Pentax K-3 vs Pentax K-30

Winner
Pentax K-3

100

Pentax K-30

85

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
High ISO
Light sensitivity
51,200 ISO
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"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$544 - $747 body only

$599 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$879 - $1,097 body only

$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-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$719 - $799 body only

$863 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$295 body only

$369 - $378 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly smaller
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$649 body only

$860 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$438 - $475 body only

$530 - $547 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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