Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 vs Pentax K-50

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
Pentax K-50

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
50% longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s longer than the Pentax K-50 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a vari-angle LCD display, however the Pentax K-50 does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
Touchscreen Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a touchscreen, but the Pentax K-50 does not have a touchscreen.
79% higher magnification Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 4.2x lens magnification ratio. That's 3.28x 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports pictBridge, however the Pentax K-50 does not.
HDMI Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an HDMI, whereas 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.

203.9g lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a weight of 386.1g, whereas the Pentax K-50 is a 590g digital camera (203.9g 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.

7 Reasons For
26% higher megapixel Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 16.28MP digital camera. That's 4.18MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (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.

3.43MP more total megapixels Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 16.49MP digital camera. That's 3.43MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (16.49MP).
88% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Pentax K-50 is 51,200 maximum ISO speed. That's 44,800 higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (51,200).
50% higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (60fps).
51% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,000 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (921,000 pixels).
480.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a digital camera that takes 480.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 only takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Slightly better user reviews
Based on 83 reviews, the average user review score of the Pentax K-50 is 96%, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 93% (based on 48 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 4.18MP lower 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.

Less total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 13.06MP digital camera. That's 3.43MP less than the Pentax K-50 (16.49MP).
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is only 6,400 maximum ISO speed. That's 44,800 lower than the Pentax K-50 (51,200).
30fps lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps lower than the Pentax K-50 (60fps).
2x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,000 pixels lower than the Pentax K-50 (921,000 pixels).
Only 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a digital camera that takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Pentax K-50 only takes 480.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

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Older by over two years
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is three years older than the Pentax K-50.
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an average user score of 93%, but the Pentax K-50 has an average user rating of 96% (based on 83 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
30s shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not have a vari-angle LCD display, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a vari-angle LCD display.
Does not have a touchscreen Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not have a touchscreen, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a touchscreen.
4x lower magnification Edit
Pentax K-50 is only 0.92x lens magnification ratio. That's 3.28x lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (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, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports pictBridge.
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not have an HDMI, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 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.

A lot heavier Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a weight of 590g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1g digital camera (203.9g 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.

Awards

6 Awards
Digicam Buyer.co.uk: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
parentesis.com: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Recommended
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
BEST
Megapixel
12.1MP 16.28MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2"
BEST
 1/2"
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
BEST
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
Maximum Image Resolution
 4928 x 3264
 4928 x 3264
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
BEST
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.3 x 13 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
13.06MP 16.49MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
BEST
 4/3

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
14 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
6/5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
46mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 spot
 selective
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 spot
 selective
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking 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
0.18m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 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 Sensitivity
 Auto
 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
 Auto
 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
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
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
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
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 12m
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 Quicktime
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 Quicktime
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
 Second display

Viewfinder

Magnification
4.2x
BEST
0.92x
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Connection to PC
 Connection to PC
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Skin tones
 Muted
 Neutral
 Skin tones
 Muted
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,12
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Scene Modes
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Close-up (macro)
 Museum
 Surf
 Pet
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Close-up (macro)
 Museum
 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)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DAN
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
386.1g
BEST
590g
Dimensions (W X D X H) (imperial)
4.44 x 1.29 x 2.67 Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
67.8mm 96.5mm
Depth
32.8mm 70mm
Weight (imperial)
0.8lbs Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
112.8mm 129mm
Weight (including Battery)
474g
BEST
650g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data D-LI109
Battery Capacity
1,010mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
320 shots 480 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 HD Edition;,SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE;,Super Loilo Scope Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

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

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
F/2.5, f/3.5-5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Compression
JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, DPOF Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows 7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
28 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Type
USB 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
F2.5 - F22 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
60 - 1/4000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens System
G, G VARIO Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Exposure
 Manual exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Priority AE
 Shutter priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Pack
 Battery pack
Unknown - Click to provide data
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