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

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
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

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$436 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$536 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

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Supports 24p No 24p support

Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$650 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,069 with 18-105mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$602 body only

$943 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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