Pentax K-30 vs Canon EOS 50D

Winner
Pentax K-30

80

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
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

$343 body only

$576 - $630 with 18-135mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Slightly thinner
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$1,368 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

$678 body only

$1,049 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 body only

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$409 - $649 body only

$520 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Touch screen Has a touch 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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