Pentax K-30 vs Pentax K-500
Top Ten Reasons for the
Compared to Pentax K-500
Somewhat more megapixels (photo)
1.23% more megapixels (photo)
59 g lighter
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Has a 24p cinema mode
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
32 mm shorter
Has timelapse function
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
Has a serial shot mode
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Has a rechargeable battery
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
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.
Pentax K-30 is better than Pentax K-500 because...
Top Five Reasons for the
Compared to Pentax K-30
Appreciably higher maximum light sensitivity
2x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
Distinctly longer battery life
300 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
A bit less body volume
1.30% less body volume
33.50 mm narrower
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