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Pentax K-50 Digital Camera

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SLR 16.28MP CMOS Jan 2015
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The PENTAX K-50 Boasts Outstanding Basic Specifications That Rival Many Upper-class Models, Including High-speed Continuous Shooting At Approximately Six Images Per Second, Super-high-sensitivity... More
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User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 133 user reviews this digital camera has a marvellous average user rating.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four Pentax K-50 reviewers thought it had a good viewfinder. In November last year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The level gauge in the view finder is good” and rated the product 5 stars. Mr Andrew Comerford scored it 5 stars and he said in his Pentax K-50 review on Amazon a few weeks ago “That's down to the pentaprism viewfinder (the best in its class)”. Two years ago Mr. Anthony Butler said “The viewfinder was much superior and it had weather-proofing” in his review of this digital camera.

Several Pentax K-50 reviewers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good screen. Amazon Customer wrote in their review “Long lasting bearing in mind it powering a fairly large screen as well which is really easy to read even in bright light”. Graham M. said in his review of the Pentax K-50 on Amazon “HD video feature with live screen is very good”. Mr B J Dellevoet mentioned on Amazon “Wanted a waterproof one, like the Pentax K50 which also has lots of additional features like a bigger screen, full HD capability, choice of two power sources, etc”.

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Good Quality Lens

Some Pentax K-50 owners who bought it reckoned that it had a good lens. Mr. Anthony Butler said in his review of the Pentax K-50 “The build quality is excellent and the kit lens is also very good”. P. Horrex said in their review of the Pentax K-50 on Amazon two years ago “I bought the K50 in red with the 18-135 lens and am very impressed”. In November this year Richard rated it as very good and he wrote “Probably most importantly is the lens options” in his review of the Pentax K-50.

A few Pentax K-50 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Pentax K-50 had a good autofocus. Last year Tikka said on Amazon “The focusing and metering in full auto seem very hard to fool” in their review of this digital camera. Timothy Sharpe mentioned “Image very colourful, like the real item, found the auto focus noisey” and gave it an excellent review.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several Pentax K-50 reviewers thought the product was able to produce good images. Allthe44s wrote “The clarity of the LCD Monitor and photo's is superb” in their Pentax K-50 review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Love it in auto, now need to learn how to take real photos”. Amazon Customer also said “New to dslr photography Some lovely images”.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Dr. Gergely Hal wrote “I bought it to my wife as a present to learn the photo shooting with a real SRL” in their Pentax K-50 review. Jono mentioned on Amazon “You can forgive it for those little quibbles as soon as you hold it in your hands and start shooting It's nicely weighted”. Mr. Anthony Butler rated it as very good and he wrote in his review of the Pentax K-50 “Light areas, even better when shooting RAW, which is saved as a DNG file”.

One customer who reviewed the Pentax K-50 thought it was good in low light. Andrew L. scored the product very highly and he wrote in his review of this digital camera a few weeks ago “Much better low-light performance”.

One Pentax K-50 reviewer reckoned that this digital camera had a good image sensor. In November last year Jono said in their review of the Pentax K-50 “It wouldn't be my first choice as a studio camera because it has no dedicated flash sync input and it also has a cropped sensor rather than full frame one”.

One person who purchased it thought it had a good ISO range.

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Good Product Quality

Some people concluded that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It was very good quality and delivered right in time”. Barbara scored the product very highly and she wrote in her review of the Pentax K-50 “Very good quality of this product”. Two years ago Lee said in his review of the Pentax K-50 on Amazon “Amazing build and quality, puts the likes of nikon”.

Easy to Use

Fourteen customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. A. Feeney mentioned in their review “Updated my K10 light, sharp and easy to use would recommend”. D Short scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon in November last year “It's a joy to use and I'm very happy with the results”. Marcin M. scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use, small body, much smaller than other DSLR Cameras, thank safe some space in rucksack” in their Pentax K-50 review.

Three customers who reviewed the Pentax K-50 thought it was easy to use the menus. In November last year Miroslav Tokarsky gave it a very good rating and said “Great camera, user friendly menu, great quality of pictures.i am loving it!”. Thomasl wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Very good image quality up to ISO3200/6400; rugged; fast and mostly reliable AF; many and flexible settings; efficient handling; ISO priority mode; Con”.

