Pentax K-30 vs Sony Alpha NEX-6

Winner
Pentax K-30

52

Sony Alpha NEX-6

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
162 ms shutter lag
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Size
Really small
Mid size (120×67×43 mm)
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Thickness
Thin
1.7"

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 KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$1,060 - $1,097 body only

$1,580 with 18-135mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $647 body only

$799 - $871 with 18-135mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$410 - $597 body only

$470 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$487 body only

$802 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Focus points Fewer focus points
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$582 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly smaller
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

discussion

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