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
Thin
Thickness
2.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
14.1 EV
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

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

$435 body only

$397 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$526 - $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-S1

Pentax K-S1

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$400 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$699 - $739 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

$3,250 with 15-30mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$627 - $797 body only

$925 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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