Pentax K-30 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Pentax K-30

100

Nikon D3100

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.61x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Screen size
Large screen
3"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-30.

competitors

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly smaller
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$527 body only

$697 with 50-200mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$647 - $707 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Thicker

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$399 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Size Larger
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$634 body only

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$455 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Size Larger

discussion

Pentax K-30
K-30
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Nikon D3100
D3100
Nikon

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