Pentax K-50 vs Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-50
Pentax K-S2

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/6000 of a second
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-S2

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
124 ms shutter lag
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-50.

competitors

Pentax K-50 Competitors

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$598 - $599 body only

$697 - $790 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Significantly thicker
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Pentax K-S2 Competitors

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$598 - $599 body only

$697 - $790 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Larger
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$498 body only

$549 - $588 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 - $448 body only

$529 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

discussion

Pentax K-50
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Pentax K-S2
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mike del rossi (9:27 PM, May 12, 2016)
Hey Anuj: The Pentax K-S2 in another DSLR design, it can take every interchangeable lenses that the K-50 can take it is just an updated version of the K-S1! Do to research on it before making a stupid statement that it is a Fixed lens camera! Mike
 
Avatar for Anuj Anuj (9:22 PM, June 17, 2015)
Pentax K-S2 does have interchangeable lenses. It is corrupting your comparison.