Nikon D5200Pentax K-30
Top 19%1,234 points
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Top 30%1,060 points
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Nikon D5200 vs Pentax K-30: 65 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

49.76% more megapixels.

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.7 x 15.7mm

3. 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.

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

5. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-30
26% have it

7. weight

35g lighter.

8. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

9. 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.

10. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
410shots

11. video recording

2x better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

13. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-30
49% have it

14. 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.
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-30
11% have it

15. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.

16. 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.
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-30
25% have it

17. pixel density

0% higher pixel density.
471ppi

18. width

1mm narrower.
130mm

19. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-30
25% have it

20. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

21. height

1mm shorter.

22. 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. Source: DxOMark.

23. volume

10.14% less body volume.

24. thickness

7mm thinner.

25. battery power

1.9% more battery power.

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