Pentax K-30 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Pentax K-30

88

Nikon D3200

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.61x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.2 EV
True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.
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

$424 body only

$400 with 18-135mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly smaller
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$897 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Lowest price More expensive
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Supports 24p No 24p support

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$369 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$379 body only

$499 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Shutter lag More shutter lag

discussion

Pentax K-30
K-30
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Nikon D3200
D3200
Nikon

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