Pentax K-50 vs Pentax K-r

Winner
Pentax K-50

100

Pentax K-r

81

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.61x
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
Thickness
Thin
2.7"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

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

Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $527 body only

$530 - $549 with 18-50mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$831 - $866 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Significantly thicker
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$431 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

Pentax K-r Competitors

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$700 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $527 body only

$530 - $549 with 18-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$427 body only

$485 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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