Pentax K-50 vs Pentax K-S1

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Pentax K-50
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
12.00 flash guide numbers Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 12.00 flash guide number digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-S1 only has ten flash guide numbers.
£7 cheaper
The Pentax K-50 costs £283.00, whereas the Pentax K-S1 is £289.98.
Available from 7 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. 10516 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Pentax K-S1 ranks No. 132635.
User reviews are slightly better
The Pentax K-50 has an average user review score of 96%, but the Pentax K-S1 has an average rating of 93% (based on 41 reviews).
6 Reasons For
20% higher megapixel Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a megapixel of 20.12MP, however the Pentax K-50 is only a 16.28MP digital camera (3.84MP 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.

3.91MP more total megapixels Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a total megapixels of 20.4MP, whereas the Pentax K-50 is only a 16.49MP digital camera (3.91MP less).
0.03x higher magnification Edit
Pentax K-S1 is 0.95x lens magnification ratio, but the Pentax K-50 is only a 0.92x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.03x lower). 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.

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.

GPS (satellite) Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a GPS (satellite), however the Pentax K-50 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

90g lighter Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 500g digital camera. That's 90g lighter than the Pentax K-50 (500g). 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

6 Reasons Against
24% lower megapixel Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a megapixel of 16.28MP, however the Pentax K-S1 is a 20.12MP digital camera (3.84MP 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.

3.91MP less total megapixels Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a total megapixels of 16.49MP, whereas the Pentax K-S1 is a 20.4MP digital camera (3.91MP more).
0.03x lower magnification Edit
Pentax K-50 is only 0.92x lens magnification ratio, but the Pentax K-S1 is a 0.95x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.03x higher). 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 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.

Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not have a GPS (satellite), but the Pentax K-S1 has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

90g heavier Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 590g digital camera. That's 90g heavier than the Pentax K-S1 (500g). 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.

6 Reasons Against
Only ten flash guide numbers Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a ten flash guide number digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-50 only has 12.00 flash guide numbers.
£7 more expensive
The Pentax K-S1 is more expensive than the Pentax K-50 by £6.98.
Not as many stockists
Only 4 shops sells the Pentax K-S1, however 11 shops 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.
Seven months older
The Pentax K-S1 is older than the Pentax K-50 by seven months.
Worse selling
The Pentax K-S1 ranks No. 132635 by sales volume, but the Pentax K-50 ranks No. 10516.
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 96% (based on 82 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

18 months Ago 26 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
16.28MP 20.12MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 3072 x 2048
 1920 x 1280
 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
16.49MP 20.4MP
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
BEST
 16:9
 4:3

Design

Colour of Product
 White
 White

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 38
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 84mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27.5mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 11/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax KAF3
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax KAF3
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 52mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 spot
 selective
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 selective
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
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
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
51,200 51,200
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)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
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
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
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

Magnification
0.92x 0.95x
BEST
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
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Shutter priority
 Sensitivity priority
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Shutter priority
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot
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
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Camera Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 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
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 22.3mm
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 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
590g 500g
BEST
Height
96.5mm 92.7mm
Depth
70mm 70mm
Width
129mm 120.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
650g 558g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported

Packaging Content

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
Unknown - Click to provide data

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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