Looking for good value mid-range DSLR camera?

by Enche Tjin on August 21, 2012

One of my reader is looking for mid-range DSLR camera and ask me for recommendation. She also don’t want popular brand such as Canon, Nikon or Sony.

Pentax K30 is splash proof but not for underwater :)

Pentax K30 is splash proof but not for underwater :)

I immediately think of Pentax K30. Pentax brand usually creates good value for money products. Pentax K30 (Body only $800), is a tough mid-range DSLR camera that has many advantages such as:

  • Pentax K30 has water resistant body
  • Pentax K30 is significantly more compact than its peer
  • It sports fast 6 fps continuous burst
  • When you stuck in remote place, you can use AA batteries
  • Comparing to it peers, it has fast live view autofocus
  • Most important of all, it has 16MP CMOS sensor that do well in bright or dark settings
  • Available in three colors: Black, white, cool blue
  • Has two command dials

Make sure if you get Pentax WR (water repellent) lenses such as 18-55mm WR or 18-135mm WR before you have fun :)


Pentax K30 (left) compared to it peers, Canon 60D

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