Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 vs Pentax K-50

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
Pentax K-50

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
50% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s longer than the Pentax K-50 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a vari-angle LCD display, however the Pentax K-50 does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
Touch sensitive screen Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a touch sensitive screen, but the Pentax K-50 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
PictBridge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports PictBridge, however the Pentax K-50 does not.
HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an HDMI port, whereas 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.

2x lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a weight of 265g, whereas the Pentax K-50 is a 590g digital camera (325g heavier). 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.

43% shorter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 67.81mm tall digital camera. That's 28.69mm shorter than the Pentax K-50 (96.5mm).
Thinner Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a depth of 32.76mm. That's 37.24mm thinner than the Pentax K-50 (70mm).
15% narrower Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a width of 112.78mm. That's 16.22mm narrower than the Pentax K-50 (129mm).
7 Reasons For
26% higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 16.28MP digital camera. That's 4.18MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (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.

3.43MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 16.49MP digital camera. That's 3.43MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (16.49MP).
88% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 44,800 higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (51,200).
50% higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (60fps).
51% higher display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,000 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (921,000 pixels).
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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 only takes 320.00 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.

Slightly better user reviews
Based on 82 reviews, the average user review score of the Pentax K-50 is 96%, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 93% (based on 48 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 4.18MP lower than the Pentax K-50 (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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 13.06MP digital camera. That's 3.43MP less than the Pentax K-50 (16.49MP).
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 44,800 lower than the Pentax K-50 (51,200).
30fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps lower than the Pentax K-50 (60fps).
2x lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,000 pixels lower than the Pentax K-50 (921,000 pixels).
Only 320.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a digital camera that takes 320.00 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.

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Older by over one year
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 20 months older than the Pentax K-50.
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an average user score of 93%, but the Pentax K-50 has an average user rating of 96% (based on 82 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
30s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not have a vari-angle LCD display, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a vari-angle LCD display.
Does not have a touch sensitive screen Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not have a touch sensitive screen, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a touch sensitive screen.
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not support PictBridge, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports PictBridge.
Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not have an HDMI port, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 does. 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.

Significantly heavier Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a weight of 590g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 265g digital camera (325g lighter). 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.

Taller Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 96.5mm tall digital camera. That's 28.69mm taller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (96.5mm).
Thicker Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a depth of 70mm. That's 37.24mm thicker than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (70mm).
13% wider Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a width of 129mm. That's 16.22mm wider than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (129mm).

Awards

6 Awards
Digicam Buyer.co.uk: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
parentesis.com: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Recommended
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
BEST
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 16.28MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 4928 x 3264
 3456 x 2304
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 4928 x 3264
 3456 x 2304
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4928 x 3264
 4928 x 3264
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
13.06MP 16.49MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
BEST
 4/3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

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

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 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
 12500
 20000
 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
 12500
 20000
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 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
 Highlight-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Highlight-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 High-speed synchronization
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 High-speed synchronization
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 12m
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 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 Correction
 ±1EV (1/2 EV step)
 ±1EV (1/2 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
BEST
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
 Second display

Viewfinder

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

3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Halogen
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Halogen
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
Shooting Mode
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Muted
 Neutral
 Muted
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Scene Mode
 Children
 Cuisine
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Candlelight
 Close-up (macro)
 Museum
 Children
 Cuisine
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Candlelight
 Close-up (macro)
 Museum
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 ESP
 ENG
 ESP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
265g
BEST
590g
Height
67.81mm
BEST
96.5mm
Depth
32.76mm
BEST
70mm
Width
112.78mm
BEST
129mm
Weight Including Battery
364g
BEST
675g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data D-LI109
Battery Capacity
1,010mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
320 shots 480 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 HD EditionSILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1 SESuper Loilo Scope (trial version)USB Driver SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

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