Pentax K-3 vs Pentax K-50

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197

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170

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

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.8"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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

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Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$846 body only

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Lowest price Much cheaper
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
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Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 body only

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
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Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-135mm lens

Lowest price Much cheaper
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Pentax K-50 Competitors

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Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$697 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Significantly thicker
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Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$744 with 18-55mm, 55-300mm lenses

Lowest price More expensive

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