Pentax K-30 vs Pentax K-500
Top Eight Reasons for the
Compared to Pentax K-500
A tad more megapixels (photo)
1.23% more megapixels (photo)
A shade lighter
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.
Has a serial shot mode
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
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 rechargeable battery
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Pentax K-30 is better than Pentax K-500 because...
Top Five Reasons for the
Compared to Pentax K-30
Vastly 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.
Modestly less body volume
1.30% less body volume
33.50 mm narrower
Substantially 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.
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