Pentax K-30 vs Pentax K-50

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Pentax K-30

100

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
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
162 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.8"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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-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-50 Competitors

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
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

$2,197 with 28-105mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Size Much larger
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$818 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger

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 ?