Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 vs Pentax K-50

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Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5
Pentax K-50

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Marginally higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has a megapixel count of 18MP, however the Pentax K-50 is only a 16.28MP digital camera (1.72MP 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.

2.21MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has a total megapixel count of 18.7MP, whereas the Pentax K-50 is only a 16.49MP digital camera (2.21MP less).
PictBridge Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 supports PictBridge, however the Pentax K-50 does not support PictBridge.
HDMI port Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has an HDMI port, whereas 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.

110g lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a 480g digital camera. That's 110g lighter 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.

Twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a digital camera that takes 500.00 shots per battery charge, whereas 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
Two more auto focus points Edit
The Pentax K-50 has 11.00 auto focus points, however the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 only has nine auto focus points.
38,400 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, but the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (38,400 lower).
12.00 flash guides Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 12.00 flash guide digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 only has nine point two flash guides.
Significantly shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s shorter than the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 (0.01s).
Available from 15 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
More popular
The Pentax K-50 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 32510 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 ranks No. 204658.
User reviews are a little better
Based on 83 reviews, the Pentax K-50 has an average user review score of 96%, but the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has an average rating of 95% (based on 399 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Two less auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has nine auto focus points, however the Pentax K-50 only has 11.00 auto focus points.
Hugely lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, but the Pentax K-50 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (38,400 higher).
Only nine point two flash guides Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a nine point two flash guide digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-50 only has 12.00 flash guides.
Longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s longer than the Pentax K-50 (0.01s).
Not as many stockists
Only 3 stores sells the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5, however 18 shops sell the Pentax K-50. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
One month older
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is older than the Pentax K-50 by one month.
Worse selling
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 ranks No. 204658 by sales volume, but the Pentax K-50 ranks No. 32510.
A bit Lower user review Score
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has an average user rating of 95%, but the Pentax K-50 has an average user rating of 96% (based on 83 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
11% lower megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a megapixel count of 16.28MP, however the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is an 18MP digital camera (1.72MP 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.

2.21MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a total megapixel count of 16.49MP, whereas the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is an 18.7MP digital camera (2.21MP more).
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not support PictBridge, but the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 supports PictBridge.
Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not have an HDMI port, however the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 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.

110g heavier Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 590g digital camera. That's 110g heavier than the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 (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.

Twenty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a digital camera that takes 480.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 only takes 500.00 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.

Awards

7 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
chip.com.my: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
gadgetspeak.com: Highly Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
18MP
BEST
16.28MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 480 x 480
BEST
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 480 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
BEST
 5184 x 3456
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.3 x 14.9 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
18.7MP
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

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Minimum Aperture
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
17 - 85 18 - 55
Lens Structure
15/12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 servo
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 selective
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 servo
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 selective
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking 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
9 11
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
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
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
9m 12m
BEST
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Recharging Time
2s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.92x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
BEST
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Mode
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Museum
 Night portrait
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Museum
 Night portrait
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 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
480g
BEST
590g
Height
99.7mm 96.5mm
Depth
77.9mm 70mm
Width
129.6mm 129mm
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
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E10 D-LI109
Shot Per Battery Charge
500 shots
BEST
480 shots

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB
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
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
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