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

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
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

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

$647 body only

$897 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Significantly thicker
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$527 body only

$545 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

$699 - $889 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$1,457 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

$2,320 with 28-105mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

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