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Pentax K-50 vs Pentax K-S1

Pentax K-50 vs Pentax K-S1

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Pentax K-50
Pentax K-S1

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
16% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a maximum aperture number of 45, however the Pentax K-S1 is only a 38 maximum aperture digital camera (7 bigger).
Six aspheric elements Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a six aspheric element digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-S1 only has one aspheric element.
£116 cheaper
The Pentax K-50 costs £283.00, whereas the Pentax K-S1 is £399.00.
Available from 11 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More popular
The Pentax K-50 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 45823 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Pentax K-S1 ranks No. 140577.
Ten more awards
The Pentax K-50 has 12 awards, however the Pentax K-S1 has 2 awards.
Expert reviews are slightly better
The Pentax K-50 has an average expert review score of 81%, but the Pentax K-S1 has an average rating of 77% (based on 27 reviews).
User reviews are slightly better
The Pentax K-50 has an average user review score of 95%, but the Pentax K-S1 has an average rating of 93% (based on 41 reviews).
4 Reasons For
19% higher megapixel Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a megapixel of 20.12MP, however the Pentax K-50 is only a 16.3MP digital camera (3.82MP 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.

Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 93mm longer than the Pentax K-50 (300mm).
HDMI Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has an HDMI, whereas 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.

92g lighter Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 498g digital camera. That's 92g lighter than the Pentax K-50 (498g). 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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
24% lower megapixel Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a megapixel of 16.3MP, however the Pentax K-S1 is a 20.12MP digital camera (3.82MP 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.

Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 207mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 93mm shorter than the Pentax K-S1 (300mm).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not have an HDMI, however the Pentax K-S1 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.

92g heavier Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 590g digital camera. That's 92g heavier than the Pentax K-S1 (498g). 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.

8 Reasons Against
19% bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a maximum aperture number of 38, however the Pentax K-50 is a 45 maximum aperture digital camera (7 smaller).
£116 more expensive
The Pentax K-S1 is more expensive than the Pentax K-50 by £116.
Not as many stockists
Only 4 shops sells the Pentax K-S1, however 15 retailers sell the Pentax K-50. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Ten months older
The Pentax K-S1 is older than the Pentax K-50 by ten months.
Worse selling
The Pentax K-S1 ranks No. 140577 by sales volume, but the Pentax K-50 ranks No. 45823.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Pentax K-S1 has received 2 awards, the Pentax K-50 has received 12 awards.
Moderately Lower expert review Score
The Pentax K-S1 only has an average expert rating of 77%, but the Pentax K-50 has an average expert rating of 81% (based on 60 reviews).
Moderately Lower user review Score
The Pentax K-S1 has an average user rating of 93%, but the Pentax K-50 has an average user rating of 95% (based on 211 reviews).

Awards

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
2 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

15 months Ago 26 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
16.3MP 20.12MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4928 x 3264
 3456 x 2304
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3648
 3072 x 2048
 1920 x 1280
 4928 x 3264
 3456 x 2304
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3648
 3072 x 2048
 1920 x 1280
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 DNG
 PEF
 RAW
 JPG
 DNG
 PEF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.7 x 15.7 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
16.5MP 20.42MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
 16:9
 4:3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
45
BEST
38
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
207mm 300mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 55 Unknown - Click to provide data
Fixed Focal Length
52mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax K
 Pentax KAF3
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax K
 Pentax KAF3
Aspheric Element
6
BEST
1
Diaphragm Blade
7
BEST
6
Filter Size
52mm 62mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 spot
 selective
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 selective
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 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
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
 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
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 12500
 20000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 12500
 20000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
51,200 51,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Highlight-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Highlight-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 B
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 High-speed synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 High-speed synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
Flash Guide Number
12m
BEST
10m
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s 0.01s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
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
60fps 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 RAW
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 RAW
 AVC
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
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
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
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
 Noise reduction

Memory

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

Display

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 ATW
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 ATW
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
 Muted
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Fader
 Pastel
 Muted
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Fader
 Pastel
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 2,12
Multi-Shot Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot function
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 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
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-2.5 - 1.5 -2.5 - 1.5
Swivel Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivel camera
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Folder
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Folder
 Rotation
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 22.3mm
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
 Twilight
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
 Twilight
Languages Support
 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)
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
590g 498g
BEST
Height
96.5mm 92.5mm
Depth
70mm 69.5mm
Width
129mm 120mm
Weight (including Battery)
650g 558g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
D-LI109 D-LI109
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
480 shots 480 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case

Networking

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

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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