Pentax K-50

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Pentax K-50

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Pentax K-500

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Pentax K-500

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Light sensitivity
High ISO
51,600 ISO
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x96x70 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-500

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Light sensitivity
High ISO
51,600 ISO
Battery life
Great battery life
710 shots
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
 
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Advantages of the Pentax K-50

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Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 1,120 ISO vs 1,087 ISO
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The K-50 has a slight edge (0 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Size Slightly smaller 129x96x70 mm vs 130x97x71 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness Slightly thinner 2.8" vs 2.8"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Pentax K-500

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Battery life Significantly longer battery life 710 shots vs 410 shots
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More than 70% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity Extremely good maximum light sensitivity Help
              51,600 ISO
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Shutter lag Minimal shutter lag Help
              162 ms shutter lag
              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%
              Size Fairly small Help
              K-50:129x96x70 mm
              K-500:130x97x71 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              2.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              K-50:$396.95
              K-500:$399.00
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/6000 of a second
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              109 lenses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              K-50:16.2 MP
              K-500:16.1 MP
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              11
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax K-30

              Pentax K-30

              Entry-level DSLR

              $420 body only

              $890 with 18-55mm, 50-200mm lenses

              Light sensitivity Much lower maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $659 - $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

              $547 - $697 body only

              $549 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 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
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $847 with 75-300mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $752 body only

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Pentax K-50 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Pentax K-50.

              Pentax K-500 Competitors

              Advantages

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Pentax K-500.

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