Summary Pentax K-50

Prices Price
Body only
With 18-55mm lens
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 2
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 6
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.7x15.7mm
Screen resolution
Help 921k dots
Help 16.2 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 51,600 ISO
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Pentax K-50


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The Pentax K-50 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Low light performance Very low noise at high ISO Help
1,120 ISO
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Color depth Great color depth Help
23.7 bits
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Size Quite small Help
Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm)
Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
Thickness Thin Help


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The Pentax K-50 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Screen size Below average sized screen Help
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
16.2 MP
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
410 shots
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
162 ms shutter lag
Missing geo-tagging
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
13 EV
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
921k dots
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
113 lenses
Announced Old Help
June 2013
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Avatar for Mike Svitek Mike Svitek (6:54 PM, April 07, 2014)
I'd also be keen to call them out on the battery life. Its not huge, but I've gotten 1,600 shots out of mine more than once. Maybe its the measurement for the AA batteries?
Avatar for mylairam mylairam (0:27 PM, November 02, 2013)
THe K-50 is available at a bargain now, For more information please refere to the thread below.
Robin (5:57 PM, June 20, 2013)
A couple updates to the specs:

Movie - Support 24p: Yes
Movie - Autofocus: Contrast Detect
Focus System - Autofocus: Phase Detect
Focus System - Crosstype: 9