Comparing Pentax K-30 vs Pentax K-500

1. Pentax K-30

10 Reasons why Pentax K-30 is better

Comparing Pentax K-30 vs Pentax K-500

1.A little more megapixels (photo)
16.5MPvs 16.3MP (Pentax K-500)
590gvs 649g (Pentax K-500)
3.Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
Yesvs No (Pentax K-500)
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
4.Has a 24p cinema mode
Yesvs No (Pentax K-500)
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
97mmvs 129mm (Pentax K-500)
6.Has timelapse function
Yesvs No (Pentax K-500)
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.
7.Has a serial shot mode
Yesvs No (Pentax K-500)
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
8.Has a rechargeable battery
Yesvs No (Pentax K-500)
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
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.
10.Backwards lens Compatibility
can use ust about any pentax lens ever made (all K-mount and M42 with adapter).
Pentax K-30
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2. Pentax K-500

5 Reasons why Pentax K-500 is better

Comparing Pentax K-500 vs Pentax K-30

1.Explicitly higher maximum light sensitivity
51200ISOvs 25600ISO (Pentax K-30)
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.
2.Vastly longer battery life
710shotsvs 410shots (Pentax K-30)
CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
3.Notably less body volume
883.84cm³vs 895.31cm³ (Pentax K-30)
96.5mmvs 130mm (Pentax K-30)
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Pentax K-500
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