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
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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

$456 body only

$509 with 18-55mm lens

Thickness Slightly thinner
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$519 body only

$864 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$850 body only

$869 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Thickness Thicker

Canon EOS 50D Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$335 - $699 body only

$370 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Higher true resolution
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 body only

$1,223 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
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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