Pentax K-30Pentax K-500
Top 31%1,053 points
Top 31%
Top 51%746 points
Top 51%
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Megapixels
Number of cameras
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Top 95%
674 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Pentax K-30 vs Pentax K-500: 53 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

1.23% more megapixels.
16.50MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16.30MP

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 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.
11
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
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. weight

59g lighter.
590g
HTC Re: 65.50g
649g

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.
25600ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
51200ISO

7. video recording

0% better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
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.
410shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
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
11% have it

10. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
0s

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
25% have it

12. pixel density

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

13. width

33.50mm narrower.
130mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
96.50mm

14. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
25% have it

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. height

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

17. volume

1.30% less body volume.
895.31cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
883.84cm³

18. thickness

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

19. 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

20. 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
16% have it

21. 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
13% have it

22. screen size

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

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. 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

25. 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.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
18% have it

26. 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.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
44% have it

27. 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.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
53% have it

28. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
87% have it

29. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
44% have it

30. more viewfinder coverage

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.
100%
Canon EOS M6: 100%
100%

31. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
65% have it

32. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
29% have it

33. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
45% have it

34. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Pentax K-30
Pentax K-500
68% have it

35. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Pentax K-30
88% have it

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