Pentax K-50 vs Pentax K-5 IIs

Winner
Pentax K-50

87

Pentax K-5 IIs

83

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

High ISO
Light sensitivity
51,600 ISO
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
162 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
14.1 EV
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
7 fps
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Battery life
Great battery life
980 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5 IIs.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-50.

competitors

Pentax K-50 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$279 body only

$369 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance 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

$314 - $430 body only

$332 - $379 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$518 - $550 with 18-50mm lens

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

Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$659 - $749 body only

$989 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$943 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$595 - $797 body only

$800 - $1,097 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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