Pentax K-30 vs Pentax K10D

Winner
Pentax K-30

87

Pentax K10D

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K10D

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Thickness
Thin
2.8"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

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

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$280 - $295 body only

$377 - $470 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly smaller
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$943 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$659 - $749 body only

$989 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Larger

Pentax K10D Competitors

Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

$860 body only

Live view Has live view
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$280 - $295 body only

$377 - $470 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$1,613 body only

$2,299 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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