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good experience. Get Real scored the product 5 stars and mentioned in their Pentax K-50 review “The Photographer doing the one to one has many, many years experience shooting all over the world”. The Guardian said on Amazon “With some experience you can radically enhance your results by editing/playing with them”.

Two Pentax K-50 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Pentax K-50 was comfortable and easy to hold. Timothy Sharpe mentioned in his review in November last year “Packed well, once battery was charged I found the camera very comfortable to handle, photos taken were sharp” . Last year Wizard Technology mentioned on Amazon “The camera feels very comfortable to hold and sturdy too” in their review of the Pentax K-50 and gave the Pentax K-50 a score of 5 stars.

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Nice Design

A few customers who reviewed it said that it was good looking. D Short said on Amazon “Both kit lenses seem pretty good and it's weather sealing makes a huge difference in Scotland” and scored the product very highly. The Guardian said “The K-50 is visually stunning in its red casing” in their Pentax K-50 review.

One customer said in their reviews that it was well designed. Nickrs wrote in their Pentax K-50 review on Amazon “It is a bit of a handful albeit a well designed and very ergonomic handful”.

One person who bought the Pentax K-50 thought it was a good design. In November The Guardian rated it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The viewfinder screen is excellent, ditto the built-in flash which has an intelligent pop-up design and closes with a simple click if you want to lock it away”.

One Pentax K-50 owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was neat. Tikka mentioned in their review of the Pentax K-50 last year “For small neat camera it is very easy to handle even with my big paws” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

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Robust

A few customers said in their reviews that it was well made. In November last year Andr gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Well built, Nice to use”. Badger gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their Pentax K-50 review on Amazon “The Maxsimafoto cage from Amazon is perfectly well made - no need to Pentax!”. In November last year C. Pickering said on Amazon “Feels very solid to use” in their review of this digital camera.

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Jono mentioned in their Pentax K-50 review “It feels good and sturdy in the hands” . The Guardian wrote this month “Various control functions are sturdy and easy to master even by someone with large hands” in their review of the Pentax K-50. The Guardian also said “Robust, versatile, easy to use, excellent value –”.

One customer mentioned that it was sealed. Jono mentioned on Amazon in November last year “Once you understand that, you can really appreciate its well-crafted fully weather sealed body shape”.

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Reasonably Priced

Some Pentax K-50 owners who bought the product mentioned that it was good value for money. C. Pickering gave the Pentax K-50 a very good review and said in their review of the Pentax K-50 “Great camera and good value”. C. Pickering also said “A great camera for the price”. D Short mentioned on Amazon “Fantastic value and quality build” in their Pentax K-50 review.

A few customers said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. In November this year Mr Mahzooz gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “These lenses can often be purchased really cheaply on Ebay”. Richard scored it 5 stars and he wrote in the same month “This camera lets you buy a range of lenses on the cheap so you can have options when you're shooting” in his review.

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was cheap. In November this year Richard said in his Pentax K-50 review “If, like me photography is a hobby for you and you are on a budget this camera particularly stands out for a number of reasons”.

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Good Technical Features

Some Pentax K-50 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. I Clarke said “Has plenty of really useful features particularly for beginners”. J. Green mentioned “There is a lot to learn about this camera and it has features that I never knew existed, manual has almost 300 pages”. Lodestone mentioned in their review of the Pentax K-50 on Amazon last year “Great starter DSLR with excellent features” and scored the product 5 stars.

Pentax Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Pentax SLR digital cameras have excellent reviews on average and across all cameras Pentax is one of the top rated brands.

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Good Battery Life

Some Pentax K-50 reviewers thought the Pentax K-50 had a good battery life. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon last year “The supplied recharable battery seems to be good”. Badger wrote two years ago “The battery arrangements seem rather ad hoc” in their review of the Pentax K-50 and gave this digital camera an excellent review. John Pearson mentioned “Already purchasing new lens & accessories only slight negative is battery life which isn't the best” and rated the product as very good.

Good Support

Some Pentax K-50 reviewers concluded that the product had good technical guidance. Mr B J Dellevoet said in his review on Amazon “Of course, since I am in my eighties, I am still busy going with a fine comb through the Manual, which I downloaded” and scored the product very highly. Richard rated it as very good and he said this year “I recommend switching to manual mode and playing with different white balances, you can really make pictures 'pop' with a few tweaks to the settings”. Tikka said “A bit of research established that my old Metz 32Z1 (4.5v trigger) was ok to use in manual mode” and scored it very highly.

