Comparing Nikon D5200 vs Pentax K-30

1. Nikon D5200

17 Reasons why Nikon D5200 is better

Comparing Nikon D5200 vs Pentax K-30

1.Vastly more megapixels (photo)
24.71MPvs 16.5MP (Pentax K-30)
2.Vastly more focus points
39vs 11 (Pentax K-30)
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.
3.Appreciably lower noise at high ISO
1284ISOvs 1129ISO (Pentax K-30)
The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
4.Has a flip-out screen
Yesvs No (Pentax K-30)
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
555gvs 590g (Pentax K-30)
6.Much better image quality
84vs 79 (Pentax K-30)
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
7.Substantially longer battery life
500shotsvs 410shots (Pentax K-30)
CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
8.Significantly better video recording quality
1,080 x 60fpsvs 1,080 x 30fps (Pentax K-30)
9.A tad better color depth
24.2bitsvs 23.7bits (Pentax K-30)
The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
10.Has a stereo microphone
Yesvs No (Pentax K-30)
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
129mmvs 130mm (Pentax K-30)
12.A lot wider dynamic range
13.9Evsvs 13Evs (Pentax K-30)
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.Has a microphone in
Yesvs No (Pentax K-30)
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
14.Sizably faster flash X-sync
0.005svs 0.00556s (Pentax K-30)
Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
15.Has a HDMI output
Yesvs No (Pentax K-30)
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
16.Support Wifi
You can buy an extra wifi adapter and you can easily transfer pictures from your nikon to your Smart phone 📱
17.Swivel lcd and 39 autofocus points,but it's hard to decide
Nikon D5200
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2. Pentax K-30

12 Reasons why Pentax K-30 is better

Comparing Pentax K-30 vs Nikon D5200

1.Considerably larger sensor
23.7 x 15.7mmvs 23.5 x 15.6mm (Nikon D5200)
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.Clearly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
6fpsvs 5fps (Nikon D5200)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3.Measurably faster maximum shutter speed
0.000167svs 0.00025s (Nikon D5200)
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
4.Appreciably more battery power
1050mAhvs 1030mAh (Nikon D5200)
97mmvs 98mm (Nikon D5200)
6.Significantly less body volume
895.31cm³vs 986.08cm³ (Nikon D5200)
71mmvs 78mm (Nikon D5200)
8.Has a built-in focus motor
Yesvs No (Nikon D5200)
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.
9.Has sensor shift stabilization
Yesvs No (Nikon D5200)
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.
10.Significantly more viewfinder coverage
100%vs 95% (Nikon D5200)
With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
11.Backwards lens Compatibility
can use ust about any pentax lens ever made (all K-mount and M42 with adapter).
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
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