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Canon 6D MII vs Pentax K-30

Portability
59
Imaging
75
Features
92
Overall
81
Canon EOS 6D Mark II front
 
Pentax K-30 front
Portability
63
Imaging
58
Features
66
Overall
61

Canon 6D MII vs Pentax K-30 Key Specs

Canon 6D MII
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 40000 (Increase to 102400)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 765g - 144 x 111 x 75mm
  • Revealed June 2017
  • Earlier Model is Canon 6D
Pentax K-30
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Boost to 25600)
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/6000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 650g - 130 x 97 x 71mm
  • Launched October 2012
  • Successor is Pentax K-50
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Canon 6D MII vs Pentax K-30 Overview

Here is a comprehensive assessment of the Canon 6D MII vs Pentax K-30, both Advanced DSLR cameras by rivals Canon and Pentax. There exists a noticeable gap among the image resolutions of the 6D MII (26MP) and K-30 (16MP) and the 6D MII (Full frame) and K-30 (APS-C) have different sensor size.

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The 6D MII was introduced 4 years later than the K-30 and that is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras feature the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before we go right into a detailed comparison, here is a short overview of how the 6D MII matches up against the K-30 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon 6D MII over the Pentax K-30

 6D MII K-30 
LaunchedJune 2017October 2012Fresher by 57 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution1040k921kSharper display (+119k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Pentax K-30 over the Canon 6D MII

 K-30 6D MII 

Common features in the Canon 6D MII and Pentax K-30

 6D MII K-30 
Manual focus Very exact focus
Display size3"3"Same display size

Canon 6D MII vs Pentax K-30 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry your camera regularly, you have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Canon 6D MII features external measurements of 144mm x 111mm x 75mm (5.7" x 4.4" x 3.0") accompanied by a weight of 765 grams (1.69 lbs) and the Pentax K-30 has dimensions of 130mm x 97mm x 71mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 2.8") along with a weight of 650 grams (1.43 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you select at that time. Here is a front view physical size comparison of the 6D MII vs the K-30.

Canon 6D MII vs Pentax K-30 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the 6D MII and K-30 is 59 and 63 respectively.

Canon 6D MII vs Pentax K-30 top view buttons comparison

Canon 6D MII vs Pentax K-30 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very difficult to visualize the difference in sensor sizing merely by looking through specs. The visual below should offer you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the 6D MII and K-30.

All in all, each of these cameras feature different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The 6D MII with its larger sensor is going to make getting shallower depth of field easier and the Canon 6D MII will render greater detail using its extra 10 Megapixels. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop images way more aggressively. The fresher 6D MII provides an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Canon 6D MII vs Pentax K-30 sensor size comparison

Canon 6D MII vs Pentax K-30 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 6D MII vs Pentax K-30 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon 6D MII
Portrait photography with Pentax K-30
85
has manual focus
MP count excellent (26 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
comes with face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
74
focusing manually
MP count good (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon 6D MII Street photography features
Pentax K-30 Street photography features
77
screen articulates fully
image stabilization
big sensor size (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
boasts touch to focus
environment sealing
very good high ISO (40,000)
68
image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
weather sealing
no articulating screen
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Sports Comparison

Canon 6D MII Sports photography factors
Pentax K-30 Sports photography factors
87
image stabilization
MP count excellent (26MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
environment sealing
better than average battery pack (1,200 per charge)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
67
maximum shutter speed is high (1/6,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
includes tracking focus
weather sealing
has phase detect autofocus
low fps (6.0 frames per second)
terrible battery power (410 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Canon 6D MII Travel photography advice
Pentax K-30 Travel photography advice
78
better than average battery pack (1,200 per charge)
environment sealing
connects via bluetooth
boasts touch to focus
MP count excellent (26 megapixels)
display is selfie friendly
60
weather sealing
MP count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
terrible battery power (410 CIPA)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 6D MII Landscape photography advice
Pentax K-30 Landscape photography advice
85
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization
MP count excellent (26 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
very good high ISO (40,000)
supports RAW formats
environment sealing
better than average battery pack (1,200 per charge)
73
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
weather sealing
terrible battery power (410 CIPA)
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 6D MII Vlogging information
Pentax K-30 Vlogging information
78
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization
comes with face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes mic port
30
image stabilization (Sensor based)
includes face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have mic support
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Canon 6D MII vs Pentax K-30 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 6D MII and Pentax K-30
 Canon EOS 6D Mark IIPentax K-30
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Pentax
Model type Canon EOS 6D Mark II Pentax K-30
Type Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Revealed 2017-06-29 2012-10-29
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 7 Prime M
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame APS-C
Sensor dimensions 35.9 x 24mm 23.7 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area 861.6mm² 372.1mm²
Sensor resolution 26 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Highest resolution 6240 x 4160 4928 x 3264
Highest native ISO 40000 12800
Highest boosted ISO 102400 25600
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Minimum boosted ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 45 11
Cross type focus points 45 9
Lens
Lens mount type Canon EF Pentax KAF2
Total lenses 250 151
Crop factor 1 1.5
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 1,040k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology - TFT LCD monitor with brightness/color adjustment and AR coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 98 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.71x 0.61x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/6000s
Continuous shooting rate 6.5fps 6.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings no built-in flash Auto, On, Off, Red-eye,Slow Sync, Slow Sync+ Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize - 1/180s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 x 1080 (30,25,24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60,50,30,25,24 fps), 640 x 424 (30,25,24 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Built-in Optional
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 765g (1.69 lb) 650g (1.43 lb)
Physical dimensions 144 x 111 x 75mm (5.7" x 4.4" x 3.0") 130 x 97 x 71mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 2.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 85 79
DXO Color Depth rating 24.4 23.7
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.9 13.0
DXO Low light rating 2862 1129
Other
Battery life 1200 photos 410 photos
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E6N D-LI109,4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes ( 2 or 12 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Price at launch $1,799 $525