Canon T7i vs Pentax K-30

Canon EOS Rebel T7i front
Pentax K-30 front

Canon T7i vs Pentax K-30 Key Specs

Canon T7i
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Push to 51200)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 532g - 131 x 100 x 76mm
  • Released February 2017
  • Additionally referred to as EOS 800D / Kiss X9i
  • Succeeded the Canon T6i
  • Refreshed by Canon T8i
Pentax K-30
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Push to 25600)
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/6000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 650g - 130 x 97 x 71mm
  • Revealed October 2012
  • Replacement is Pentax K-50
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Canon T7i vs Pentax K-30 Overview

The following is a thorough overview of the Canon T7i vs Pentax K-30, one is a Entry-Level DSLR and the latter is a Advanced DSLR by companies Canon and Pentax. There exists a huge gap between the sensor resolutions of the T7i (24MP) and K-30 (16MP) but both cameras provide the identical sensor dimensions (APS-C).

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The T7i was brought out 4 years after the K-30 which is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras feature the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before delving into a comprehensive comparison, here is a short introduction of how the T7i grades versus the K-30 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon T7i over the Pentax K-30

 T7i K-30 
RevealedFebruary 2017October 2012Newer by 53 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1040k921kSharper screen (+119k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Pentax K-30 over the Canon T7i

 K-30 T7i 

Common features in the Canon T7i and Pentax K-30

 T7i K-30 
Manually focus Very precise focusing
Screen size3"3"Same screen sizing

Canon T7i vs Pentax K-30 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to travel with your camera, you will have to think about its weight and volume. The Canon T7i comes with physical measurements of 131mm x 100mm x 76mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.0") with a weight of 532 grams (1.17 lbs) while the Pentax K-30 has sizing of 130mm x 97mm x 71mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 2.8") having a weight of 650 grams (1.43 lbs).

Check out the Canon T7i vs Pentax K-30 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilising at that moment. Underneath is a front view proportions comparison of the T7i vs the K-30.

Canon T7i vs Pentax K-30 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the T7i and K-30 is 67 and 63 respectively.

Canon T7i vs Pentax K-30 top view buttons comparison

Canon T7i vs Pentax K-30 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it can be tough to visualise the gap between sensor dimensions only by reading through specs. The pic here will help offer you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the T7i and K-30.

All in all, both of these cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Canon T7i to resolve greater detail having its extra 8 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop photographs a good deal more aggressively. The newer T7i is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon T7i vs Pentax K-30 sensor size comparison

Canon T7i vs Pentax K-30 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon T7i vs Pentax K-30 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon T7i Portrait photography advice
Pentax K-30 Portrait photography advice
you can focus manually
MP count good (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detect focus
delivers RAW files
has manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports face detection focus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon T7i
Street photography with Pentax K-30
screen can move to multiple angles
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
features focus via touch
above average high ISO (25,600)
lack of image stabilization
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
weather sealing
no moving screen
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Sports Comparison

Canon T7i Sports photography highlights
Pentax K-30 Sports photography highlights
MP count good (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
supports phase detect auto focus
continuous shooting slow (6.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
great max shutter speed (1/6,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports tracking autofocus
weather sealing
sensor has phase detect auto focus
max frames per second very slow (6.0 frames per second)
low battery pack (410 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Canon T7i as a Travel photography camera
Pentax K-30 as a Travel photography camera
supports bluetooth
features focus via touch
MP count good (24MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
weather sealing
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
low battery pack (410 shots)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon T7i
Landscape photography with Pentax K-30
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
good sized screen (3")
MP count good (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
above average high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW files
lack of image stabilization
has manual focus
change lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
weather sealing
low battery pack (410 CIPA)
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon T7i Vlogging advice
Pentax K-30 Vlogging advice
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen capability
offers face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with microphone socket
lack of image stabilization
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
supports face detection focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
lack of external mic socket
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Canon T7i vs Pentax K-30 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon T7i and Pentax K-30
 Canon EOS Rebel T7iPentax K-30
General Information
Make Canon Pentax
Model Canon EOS Rebel T7i Pentax K-30
Also called EOS 800D / Kiss X9i -
Type Entry-Level DSLR Advanced DSLR
Released 2017-02-15 2012-10-29
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 7 Prime M
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.7 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 332.3mm² 372.1mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Max resolution 6000 x 4000 4928 x 3264
Max native ISO 25600 12800
Max enhanced ISO 51200 25600
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 45 11
Cross focus points - 9
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S Pentax KAF2
Number of lenses 326 151
Crop factor 1.6 1.5
Type of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 1,040k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Screen technology - TFT LCD monitor with brightness/color adjustment and AR coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.51x 0.61x
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/6000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 6.0 frames per sec 6.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye,Slow Sync, Slow Sync+ Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless
Hot shoe
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/200 seconds 1/180 seconds
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (30,25,24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60,50,30,25,24 fps), 640 x 424 (30,25,24 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Wireless Built-In None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional Optional
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 532 gr (1.17 pounds) 650 gr (1.43 pounds)
Physical dimensions 131 x 100 x 76mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.0") 130 x 97 x 71mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 2.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 79
DXO Color Depth score not tested 23.7
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 13.0
DXO Low light score not tested 1129
Battery life 600 shots 410 shots
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model - D-LI109,4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes ( 2 or 12 seconds)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at release $749 $525