Pentax K-30 vs Pentax K-7

Winner
Pentax K-30

100

Pentax K-7

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Thin
Thickness
2.8"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-7

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
93 ms shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-30.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-7.

competitors

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$456 body only

$507 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly smaller
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$637 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Pentax K-7 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$2,199 with 24-85mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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