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07-22-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Mirror lock-up

Does the K-30 have a mirror lock-up function? The manual doesn’t mention it, so I am guessing K-30 lacks the mirror lock-up. However, PentaxForums’ Pentax DSLR Comparison (Pentax Cameras | Pentax K-5 vs. Pentax K-30 vs. Pentax K-01 - Pentax DSLR Comparison - PentaxForums.com) shows that the K-30 has the mirror lock-up function. On the other hand, B&H shows that K-30 does not have mirror lock-up function (Pentax K-30 Digital Camera (Body Only) (Black) 15613 B&H Photo). Googling it does not give a definite answer on the mirror lock-up function.


Hence, I am asking here. Does it have the mirror lock-up or not?

07-22-2012, 03:23 PM   #2
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Most consumer-oriented Pentax cameras implement mirror lockup via the 2-second timer; the K-30 is no exception.
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I don't have one, but if its anything like the K-r, it doesn't have a feature called mirror lock-up, but it does automatically do it when using the 2 second timer. If you have the K-30, just try it and listen to the sound, you should hear the mirror going up, and then later the shutter being released, and the mirror flipping back down afterwards.
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Thank guys, so this is the same as with the K-x. I did not check the K-r manual, but as far as I remember, the K-x manual did use the "mirror lock-up" keyword when referring to it in conjunction with a 2s self-timer. Strangely the K-30 manual does not mention it. Anyway, good to know that it is still there. Some would say that it is not a proper mirror lock-up function, but good enough for me.

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