Good Exposure Control

One Pentax K-50 reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera had good exposure controls. Graham M. mentioned “The K-50 has a lot of new features such as time lapse functions and easily adjustable exposure controls” in his Pentax K-50 review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Video Capture

One customer thought this digital camera was good for video recording. In November Mr Andrew Comerford said on Amazon “If any noobs ask you, "Canon or Nikon, " show them what a real camera looks like (video may not be up to much.” and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

Good Flash

One Pentax K-50 owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good flash.

Supports Full HD Video

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the K-50, the Pentax K-50 supports Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Olympus PEN E-P3[plb_1666913_price] or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price], or the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Pentax K-50 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at including a cheaper digital camera such as the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II[plb_1125845_price] or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price], or the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price].

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this SLR digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[pl_1102050_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the EOS 60Da[pl_1425495_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) both from Canon or the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

At 51,200, the Pentax K-50 has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the K-50. Across all the cameras of a similar type and age to the K-50 the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 210,000.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Pentax K-50 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the K-50. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Pentax digital camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

At 38, the Pentax K-50 has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the K-50 the maximum apertures range from 3 to 38.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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Quite High JPEG Frame Rate

With a JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Pentax K-50 has a quite high JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average JPEG frame rate of SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 35fps, and the JPEG frame rates range from 3fps to 60fps.

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Quite High Maximum Playback Zoom

The maximum playback zooms of SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 1x to 16x. At 16 times zoom factor, the Pentax K-50 has a quite high maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Pentax K-50 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Resizing" are also found on this Pentax camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Pentax K-50 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This Pentax digital camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Twenty-Seven ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Pentax K-50 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the K-50. The ISO speeds "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2250", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000", "12800", "16000", "25600", "51200" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports a H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Six Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Pentax K-50 is more than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Pentax digital camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the K-50. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Contrast Detection Auto Focus", "Face detection", "Spot Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Pentax camera.

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B Shutter Speed Setting

This camera has a B shutter speed setting, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Pentax K-50 is more than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras of a comparable spec and age to the K-50. The camera file systems "Exif 2.3" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Pentax K-50 has a TFT display which is better than most SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is actually the best display amongst all SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

An LCD display is the worst display across similar types of digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The flash sync-speeds of cameras of a comparable age and type to the K-50 range from 0.0031s to 4s. The Pentax K-50 has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds (only 0.005 seconds) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

A few Pentax K-50 reviewers who bought the Pentax K-50 concluded that it was not noisy. A few weeks ago Richard wrote in his review of this digital camera “It is noisy” however despite that he still scored this digital camera very highly. Thomasl mentioned in their review of the Pentax K-50 “Battery life mediocre at best; noisy shutter; live view”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

A few Pentax K-50 owners reckoned that this digital camera was not heavy and bulky. C. Pickering mentioned on Amazon “A bit heavier than some of the opposition” but in spite of that they scored this digital camera very highly. Mr Andrew Comerford wrote in November this year “A touch heavy for its size.”. Mr S. mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “A little on the heavy side due to weatherproofing” yet he still gave the Pentax K-50 a score of 4 stars.

One person who reviewed the Pentax K-50 thought it was not a good body shape. Two years ago Badger mentioned in their Pentax K-50 review on Amazon “Bought to replace a Pentax 1st body with a dead sensor”.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the K-50 support video recording, however the Pentax K-50 does not support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support video recording including the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II[plb_1125845_price], or the Olympus PEN E-P3[plb_1666913_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the K-50 do not have a GPS. The Pentax K-50 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Nikon D5200[plb_1829432_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as the K-50 are not 3D compatible. The Pentax K-50 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Olympus PEN E-P3[plb_1666913_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Pentax K-50 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the D750[pl_2497138_price], or the D5200[pl_1829432_price] both from Nikon.

