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05-21-2012, 05:35 AM   #661
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I don't see second wheel

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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
I don't see second wheel
Of course, the front wheel IS the second wheel! There's always been a wheel on the back of any Pentax DSLR.
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Always does not mean ever. Let us say that the rear wheel, if any, is quite discreet.

But the TAv mode (between M and Av) seems to confirm there are two dials.
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Mode dial access to User modes? Yes please.

Also, Ogl has a point. I can't see a second dial on the back. But the camera has TAv mode, so I'm assuming it'll have two dials or that'd just be incredibly annoying.

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It seems that there's inscribed something below the SR badge on the front side of the camera? Or is it just me?

Also, I find it strange that we have seen two versions of the K30 logo, one with the classic "K" from the K-series era (1970's) and one with the DSLR-K.






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maybe that last picture from boulanger.fr was an of earlier production sample and not supposed to go into that advertisement? The PPing of the black color of the body doesn't really look punchy enough for a promotional pic compared to the other, which all seem to be consistent wrt. the K (note also the different texture of the grip).

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From the pictures it looks extremely small!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
From the pictures it looks extremely small!
Smaller than K-5

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It seems to me, it would make a perfect backup camera for pro K5 users !
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I really like the looks of this one, seems it's an amalgam of several eras of Pentax - I can see something of the '80s in the shape of the grip from the top view, for example. A friend of mine is selling his ancient Nikon DSLR soon and, having played with my kx and k5, wants a Pentax. I think this is the one I'll steer him towards as it will most likely serve him best for the budget he wants to spend.
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It seems to me, it would make a perfect backup camera for pro K5 users !
Has it been announced already ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by brewer Quote
Has it been announced already ?
It will be in 8 hours....
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yeah, deadline is coming
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The specs for K-30

Here we go, enjoy!

  • High performance 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor.
  • Full weather sealing for worry-free use in any weather condition.
  • Rugged coldproof design for sub-freezing use (-10C, 14F).
  • PRIME M image processing engine, optimized for video, also captures outstanding still images.
  • Full 1080p30 HD video features h.264 compression, flexible exposure control, and HDR finishing options.
  • Advanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine features AF assist lamp, light source sensor, and improved optical components.
  • Large 3 inch LCD is wide angle viewable, and features 921,000 dots of resolution.
  • Live View focus peaking highlights in-focus surfaces for fast and accurate manual or autofocus.
  • Low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder achieves a 100% optical field of view.
  • Highly accurate 77 segment metering system for accurate exposure, even in complex lighting.
  • Fast 6 FPS continuous shooting mode and 1/6000 second maximum shutter speed.
  • ISO speeds up to 25600 improve shutter speeds while minimizing noise in low lighting.
  • Programmable front and rear e-dials for convenience and PENTAX Hyper shift operation.
  • Sensor-shift Shake/Dust Reduction ensures sharp, dust-free imaging with any mounted lens.
  • Traditional modes combine with automatic modes for powerful, user-friendly operation.
  • In-camera HDR shooting modes feature multiple blending options and pixel alignment.
  • Compatible with both rechargeable Li-Ion and AA batteries (via optional AA battery holder).
  • Highly compact yet durable body with comfortable ergonomics.

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The photo with the top view seems to resemble those fujifilm bridge cameras because of the elongated pop-up flash. I hope the specs are close enough to the K-5 so that this will be a worthwhile upgrade from my K-x.

Edit: I missed that last post.
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