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Meet a new Pentax DSLR! · 05-18-2012 · By PF Staff in Pentax News

Rumor has it that Pentax has a new mid-range DSLR coming out called the K-30. Log on to the homepage this Monday to learn all about the K-30!  Below we've got a countdown timer which we think reflects when the camera will be launched- but we can't be 100% sure!

Once the timer expires, view photos, specifications, and highlights of the rumored Pentax K-30 mid-range DSLR. Until then, you may dwell on the K-30 rumors on the forum or read our K-30 homepage preview.

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Aperture Science [Delete] May 21st, 2012 3:56PM

I'd just like an official split prism focus screen.

VladimirYo [Delete] May 21st, 2012 3:52PM

7 minutes. Go Go!

pezmaker [Delete] May 21st, 2012 3:47PM

@Teedee & gabal: I too am a K200d owner, and thinking this horse may just be what the doctor ordered. Mega excited.

To all the haters... *shrugs* haters gonna hate.

cheekygeek [Delete] May 21st, 2012 3:28PM

NewEgg beat you to it PentaxForums.
Three colors available for preorder now.

jpzk [Delete] May 21st, 2012 3:01PM

It went back to 60 minutes ... ???

D1N0 [Delete] May 21st, 2012 2:55PM

Why is there a question mark behind count down? Could there be something more? A K5 MkII? A K300??

redpigeons [Delete] May 21st, 2012 2:33PM

Ash I only have Pentax camera and lenses since film days , but lately it feels like a compromise, I am not talking about mega pixels , I am talking bout focus speed and accuracy for example. I many shots I miss out and so on. this is where Pentax needs to improve the most. and also I am bitter BC Olympus got the OMD-5

Ash [Delete] May 21st, 2012 2:15PM

The discerning enthusiast will not care as much about the megapixels as they will about the feel, the weight, the performance and the ease of use of the camera they will want to get. Saying that Pentax is not inspiring this clientelle is ignoring the past success of all their previous dSLRs (not to mention their film SLRs). The K30 is a welcome addition to build on the virtues of the old K200D.

redpigeons [Delete] May 21st, 2012 2:09PM

Pentax is no longer inspiring for enthusiastic photographers, (which supposed to be it's main clients) this year we have some of the best cameras in decades coming out. I really hope pentax will show us something else soon

dmfw [Delete] May 21st, 2012 11:41AM

The new Nikon D3200 costs $700 and has a 24.2 megapixel sensor. Where does this leave the k-30 with its 16-megapixel sensor?

gabal [Delete] May 21st, 2012 10:58AM

Teedee ; i also think of upgrading from k200d. The K5 was very attractive ; the only cons that made me waited was the unclear future of Pentax but now i think we can be confident. If the K-30 is out soon, there will be a successor to the K5 ; too close specs and i presume, better video and other improvment will make the K5 show is age. I think the K5 replacement will be too pro for me, so bring it on !

Edgar_in_Indy [Delete] May 21st, 2012 10:54AM

The Turkish press release for the K-30 has just leaked. You can follow the link at 1001noisycameras dot com

Ben E [Delete] May 21st, 2012 10:49AM

Still 5 hours left!? Blargh!!

JoRDaNhikoo [Delete] May 21st, 2012 10:45AM

Pentax K 30 Media is "PentaxTurk"

LitoNazareno [Delete] May 21st, 2012 5:39AM

please let it have three manual white balance memory settings

french_mike [Delete] May 21st, 2012 4:23AM

the photos link don't work ...?

teedee [Delete] May 21st, 2012 3:39AM

looks like a perfect up from my k200d

james458 [Delete] May 21st, 2012 1:41AM

There is already a K01 and K5 with similar specs... why another? I don't see the point...

leaftye [Delete] May 19th, 2012 5:23PM

I'm excited about this camera. I would have bought the k-r, but held off because of the focusing issues. Hopefully this camera doesn't have surprise flaws. It might be a good thing I was forced to wait because this camera is even more perfect for my needs.

neurocyclist [Delete] May 19th, 2012 6:28AM

You've gotta love media embargos..... or it's a hoax

GibbyTheMole [Delete] May 19th, 2012 5:14AM

If it's a hoax, it's a mighty convincing one. (I seriously doubt it is, tho.)

james458 [Delete] May 19th, 2012 4:03AM


piggygo [Delete] May 18th, 2012 11:45PM


faglmt [Delete] May 18th, 2012 11:20PM

I pray every second for the Focus Peaking..
God (and Ricoh/Pentax) make it be.

Adam [Delete] May 18th, 2012 10:01PM

That one didn't have a countdown :P

usmcxm35 [Delete] May 18th, 2012 9:58PM

I'm getting flashback of the April 1, 2012 announcement of the Full Frame Pentax K-3...