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

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,120 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
79.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
 

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)
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses

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-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-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$527 body only

$799 with 18-135mm lens

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

Pentax K-r Competitors

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$700 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Size Larger
Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D

Entry-level DSLR

$266 body only

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Movie format Does not take movies

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