Pentax K-50 vs Pentax K-r

Winner
Pentax K-50

87

Pentax K-r

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
51,600 ISO
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-r

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
105 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (125×97×68 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.7"

galleries

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

competitors

Pentax K-50 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$397 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$897 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Significantly thicker
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$527 body only

$545 with 18-50mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

Pentax K-r Competitors

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$480 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

$480 body only

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Movie format Does not take movies
Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$696 body only

$990 with 18-55mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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