Sony SLT A99 vs Pentax K-30

Winner
Sony SLT A99

100

Pentax K-30

88

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A99

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
700 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
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 A99.

competitors

Sony SLT A99 Competitors

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Nikon Z6

Boutique

$1,764 - $1,997

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$488 body only

$462 - $498 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Focus points Significantly more focus points
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Sony A7R

Sony A7R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,604 body only

$2,148 with 35mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Much thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$330 body only

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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