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
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm)
Thin
Thickness
2.8"
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-500

Weight
Light-weight
646 g
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
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

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,347 with 24-105mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$947 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$4,199 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Pentax K-500 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$398 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$478 with 18-55mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,877 with 18-135mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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