Pentax K 30 vs Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 550D – Compare Specs

The only reason I have ended up on this comparison between these DSLR cameras is that all the cameras, Pentax K 30, Nikon D5100 and Canon EOS 550 D lie in the same category.

If we talk about lens, then its pretty much close with the 16MP lens sensor of Pentax K 30 and Nikon D5100, whereas Canon 550D features 17.9 MP camera lens.

I have listed out the specifications in such a way that you can easily spot the similarities and differences between these cameras.

Canon EOS 550D features IFCL metering system and supports SDXC memory cards. And the fact that it lets you choose between Canon EF and EF S lens makes it a good option.

Nikon D5100 is basically an interchangable lens camera. With its speedy capability of high quality image capturing capability, D5100 is a great tool to a novice and a professional photographer.

If you want to something about Pentax K 30 which makes it a better camera than the other two listed below, then the fact that its weather sealed and lets you use in dust, cold weather, water makes it a perfect outdoor gadget.

Pentax K 30 vs Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 550D – Compare Specs

Specifications Pentax K 30
Nikon D5100
Canon EOS 550D
Lens Sensor 16 MP 16.1 MP 17.9 MP
Screen Size 3 inch LCD screen 3 inch LCD screen 3 inch LCD screen
Yes Yes Yes
Native Resolution
4928 x 3264 4928 x 3264 5184 x 3456
Dimensions 130 x 97 x 71 mm 127 x 96 x 78 mm 129 x 98 x 62 mm
Weight 650 grams 560 grams 530 grams
Battery 410 shots 660 shots 440 shots
Video 1080p @ 30 frames per second 1080p @ 30 frames per second 1080p @ 30 frames per second
ISO ISO 100 – 12800 ISO 200 – 12800 ISO 100 – 12800
Minimum and maximum shutter speed
30 sec – 1/6000 sec 30 sec – 1/4000 sec 30 sec – 1/4000 sec
Best Price $850 $800 $840
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June 5, 2012 by: Prasanth Chandra

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