Pentax K-30Pentax K-500
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Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
Top specs and features

Pentax K-30 vs Pentax K-500: 58 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

1.23% more megapixels (main camera).
Panono Camera: 108MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.7 x 15.7mm
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.
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

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

5. 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
51200 ISO

6. longer battery life

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

7. weight

59g lighter.
HTC Re: 65.5g

8. video recording

0% better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps

9. 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.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
11% have it

10. fastest shutter speed

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

11. pixel density

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

12. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
31% have it

13. Is dustproof and water resistant

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
9% have it

14. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
26% have it

15. 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.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
26% have it

16. resolution

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

17. width

33.5mm narrower.
DxO One: 26.2mm

18. 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.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
72% have it

19. volume

1.28% less body volume.
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³

20. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots
921k dots

21. height

32mm shorter.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm

22. thickness

0mm thinner.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm

23. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
19% have it

24. 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.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
17% have it

25. 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.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
15% have it

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