Pentax K-30 vs Pentax K-50

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.8"
Color depth
Great color depth
23.7 bits

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

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Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$697 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Thicker
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Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
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Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$3,368 with 16-50mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Lowest price Much more expensive

Pentax K-50 Competitors

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Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$697 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Significantly thicker
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Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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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 ?