Nikon D3200 vs Pentax K-50

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Nikon D3200
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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D3200 has a megapixel count of 24.2MP, whereas the Pentax K-50 is only a 16.28MP digital camera (7.92MP 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.

A lot more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D3200 has a total megapixel count of 24.7MP, but the Pentax K-50 is only a 16.49MP digital camera (8.21MP less).
22 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D3200 has a maximum aperture of 22, whereas the Pentax K-50 is only a unknown maximum aperture digital camera (22 bigger).
PictBridge Edit
The Nikon D3200 supports PictBridge, whereas the Pentax K-50 does not support PictBridge.
HDMI port Edit
The Nikon D3200 has an HDMI port, but 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.

Vastly bigger eye relief Edit
The Nikon D3200 has an eye relief of 18mm. That's 18mm bigger than the Pentax K-50 (unknownmm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Lighter Edit
The Nikon D3200 is a 455g digital camera. That's 135g 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.

20mm shorter Edit
Nikon D3200 is 76.5mm tall, but the Pentax K-50 is a 96.5mm tall digital camera (20mm taller).
A little narrower Edit
The Nikon D3200 is a 125mm wide digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-50 is a 129mm wide digital camera (4mm wider).
£49 cheaper
The Nikon D3200 costs £48.81 less than the Pentax K-50.
More popular
The Nikon D3200 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2905 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Pentax K-50 ranks No. 11582.
7 Reasons For
44,800 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, whereas the Nikon D3200 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 lower).
30fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fps, however the Nikon D3200 is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
0.12x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.92x, whereas the Nikon D3200 is only a 0.8x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.12x 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.

16x higher maximum playback zoom Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a maximum playback zoom of 16x, whereas the Nikon D3200 is only a unknownx maximum playback zoom digital camera (16x lower).
A lot thinner Edit
Pentax K-50 is 70mm deep, but the Nikon D3200 is a 96mm deep digital camera (26mm thicker).
Available from 11 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.
User reviews are a bit better
Based on 82 user reviews, the Pentax K-50 has an average review score of 96%, whereas the Nikon D3200 has an average rating of 95% (based on 691 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
7x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D3200 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, however the Pentax K-50 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 higher).
Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D3200 has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, but the Pentax K-50 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
15% lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D3200 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.8x, however the Pentax K-50 is a 0.92x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.12x 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.

26mm thicker Edit
The Nikon D3200 is a 96mm deep digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-50 is a 70mm deep digital camera (26mm thinner).
Less retailers
Only 13 retailers sells the Nikon D3200, whereas 24 retailers sell the Pentax K-50. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Nikon D3200's average user rating is 95%, however the Pentax K-50's is 96% (based on 82 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
7.92MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a megapixel count of 16.28MP, but the Nikon D3200 is a 24.2MP digital camera (7.92MP 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.

8.21MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a total megapixel count of 16.49MP, however the Nikon D3200 is a 24.7MP digital camera (8.21MP more).
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not support PictBridge, whereas the Nikon D3200 supports PictBridge.
Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not have an HDMI port, but the Nikon D3200 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.

23% heavier Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 590g digital camera. That's 135g heavier than the Nikon D3200 (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% taller Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a height of 96.5mm, however the Nikon D3200 is a 76.5mm tall digital camera (20mm shorter).
4mm wider Edit
Pentax K-50 is 129mm wide, but the Nikon D3200 is a 125mm wide digital camera (4mm narrower).
£49 more expensive
The Pentax K-50 is more expensive than the Nikon D3200 by £48.81.
Three months older
The Pentax K-50 is older than the Nikon D3200 by three months.
Worse selling
The Pentax K-50 ranks No. 11582 by sales volume, whereas the Nikon D3200 ranks No. 2905.

Awards

16 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
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onfoto.ru: Silver
pcforalla.idg.se: Good Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Best in Class
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
tweakers.net: Very Good
What Digital Camera: Gold
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
24.2MP
BEST
16.28MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6016 x 4000
 4512 x 3000
 3008 x 2000
BEST
 6016 x 4000
 4512 x 3000
 3008 x 2000
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 4000
BEST
 6016 x 4000
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.2 x 15.4 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
24.7MP
BEST
16.49MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)

Design

Colour
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
18 - 200 18 - 200
Lens Structure
16/13 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Nikon F
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
62mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
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
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 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
 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
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
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
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
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 424
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 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
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
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
921,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.8x 0.92x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
BEST
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 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
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Muted
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Crop
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 - 0.5 -2.5 - 1.5
Eye Relief
18mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Museum
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Museum
 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)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
455g
BEST
590g
Height
76.5mm
BEST
96.5mm
Depth
96mm 70mm
BEST
Width
125mm
BEST
129mm
Lens Weight
405g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
78.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
70mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
505g
BEST
650g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL14 D-LI109
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 480 shots

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
Unknown - Click to provide data 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

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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