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 true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8.3 fps
Many cross-type focus points
Cross type focus points
25
 

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
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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

$850 body only

$1,338 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
GPS Has a GPS
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$849 - $1,097 body only

$999 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Overall image quality Better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$343 body only

$590 - $630 with 18-135mm lens

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

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$526 - $532 with 18-50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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