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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
Size
Slightly smaller
129×97×70 mm vs 130×97×71 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
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
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
              Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
              0.61x
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Size Fairly small Help
              K-50129×97×70 mm
              K-500130×97×71 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              2.8"
              Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
              Autofocuses with more lenses
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/6000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              162 ms shutter lag
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              K-5016.2 MP
              K-50016.1 MP
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              113 lenses
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              11
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              921k dots

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