Canon EOS 5DS R vs Pentax K-50

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Canon EOS 5DS R
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Hugely higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a megapixel count of 50.6MP, but the Pentax K-50 is only a 16.28MP digital camera (34.32MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Vastly more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a total megapixel count of 53MP, however the Pentax K-50 is only a 16.49MP digital camera (36.51MP less).
Fifty more auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Canon EOS 5DS R is 61.00, but the Pentax K-50 only has 11.00 auto focus points.
0.2" larger screen size Edit
Canon EOS 5DS R is 3.2" screen, but the Pentax K-50 is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

12% higher display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels, however the Pentax K-50 is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels lower).
HDMI port Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has an HDMI port, however the Pentax K-50 does not. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Two hundred and twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R takes 700.00 shots per battery charge, however the Pentax K-50 only takes 480.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

7 Reasons For
44,800 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, whereas the Canon EOS 5DS R is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 lower).
17% higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fps, however the Canon EOS 5DS R is only a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (10fps lower).
0.21x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.92x, whereas the Canon EOS 5DS R is only a 0.71x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.21x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

44% lighter Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 590g digital camera. That's 255g lighter than the Canon EOS 5DS R (590g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

21% shorter Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a height of 96.5mm, however the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 116.4mm tall digital camera (19.9mm taller).
Marginally thinner Edit
Pentax K-50 is 70mm deep, but the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 76.4mm deep digital camera (6.4mm thicker).
Narrower Edit
Pentax K-50 is 129mm wide, but the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 152mm wide digital camera (23mm wider).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Seven times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, whereas the Pentax K-50 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 higher).
20% lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a JPEG frame rate of 50fps, however the Pentax K-50 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (10fps higher).
0.21x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a lens magnification ratio of 0.71x, whereas the Pentax K-50 is a 0.92x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.21x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R is an 845g digital camera. That's 255g heavier than the Pentax K-50 (590g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

18% taller Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a height of 116.4mm, however the Pentax K-50 is a 96.5mm tall digital camera (19.9mm shorter).
6.4mm thicker Edit
Canon EOS 5DS R is 76.4mm deep, but the Pentax K-50 is a 70mm deep digital camera (6.4mm thinner).
Wider Edit
Canon EOS 5DS R is 152mm wide, but the Pentax K-50 is a 129mm wide digital camera (23mm narrower).
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8 Reasons Against
Hugely lower megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a megapixel count of 16.28MP, but the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 50.6MP digital camera (34.32MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

36.51MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a total megapixel count of 16.49MP, however the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 53MP digital camera (36.51MP more).
Fifty less auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Pentax K-50 is 11.00, but the Canon EOS 5DS R only has 61.00 auto focus points.
Slightly smaller screen size Edit
Pentax K-50 is only 3" screen, but the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

13% lower display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, however the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels higher).
Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not have an HDMI port, but the Canon EOS 5DS R has an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Two hundred and twenty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Pentax K-50 takes 480.00 shots per battery charge, however the Canon EOS 5DS R only takes 700.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Over one year older
The Pentax K-50 is older than the Canon EOS 5DS R by 21 months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
50.6MP
BEST
16.28MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6016 x 4000
 4320 x 2880
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
BEST
 6016 x 4000
 4320 x 2880
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 8688 x 5792
BEST
 8688 x 5792
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 24 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
53MP
BEST
16.49MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Canon EF
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Auto Focus Point
61
BEST
11
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Partial
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Partial
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 12m
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s 0.01s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±1EV (1/2 EV step)
 ±1EV (1/2 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 Eye-Fi
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.71x 0.92x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
BEST
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Muted
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Muted
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
16x 16x
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
845g 590g
BEST
Height
116.4mm 96.5mm
BEST
Depth
76.4mm 70mm
BEST
Width
152mm 129mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 650g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
LP-E6N D-LI109
Shot Per Battery Charge
700 shots
BEST
480 shots
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Digital Photo Professional 4, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility 3, Picture Style Editor SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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