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

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
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-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$595 - $705 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Thickness Thicker
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Pro digicam

$798 - $1,198

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Size Slightly smaller
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 50D Competitors

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$1,497 body only

$1,567 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$930 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Thickness Thicker
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$708 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing

discussion

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

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