Canon EOS 6D vs Pentax K-50

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Canon EOS 6D
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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a megapixel count of 20.2MP, but the Pentax K-50 is only a 16.28MP digital camera (3.92MP 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.

20% more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a total megapixel count of 20.6MP, however the Pentax K-50 is only a 16.49MP digital camera (4.11MP less).
12% higher display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 6D 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).
PictBridge Edit
The Canon EOS 6D supports PictBridge, but the Pentax K-50 does not support PictBridge.
HDMI port Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has an HDMI port, however the Pentax K-50 does not have 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.

Six hundred and ten more shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 6D takes 1090.00 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.

WiFi connectivity Edit
The Canon EOS 6D supports WiFi connectivity, whereas the Pentax K-50 does not. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
7 Reasons For
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25,600 higher than the Canon EOS 6D (51,200).
Ninety-nine times shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a flash sync-speed of 0.01s, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s longer).
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Canon EOS 6D (60fps).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 0.92x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.21x higher than the Canon EOS 6D (0.92x). 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.

Higher maximum playback zoom Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 16x maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 6x higher than the Canon EOS 6D (16x).
Cheaper by £512
The Pentax K-50 costs £306.80, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is £818.99.
Better selling
The Pentax K-50 ranks No. 21103 by number of sales, but the Canon EOS 6D ranks No. 26007.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
25,600 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, whereas the Pentax K-50 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 higher).
99% longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s longer than the Pentax K-50 (0.01s).
Vastly lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, however the Pentax K-50 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
A lot lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 6D 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.

6x lower maximum playback zoom Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a maximum playback zoom of 10x, whereas the Pentax K-50 is a 16x maximum playback zoom digital camera (6x higher).
£512 more expensive
The Canon EOS 6D is more expensive than the Pentax K-50 by £512.19.
Two months older
The Canon EOS 6D is older than the Pentax K-50 by two months.
Worse selling
The Canon EOS 6D ranks No. 26007 by sales volume, whereas the Pentax K-50 ranks No. 21103.
8 Reasons Against
25% lower megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 16.28MP digital camera. That's 3.92MP lower than the Canon EOS 6D (16.28MP). 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.

4.11MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 16.49MP digital camera. That's 4.11MP less than the Canon EOS 6D (16.49MP).
119,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 119,000 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 6D (921,000 pixels).
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not support PictBridge, but the Canon EOS 6D supports PictBridge.
Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not have an HDMI port, however the Canon EOS 6D 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.

Only 480.00 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 6D only takes 1090.00 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.

Does not support WiFi connectivity Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not support WiFi connectivity, whereas the Canon EOS 6D does. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Not as many stockists
The Pentax K-50 is only stocked by 19 stores, however the Canon EOS 6D is stocked by 22 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.

Awards

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alphr.com: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Silver
gagadget.com: Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
What Digital Camera: Gold
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
16.28MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5184 x 3456
 3468 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 5184 x 3456
 3468 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 24 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
20.6MP
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
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
28 - 300 18 - 55
Lens
 Telephoto
 Telephoto
Lens Structure
22/16 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Canon EF
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Filter Size
77mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 selective
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 selective
 tracking
 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
Closest Focusing Distance
0.7m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
11 11
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
 25600
 25
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 51200
 16000
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 51200
 16000
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 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
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 12m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
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
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@60fps
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
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 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
 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

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Muted
 Neutral
 Muted
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x 16x
BEST
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
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Museum
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Museum
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 590g
Height
110mm 96.5mm
Depth
71.2mm 70mm
Width
144.5mm 129mm
Weight Including Battery
755g 650g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E6 D-LI109
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
1,090 shots
BEST
480 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor 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
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
BEST
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
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