Nikon D5200Pentax K-30
Top 19%1,229 points
Top 19%
Top 31%1,053 points
Top 31%
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Megapixels
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194 cameras
19.73MP - 28.56MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Nikon D5200 vs Pentax K-30: 62 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

49.76% more megapixels.
24.71MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16.50MP

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 38mm
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 a6500: 425
11

4. noise

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

5. continuous shooting at high resolution

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

6. has a flip-out screen

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

7. weight

35g lighter.
555g
HTC Re: 65.50g
590g

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. 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.
25600ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
25600ISO

10. video recording

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

11. 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

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
24.20bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
23.70bits

13. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon D5200
48% 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.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
0s

16. pixel density

0% higher pixel density.
471ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
471ppi

17. 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

18. width

1mm narrower.
129mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
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. 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.
13.90Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.80Evs
13Evs

21. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
921k dots

22. volume

10.14% less body volume.
986.08cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
895.31cm³

23. height

1mm shorter.
98mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
97mm

24. thickness

7mm thinner.
78mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
71mm

25. battery power

1.90% more battery power.
1030mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
1050mAh

26. resolution

0% higher resolution.
1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
1176 x 784px

27. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D5200
23% have it

28. Has a built-in focus motor

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-30
16% have it

29. 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.
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-30
13% have it

30. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
3"

31. has sensor shift stabilization

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-30
18% have it

32. 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

33. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-30
30% have it

34. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-30
44% have it

35. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Nikon D5200
Pentax K-30
53% have it

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