General

Pentax K-50 Pentax K-500
Brand
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Pentax Pentax
Lowest price
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$456.49 $594.75
Announced
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June 2013 June 2013

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Crop factor
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1.5x 1.5x
Megapixels
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16.2 MP 16.1 MP
Light sensitivity
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51,600 ISO 51,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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Unknown Unknown
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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16.2 MP 16.1 MP
Native resolution
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4656 × 3488 4928 × 3264
Pixel size
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22.9 µm² 23.1 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3" 3"
Resolution
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921k dots 921k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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113 lenses 113 lenses
Lens mount
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Pentax K Pentax K

Form factor

Size
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129×97×70 mm 130×97×71 mm
Depth
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2.8" 2.8"
Weight
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650 g 646 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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Yes No
Built-in focus motor
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Yes Yes

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentaprism Pentaprism
Viewfinder size
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0.61x 0.61x
Coverage
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100% 100%

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 30fps 1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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Yes Yes
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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No No
Autofocus
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Contrast detection Unknown
Continuous focus
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No n/a
All formats
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  1. 480p @ 24fps
  2. 480p @ 25fps
  3. 720p @ 24fps
  4. 720p @ 25fps
  5. 720p @ 30fps
  6. 720p @ 50fps
  7. 720p @ 60fps
  8. 1080p @ 24fps
  9. 1080p @ 25fps
  10. 1080p @ 30fps
  1. 480p @ 24fps
  2. 480p @ 25fps
  3. 480p @ 30fps
  4. 720p @ 24fps
  5. 720p @ 25fps
  6. 720p @ 30fps
  7. 720p @ 50fps
  8. 720p @ 60fps
  9. 1080p @ 24fps
  10. 1080p @ 25fps
  11. 1080p @ 30fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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Yes Yes
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
  1. Sensor shift
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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Unknown Unknown
Shutter lag
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162 ms 162 ms
Battery life
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410 shots 710 shots
Continuous shooting
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6 fps 6 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points
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11 11
Cross type focus points
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9 9

Shutter

Max
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1/6000s 1/6000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC
  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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79.0 79.0
Color depth
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23.7 bits 23.7 bits
Dynamic range
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13 EV 13.1 EV
Low light performance
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1,120 ISO 1,087 ISO
Pentax K-50
K-50
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Pentax K-500
K-500
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