Nikon D5300 vs Pentax K-30

Winner
Nikon D5300

91

Pentax K-30

88

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

$597 body only

$697 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

$460 body only

$350 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$307 body only

$410 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

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