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Pentax K-30
Pentax K-30
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Canon EOS 650D
Canon EOS 650D
 
Pentax K-30 Canon EOS 650D
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Pentax K-30
Overview - Full review
Canon EOS 650D
Overview - Full review
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Score
4/5
5/5
Handling
4/5 5/5
Responsiveness
4/5 4/5
Picture Quality
5/5 5/5
Video
3/5 4/5
User Score
5/5 (7)
5/5 (4)
Specifications
Specifications
SensorCMOS 16 Mpx, APS-C (x1,5), 4.3 Mpx/cm
Lens N.A. 18 -55 mm f/3.5 -5.6
StabilisationMechanical
ViewfinderReflex
Screen7.6 cm, not TN, 921000 dots, 4:3,Not touch-sensitive
Sensitivity (ISO range)100 - 12800 ISO
Video mode1920 x 1080 pixels,30 fps, Mono
Internal memoryN.A.
External memory
Connections
Power source4 AA / D-LI109 (7.8 Wh)
Waterproofno, N.A.
Shock resistantno, N.A.
Dimensions/Weight98 x 128 x 84 mm / 620 g
Specifications
SensorCMOS 18 Mpx, APS-C (x1,6), 5.5 Mpx/cm
Lens N.A. 40 -N.A. mm f/2.8 -N.A.
Stabilisationno
ViewfinderReflex
Screen77 cm, not TN, 1040000 dots, 3:2,Multitouch
Sensitivity (ISO range)100 - 12800 ISO
Video mode1920 x 1080 pixels,25 fps, Stereo
Internal memoryN.A.
External memory
Connections
Power sourceN.A. N.A. / LP-E8 (8.1Wh)
Waterproofno, N.A.
Shock resistantno, N.A.
Dimensions/Weight100 x 133 x 80 mm / 551 g
Conclusion
The Pentax K-30 is basically a pared-down version of the K-5 SLR, with which it shares plenty of basic specs (except its shutter, which is much noisier). Picture quality and general handling are very good, and the K-30 offers plenty of exclusive extras for a camera at this price point. However, the body isn't as pleasant to handle as some competitor models and the video mode really needs updating.
The Canon EOS 650D is a responsive SLR that's easy to use and takes excellent-quality photos. In fact, when it comes to taking pictures, this EOS is a sure success. The touchscreen is sleekly integrated and the video mode's continuous autofocus brings new possibilities for consumer users.
Pros

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Weather-resistant, big viewfinder, two settings wheels

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High-end image quality (with good-quality lenses)

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Mechanical stabilisation works with all lenses, even in video mode

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Interface: advanced customisation options

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Can run on internal battery or AA batteries

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Excellent picture quality up to 3200 ISO

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5 fps burst mode

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High-quality swivel LCD

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Comprehensive video mode with stereo sound and continuous autofocus

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Well-designed touchscreen interface

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Can pilot remote wireless flashes

Cons

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No rubber thumb-rest (comfort is debatable)

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Live View is still slow

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DA L 18-55 mm lens can vary in quality from one model to another

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Shutter release is noisy

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Limited video mode: no continuous autofocus, mono sound

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AA battery adapter is an optional extra

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Hybrid autofocus system could be faster

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Autofocus can be a little hesitant in low light

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White balance could be better

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Noisy shutter release

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No sign of Wi-Fi, GPS, USB 3.0