Pentax K-50 vs Pentax K-30

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

High ISO
Light sensitivity
51,600 ISO
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
Thin
Thickness
2.8"
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Color depth
Great color depth
23.7 bits
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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$369 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$402 - $897 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Thicker
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$527 body only

$570 - $597 with 18-50mm lens

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

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$402 - $897 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Thicker
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$327 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-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$1,123 body only

$400 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Larger

discussion

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Avatar for Senor Esteban Senor Esteban (2:32 AM, December 18, 2014)
It has the same sensor and processor and the noise and IQ are the same.
 
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 ?