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
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
 

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

$640 - $747 body only

$847 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

$417 body only

$350 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$449 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$461 body only

$429 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly smaller
Lowest price More expensive
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$897 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$699 - $739 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

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

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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................... :(