Sony SLT A99 vs Pentax K-30

Winner
Sony SLT A99

100

Pentax K-30

89

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
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Pro DSLR

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life
Movie format Does not take movies
Sony A7R

Sony A7R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,592 body only

$2,148 with 35mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Much thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,220 - $1,398 body only

$1,486 - $1,598 with 28-70mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Lowest price Much cheaper
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

Pentax K-30 Competitors

Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$519 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Thickness Thinner
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$672 - $715 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Thicker
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$1,444 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Thinner
Lowest price Much more expensive

discussion

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