Time to get personal: have both a Pentax K-x and the K-r. I love both of those DSLRs to end and beyond. And now Pentax (now owned by Ricoh) is toying with me: They’ve announced the new K-30. It bumps up the 12.4 megapixels to 16, a much tougher body that’s both resilient to rain, dust, and temperature extremes, but sadly light sensitivity staying the same from 3 years ago (ISO 100 to 25,600), with a much higher 1080p video recording at a steady 30 frames per second, and lastly, burst shooting at a decent 6 fps. Hmm.
Now for pricing and availability: stores will contain the K-30 in July at $850 body-only and $900 for an 18-55mm kit. On the bonus side, a new 50mm f/1.8 prime lens will be available for $250. It’s an alright refresh, Pentax. PR after the break.