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

$730 - $850 body only

$1,338 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
GPS Has a GPS
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$860 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

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

Pentax K-50 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$393 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$526 - $545 with 18-50mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$512 - $597 body only

$499 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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