Compared to The best recent entry-level DSLRs

Rank Out of Score
Pentax K-30 #1 2 100
Pentax K-S1 #2 2 89
Pentax K-30 Pentax K-S1
Score Score
DXO Mark Scores
Low light performance 70.0 65.0
Color depth 23.7 23.7
Dynamic range 22.5 22.5
Misc
Cross type focus points 13.1 13.1
Shutter lag 28.1 0.0
Viewfinder size 20.6 24.4
Popularity 1.0 1.0
Screen
Screen resolution 18.8 18.8
Screen size 22.5 22.5
Touch screen 0.0 0.0
Advanced
Image stabilization 20.0 20.0
Continuous shooting 6.2 5.0
Form factor
Viewfinder 25.0 25.0
Lens availability 2.2 2.2
Movies
Movie format 25.0 25.0
Total 298.9 268.2
Best total 298.9 298.9
Score 100 89
Pentax K-30 Pentax K-S1
Score Weight Score Weight
DXO Mark Scores
Low light performance
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1,129 ISO 70.0 × 100.0 = 70.0 1,061 ISO 65.0 × 100.0 = 65.0
Color depth
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23.7 bits 95.0 × 25.0 = 23.7 23.5 bits 95.0 × 25.0 = 23.7
Dynamic range
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13 EV 90.0 × 25.0 = 22.5 13 EV 90.0 × 25.0 = 22.5
Misc
Cross type focus points
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9 35.0 × 37.5 = 13.1 9 35.0 × 37.5 = 13.1
Shutter lag
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162 ms 75.0 × 37.5 = 28.1 Unknown 0.0 × 37.5 = 0.0
Viewfinder size
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0.61x 55.0 × 37.5 = 20.6 0.63x 65.0 × 37.5 = 24.4
Popularity
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11 5.0 × 20.0 = 1.0 3 5.0 × 20.0 = 1.0
Screen
Screen resolution
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921k dots 75.0 × 25.0 = 18.8 921k dots 75.0 × 25.0 = 18.8
Screen size
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3" 90.0 × 25.0 = 22.5 3" 90.0 × 25.0 = 22.5
Touch screen
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No 0.0 × 12.5 = 0.0 No 0.0 × 12.5 = 0.0
Advanced
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
80.0 × 25.0 = 20.0
  1. Sensor shift
80.0 × 25.0 = 20.0
Continuous shooting
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6 fps 50.0 × 12.5 = 6.2 5.4 fps 40.0 × 12.5 = 5.0
Form factor
Viewfinder
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Pentaprism 100.0 × 25.0 = 25.0 Pentaprism 100.0 × 25.0 = 25.0
Lens availability
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113 lenses 45.0 × 5.0 = 2.2 113 lenses 45.0 × 5.0 = 2.2
Movies
Movie format
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1080p @ 30fps 100.0 × 25.0 = 25.0 1080p @ 30fps 100.0 × 25.0 = 25.0
Total 298.9 Total 268.2
Best total 298.9 Best total 298.9
Pentax K-30 Score 100 Pentax K-S1 Score 89