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Black body and blue kit available at B&H Photo and Amazon · 07-05-2012 · By PF Staff in Pentax-Related News

The Pentax K-30 is finally here!  The black body ($849) and blue kit ($899) have just arrived at B&H Photo in New York City.  In addition, the black 18-135mm kit ($1199), black body, and blue kit are available from Amazon.  If you place an order at B&H today, it will ship tomorrow and you'll have your camera on Saturday.  If you order from Amazon, you may be able to get your K-30 as early as tomorrow! We hope to hear your thoughts about the K-30 on the forum!

As soon as our Pentax K-30 arrives, we will start working on an in-depth review for you, and the review will be similar in scope to our recent K-01 review.  In particular, we plan on taking a look at the K-30's autofocus system and continuous shooting, as image quality is expected to be identical to that of the K-01.

To learn more about the K-30, visit our camera database or K-30 preview.

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Pepe Guitarra [Delete] Jul 12th, 2012 9:18PM

Is the K-3 going to be a FF? or should I continue selling my stuff to get the Mark III? :(

sledger [Delete] Jul 7th, 2012 6:33PM

Interesting there is so much support for the blue body. I must be more old fashioned that I thought (and I didn't think I was at all!).

Edgar_in_Indy [Delete] Jul 6th, 2012 10:30PM

Only time will tell with the K-30, but the finish on my white K-x still looks as good as it did on the day I took it out of the box. And that's after 47,277 shutter actuations. I figured that at the least it would get grimy sometimes and need wiped down, but that has not been the case at all.

With black cameras, on the other hand, I have seen unsightly shiny areas develop where frequent contact has been made.

Owltown [Delete] Jul 6th, 2012 4:01PM

Those of you who lust after the white body, beware: Atmospheric pollution coupled with oils from one's fingers tend to turn white synthetic materials yellowish over time....

hishammarmin [Delete] Jul 6th, 2012 3:24AM


VacantBuddy [Delete] Jul 5th, 2012 10:09PM

Ahhhh. White kit with lens is in stock on Amazon.

SMcGuire45 [Delete] Jul 5th, 2012 9:23PM

I agree the K-5 probably won't go any lower, or if it does it won't be much. There are sites that are completely out of it already.

Fl_Gulfer [Delete] Jul 5th, 2012 9:06PM

YaBaDaBa DOOOOO! but I'll wait for the K30 blue body only option

LeDave [Delete] Jul 5th, 2012 8:35PM

PenPen the K-5 won't go lower in price, it is out of production right now. Meaning that once it's gone it's gone, and at the price it's at right now, it's a really hot camera. The reason why they won't produce K-5's is because of the K-30, if the K-5 drops, nobody will buy the K-30. So they are phasing out the K-5 to bring out the new K-3 to take it's place, with the K-30 having similarities with the K-5, I imagine the K-3 to be significantly better than the K-5.

PenPen [Delete] Jul 5th, 2012 8:04PM

Waiting for the price of the k5 to go lower so I can have an actual chance to choose between the 5 and the 30.Waiting for reviews!!

Edgar_in_Indy [Delete] Jul 5th, 2012 7:12PM

Be strong Vacant! Hold out for the white! Everybody knows the white is the coolest.

stevelink [Delete] Jul 5th, 2012 6:08PM

Excellent! As a K-5 Pentaxian, I understand that the K-30 video has improved over the K-5. but as I don't shoot video, I am VERY anxious to see if the "still" image quality also improves. Thank you!

wcchamp18 [Delete] Jul 5th, 2012 5:53PM

BUT, the blue body (only) is not available!

VacantBuddy [Delete] Jul 5th, 2012 4:32PM

Ahhhhhhhhh. Why did I preorder the whiiiitttteeeeeeee.

joy4ever [Delete] Jul 5th, 2012 4:32PM

Saving up to purchase either K-30 or K-5....can't decide?? Not much difference in $ amount? Interesting to see the reviews!

Ubuntu_user [Delete] Jul 5th, 2012 4:24PM