Pentax K-30 vs Canon EOS 50D

Winner
Pentax K-30

100

Canon EOS 50D

74

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 50D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
220 lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather

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

$554 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Thinner
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$672 - $715 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Thicker
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,198 body only

$1,598 with 18-135mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Canon EOS 50D Competitors

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,660 with 18-135mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
True resolution Higher true resolution
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$554 with 18-55mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Weight Significantly lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,245 - $3,099 body only

$2,592 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

discussion

Pentax K-30
K-30
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Canon EOS 50D
EOS 50D
Canon

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