Pentax K-30 vs Pentax K10D

Winner
Pentax K-30

87

Pentax K10D

46

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 K10D

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Thickness
Thin
2.8"
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather

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

$424 body only

$435 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly smaller
Lowest price More expensive
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $615 body only

$884 - $897 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Lowest price More expensive
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$918 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Supports 24p No 24p support

Pentax K10D Competitors

Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

$569 body only

Live view Has live view
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$649 body only

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K200D

Pentax K200D

Entry-level DSLR

$2,961 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Autofocus Slower autofocus

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