Mid-level camera at an entry-level price tag
With an expensive piece of equipment like a DSLR that many enjoy using outdoors, there's always a concern of inclement weather. Of course, rain and snow are some of the most temptingly picturesque phenomena to photograph. With the Pentax K30 DSLR, you don't need to worry about getting a little wet to get the best shots. (The kit 18-55mm lens the body comes with in this deal is NOT weatherproof, but plenty of modern weatherproof lenses are available.)
Aside from its durable body, the Pentax K30 has great high ISO performance, resulting in smoother low-light photography, as well as a variety of features typically found only in much more expensive cameras.