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Advantages of the Pentax K-50

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True resolution
Much higher true resolution
16.2 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Almost the same
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Size
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 Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
              0.61x
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Thickness Thin Help
              2.8"
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/6000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              K-5016.2 MP
              K-50016.1 MP
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              162 ms shutter lag
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Weight Heavy Help
              K-50650 g
              K-500646 g
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              113 lenses
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              11
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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