Canon EOS 1100D vs Pentax K-30

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Canon EOS 1100D
Pentax K-30

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
4% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is an 88mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 3.5mm longer than the Pentax K-30 (84.5mmmm).
Four more auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a nine auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-30 only has five auto focus points.
9m flash guides Edit
The number of flash guides on the Canon EOS 1100D is 9m, but the Pentax K-30 only has 12m flash guides.
Lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 495gg digital camera. That's 95g lighter than the Pentax K-30 (590gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Shorter Edit
Canon EOS 1100D is 77.9mmmm tall, but the Pentax K-30 is a 96.5mmmm tall digital camera (18.6mm taller).
Two hundred and twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon EOS 1100D is 700 shots, but the Pentax K-30 only takes 480 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

User reviews are better
Based on 14 user reviews, the Canon EOS 1100D has an average review score of 96%, however the Pentax K-30 has an average rating of 90% (based on 46 reviews).
14 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-30 has a megapixel count of 16.28MPMP, but the Canon EOS 1100D is only a 12.2MPMP digital camera (4.08MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

24% more total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-30 has a total megapixel count of 16.49MPMP, however the Canon EOS 1100D is only a 12.6MPMP digital camera (3.89MP less).
Hugely smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Pentax K-30 has a maximum aperture of 38, but the Canon EOS 1100D is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (32.4 bigger).
Marginally shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Pentax K-30 has a minimum focal length of 27.5mmmm, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D is a 29mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm longer).
0.99s shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Pentax K-30 is a 0.01ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s shorter than the Canon EOS 1100D (0.01ss).
A lot higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Pentax K-30 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fpsfps, however the Canon EOS 1100D is only a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
0.3" larger screen size Edit
Pentax K-30 is 3"" screen, but the Canon EOS 1100D is only a 2.7"" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-30 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels pixels, however the Canon EOS 1100D is only a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (691 pixels lower).
0.12x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-30 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.92xx, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D is only a 0.8xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.12x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

A lot higher maximum playback zoom Edit
The Pentax K-30 has a maximum playback zoom of 16xx, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D is only a 10xx maximum playback zoom digital camera (6x lower).
28.2mm thinner Edit
Pentax K-30 is 71.5mmmm deep, but the Canon EOS 1100D is a 99.7mmmm deep digital camera (28.2mm thicker).
Marginally narrower Edit
Pentax K-30 is 128.5mmmm wide, but the Canon EOS 1100D is a 129.9mmmm wide digital camera (1.4mm wider).
$204 cheaper
The Pentax K-30 is $203.95 cheaper than the Canon EOS 1100D.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

15 Reasons Against
4.08MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has a megapixel count of 12.2MPMP, whereas the Pentax K-30 is a 16.28MPMP digital camera (4.08MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

3.89MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has a total megapixel count of 12.6MPMP, but the Pentax K-30 is a 16.49MPMP digital camera (3.89MP more).
Significantly bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has a maximum aperture of 5.6, whereas the Pentax K-30 is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera (32.4 smaller).
1.5mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has a minimum focal length of 29mmmm, however the Pentax K-30 is a 27.5mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm shorter).
99% longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 1ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s longer than the Pentax K-30 (0.01ss).
Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has a JPEG frame rate of 30fpsfps, but the Pentax K-30 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 2.7"" screen digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-30 is a 3"" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Hugely lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels pixels, but the Pentax K-30 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (691 pixels higher).
15% lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has a lens magnification ratio of 0.8xx, however the Pentax K-30 is a 0.92xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.12x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

6x lower maximum playback zoom Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has a maximum playback zoom of 10xx, however the Pentax K-30 is a 16xx maximum playback zoom digital camera (6x higher).
A lot thicker Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 99.7mmmm deep digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-30 is a 71.5mmmm deep digital camera (28.2mm thinner).
1.4mm wider Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 129.9mmmm wide digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-30 is a 128.5mmmm wide digital camera (1.4mm narrower).
$204 more expensive
The Canon EOS 1100D is more expensive than the Pentax K-30 by $203.95.
Less retailers
Only 1 store sell the Canon EOS 1100D, whereas 2 stores sell the Pentax K-30. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Ten months older
The Canon EOS 1100D is older than the Pentax K-30 by ten months.
7 Reasons Against
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Pentax K-30 is an 84.5mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 3.5mm shorter than the Canon EOS 1100D (84.5mmmm).
Four less auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Pentax K-30 is five, but the Canon EOS 1100D only has nine auto focus points.
Only 12m flash guides Edit
The Pentax K-30 has 12m flash guides, however the Canon EOS 1100D only has 9m flash guides.
17% heavier Edit
The Pentax K-30 is a 590gg digital camera. That's 95g heavier than the Canon EOS 1100D (590gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

20% taller Edit
The Pentax K-30 has a height of 96.5mmmm, however the Canon EOS 1100D is a 77.9mmmm tall digital camera (18.6mm shorter).
Two hundred and twenty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Pentax K-30 takes 480 shots shots per battery charge, however the Canon EOS 1100D only takes 700 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Pentax K-30 is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon EOS 1100D is 96% (based on 14 reviews).

Awards

7 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
pcforalla.idg.se: Good Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
What Digital Camera: Recommended
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
12.2MP 16.28MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4272 x 2848
 3088 x 2056
 2256 x 1504
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
BEST
 4272 x 2848
 3088 x 2056
 2256 x 1504
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
Maximum Image Resolution
 4928 x 3264
 4928 x 3264
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.2 x 14.7 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
12.6MP 16.49MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Fiber
 Polycarbonate
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Carbon
 Fiber
 Polycarbonate
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Carbon

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5.6x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
5.6 38
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
88mm
BEST
84.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
29mm 27.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 15 - 55
Lens Structure
11/9 11/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Pentax KAF3
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Pentax KAF3
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Diaphragm Blades
6 6
Filter Size
58mm 52mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
9
BEST
5
Manual Focusing Range
0.25 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 Auto
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
9m
BEST
12m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
Flash Recharging Time
2s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MOV
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.8x 0.92x
BEST
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Pastel
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Pastel
Self-Timer
2,10 2,3,12
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x 16x
BEST
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Start-Up Time
1ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
495g
BEST
590g
Height
77.9mm
BEST
96.5mm
Depth
99.7mm 71.5mm
BEST
Width
129.9mm 128.5mm
BEST
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 230g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 68.5mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 67.5mm
Weight Including Battery
495g
BEST
650g

Battery

Power Source
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E10 D-LI109
Shot Per Battery Charge
700 shots
BEST
480 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
- ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser,- Digital Photo Professional,- PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (Remote Capture), Picture Style Editor PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4
Included Cable
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Other Features

Weight
0.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB 2.0, HDMI mini Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
129.9 x 99.7 x 77.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Drive Mode
Single/Continuous/SelfTimer Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
Windows XP, Vista Starter Edition, Windows 7 Starter Edition, OS X v10.5-10.6 Windows XP (SP3), Vista, 7,Mac OS X 10.4+
Focal Length
29 - 88 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
3.5 - 5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/4000 1/6000 - 30
Light Exposure Type
TTL Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens System
EF/EF-S Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Resolution
22.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewing Angle
170° Unknown - Click to provide data
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