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May 21, 2012

New DSLR announcement: Pentax K-30 DSLR is official!

No more leakages! The Pentax K-30 DSLR is officially official as it has been announced by Pentax in your choice of black, blue or white! The new 50mm f1.8 DA lens was press-release-announced earlier today. A variety of kits are now available for pre-order at B&H Photo and Amazon starting at $850 with the body only.

K30 Previews and Impressions
+ preview, including a short shooter's report at Imaging Resource
+ 3-page preview at d-preview

Press Release Parade
+ Imaging Resource
+ dpreview
+ DC Resource
+ ephotozine
+ Photography Blog
+ Photoxels
+ Yvon's Pentax DSLRs blog
+ Pop Photo
+ PentaxForums News
+ Focus Numerique
+ DSLR Magazine
+ Pocket Lint
+ Quesabesde

From the Camera's Mama
+ Pentax USA press release and product page
+ Pentax UK product page and press release
+ the K30 has not been yet announced at Pentax Global but today's new Optio is listed there. The camera is not shown at DC Watch Impress either (as of the time of writing)

Prices and Pre-Orders
+ K30 all available kits: B&H Photo and Amazon
+ K30 body for $850: B&H Photo
+ K30 w/18-55 for $900: B&H Photo
+ K30 two lens kit (18-55, 55-200) for $1050
+ K30 two lens kit (18-55, 55-300) for $1150: B&H Photo
+ K30 with 18-135 for $1200: B&H Photo

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