Nikon D5200 vs Pentax K-30
Top 16 Reasons for the
Compared to Pentax K-30
Vastly more megapixels (photo)
49.76% more megapixels (photo)
Measurably lower noise at high ISO
13.73% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
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.
Has a flip-out screen
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Way better image quality
5 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
35 g lighter
Noticeably better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
A little better color depth
2.11% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Amply 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. Source: DxOMark.
Sizably 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.
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
A little narrower
1 mm narrower
Explicitly 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.
Nikon D5200 is better than Pentax K-30 because...
Top Eleven Reasons for the
Compared to Nikon D5200
A tad 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.
Considerably 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.
Notably faster maximum shutter speed
49.70% faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Somewhat more battery power
1.94% more battery power
A little bit 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 shade shorter
1 mm shorter
7 mm thinner
Much 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.
Backwards lens Compatibility
Can use ust about any pentax lens ever made (all K-mount and M42 with adapter).
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.