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
Thickness
Thin
2.8"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-30.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A77.

competitors

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$241 body only

Size Smaller
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D500

Nikon D500

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$2,114 - $2,397 with 16-80mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $498 body only

$479 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Autofocus Slower autofocus

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$330 body only

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$372 body only

Lens availability Much more lenses available
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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