Pentax K-30 vs Pentax K-500

Top Ten Reasons for the

Pentax K-30

Compared to Pentax K-500

anonymous
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A bit more megapixels (photo)
Comment
16.5 MP
vs
16.3 MP
1.23% more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
79
Marginally lighter
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590 g
vs
649 g
59 g lighter
anonymous
57
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
anonymous
56
Has a 24p cinema mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
anonymous
38
Measurably shorter
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97 mm
vs
129 mm
32 mm shorter
anonymous
33
Has a serial shot mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
anonymous
33
Has timelapse function
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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.
anonymous
26
Has a rechargeable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Eric Anthony Frias
1
Backwards lens Compatibility
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Can use ust about any pentax lens ever made (all K-mount and M42 with adapter).
Eric Anthony Frias
1
Catch-in-focus
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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...

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Top Five Reasons for the

Pentax K-500

Compared to Pentax K-30

anonymous
82
Notably higher maximum light sensitivity
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51200 ISO
vs
25600 ISO
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.
anonymous
49
A little less body volume
Comment
883.84 cm³
vs
895.31 cm³
1.30% less body volume
anonymous
48
Measurably longer battery life
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710 shots
vs
410 shots
300 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
anonymous
44
Substantially narrower
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96.5 mm
vs
130 mm
33.50 mm narrower
Khalid Khalid
1
Khalid-ramadi2012 @hotmail. fr
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Ramait

Pentax K-500 is better than Pentax K-30 because...

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No

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