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Canon EOS 5DS R vs Pentax K-50

Canon EOS 5DS R vs Pentax K-50

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Canon EOS 5DS R
Pentax K-50

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Hugely higher megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a megapixel of 50.6MP, but the Pentax K-50 is only a 16.3MP digital camera (34.3MP 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.

0.2" larger display diagonal Edit
Canon EOS 5DS R is 3.2" screen, but the Pentax K-50 is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). 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.

12% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a display resolution (numeric) 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 5DS R supports PictBridge, but the Pentax K-50 does not support PictBridge.
HDMI Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has an HDMI, however 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.

Two hundred and twenty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R takes 700.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Pentax K-50 only takes 480.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Available from 2 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Six more awards
The Canon EOS 5DS R has 18 awards, but the Pentax K-50 has 12 awards.
Expert reviews are better
The Canon EOS 5DS R has an average expert review score of 90%, whereas the Pentax K-50 has an average rating of 81% (based on 60 reviews).
4 Reasons For
44% lighter Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 590g digital camera. That's 255g lighter than the Canon EOS 5DS R (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.

£1,803 cheaper
The Pentax K-50 is £1,802.64 cheaper than the Canon EOS 5DS R.
More popular
The Pentax K-50 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 50252 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Canon EOS 5DS R ranks No. 60466.
User reviews are a bit better
Based on 227 reviews, the Pentax K-50 has an average user review score of 95%, whereas the Canon EOS 5DS R has an average rating of 94% (based on 365 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R is an 845g digital camera. That's 255g heavier 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.

£1,803 more expensive
The Canon EOS 5DS R is more expensive than the Pentax K-50 by £1,802.64.
Worse selling
The Canon EOS 5DS R ranks No. 60466 by sales volume, whereas the Pentax K-50 ranks No. 50252.
A little Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Canon EOS 5DS R is 94%, whereas the average user rating of the Pentax K-50 is 95% (based on 227 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Hugely lower megapixel Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a megapixel of 16.3MP, but the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 50.6MP digital camera (34.3MP 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.

Slightly smaller display diagonal Edit
Pentax K-50 is only 3" screen, but the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). 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.

13% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, however the Canon EOS 5DS R is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels higher).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not have an HDMI, but the Canon EOS 5DS R has an HDMI. 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.

Two hundred and twenty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Pentax K-50 takes 480.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Canon EOS 5DS R only takes 700.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 16 shops sells the Pentax K-50, but 18 shops sell the Canon EOS 5DS R. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Five months older
The Pentax K-50 is older than the Canon EOS 5DS R by five months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Pentax K-50 has received 12 awards, the Canon EOS 5DS R has received 18 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Pentax K-50 is 81%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon EOS 5DS R is 90% (based on 74 reviews).

Awards

18 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
digifotopro.nl: Gold
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
dkamera.de: Recommended
EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
12 Awards
3dnews.ru: Innovative Design
DP Review: Silver
itproportal.com: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
onfoto.ru: Silver
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
50.6MP
BEST
16.3MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 6016 x 4000
 4320 x 2880
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 4928 x 3264
 3456 x 2304
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 6016 x 4000
 4320 x 2880
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 4928 x 3264
 3456 x 2304
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 8688 x 5792
BEST
 8688 x 5792
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
36 x 24 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
53MP
BEST
16.5MP
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 45
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 207mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 52mm
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax K
 Canon EF
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax K
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 52mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 spot
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 selective
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 selective
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
61
BEST
11
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Partial
 Centre-weighted
 Highlight-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Partial
 Centre-weighted
 Highlight-weighted
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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 B
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 High-speed synchronization
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 High-speed synchronization
Flash Guide Number
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 Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±1EV (1/2 EV step)
 ±1EV (1/2 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 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
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 2GB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0

Camera

White Balance
 Twilight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Twilight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Muted
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Muted
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
16x 16x
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
Languages Support
 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)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
845g 590g
BEST
Height
116.4mm 96.5mm
Depth
76.4mm 70mm
Width
152mm 129mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 650g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
LP-E6N D-LI109
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
700 shots
BEST
480 shots
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Digital Photo Professional 4, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility 3, Picture Style Editor SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback