Pentax K-50 vs Nikon D3300

Winner
Pentax K-50

100

Nikon D3300

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.61x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3300

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
True resolution
High true resolution
24.2 MP
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 45 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3300.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-50.

competitors

Pentax K-50 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

$2,197 with 28-105mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Size Much larger
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$818 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger

Nikon D3300 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$309 body only

$395 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Longer battery life
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$310 - $549 body only

$393 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$549 body only

$729 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

discussion

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Avatar for Pepe Le Pew Pepe Le Pew (1:35 AM, March 20, 2015)
Has a built in auto focus and built in image stabilization in the body..... Which makes buying lenses cheaper for Pentax....

Dual scroll wheels gives you more control while taking pictures, if you know how to use them.

Dedicated buttons..... Like ISO
 
Avatar for Cláudio Teixeira Cláudio Teixeira (7:33 PM, October 11, 2014)
Can anyone explain me better why is pentax better than this nikon? I'm looking for a starting camera for enthusiastic pictures :)