Pentax K-50 vs Sony NEX 5R

Winner
Pentax K-50

56

Sony NEX 5R

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-50

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
113 lenses
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5R

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Size
Really small
Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-50.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX 5R.

competitors

Pentax K-50 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

Battery life Much longer battery life
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

$2,197 with 28-105mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Larger
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$818 body only

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen size Larger screen
Size Slightly larger

Sony NEX 5R Competitors

Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$872 - $999 body only

$870 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Significantly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$606 body only

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Touch screen No touch screen

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