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Pentax K-5

Pentax K-30

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Type / Size DSLRDSLR
Sensor 16 Megapixels CMOS16 Megapixels CMOS
Sensor Area APS-C SensorAPS-C Sensor
Sensor Size 28.9mm Diagonal (2X FLM)28.9mm Diagonal (2X FLM)
Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio3:2 Aspect-Ratio
Anti-Alias Filter YesYes
Stabilization 3-Axis3-Axis, 3-Stops
Dust-Reduction YesYes
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 12800 *Expanded range: 80-51200ISO 100 - 12800 *Expanded range: 100-25600
Shutter-Speed 1/8000 - 30s1/6000 - 30s
Lens / Mount Pentax K KAF2 MountPentax K KAF2 Mount
FLM / Crop APS-C (1.5X)APS-C (1.5X)
Minimum Focus
Zoom Mechanism
Manual Focus LensLens
Filter Diameter
Focus System 11-point Phase-Detect *SAFOX IX+, 11 points, 9-cross-type at center.
11-point Phase-Detect *SAFOX IXi+, 11-points, 9 Cross-type. Focus Peaking.
Viewfinder Type Reflex OVFReflex OVF
Viewfinder Size 0.92X - 100% Coverage *Exchangeable focusing screens.0.92X - 100% Coverage *Interchangeable Natural-Bright-Matte-III focus screen.
Display Position FixedFixed
Display Size 3" LCD 920K Pixels 100% Coverage *Color-adjustable in 2 axis, 15 steps, plus adjustable brightness and anti-reflection coating.3" LCD 920K Pixels 100% Coverage *Adjustable color & brightness.
Exposure Modes P, A, T, M, B, S, TA, X, HP, A, T, M, B, S, TA
Scene Modes 19Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR (JPG), Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum
Metering Multi-Segment, Center-Weighed, SpotMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot
Bracketing 5 Shots ±2 EV3 Shots ±2 EV
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV±5 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash Compensation -2..+1 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV-2..+1 EV, 1/2 EV
White Balance Auto, Presets, CustomAuto, Presets, Custom
White Balance Tuning 2 Axis, 15 steps2 Axis, 15 steps
Continuous Drive 7 FPS, 40 JPEG, 15 RAW *Unlimited 3.3 FPS continuous shooting.6 FPS, 30 JPEG, 8 RAW
Self Timer Yes *12s, 2s shutter or 3s remote with automatic MLU and SR OFF.Yes *2s, 12s, 3s Remote
Command Dials 22
DOF Preview YesYes
Protection Weatherproof to -10CWeatherproof to -10C
Digital Level 2 Axis, Automatic Leveling2 with SR off, 1 with SR on.2 Axis, Automatic Leveling2 with SR off, 1 with SR on.
Tripod Mount YesYes
Remote Trigger InfraredInfrared
HDR YesYes
Multiple Exposures YesYes
Interval Timer NoYes
WiFi NoNo
Eye-Start Sensor NoNo
Flash Ports Hot-Shoe Sync-PortHot-Shoe
Built-In Flash Yes (GN 13)Yes (GN 12)
Flash Sync 1/180s1/180s
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 25 FPS 16:9 *Also 1280x720 @ 30 FPS.1920x1080 @ 30 FPS 16:9
Sound Input StereoNone
GPS N / AN / A
Memory Secure Digital Extended CapacitySecure Digital Extended Capacity
Battery Lithium-IonStandard AA & Lithium-Ion
Battery Life 9801000
Introduced 2010-09-20, DiscontinuedYES2012-05-21, DiscontinuedYES
Size 131 x 97 x 73mm (W x H x D)130 x 97 x 71mm (W x H x D)
Weight 750g650g
Legend Best Spec About Average Uncompared NOTE: Comparison is based on usefulness, not on the number of settings.
Priority is given to the primary number in a specification.*Examples:
FPS for Continuous Drive
Maximum ISO for Sensitivity
Coverage for Viewfinder & Display