Pentax K-50

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Pentax K-50

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Pentax K-5 IIs

82

Pentax K-5 IIs

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

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

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.61x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
7 fps
 
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differences

Advantages of the Pentax K-5 IIs

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Battery life Much longer battery life 980 shots vs 410 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,208 ISO vs 1,120 ISO
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The K-5 IIs has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Overall image quality Better image quality 82.0 vs 79.0
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Almost the same
Dynamic range More dynamic range 14.1 EV vs 13 EV
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1.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/6000s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Pentax K-50

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Movie format Lower frame rate movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 25fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but K-5 IIs does so at a lower frame rate
Size Smaller 129x96x70 mm vs 131x97x72 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 650 g vs 760 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness Thinner 2.8" vs 2.9"
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $389.99 vs $515.00
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The best price we've seen is $125 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              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%
              Thickness Thin Help
              K-5 IIs:2.9"
              K-50:2.8"
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              K-5 IIs:1/8000s
              K-50:1/6000s
              Weight Heavy Help
              K-5 IIs:760 g
              K-50:650 g
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              109 lenses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              K-5 IIs:16.1 MP
              K-50:16.2 MP
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              Pentax K-30

              Pentax K-30

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 body only

              $500 - $560 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Pentax K-3

              Pentax K-3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 - $1,130 body only

              $1,169 - $1,550 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 - $747 body only

              $629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $831 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,456 body only

              $825 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Pentax K-5 IIs.

              Pentax K-50 Competitors

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              Pentax K-500

              Pentax K-500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $514 body only

              $449 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

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