you have written the scariest thing about the K30 I've read -- "The design
    is quirky too, the Hoya/Ricoh [I think you meant Pentax/Ricoh;)]designers have been
    let off the leash a little! -- Scary, to me, in that I thought the quirkiness started/ended with the K-01 :D.

    To those of you thinking of bumping from you IST*D/Ds/Ds2/Dl/Dl2/K100/K100Super/K200D/K10D/K20D/K-7, etc.... but still don't want to play the K-5 buckaroos's/dosh/etc .... this would be the camera to purchase: same sensor (capacity) as the K-5, albeit with newer guts, same weatherproofing (maybe better?), Lithium-Ion battery and charger and with AA battery capability and the
    BIG BONUS there is it runs on 4AA's :) and not the stupid, idiotic 6 AA as the K-5


  3. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Re: K30 ... Another Cool Feature .... D@mnit ... ;)


    So, that's two(2) things I've never had (100% VF and the T/AV) ... can I resist? :p


  4. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    I think Tim means the design might have been started by Hoya then finished by Ricoh team.

    Thus suggesting we have not seen yet a clean fresh design from the new company structure.

    I think I am correct in that Pentax is the only maker to have two CSCs (different sensors) designs in the market place.

    The K-01 and the Q. Alot of rest have non-EVF and EVF but same sensor size.
  5. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Re: K30 --- Godd@mit ....

    Finally had a fiddle with the K-30 and wouldn't
    ya know it ... I love that 100% VF and the the T/AV
    mode :eek: :(
    So now, it's just a matter of when?


  6. AlexMonro

    AlexMonro Old Grand Part Deux

    The thing that impressed me most when I had a play with a K30 was the focus peaking. Not too sure about the styling, but I guess I could learn to live with it.
  7. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Focus peaking .... ooh, something new. Thanks Alex :)



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