Pentax K-30

It’s taken awhile for camera makers to catch up to the fact that occasionally people like to take pictures while the sky is precipitating. Pentax gets it right with the new K-30; a ruggedly built, weather-and-dust-resistant 16-megapixel shooter. So relax about Al Roker’s forecast and shoot video in 1080p at 30 frames per second during that monsoon tearing through Your Town USA. The buff body of the K-30 goes for $850, with a new 50mm f/1.8 prime lens running $250.

Pentax K-01

The margin of quality between point-and-shoot cameras is narrowing down to Angelina Jolie arm levels. These days if you wanna break away from the pack, you need a camera with a stylish exterior, like the Pentax K-01. Available in black, white, or yellow, the funky design is also bolstered by quality innards. Partnered with the PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 XS – the world’s thinnest interchangeable lens, according to Pentax – the K-01 features a 16-megapixel APS-C sensor, and a sharp 3-inch, 920K dot LCD. The body goes for $749.95–or the price of one arm training session with Ms. Jolie.