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

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,129 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
79.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
 

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-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$598 - $599 body only

$697 - $790 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Thicker
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$456 body only

$509 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly smaller
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Supports 24p No 24p support

Pentax K-7 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$850 body only

$1,463 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

$380 body only

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Lowest price Much cheaper
Movie format Does not take movies

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