Pentax K-30 vs Canon EOS 50D

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74

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,129 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
79.0
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
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
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

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Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$697 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Thickness Thicker
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Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$479 with 18-55mm lens

Thickness Slightly thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
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Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
3D Takes 3D photos
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Canon EOS 50D Competitors

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Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

Color depth Better color depth
Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$1,651 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
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Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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