Pentax K-50 vs Pentax K-500

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Pentax K-50

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Pentax K-500

100

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm)
Thin
Thickness
2.8"
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-500

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.1 EV
Color depth
Great color depth
23.7 bits
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.61x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-50.
Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Pentax K-500.

competitors

Pentax K-50 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$394 - $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-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $647 body only

$799 - $871 with 18-135mm lens

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

Pentax K-500 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$394 - $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-S1

Pentax K-S1

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$391 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Shorter battery life
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
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Supports 24p No 24p support

discussion

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