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
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

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 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-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$846 body only

$1,424 with 16-85mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
GPS Has a GPS
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $527 body only

$499 with 18-50mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS Has a GPS
Screen size Much smaller screen

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$443 body only

$480 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly smaller
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,072 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$431 - $649 body only

$560 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Color depth Worse color depth

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