Pentax K-30 vs Sony Alpha NEX-6

Winner
Pentax K-30

49

Sony Alpha NEX-6

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1100 ms startup delay
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
113 lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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 Alpha NEX-6.

competitors

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$424 body only

$463 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$619 - $647 body only

$897 with 18-135mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weight Slightly heavier
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Startup delay Less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support

Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$516 body only

$622 with 18-55mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Focus points Fewer focus points
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$365 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

discussion

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K-30
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