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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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 5.4 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Pentax K-S1

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True resolution
Much higher true resolution
21.1 MP vs 16.2 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Movie continuous focus
Continuous video focus
Yes vs No
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Record movies without worrying about focus
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$329.00 vs $1,444.44
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The best price we've seen is $1,115 cheaper (4.4x less)
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.63x vs 0.61x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Size
Smaller
121×93×70 mm vs 129×97×70 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
480 shots vs 410 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Lighter
558 g vs 650 g
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More than 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
              K-500.61x
              K-S10.63x
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Size Fairly small Help
              K-50129×97×70 mm
              K-S1121×93×70 mm
              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-S121.1 MP
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              113 lenses
              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
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              11
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              K-50410 shots
              K-S1480 shots
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              K-5051,600 ISO
              K-S151,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3"

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