Pentax K-30 vs Pentax K-5 IIs

Winner
Pentax K-30

100

Pentax K-5 IIs

94

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
162 ms shutter lag
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
7 fps
Battery life
Great battery life
980 shots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-30.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5 IIs.

competitors

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$330 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$372 body only

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

Lowest price Much cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$818 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$798 body only

$965 - $998 with 28-70mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

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Prashant Rawat (4:30 PM, August 29, 2014)
Scoring is not correct. Pls update Shutter lag score for K-5 IIs. No way K-30 is better than K-5 IIs. Also consider about adding DSLR body ergonomics/ features in your scoring which gives importance to having secondary display, shortcut keys and may be more (basically pro-dslr like feature) in camera.