• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Pentax K-30
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
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Predecessor:   Panasonic G85
G85 vs G9
Successor: Pentax K-50
K-30 vs K-50
 
General
Model Number: K-30 G9
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $1199.00 $1699.99
Street Price: $599.00 $1,197.99
Date Available: 2012-07-15 2018-01-03
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 38.4 oz (1,088 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
23.2 oz (658 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8 in.
(130 x 97 x 71 mm)
5.4 x 3.8 x 3.6 in.
(137 x 97 x 92 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 16.3 20.3
Sensor Format: APS-C 4/3
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.81 microns 3.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 79  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.7  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.0  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,129  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4928 x 3264 (16.1 MP, Other),
4224 x 2816 (11.9 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2688 x 1792 (4.8 MP, 3:2)
5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3),
3712 x 2784 (10.3 MP, 4:3),
2624 x 1968 (5.2 MP, 4:3),
5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2480 (9.2 MP, 3:2),
2624 x 1752 (4.6 MP, 3:2),
5184 x 2920 (15.1 MP, 16:9),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
3888 x 3888 (15.1 MP, 1:1),
2784 x 2784 (7.8 MP, 1:1),
1968 x 1968 (3.9 MP, 1:1),
4992 x 3744 (18.7 MP, 4:3),
3328 x 2496 (8.3 MP, 4:3),
5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
3504 x 2336 (8.2 MP, 3:2),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
2880 x 2880 (8.3 MP, 1:1),
10368 x 7776 (80.6 MP, 4:3),
7296 x 5472 (39.9 MP, 4:3),
10368 x 6911 (71.7 MP, 3:2),
7296 x 4863 (35.5 MP, 3:2),
10368 x 5832 (60.5 MP, 16:9),
7296 x 4104 (29.9 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 12-bit RAW (.DNG), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.31), RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.5 60.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
640x480 (30p/​25p/​24p)
3840x2160 (60p/​30p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
3840x2160 (60p/​48p)
1920x1080 (180p)
Movie File Format: MOV MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with monaural audio MP4, AVCHD, AVCHD Progressive
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No n/a
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3) Micro Four Thirds
Lens: smc Pentax 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR DA n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 203mm  
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 135mm  
Zoom Ratio: 7.50x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/38 (tele)  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 62.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a 2x, 4x; Extra Tele Conversion: Still image: Max. 2x; 4K PHOTO: 1.6x (4:3), 1.5x (3:2), 1.4x (16:9, 1:1); Motion picture: 2.7x (FHD), 1.4x (4K)
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Phase Detect:: SAFOX IXi+, 11 point (9 cross type focus point in the center), with light wavelength sensor and diffraction lens; Live View: Contrast detection AF (face detection, tracking, select, spot) Contrast Detection with DFD: Face/Eye detection, Tracking, 225-area, Custom Multi, 1-area, Pinpoint; One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF-Point Scope Setting, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.92x mag., -2.5 to +1.5 diopter, Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen (interchangeable) 3680K-dot OLED, 1.66x / 0.83x (35mm eq.) magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 3,680,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.61x 0.83x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.92x 1.66x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,040,000 dots (346,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 200
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-12800 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps), expandable to 25600 Auto, iISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE, 3 Manual and 3 Kelvin temperature presets Auto, Autoc, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1-4, Color Temperature Setting 1-4 (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/6000 - 30 sec 1/32000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL open-aperture: 77-segment, Center-weighted, Spot 1728-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Sensitivity Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR (JPG), Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum); Digital filters (capture): Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No 80.6 megapixels
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: P-TTL: On, Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off; 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot Shoe, PC Sync Terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-II
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (.DNG), RAW+JPEG RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with monaural audio MP4, AVCHD, AVCHD Progressive
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired or IR Wi-Fi/Bluetooth or optional wired
Connections (extended): Wired remote port USB 3.0 Micro B, HDMI Type-A, 2.5mm Wired Remote, 3.5mm External Mic Jack, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.41 <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.43  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.5 60.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 45 50
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   60.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   50
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   60.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   50
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.16 seconds 0.12 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.098 seconds 0.051 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.54 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.098 seconds 0.045 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Optical VF, Full AF lag, Wide-area = 0.177s Live View, Full AF lag = 0.871s Live View, Pre-focused lag = 0.253s  
Startup Time: 1.1 seconds 0.9 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.2 seconds 0.7 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.6 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   400 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 410 shots 380 shots
Battery Life, Video:   55 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary; optional D-BH109 AA Battery Holder Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: D-LI109 Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v, 1860mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-BH109 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Software CDROM (SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 for PENTAX included) None; Free downloads: PHOTOfunSTUDIO, SILKYPIX Developer Studio
OS Compatibility:   PHOTOfunSTUDIO (Windows); SILKYPIX Developer Studio (Windows / Mac)
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Weather and Dust Resistant, In-body Shake Reduction, 1080p30 Video Recording, Improved AF Performance, 6fps Burst Shooting, 19 Scene Modes, Dynamic Range Expansion. Available in Crystal White, Crystal Blue, or Black.