Pentax K-30 vs Pentax K10D

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53

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,129 ISO
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13 EV
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K10D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

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 K10D.

competitors

Pentax K-30 Competitors

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Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$697 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

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

Entry-level DSLR

$479 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
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Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Pentax K10D Competitors

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Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
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Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

Live view Has live view
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
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Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

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