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Pentax K-50

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A multi award winning and 1 year old SLR digital camera, perfect for wildlife photography
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Pentax K-50 Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Pentax K-50 number 15 in best selling cameras and number 106 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 71?

It has very good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 20 awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Lydogbillede.dk plus four other sites and a "Recommended" award from Vido.com.ua plus three other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, good product quality and it is robust. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Heavy
Does not have an HDMI

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Pentax digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 40 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for sports photography, ranking number 28 in sports photography cameras, but mediocre for portrait photography, ranking number 135 in portrait photography cameras.
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Pentax K-50 Video Reviews


How Big is the Pentax K-50?

The Pentax K-50 is 129mm wide and 96.5mm tall. It is 70mm deep and weighs 590g.

Pentax K-50 front dimensions

Pentax K-50 size in context

Pentax K-50 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

20 Industry Awards

This Pentax digital camera has received 20 awards from digital camera experts.

The authors at five expert review sites all said that this camera was very good. This Pentax digital camera received an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award from both Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine both gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and it received an "Especially Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se.

Four more expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this digital camera. Vido.com.ua, Gagadget.com, Trusted Reviews and Techradar all gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

This Pentax camera received a "Best Buy" award from both websites Itproportal.com and Expert Reviews, both of which said that this camera was a sensible purchase.

This camera was given a "Silver" award by both websites Onfoto.ru and DP Review, both of which said that this Pentax camera was great.

The writers at websites Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com both decided that this Pentax camera was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

51 experts from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com have rated this camera on average 81 out of 100.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera as brilliant on average. Over 80% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This Pentax camera in the top 13% of all the digital cameras when ranked by user rating.

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Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

31 customers who purchased it concluded that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

29 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.

Users Report it is Robust

20 people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made, five customers wrote that the product was strong and durable and two people who reviewed it said that it was sealed.

Customers Report Nice Design

Six owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking, two owners who reviewed it considered that it was ergonomic and two customers who reviewed it concluded that it was well designed.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

24 owners who bought it agreed that it was easy to use, seven people who purchased it thought it was easy to use the menus and five people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Five people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

54 people said that it was able to produce good images, three owners who reviewed the Pentax K-50 concluded that it had a good picture resolution and two customers reckoned that this digital camera was good in low light. two customers reckoned that it had a good image sensor.

Pentax Has Excellent Camera Reviews

Based on 2,542 expert and owner reviews (including 474 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent reviews for its cameras. Pentax also has excellent reviews specifically within its digital cameras range. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Great Technical Features

10 customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it had good features.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Nine people agreed that the Pentax K-50 had a good lens, eight customers who purchased it concluded that it had a good autofocus and two people agreed that it had a good image stabiliser. two customers reckoned that this digital camera had a good zoom.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five owners who purchased it wrote that it had a good viewfinder.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that the Pentax K-50 was good for video recording.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Nine owners considered that this digital camera was a good body shape, two customers who bought it reckoned that it was compact and two owners who reviewed it considered that it was good structurally. two people said that the product was lightweight.


Value For Money

Average Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is less than 18 months old but has average features. However at £283.00 it is cheaper than 54% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Pentax K-50 and the United Kingdom price of £283.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $439.09 (£571.61).

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Features

Average Megapixels

The Pentax K-50's sensor megapixels of 16.3MP is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Pentax K-50 of 51,200 is in the highest 3% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Heavy

The Pentax K-50's weight of 590g is in the heaviest 11% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax K-50 has a built-in flash. 66% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Pentax K-50 does not have an HDMI, although keep in mind that 55% of digital cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Pentax K-50 does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth noting that 96% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax K-50 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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480 Battery Life

The Pentax K-50 is a camera that takes 480 shots battery life.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Supports Live View

The Pentax K-50 supports live view, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Pentax K-50 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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4928 X 3264 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K-50 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4928 x 3264 pixels. That's 1% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. This Pentax camera also supports still image resolutions of 3456 x 2304 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1280 x 720 pixels plus 1 more value. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Pentax K-50's display diagonal of 3" is in the largest 15% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Pentax K-50 has an external flash connector. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Pentax K-50 has a carrying case, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Pentax K-50 of only 2GB is very small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 3% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 2.1TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 48GB.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax K-50 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Pentax K-50 does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax K-50 features flash exposure compensation. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of digital cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The Pentax K-50's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 25% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Quite High Playback Zoom (max)

The average playback zoom (max) of all cameras is 10x, with the lowest being 1x and the highest being 30x. The Pentax K-50's playback zoom (max) of 16x is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 8% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This digital camera was released in February 2016.


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