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

1. megapixels

1.23% 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. weight

59g lighter.

6. 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.

7. video recording

0% better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps

8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
710shots

9. 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.
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.

11. 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
25% have it

12. pixel density

0% higher pixel density.
471ppi

13. width

33.5mm narrower.
96.5mm

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. higher resolution (screen)

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

16. height

32mm shorter.

17. volume

1.3% less body volume.

18. Is dustproof and water resistant

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

19. thickness

0mm thinner.

21. 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

22. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
22% have it

23. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

24. 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
13% have it

25. 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

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