Nikon D7100 vs Pentax K-30

Winner
Nikon D7100

92

Pentax K-30

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

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
300 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
162 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (130×97×71 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.8"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-30.

competitors

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$1,052 - $1,097 body only

$1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$565 - $797 body only

$629 - $897 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$750 - $999 body only

$975 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$343 body only

$576 - $630 with 18-135mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly smaller
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$1,368 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support

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