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Olympus E-30 vs Pentax K110D

Portability
60
Imaging
47
Features
54
Overall
49
Olympus E-30 front
 
Pentax K110D front
Portability
67
Imaging
45
Features
30
Overall
39

Olympus E-30 vs Pentax K110D Key Specs

Olympus E-30
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.7" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 695g - 142 x 108 x 75mm
  • Revealed March 2009
Pentax K110D
(Full Review)
  • 6MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • No Video
  • Pentax KAF Mount
  • 585g - 129 x 93 x 70mm
  • Revealed May 2006
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Olympus E-30 vs Pentax K110D Overview

Let's examine more closely at the Olympus E-30 and Pentax K110D, former is a Advanced DSLR while the other is a Entry-Level DSLR by competitors Olympus and Pentax. There exists a substantial gap between the sensor resolutions of the E-30 (12MP) and K110D (6MP) and the E-30 (Four Thirds) and K110D (APS-C) feature different sensor sizes.

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The E-30 was released 2 years after the K110D which is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras offer different body type with the Olympus E-30 being a Mid-size SLR camera and the Pentax K110D being a Compact SLR camera.

Before getting through a step-by-step comparison, below is a brief synopsis of how the E-30 grades against the K110D for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-30 over the Pentax K110D

 E-30 K110D 
RevealedMarch 2009May 2006More modern by 35 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display sizing2.7"2.5"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution230k210kClearer display (+20k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Pentax K110D over the Olympus E-30

 K110D E-30 

Common features in the Olympus E-30 and Pentax K110D

 E-30 K110D 
Manual focus Dial precise focusing
Touch display Lack of Touch display

Olympus E-30 vs Pentax K110D Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to carry around your camera frequently, you will have to think about its weight and volume. The Olympus E-30 offers outer measurements of 142mm x 108mm x 75mm (5.6" x 4.3" x 3.0") along with a weight of 695 grams (1.53 lbs) whilst the Pentax K110D has sizing of 129mm x 93mm x 70mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.8") with a weight of 585 grams (1.29 lbs).

Analyze the Olympus E-30 and Pentax K110D in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you use at the time. The following is the front view proportions comparison of the E-30 against the K110D.

Olympus E-30 vs Pentax K110D size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the E-30 and K110D is 60 and 67 respectively.

Olympus E-30 vs Pentax K110D top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-30 vs Pentax K110D Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be tough to picture the difference between sensor sizes only by checking specifications. The pic here will offer you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the E-30 and K110D.

To sum up, both cameras offer different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The E-30 because of its tinier sensor is going to make getting shallower DOF harder and the Olympus E-30 will give extra detail as a result of its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop photos a little more aggressively. The younger E-30 should have an edge with regard to sensor technology.

Olympus E-30 vs Pentax K110D sensor size comparison

Olympus E-30 vs Pentax K110D Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-30 vs Pentax K110D Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-30 Portrait photography advice
Pentax K110D Portrait photography advice
60
you can focus manually
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
includes face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
51
you can focus manually
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
no liveview
low MP (6 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-30 Street photography features
Pentax K110D Street photography features
72
screen articulates
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW formats
56
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-30 as a Sports photography camera
Pentax K110D as a Sports photography camera
52
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
has phase detect AF
max fps very slow (5.0 frames per second)
megapixel count low (12MP)
not so great battery (750 per charge)
39
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports phase detect AF
no liveview
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
no image stabilization
low MP (6MP)
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-30 as a Travel photography camera
Pentax K110D as a Travel photography camera
49
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
lack of Timelapse function
not so great battery (750 shots)
megapixel count low (12MP)
45
has built in flash
missing Timelapse mode
low MP (6 megapixels)
does not posses selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-30 Landscape photography information
Pentax K110D Landscape photography information
52
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW formats
small screen (2.7")
megapixel count low (12MP)
not so great battery (750 shots)
lack of Timelapse function
46
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Pentax KAF mount)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
small screen (2.5 inches)
no liveview
no image stabilization
low MP (6MP)
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-30 Vlogging factors
Pentax K110D Vlogging factors
18
lack of video recording
9
no video
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Olympus E-30 vs Pentax K110D Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-30 and Pentax K110D
 Olympus E-30Pentax K110D
General Information
Brand Olympus Pentax
Model type Olympus E-30 Pentax K110D
Category Advanced DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Revealed 2009-03-24 2006-05-22
Physical type Mid-size SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Powered by TruePic III+ -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds APS-C
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 6MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Peak resolution 4032 x 3024 3008 x 2008
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 200
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 11 11
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds Pentax KAF
Number of lenses 45 151
Crop factor 2.1 1.5
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7" 2.5"
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 210 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech HyperCrystal II LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 98% 96%
Viewfinder magnification 0.56x 0.57x
Features
Min shutter speed 60 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 5.0 frames/s 3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 13.00 m -
Flash modes Auto, Manual, Fill, Red-eye reduction, Slow sync with red-eye reduction, Slow sync, Slow sync 2nd curtain, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/250 secs 1/180 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Highest video resolution None None
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 695g (1.53 pounds) 585g (1.29 pounds)
Dimensions 142 x 108 x 75mm (5.6" x 4.3" x 3.0") 129 x 93 x 70mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 55 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 21.3 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.4 not tested
DXO Low light rating 530 not tested
Other
Battery life 750 photos -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Battery ID BLM-1 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (12 or 2 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II) / xD Picture Card SD/MMC card
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at release $1,299 $1,000