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Pentax K-30

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

When the Pentax K-30 was announced with the specs similar to the K-5 (a tough act to follow) I assumed it would be similar to how the Pentax K10D would evolve into the Pentax K200D and the Pentax K-m.  Having owned a K10D I would definitely feel downgraded if I had to shift to either the K200D or the K-m even if the sensor and image quality is at par or even improved compared to the original camera.  Of course, that is merely a ‘feeling’ since I can readily ‘downgrade’ myself to use something with the feature set of an entry level camera as I would later with the Pentax K-x.  While there were reasons why I needed to use the K-x, with the K-5 as my main camera I wondered why I would even give the K-30 any attention.

The K-30 shares the same sensor of the K-5 (as well as the K-01) so I would assume that it would be about the same or even better in some respects to the older model; so I’m basically looking at the possibility that all that it has over the K-5 is that it …