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

1. megapixels

1.23% more megapixels.
16.5MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16.3MP

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.
11
Sony Alpha a9: 693
11

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

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

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.
25600ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000ISO
51200ISO

6. weight

59g lighter.
590g
HTC Re: 65.5g
649g

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
410shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
710shots

8. video recording

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

9. fastest shutter speed

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

10. 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

11. pixel density

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

12. 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

13. 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

14. width

33.5mm narrower.
130mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
96.5mm

15. 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

16. 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

17. volume

1.28% less body volume.
895.31cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
883.84cm³

18. resolution

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

19. height

32mm shorter.
97mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
129mm

20. 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.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
30% have it

21. thickness

0mm thinner.
71mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
71mm

22. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
23% have it

23. 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

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
14% have it

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