Nikon D5200 vs Pentax K-30
Top 15 Reasons for the
Compared to Pentax K-30
Substantially more megapixels (photo)
49.76% more megapixels (photo)
Distinctly lower noise at high ISO
13.73% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
Noticeably more focus points
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.
Much better image quality
5 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
Has a flip-out screen
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
35 g lighter
Significantly better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
A bit better color depth
2.11% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Plenty wider dynamic range
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.
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Notably faster flash X-sync
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.
Has a HDMI output
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Significantly longer battery life
90 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
1 mm narrower
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Nikon D5200 is better than Pentax K-30 because...
Top Nine Reasons for the
Compared to Nikon D5200
A little larger sensor
15.7 x 23.7 mm
15.6 x 23.5 mm
1.50% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
Vastly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
20% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
A little bit more battery power
1.94% more battery power
Measurably faster maximum shutter speed
49.70% faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
A tad less body volume
10.14% less body volume
Has sensor shift stabilization
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.
A little thinner
7 mm thinner
1 mm shorter
Lots more viewfinder coverage
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.