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Not Waterproof

The Pentax K-50 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the K-50 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the K-50, the Pentax K-50 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The Pentax K-50 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 2 gigabytes) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The smallest maximum memory card size of cameras of a similar age and spec to the K-50 is 1GB and the largest is 64GB.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 82.5 millimeters, the Pentax K-50 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length of cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 100mm, and the maximum focal lengths range from 3mm to 320mm.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modes

The Pentax K-50 has a greater number of shooting modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the K-50. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Auto", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Six Diaphragm Blades

The Pentax K-50 is a six diaphragm blades digital camera.

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Only ±1EV (1/2 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Pentax K-50 has a ±1EV (1/2 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than the ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction found on most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

This camera's flash exposure correction (±1EV (1/2 EV step)) is in fact the worst flash exposure correction amongst all digital cameras of this age and type.

Amongst similar types of camera the best flash exposure correction is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Only 11 Auto Focus Points

The Pentax K-50 is an 11 auto focus point digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the K-50 have between 1 and 799 auto focus points.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Pentax K-50

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Screen Size

The Pentax K-50 has a pretty standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the K-50.

Alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[plb_1102050_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price] (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Pentax K-50 has a pretty average weight (590 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the K-50.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Nikon D3000[plb_993_price] (536g), or the Pentax K-30[plb_1717026_price] (590g).

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Average Megapixel Count

The Pentax K-50 has a relatively standard megapixel count (16.28 megapixels) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the K-50.

If this digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price] (24.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think the Canon EOS 1D Mark II N[plb_324111_price] which is cheaper; or the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[plb_1102050_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon D3000[plb_993_price] (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Format
Design
Colour
Lens System
Focal Length Range
Lens Mount Interface
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Auto Focus Point
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed Setting
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Noise Reduction
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Live View
Playback Mode
Diopter Adjustment
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Technical Details
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

Expert Reviews

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Relatively low cost
Great image quality
Display swings out for capturing a variety of angles
Friendly interface
Smooth operation
Live View focus seems sluggish
Physical controls can be awkward to navigate
Some physical controls are awkward to navigate
Program mode tends to produce darker exposures
Images are very noisy after ISO 800

User Reviews

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Reviewed 16 March 2015 by Mirow
Mirow would recommend the Pentax K-50 (Verified Purchase)

The quality of this ca era blew me away. And the level of controls that are easy to use, little if any diving thrums us to adjust settings is great. I have owned 35 mm slrs, aps slrs, various... Read more…

Fast Accurate Auto-Focus
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Image Quality
High ISO Performance
Large Clear LCD
Rather Noisy Focus Motor
Hard Shutter Release
Poor Image Quality
Noisy At High ISO
Reviewed 15 July 2014 by Rp2s
Rp2s would recommend the Pentax K-50 (Verified Purchase)

This camera and lens combo is an unbelievable deal. The camera shoots at high ISO with very little noise added to the image. It has a rigid frame under its polycarbonate body, that gives it a... Read more…

Easy To Use
Fast Accurate Auto-Focus
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Placement Of Front E-dail
Noisy At High ISO
Lag Shutter Delay
Poor Image Quality
Poor Image Stabilization
Reviewed 28 January 2015 by '70's Pentax fan
'70's Pentax fan would recommend the Pentax K-50 (Verified Purchase)

Coming from using a film camera to my first digital camera,I was intimidated by the extensive variables in the controls and by the lengthy manual. In a few days, I realized that most of these... Read more…

Easy To Use
Fast Accurate Auto-Focus
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Short Battery Life
Reviewed 21 October 2015 by Daniels
Daniels would recommend the Pentax K-50 (Verified Purchase)

I had to replace my old and trusty Olympus E-520. I did not buy new mirror less version of olympus camera because I do not like EVF. Pentax K-50 has different image colors [jpg] but I like it... Read more…

Easy To Use
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
High ISO Performance
Quiet
Short Battery Life
Reviewed 20 August 2015 by Hiking Photos
Hiking Photos would recommend the Pentax K-50 (Verified Purchase)

This is my first DSLR after using a digital point and shoot for several years and film SLRs. Pentax's weather resistance was a key factor in my choice to buy this camera over comparable DSLRs from... Read more…

Durable
Easy To Use
Fast Accurate Auto-Focus
Weather resistant
Amazing value
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers l1855m, w18135, w1855m, w18135m, w1855mm, dal1855, da18135, l1855mm, dal1855m, da18135m, dal50200, ricoh 30, w18135mm
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