Sony SLT A77 vs Pentax K-30

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Sony SLT-A77

100

Pentax K-30

99

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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1100 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

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competitors

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$549 body only

$785 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$711 body only

$1,097 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$1,180 with 18-135mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Thinner
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$474 body only

$458 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$870 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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