Pentax K-50

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Pentax K-50
Type Digital single-lens reflex camera
Sensor APS-C 23.7×15.7 mm CMOS sensor
Maximum resolution 16.3 million effective pixels
Flash Built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash. 1/180 sec X-sync speed.
Shutter speed range 30-1/6000 s, Bulb
Exposure metering TTL open-aperture metering with choice of: 77-segment, Center-weighted & Spot meter
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism, near-100% coverage, 0.92x magnification
ASA/ISO range ISO 100–51 200 in 1, 0.5 or 0.3 EV steps
Rear LCD monitor 3", 921k pixels with AR coating, adjustable for brightness and colour
Storage SD, SDHC, SDXC (Eye-Fi compatible)
Battery Lithium-Ion D-LI109 rechargeable battery or four AA batteries (with optional AA battery holder)
Weight With battery and SD card: 650 grams (1.43 lb)
Without battery: 590 grams (1.30 lb)

The Pentax K-50 is a 16.3-megapixel mid-level Pentax digital single-lens reflex camera, announced on 12 June 2013.[1] It's a direct successor of the Pentax K-30 model which both are weather sealed.

Main differences to the Pentax K-30 include a more traditional body design, 120 available body color combinations, higher max ISO range (up to 51 200), compatibility with Eye-Fi cards and the kit lens which Pentax K-30 uses DA L 18-55mm/DA 18-55mm WR lens, while Pentax K-50 uses DA L 18-55mm WR lens (L means Light with plastic mount and WR means Water Resistant).[2]

Among APS-C Mid-Range DSLRs[edit]

Among APS-C Mid-Range DSLRs, Pentax K-50 has the smallest body, although is 4mm wider than its nearest rivals Nikon D5300. The body is made from Stainless steel and polycarbonate resin as Canon EOS 700D. Pentax K-50 only has microphone and no audio in as the rivals. Only Pentaxs are provided with Water Resistant kit lens, Pentax K-50 with DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 WR, while Pentax K-3 with 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 WR. The Pentax K-50 price is the cheapest (slightly offer than $500 for body only and less than $600 with kit lens at the end of January 2014) among APS-C Mid-Range DSLRs (Canon EOS 70D, Canon EOS 700D, Nikon D5300, Nikon D7100, Pentax K-3 and Pentax K-50).[3]

Pentax K-500[edit]

Pentax K-500 is an entry-level sibling of K-50, sharing with it most features. The main differences between the two are the lack of multicolor body options (only black), no electronic level as Pentax K-30 and Pentax K-50 and missing weather sealing in K-500.


  1. ^ "Pentax announces K-50 and K-500 mid- and entry-level DSLRs". 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  2. ^ "First impressions of the Pentax K50 and K500". Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ Simon Crisp. "2013 Mid-Range DSLR Comparison Guide". Retrieved January 31, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Pentax K-50 at Wikimedia Commons