Interested in a Pentax entry level DSLR ? Here we've rounded up all eight entry level DSLRs from Pentax. You might also be interested in checking out entry level DSLRs from other manufacturers such as Nikon, Canon or Sony.

Entry level DSLR

Entry level DSLRs offer a good compromise between ease of use and power. Entry level DSLRs can be used in full automatic mode if you want, or you can start to learn more about photography and use controls such as aperture, shutter, ISO and more.

DSLR

Digital SLRs (also called DSLRs) are the digital equivalent of the old film SLRs. SLR cameras all have interchangeable lenses, and an optical viewfinder that lets you look through the lens and see exactly what the camera will capture when you take a photo.

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Pentax K-30
$433 Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Pentax K-30
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Supports 24p
24p movies
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For that film look
Lowest price
Low price
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$432.99
Weight
Light-weight
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650 g
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Pentax K-50
$497 Entry-level DSLR, announced 11 months ago
Pentax K-50
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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51,600 ISO
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
Supports 24p
24p movies
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For that film look
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
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Contrast detection
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Pentax K-3
$1,030 Entry-level DSLR, announced 7 months ago
Pentax K-3
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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1,216 ISO
Screen size
Large screen
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3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
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1,037k dots
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
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0.62x
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Pentax K-5
$660 Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Pentax K-5
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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82.0
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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14.1 EV
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
External mic jack
External mic jack
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Record higher quality audio with a microphone
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Pentax K-500
$439 Entry-level DSLR, announced 11 months ago
Pentax K-500
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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51,600 ISO
Supports 24p
24p movies
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For that film look
Announced
New
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June, 2013
Lowest price
Low price
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$439.00
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Pentax K-5 II
$660 Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Pentax K-5 II
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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1,235 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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82.0
Color depth
Great color depth
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23.8 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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14.1 EV
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Pentax K-5 IIs
$689 Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Pentax K-5 IIs
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
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1,208 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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82.0
Color depth
Great color depth
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23.9 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
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14.1 EV
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Pentax K-r
$484 Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Pentax K-r
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
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300 ms startup delay
Sensor size
Large sensor
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APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
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105 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
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Prosumer size 125x97x68 mm
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