Pentax K-50 vs Pentax K-30

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Pentax K-50

100

Pentax K-30

99

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

Really small
Size
Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm)
Thin
Thickness
2.8"
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-30.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-50.

competitors

Pentax K-50 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$368 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$897 - $900 body only

$947 - $1,014 with 50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$797 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Significantly thicker

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$897 - $900 body only

$947 - $1,014 with 50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$797 with 18-135mm lens

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

discussion

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Avatar for $76602355 $76602355 (9:05 PM, December 04, 2013)
I guess the points on K-30 are more because the price is less. But amazon deal for K-50 is better so i get ideally it should be the winner in comparision
 
darkmagician1184 (2:20 AM, October 17, 2013)
I was just looking at the same thing. the K50 is on amazon right now for $550, $620 with 18-55mm kit lens; the K-30 is $450 and $560 with same kit lens. I'm almost regretting having just bought the K-30 mainly due to having shot in an auditorium and seeing a lot of grain, which K-50 might've been able to prevent.
 
Avatar for Pepe Le Pew Pepe Le Pew (10:54 PM, September 26, 2013)
nope
 
quang chau (5:34 AM, September 23, 2013)
so the higher ISO mean anything here ?