One camera that was stolen was my Pentax K-x DSLR. The insurance company replaced that with a brand new Pentax K-30 DSLR, which arrived by UPS yesterday afternoon.
|Yearning For Life - Tehachapi, California|
Here are my initial observations:
The camera looks and feels solid and rugged. In reality, the look and feel of a camera is unimportant. The image is what matters. If a camera looks and feels like junk but captures images in an amazing way, I'd prefer that over one that looks and feels great but captures images in a ho-hum way. Best case scenario is a camera that looks and feels solid but also has great image quality.
|Another Brick In The Wall - Tehachapi, California|
The pentaprism viewfinder is fantastic! All DSLRs should have one.
|Negative Flowers - Tehachapi, California|
The K-30 has a 16 megapixel APS-C sized sensor, which produces plenty of resolution for 99.5% of photographers. Most people don't need 16 megapixels. However, what extra resolution affords you is more cropping or bigger enlargements (or both).
|Step - Tehachapi, California|
I will have a full review in a couple of weeks.