Pentax K-30 vs Pentax K-S1

Winner
Pentax K-30

100

Pentax K-S1

89

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
162 ms shutter lag
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/6000 of a second
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-S1

True resolution
High true resolution
21.1 MP
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (121×93×70 mm)
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

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

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-S1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$489 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$672 - $715 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Size Larger

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