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Pentax K-50 Digital Camera

SLR 16.28MP CMOS Jul 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
The PENTAX K-50 Boasts Outstanding Basic Specifications That Rival Many Upper-class Models, Including High-speed Continuous Shooting At Approximately Six Images Per Second, Super-high-sensitivity... More
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33 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 133 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is fantastic. Most K-50 owners think it is one of the better similar spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four Pentax K-50 reviewers concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Amazon Customer mentioned “The level gauge in the view finder is good”. Mr Andrew Comerford wrote on Amazon “That's down to the pentaprism viewfinder (the best in its class)” in his review and gave the Pentax K-50 an excellent rating. Three years ago Mr. Anthony Butler wrote on Amazon “The viewfinder was much superior and it had weather-proofing” in his review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

A number of customers considered that the Pentax K-50 had a good screen. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Long lasting bearing in mind it powering a fairly large screen as well which is really easy to read even in bright light”. Graham M. gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and he said in his review on Amazon “HD video feature with live screen is very good”. Two years ago Mr B J Dellevoet mentioned “Wanted a waterproof one, like the Pentax K50 which also has lots of additional features like a bigger screen, full HD capability, choice of two power sources, etc” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. P. Horrex said on Amazon “I bought the K50 in red with the 18-135 lens and am very impressed”. Richard gave this digital camera a very good review and he wrote on Amazon “Probably most importantly is the lens options” in his review of this digital camera. Richard also wrote “If you want to take a great photo the right lens is important”.

A few people who purchased the product said that it had a good autofocus. Two years ago Tikka said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The focusing and metering in full auto seem very hard to fool”. Timothy Sharpe gave the product a score of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera “Image very colourful, like the real item, found the auto focus noisey”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several Pentax K-50 owners agreed that it was able to produce good images. Allthe44s mentioned “The clarity of the LCD Monitor and photo's is superb”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Love it in auto, now need to learn how to take real photos” in their review of the Pentax K-50 and gave it a score of 5 stars. Amazon Customer also mentioned “New to dslr photography Some lovely images”.

A few Pentax K-50 owners who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good picture resolution. Dr. Gergely Hal wrote “I bought it to my wife as a present to learn the photo shooting with a real SRL” in their review and rated it as very good. Jono said in their review of the Pentax K-50 on Amazon “You can forgive it for those little quibbles as soon as you hold it in your hands and start shooting It's nicely weighted”. Mr. Anthony Butler mentioned “Light areas, even better when shooting RAW, which is saved as a DNG file”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in low light. Andrew L. rated the product 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Much better low-light performance”.

One Pentax K-50 owner said that it had a good image sensor. Jono gave the product a very good review score and mentioned “It wouldn't be my first choice as a studio camera because it has no dedicated flash sync input and it also has a cropped sensor rather than full frame one”.

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good ISO range.

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Robust

Several customers who reviewed it thought it was well made. Lee mentioned three years ago “Amazing build and quality, puts the likes of nikon”. Martin said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “The Pentax K-50 is well built and works like a dream”. Mr. Anthony Butler wrote in his Pentax K-50 review “The build quality is excellent and the kit lens is also very good”.

A few Pentax K-50 owners who purchased it agreed that it was strong and durable. Jono mentioned “It feels good and sturdy in the hands” in their Pentax K-50 review and scored it 5 stars. The Guardian said “Various control functions are sturdy and easy to master even by someone with large hands” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. The Guardian also said “Robust, versatile, easy to use, excellent value –”.

One Pentax K-50 owner considered that this digital camera was sealed. Jono mentioned on Amazon “Once you understand that, you can really appreciate its well-crafted fully weather sealed body shape” in their review of this digital camera.

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Nice Design

A number of customers who bought the product reckoned that it was good looking. D Short scored it 5 stars and mentioned “Both kit lenses seem pretty good and it's weather sealing makes a huge difference in Scotland” in their review of this digital camera. The Guardian said on Amazon “The K-50 is visually stunning in its red casing”.

One Pentax K-50 owner considered that the product was well designed. Nickrs wrote “It is a bit of a handful albeit a well designed and very ergonomic handful” in their review of the Pentax K-50 and scored the Pentax K-50 very highly.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was a good design. Last year The Guardian said on Amazon “The viewfinder screen is excellent, ditto the built-in flash which has an intelligent pop-up design and closes with a simple click if you want to lock it away” in their review of the Pentax K-50 and rated the product as excellent.

