Pentax K-3 vs Pentax K-30

Winner
Pentax K-3

100

Pentax K-30

86

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.4 EV
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,037k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-3.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-30.

competitors

Pentax K-3 Competitors

Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$840 - $846 body only

$1,421 with 16-85mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$999 - $1,000 body only

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen size Much smaller screen
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

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

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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