Pentax K-30 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Pentax K-30

100

Nikon D3200

81

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

True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$456 body only

$507 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly smaller
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$637 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$403 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$317 - $649 body only

$376 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$315 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

Pentax K-30
K-30
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Nikon D3200
D3200
Nikon

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