"Pentax K-30, Spamalot, Sonoma Coast" - Digital Photography Podcast 339

Not all terrific cameras get the spotlight they deserve. The Pentax K-30 is a good example. It's the most affordable weather-sealed DSLR (body only at $846), captures Raw in the DNG format, includes sensor-based image stabilization so any lens you put on is stabilized, plus has a raft of cool features, including HDR and multiple exposure. I share my initial impressions as I prepare to write a formal review of this camera.

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Your Pentax K-5 also has a two axis digital level, and horizon correction. It works off the Shake Reduction system which has a rotation axis in addition to the horizontal and vertical shift axes. The SR system rotates the sensor to match the level.

On Pentax DSLRs the Green Button is used mostly to change the exposure settings to what the camera would have used in Program mode. The other use for the Green Button is to stop down the aperture on older Pentax, Pentax-M, and M-42 lenses that don't have the A position used by the camera for automatic stop down metering.