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Nikon D5200 vs Pentax K-30

Top 15 Reasons for the

Nikon D5200

Compared to Pentax K-30

anonymous
90
Substantially more megapixels (photo)
Comment
24.71 MP
vs
16.5 MP
49.76% more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
80
Distinctly lower noise at high ISO
Comment
1284 ISO
vs
1129 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.
anonymous
76
Noticeably more focus points
Comment
39
vs
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.
anonymous
66
Much better image quality
Comment
84
vs
79
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.
anonymous
62
Has a flip-out screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
anonymous
53
Slightly lighter
Comment
555 g
vs
590 g
35 g lighter
anonymous
51
Significantly better video recording quality
Comment
1080 x 60 fps
vs
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
anonymous
49
A bit better color depth
Comment
24.2 bits
vs
23.7 bits
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.
anonymous
47
Has a stereo microphone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
40
Plenty wider dynamic range
Comment
13.9 EV
vs
13 EV
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.
anonymous
35
Has a microphone in
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
32
Notably faster flash X-sync
Comment
0.005 s
vs
0.00556 s
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.
anonymous
30
Has a HDMI output
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
anonymous
29
Significantly longer battery life
Comment
500 shots
vs
410 shots
90 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
anonymous
28
Slightly narrower
Comment
129 mm
vs
130 mm
1 mm narrower
Adrian Matthews
0
Tell the difference
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Jb Tammy
-5
Because this info say so
Comment
Yes
vs
No

Nikon D5200 is better than Pentax K-30 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top Nine Reasons for the

Pentax K-30

Compared to Nikon D5200

anonymous
82
A little larger sensor
Comment
15.7 x 23.7 mm
vs
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.
anonymous
69
Vastly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
Comment
6 fps
vs
5 fps
20% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
anonymous
45
A little bit more battery power
Comment
1050 mAh
vs
1030 mAh
1.94% more battery power
anonymous
45
Measurably faster maximum shutter speed
Comment
0.000167 s
vs
0.00025 s
49.70% faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
anonymous
43
A tad less body volume
Comment
895.31 cm³
vs
986.08 cm³
10.14% less body volume
anonymous
35
Has sensor shift stabilization
Comment
Yes
vs
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.
anonymous
28
A little thinner
Comment
71 mm
vs
78 mm
7 mm thinner
anonymous
26
Somewhat shorter
Comment
97 mm
vs
98 mm
1 mm shorter
anonymous
26
Lots more viewfinder coverage
Comment
100 %
vs
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.

Pentax K-30 is better than Nikon D5200 because...

Yes
vs
No

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