Pentax K-3 vs Pentax K-30

Winner
Pentax K-3

115

Pentax K-30

100

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

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
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

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$672 - $715 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Size Significantly smaller
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$897 - $999 body only

$897 - $940 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$554 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Lowest price More expensive
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$672 - $715 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Thickness Thicker
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,198 body only

$1,598 with 18-135mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

discussion

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