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Canon EOS 6D vs Pentax K-50

Canon EOS 6D vs Pentax K-50

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Canon EOS 6D
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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a megapixel of 20.2MP, but the Pentax K-50 is only a 16.28MP digital camera (3.92MP 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.

12% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 6D 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 6D supports PictBridge, but the Pentax K-50 does not support PictBridge.
HDMI Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has an HDMI, however the Pentax K-50 does not have 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.

Six hundred and ten more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon EOS 6D takes 1090.00 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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Canon EOS 6D supports Wi-Fi, whereas the Pentax K-50 does not. 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.

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.
More popular
The Canon EOS 6D is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 35747 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Pentax K-50 ranks No. 45823.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 52 expert reviews, the Canon EOS 6D has an average review score of 87%, whereas the Pentax K-50 has an average rating of 81% (based on 60 reviews).
5 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a maximum aperture number of 38. That's 16 smaller than the Canon EOS 6D (38).
Higher playback zoom (max) Edit
Pentax K-50 is 16x maximum playback zoom. That's 6x higher than the Canon EOS 6D (16x).
165g lighter Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a weight of 590g, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is a 755g digital camera (165g 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 £575
The Pentax K-50 costs £283.00, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is £857.99.
Six more awards
The Pentax K-50 has 12 awards from expert review sites, however the Canon EOS 6D has 6 awards.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
16 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Canon EOS 6D is only 22 maximum aperture, but the Pentax K-50 is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera (16 smaller).
6x lower playback zoom (max) Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 10x maximum playback zoom digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-50 is a 16x maximum playback zoom digital camera (6x higher).
22% heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 755g digital camera. That's 165g 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.

£575 more expensive
The Canon EOS 6D is more expensive than the Pentax K-50 by £574.99.
Over one year older
The Canon EOS 6D is older than the Pentax K-50 by 17 months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon EOS 6D has received 6 awards, the Pentax K-50 has received 12 awards.
8 Reasons Against
25% lower megapixel Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 16.28MP digital camera. That's 3.92MP lower than the Canon EOS 6D (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.

119,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 119,000 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 6D (921,000 pixels).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not have an HDMI, however the Canon EOS 6D 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.

Only 480.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a digital camera that takes 480.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Canon EOS 6D only takes 1090.00 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.

Does not support Wi-Fi Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not support Wi-Fi, whereas the Canon EOS 6D does. 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.

Not as many stockists
The Pentax K-50 is only stocked by 15 stores, however the Canon EOS 6D is stocked by 26 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Less popular
The Pentax K-50 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 45823 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Canon EOS 6D ranks No. 35747.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Pentax K-50 has an average expert score of 81%, but the Canon EOS 6D has an average expert rating of 87% (based on 52 reviews).

Awards

6 Awards
firstfoto.se: Editor's Choice
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
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

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
16.28MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 5184 x 3456
 3468 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 5184 x 3456
 3468 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
36 x 24 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
20.6MP
BEST
16.49MP
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
22 38
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
24 - 70 18 - 55
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 1
Diaphragm Blade
9
BEST
6
Filter Size
77mm 52mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.38m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
11 11
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 51200
 16000
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 51200
 16000
 8000
 10000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 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)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
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 1s
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 B
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 12m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 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
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
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
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
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 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
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Modes
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Muted
 Neutral
 Muted
 Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x 16x
BEST
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Museum
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Museum
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
Languages Support
 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)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
755g 590g
BEST
Height
110mm 96.5mm
Depth
71.2mm 70mm
Width
144.5mm 129mm
Weight (including Battery)
755g 650g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
LP-E6 D-LI109
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
1,090 shots
BEST
480 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE
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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
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