Pentax K-30 vs Canon EOS 50D

Winner
Pentax K-30

79

Canon EOS 50D

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Great image quality
Overall image quality
79.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 50D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
220 lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 50D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-30.

competitors

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$295 body only

$369 - $378 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Slightly thinner
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $659 body only

$989 - $1,039 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Thicker
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$649 body only

$860 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support

Canon EOS 50D Competitors

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$669 body only

$980 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$687 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$756 - $999 body only

$839 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay

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Pentax K-30
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