Nikon D5300 vs Pentax K-30

Winner
Nikon D5300

100

Pentax K-30

96

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
 

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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
6 fps

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 D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$599 - $719 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$519 body only

$599 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-S1

Pentax K-S1

Entry-level DSLR

$1,154 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$519 body only

$599 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,349 body only

$2,599 - $3,200 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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Nikon D5300
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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................... :(