Pentax K-50 vs Pentax K-5 IIs

Winner
Pentax K-50

100

Pentax K-5 IIs

94

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
Thin
Thickness
2.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
14.1 EV
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Battery life
Great battery life
980 shots
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
51,200 ISO

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

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$587 - $599 body only

$697 - $790 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Significantly thicker
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $527 body only

$499 with 18-50mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Pentax K-S1

Pentax K-S1

Entry-level DSLR

$391 with 18-55mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,533 - $1,599 body only

$1,847 - $1,899 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$953 body only

$867 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$562 body only

$913 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
GPS No built-in GPS

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