Nikon D7100 vs Pentax K-30

Winner
Nikon D7100

100

Pentax K-30

95

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.7 EV
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

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)
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

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

$799 - $997 body only

$1,048 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$619 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$1,965 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$597 - $599 body only

$697 - $790 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$456 body only

$509 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly smaller
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Supports 24p No 24p support

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