Nikon D5200 vs Pentax K-30

Top 14 Reasons for the

Nikon D5200

Compared to Pentax K-30

anonymous
62
Substantially lower noise at high ISO
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
54
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
24.71 MP
vs
16.5 MP
49.76% more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
53
Significantly more focus points
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
52
A lot better image quality
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
40
A bit better color depth
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
38
Distinctly better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
vs
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
anonymous
37
A shade lighter
555 g
vs
590 g
35 g lighter
anonymous
36
Has a flip-out screen
Yes
vs
No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
anonymous
35
Has a stereo microphone
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
32
Lots wider dynamic range
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
32
Noticeably faster flash X-sync
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 microphone in
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
29
Has a HDMI output
Yes
vs
No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
anonymous
14
A little narrower
129 mm
vs
130 mm
1 mm narrower
Vijay Kumar Gupta
0
Cross-type focus points 9 Vs 1
Yes
vs
No
More cross type focus points means more focusing with repect to horizontal and vertical light
Jb Tammy
-6
Because this info say so
Yes
vs
No

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

Yes
vs
No

Top Eight Reasons for the

Pentax K-30

Compared to Nikon D5200

anonymous
50
Slightly larger sensor
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
44
Clearly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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
40
Vastly faster maximum shutter speed
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
37
A tad more battery power
1050 mAh
vs
1030 mAh
1.94% more battery power
anonymous
30
Has sensor shift stabilization
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 tad less body volume
895.31 cm³
vs
986.08 cm³
10.14% less body volume
anonymous
15
A shade thinner
71 mm
vs
78 mm
7 mm thinner
anonymous
14
A little shorter
97 mm
vs
98 mm
1 mm shorter

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

Yes
vs
No

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