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

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.61x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
High ISO
Light sensitivity
51,600 ISO
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-30

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.61x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
 

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
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
              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"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              K-30:$369.99
              K-50:$349.99
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/6000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              650 g
              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
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              11
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post

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              Nikon D3300

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              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
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              Nikon D3200

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              $319 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

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              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
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              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

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              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Pentax K-3

              Pentax K-3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,067 body only

              $947 - $1,358 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,169 body only

              $910 with 18-55mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              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 Senor Esteban Senor Esteban (2:32 AM, December 18, 2014)
              It has the same sensor and processor and the noise and IQ are the same.
               
              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 ?