Pentax K-50 vs Pentax K-5 IIs

Winner
Pentax K-50

87

Pentax K-5 IIs

82

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

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly 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

$300 - $430 body only

$330 - $370 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$439 - $475 body only

$509 - $547 with 18-50mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $659 body only

$989 - $1,039 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$717 - $779 body only

$863 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$649 body only

$860 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
Battery life Shorter battery life

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