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
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.61x
High ISO
Light sensitivity
51,600 ISO
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

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

$329 body only

$379 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$526 - $532 with 18-50mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Pentax K-S1

Pentax K-S1

Entry-level DSLR

$329 - $430 body only

$379 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Pentax K-r Competitors

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$289 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-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$1,368 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay More startup delay
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$369 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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