Pentax K-30 vs Pentax K-50

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Pentax K-30

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Pentax K-50

100

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Thin
Thickness
2.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.8"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

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-30 Competitors

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$852 - $871 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Thicker
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,897 - $1,947 body only

$2,066 with 50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Size Much larger
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Supports 24p No 24p support

Pentax K-50 Competitors

Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$549 with 18-50mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$396 - $597 body only

$470 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$393 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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 ?