DSLR cameras have long been associated with fragility. In other words, drop them in water, on concrete or into a sandbox and you can wave goodbye to your precious digital single reflex camera. That is until now.

Pentax yesterday officially unveiled their new K-30 Digital SLR Camera. And as you’ve probably concluded, based on our intro of course, this camera can survive a variety of weather, dust and cold. To be more specific, it can resist temperatures as low as 14°F, rain (it’s not clear if it could be submerged despite boasting 81 seals throughout the body) and the sands of Sahara.

That said, Pentax hasn’t skimped on the camera’s technical features. They’ve included a 16-megapixel sensor that can record 1080p video at 30fps, an ISO ranges between 100 and 12800, auto picture and scene modes, a 6fps burst mode, 3-inch LCD with 921k dots of resolution and an optional 18-55mm zoom lens (for $50 more scratch).

You can purchase the Pentax K-30 weather resistant camera in Crystal White, Crystal Blue or Black this July for $849.95.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."