Nikon D5200Pentax K-30
Top 27%1,790 points
Top 27%
Top 33%1,641 points
Top 33%
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-30
vs
Top specs and features

Nikon D5200 vs Pentax K-30: 65 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

49.76% more megapixels (main camera).
24.71MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16.5MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.5 x 15.6mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
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.
39
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693
11

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
5fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
6fps

5. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
1284ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
1129ISO

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-30
27% have it

7. 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.
25600 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
25600 ISO

8. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
84
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
79

9. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
500shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
410shots

10. video recording

2x better video recording quality.
1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps

11. weight

35g lighter.
555g
HTC Re: 65.5g
590g

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
24.2bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
23.7bits

13. Has phase detection autofocus for videos

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-30
11% have it

14. 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
50% have it

15. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/4000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/5988s

16. 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.
13.9Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
13Evs

17. pixel density

0% higher pixel density.
471ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S: 1437.5ppi
471ppi

18. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-30
31% have it

19. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-30
26% have it

20. resolution

0% higher resolution.
1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S: 3680 x 2760px
1176 x 784px

21. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-30
72% have it

22. 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
26% have it

23. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-30
25% have it

24. battery power

1.94% more battery power.
1030mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
1050mAh

25. width

1mm narrower.
129mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
130mm

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