Pentax K-50

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Pentax K-50

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Pentax K-30

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Pentax K-30

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Light sensitivity
High ISO
51,600 ISO
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x96x70 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Thickness
Thin
2.8"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Pentax K-30

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Advantages of the Pentax K-50

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Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 51,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The K-50's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Size Slightly smaller 129x96x70 mm vs 130x97x71 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $446.95 vs $559.99
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The best price we've seen is $113 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Thickness Slightly thinner 2.8" vs 2.8"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Shutter lag Minimal shutter lag Help
              162 ms shutter lag
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              APS-C 23.7x15.7mm
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Size Fairly small Help
              K-30:130x97x71 mm
              K-50:129x96x70 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              2.8"
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/6000 of a second
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              109 lenses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              410 shots
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              K-30:16.1 MP
              K-50:16.2 MP
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              11
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Pentax K-500

              Pentax K-500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $728 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Weather sealed It's body is not weather sealed
              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $594 - $1,199 body only

              $1,349 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $329 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Pentax K-30 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Pentax K-30.

              Pentax K-50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Pentax K-50.

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              Avatar for $76602355 $76602355 (9:05 PM, December 04, 2013)
              I guess the points on K-30 are more because the price is less. But amazon deal for K-50 is better so i get ideally it should be the winner in comparision
               
              darkmagician1184 (2:20 AM, October 17, 2013)
              I was just looking at the same thing. the K50 is on amazon right now for $550, $620 with 18-55mm kit lens; the K-30 is $450 and $560 with same kit lens. I'm almost regretting having just bought the K-30 mainly due to having shot in an auditorium and seeing a lot of grain, which K-50 might've been able to prevent.
               
              Avatar for Pepe Le Pew Pepe Le Pew (10:54 PM, September 26, 2013)
              nope
               
              quang chau (5:34 AM, September 23, 2013)
              so the higher ISO mean anything here ?