Nikon D5200 vs Pentax K-30

Top 16 Reasons for the

Nikon D5200

Compared to Pentax K-30

anonymous
151
Substantially more megapixels (photo)
Comment
24.71 MP
vs
16.5 MP
49.76% more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
108
Notably 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. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
102
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
85
Has a flip-out screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
anonymous
85
Lots 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. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
78
Modestly lighter
Comment
555 g
vs
590 g
35 g lighter
anonymous
68
Distinctly better video recording quality
Comment
1080 x 60 fps
vs
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
anonymous
60
A tad 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. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
54
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
49
Lots wider dynamic range
Comment
13.9 Evs
vs
13 Evs
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.
anonymous
43
Measurably 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
42
Modestly narrower
Comment
129 mm
vs
130 mm
1 mm narrower
anonymous
41
Has a microphone in
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
33
Vastly 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
32
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.
Abdul Brimah
1
Nikon D3200
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Canon 60d

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

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vs
No

Top Eleven Reasons for the

Pentax K-30

Compared to Nikon D5200

anonymous
123
A tad 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
97
Clearly 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
54
Modestly more battery power
Comment
1050 mAh
vs
1030 mAh
1.94% more battery power
anonymous
53
Significantly 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
49
A little less body volume
Comment
895.31 cm³
vs
986.08 cm³
10.14% less body volume
anonymous
38
A shade shorter
Comment
97 mm
vs
98 mm
1 mm shorter
anonymous
38
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
36
Somewhat thinner
Comment
71 mm
vs
78 mm
7 mm thinner
anonymous
31
Much 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.
Eric Anthony Frias
1
Backwards lens Compatibility
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Can use ust about any pentax lens ever made (all K-mount and M42 with adapter).
Eric Anthony Frias
1
Catch-in-focus
Comment
Yes
vs
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.

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

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