Pentax K-30 vs Sony NEX 5R

Winner
Pentax K-30

48

Sony NEX 5R

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5R

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Size
Really small
Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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 NEX 5R.

competitors

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$330 body only

Battery life Much longer battery life
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

Battery life Much longer battery life
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
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

Sony NEX 5R Competitors

Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$872 - $999 body only

$870 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Significantly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$606 body only

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Touch screen No touch screen

discussion

Pentax K-30
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