Pentax K-3 vs Pentax K-50

Winner
Pentax K-3

100

Pentax K-50

85

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8.3 fps
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

Light sensitivity
High ISO
51,600 ISO
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

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$544 - $747 body only

$599 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$879 - $1,097 body only

$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-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$718 - $799 body only

$863 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-50 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly 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

$300 - $430 body only

$330 - $370 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$440 - $475 body only

$509 - $547 with 18-50mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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