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

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,037k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8.3 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (130×97×71 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.8"
Weight
Light-weight
650 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

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

$829 - $830 body only

$1,424 with 16-85mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
GPS Has a GPS
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$870 - $897 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $997 body only

$1,029 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$456 body only

$507 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly smaller
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$637 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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