Top 17 Reasons for the Nikon D5200

Top Eleven Reasons for the Pentax K-30

 
 
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Nikon D5200 vs Pentax K-30

Top 17 Reasons for the

Nikon D5200

Compared to Pentax K-30

239
Considerably more megapixels (photo)
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24.71MP
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16.5MP
49.76% more megapixels (photo)

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143
Significantly more focus points
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39
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11
28 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

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142
Appreciably lower noise at high ISO
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1284ISO
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1129ISO
13.73% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

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123
Has a flip-out screen
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Yes
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No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

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110
A lot better image quality
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84
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79
5 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

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102
Somewhat lighter
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555g
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590g
35g lighter

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87
Noticeably better video recording quality
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1080 x 60fps
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1080 x 30fps
2x better video recording quality

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72
Marginally better color depth
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24.2bits
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23.7bits
2.11% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

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71
Noticeably longer battery life
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500shots
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410shots
90shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

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69
Has a stereo microphone
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Yes
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No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

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58
A lot wider dynamic range
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13.9Evs
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13Evs
6.92% wider dynamic range. The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

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57
Has a microphone in
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Yes
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No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

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51
A tad narrower
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129mm
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130mm
1mm narrower

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37
Considerably faster flash X-sync
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0.005s
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0.00556s
11.20% faster flash X-sync. Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.

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36
Has a HDMI output
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Yes
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No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

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Tamim Wael Hejazi
1
Support Wifi
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Yes
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No
You can buy an extra wifi adapter and you can easily transfer pictures from your nikon to your Smart phone 📱

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Robert Cojocaru
1
Swivel lcd and 39 autofocus points,but it's hard to decide
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Yes
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No

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Top Eleven Reasons for the

Pentax K-30

Compared to Nikon D5200

179
A tad larger sensor
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15.7 x 23.7mm
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15.6 x 23.5mm
1.50% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

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128
Sizably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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6fps
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5fps
20% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

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62
Significantly faster maximum shutter speed
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0.000167s
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0.00025s
49.70% faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.

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60
Modestly more battery power
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1050mAh
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1030mAh
1.94% more battery power

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57
A tad less body volume
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895.31cm³
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986.08cm³
10.14% less body volume

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56
Slightly shorter
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97mm
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98mm
1mm shorter

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49
Marginally thinner
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71mm
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78mm
7mm thinner

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47
Has sensor shift stabilization
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Yes
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No
With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.

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38
Lots more viewfinder coverage
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100%
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95%
5% more viewfinder coverage. With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

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Eric Anthony Frias
1
Backwards lens Compatibility
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Yes
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No
Can use ust about any pentax lens ever made (all K-mount and M42 with adapter).

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Eric Anthony Frias
1
Catch-in-focus
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Yes
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No
Allows you to focus on an area teh subject will pass through and have the camera fire automatically when the subject comes into focus. Very helpful for manual lenses.

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