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
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (130×97×71 mm)
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses

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 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
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$679 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Smaller
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$566 - $679 body only

$667 - $799 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$1,094 with 18-135mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support

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