Nikon D7200 vs Pentax K-50

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Nikon D7200
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Reasons For

15 Reasons For
33% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 24.2MP digital camera. That's 7.92MP higher 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.

34% more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 24.72MP digital camera. That's 8.23MP more than the Pentax K-50 (16.49MP).
51.00 auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D7200 has 51.00 auto focus points, however the Pentax K-50 only has 11.00 auto focus points.
Two memory slots Edit
The Nikon D7200 has two memory slots, however the Pentax K-50 only has one memory slot.
Larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a screen size of 3.2". That's 0.2" larger than the Pentax K-50 (3"). 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.

Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a vari-angle LCD display, however the Pentax K-50 does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
26% higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 307,800 pixels higher than the Pentax K-50 (921,000 pixels).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 0.94x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.02x higher than the Pentax K-50 (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.

PictBridge Edit
The Nikon D7200 supports PictBridge, however the Pentax K-50 does not support PictBridge.
HDMI port Edit
The Nikon D7200 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.

1110.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a digital camera that takes 1110.00 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.

WiFi connectivity Edit
The Nikon D7200 supports WiFi connectivity, but the Pentax K-50 does not support WiFi connectivity. 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.

Near field communication Edit
The Nikon D7200 supports near field communication, but the Pentax K-50 does not support near field communication.
8 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Nikon D7200 ranks No. 6989 by number of sales, but the Pentax K-50 ranks No. 32510.
5 Reasons For
50% 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 Nikon D7200 (51,200).
99x shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a flash sync-speed of 0.01s, but the Nikon D7200 is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s longer).
Lighter Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a weight of 590g, but the Nikon D7200 is a 675g digital camera (85g 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.

Cheaper by £253
The Pentax K-50 costs £253.19 less than the Nikon D7200.
Marginally better user reviews
Based on 83 user reviews, the average review score of the Pentax K-50 is 96%, however the average rating of the Nikon D7200 is 94% (based on 104 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25,600 lower than the Pentax K-50 (51,200).
Significantly longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a flash sync-speed of 1s, whereas the Pentax K-50 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
85g heavier Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a weight of 675g, whereas the Pentax K-50 is a 590g digital camera (85g 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.

More expensive by £253
The Nikon D7200 is £253.19 more expensive than the Pentax K-50.
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The Nikon D7200 has an average user score of 94%, but the Pentax K-50 has an average user rating of 96% (based on 83 reviews).
16 Reasons Against
49% lower megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 16.28MP digital camera. That's 7.92MP lower than the Nikon D7200 (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.

50% less total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 16.49MP digital camera. That's 8.23MP less than the Nikon D7200 (16.49MP).
Only 11.00 auto focus points Edit
The Pentax K-50 is an 11.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Nikon D7200 only has 51.00 auto focus points.
Only one memory slot Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a one memory slot digital camera, whereas the Nikon D7200 only has two memory slots.
Smaller screen size Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D7200 (3"). 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.

Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not have a vari-angle LCD display, however the Nikon D7200 has a vari-angle LCD display.
34% lower display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 307,800 pixels lower than the Nikon D7200 (921,000 pixels).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 0.92x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.02x lower than the Nikon D7200 (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.

Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not support PictBridge, however the Nikon D7200 supports PictBridge.
Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not have an HDMI port, whereas the Nikon D7200 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.

Only 480.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Pentax K-50 is 480.00, but the Nikon D7200 only takes 1110.00 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, but the Nikon D7200 supports WiFi connectivity. 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.

Does not support near field communication Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not support near field communication, but the Nikon D7200 does.
Less retailers
The Pentax K-50 is only stocked by 18 sellers, whereas the Nikon D7200 is stocked by 26 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by one month
The Pentax K-50 is one month older than the Nikon D7200.
Less popular
The Pentax K-50 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 32510 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Nikon D7200 ranks No. 6989.

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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
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
BEST
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
BEST
 6000 x 4000
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
24.72MP
BEST
16.49MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
BEST
 16:9

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5.8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
210mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
27mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
18 - 105 18 - 55
Lens Structure
15/11 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
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
67mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 selective
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 selective
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot 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
51
BEST
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
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 100
 25600
 25
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 51200
 16000
 8000
 10000
 100
 25600
 25
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 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
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
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
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 12m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
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)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
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
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
2
BEST
1

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,228,800 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.94x
BEST
0.92x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
BEST
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Direct sunlight
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Muted
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Muted
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,12
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-2 - 1 -2.5 - 1.5
Eye Relief
19.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Backlight
 Museum
 Surf
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Backlight
 Museum
 Surf
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
675g 590g
BEST
Height
106.5mm 96.5mm
Depth
76mm 70mm
Width
135.5mm 129mm
Lens Weight
420g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
89mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
76mm Unknown - Click to provide data
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
EN-EL15 D-LI109
Shot Per Battery Charge
1,110 shots
BEST
480 shots

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case

Networking

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

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED 4
 EXPEED 4
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback