Nikon D5300 vs Pentax K-30

Winner
Nikon D5300

100

Pentax K-30

95

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
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 D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$506 - $597 body only

$549 - $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 D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$797 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$419 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$369 body only

$450 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

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $527 body only

$530 - $549 with 18-50mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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