It doesn’t take much to take out a DSLR – add some rain, heavy dust and if you live in places where the temperature drops routinely below zero, cold. Those three things don’t faze the Pentax K-30 though – this particularly rugged DSLR is said to be weather sealed and can probably take a nice trip in the rain without breaking down. Of course that doesn’t mean that this thing is completely waterproof – it’ll still break if you submerge it in water – but you can be sure that it’ll handle a summer drizzle just fine. Pentax also says that this particular shooter is able to withstand temperatures as low as -10 Celsius, so if you’re ever stuck in a photshoot in Siberia, you can be sure that this thing will soldier on no matter what. Sensor-wise, you’re looking at a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, and the Pentax K-30 is able to shoot in ISO 100 all the way up to 25600. The Pentax K-30 is slated to retail for $850 for just the body and $900 with an 18-55mm kit lens. No word on local availability as of yet.
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