Pentax K-3 vs Pentax K-50

Winner
Pentax K-3

100

Pentax K-50

86

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,037k dots
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm)
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Thickness
Thin
2.8"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-3.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-50.

competitors

Pentax K-3 Competitors

Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$846 - $847 body only

$989 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
GPS Has a GPS
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$1,028 - $1,097 body only

$1,425 - $1,580 with 18-135mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$778 - $997 body only

$1,115 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points

Pentax K-50 Competitors

Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$549 with 18-50mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$393 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$485 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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