Pentax K-50 vs Pentax K-5 IIs

Winner
Pentax K-50

88

Pentax K-5 IIs

84

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

High ISO
Light sensitivity
51,600 ISO
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

Overall image quality
Great image quality
82.0
Color depth
Great color depth
23.9 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
14.1 EV
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
7 fps

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

$460 body only

$350 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$897 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$527 body only

$570 - $587 with 18-50mm lens

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

Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$1,123 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$685 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,100 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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