Nikon D5300 vs Pentax K-30

Winner
Nikon D5300

90

Pentax K-30

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,338 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
83.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.61x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-30.

competitors

Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$539 - $697 body only

$590 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$418 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$295 body only

$392 - $470 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly smaller
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$1,250 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$699 - $739 body only

$989 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Larger

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Avatar for Pepe Le Pew Pepe Le Pew (0:39 AM, November 02, 2013)
I guess Nikon is going with the Canon route................... :(