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08-02-2012, 11:25 AM   #1
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Best Review Yet?

Can't link it but I did a quick scan through the Amateur Photographer review of the K-30 and seemed pretty solid. Came out 84% and in their books beats both the 5100 and A57 (i.e. other cameras with the same sensor/price bracket).

the website is Amateur Photographer but being this weeks edition they (understandably) haven't put it on the website yet.

08-03-2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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Not sure if anyone has posted a link to What Digital Camera's review yet at Pentax K30 Review | Digital SLR camera reviews, tests and specs | What Digital Camera
Quite positive apart from slow Live View AF. Again, I think they're talking about video AF as single shot LV AF looks faster than other DSLRs on YouTube clips.
08-04-2012, 06:24 AM   #3
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I've just read Amateur Photographer's K-30 review, I didn't buy it (long queues), but from memory it got 84%, they really liked it but aren't keen on the noisy AF of some Pentax lenses. The PD AF was quick and could track slow moving subjects fine but the next level of camera body would be needed for faster movement. Great DR and low noise. Their take on single shot LV AF was that it was quick and positive, video AF was slow and hunted a bit. Aren't all DSLR video AF's slow? All I've seen on YouTube are. Handling was better than the D5100.

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