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"
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8.3 fps
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
138 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.8"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather

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

$859 body only

$1,262 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
GPS Has a GPS
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$829 - $1,097 body only

$1,389 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Overall image quality Better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Pentax K-50 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$279 body only

$349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-S1

Pentax K-S1

Entry-level DSLR

$299 - $430 body only

$365 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$485 body only

$518 - $550 with 18-50mm lens

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

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