Pentax K-30 vs Sony Alpha NEX-6

Winner
Pentax K-30

55

Sony Alpha NEX-6

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

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
Weight
Light-weight
287 g

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

$280 - $295 body only

$377 - $470 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$943 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Startup delay Less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$659 - $749 body only

$989 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Larger screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Slightly larger

Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$840 body only

$739 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

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