Pentax K-50 vs Pentax K-500

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Pentax K-50

100

Pentax K-500

99

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Thin
Thickness
2.8"
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-500

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
9
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

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

Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$549 with 18-50mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$462 body only

$390 - $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-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$747 - $901 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-500 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$470 - $548 body only

$547 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$396 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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