Nikon D5300 vs Pentax K-30

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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

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Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$497 with 18-55mm lens

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

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price More expensive
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Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$549 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-30 Competitors

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Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$697 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Thicker
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Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$481 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
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Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$3,441 with 16-50mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Lowest price Much more expensive

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