One Pentax K-50 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Pentax K-50 was neat. Tikka scored it 5 stars and said in their Pentax K-50 review “For small neat camera it is very easy to handle even with my big paws”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Pentax K-50 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote “It was very good quality and delivered right in time” and rated it 5 stars. Badger rated the product as excellent and mentioned in their review “The Maxsimafoto cage from Amazon is perfectly well made - no need to Pentax!”. Barbara said on Amazon “Very good quality of this product”.

Good Technical Features

A few Pentax K-50 owners agreed that this digital camera had good features. I Clarke mentioned “Has plenty of really useful features particularly for beginners” in their review of the Pentax K-50. J. Green mentioned “There is a lot to learn about this camera and it has features that I never knew existed, manual has almost 300 pages”. Two years ago Lodestone mentioned on Amazon “Great starter DSLR with excellent features”.

Easy to Use

Fourteen Pentax K-50 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. A. Feeney wrote “Updated my K10 light, sharp and easy to use would recommend” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Andr mentioned “Well built, Nice to use And with very good image quality” . C. Pickering said on Amazon “Feels very solid to use” and gave the Pentax K-50 a rating of 5 stars.

Some Pentax K-50 reviewers said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Miroslav Tokarsky wrote “Great camera, user friendly menu, great quality of pictures.i am loving it!” . Thomasl mentioned in their review on Amazon four years ago “Very good image quality up to ISO3200/6400; rugged; fast and mostly reliable AF; many and flexible settings; efficient handling; ISO priority mode; Con” and rated the Pentax K-50 4 stars.

Several Pentax K-50 owners considered that the product had a good experience. Get Real mentioned “The Photographer doing the one to one has many, many years experience shooting all over the world” and scored it 5 stars. The Guardian said on Amazon last year “With some experience you can radically enhance your results by editing/playing with them” in their review and scored the product very highly.

A few Pentax K-50 reviewers considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Timothy Sharpe said in his review on Amazon “Packed well, once battery was charged I found the camera very comfortable to handle, photos taken were sharp”. Wizard Technology said on Amazon “The camera feels very comfortable to hold and sturdy too”.

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Reasonably Priced

Some Pentax K-50 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Pentax K-50 was good value for money. C. Pickering said on Amazon “Great camera and good value” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product as very good. C. Pickering also wrote “A great camera for the price”. D Short wrote on Amazon also two years ago “Fantastic value and quality build”.

Several people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was a bargain for the price. In January last year Mr Mahzooz wrote in his review “These lenses can often be purchased really cheaply on Ebay” and scored this digital camera very highly. Richard said “This camera lets you buy a range of lenses on the cheap so you can have options when you're shooting” and scored the product very highly.

One person wrote that this digital camera was cheap. Richard wrote on Amazon “If, like me photography is a hobby for you and you are on a budget this camera particularly stands out for a number of reasons” and rated it 5 stars.

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Pentax Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Pentax digital cameras and also specifically for Pentax SLR digital cameras and found that in both cases Pentax had excellent reviews compared to other brands.

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Good Battery Life

A number of Pentax K-50 owners agreed that the product had a good battery life. Two years ago Amazon Customer rated this digital camera as excellent and said on Amazon “The supplied recharable battery seems to be good” in their review. Three years ago Badger gave the Pentax K-50 an excellent review and wrote on Amazon “The battery arrangements seem rather ad hoc”. John Pearson mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Already purchasing new lens & accessories only slight negative is battery life which isn't the best”.

Good Support

A few Pentax K-50 owners thought the product had good technical guidance. Mr B J Dellevoet wrote on Amazon “Of course, since I am in my eighties, I am still busy going with a fine comb through the Manual, which I downloaded” in his review of the Pentax K-50. Last year Richard said in his review of the Pentax K-50 on Amazon “I recommend switching to manual mode and playing with different white balances, you can really make pictures 'pop' with a few tweaks to the settings” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Tikka said in their Pentax K-50 review on Amazon “A bit of research established that my old Metz 32Z1 (4.5v trigger) was ok to use in manual mode”.

Good Exposure Control

One Pentax K-50 reviewer who reviewed the product said that it had good exposure controls. Two years ago Graham M. mentioned on Amazon “The K-50 has a lot of new features such as time lapse functions and easily adjustable exposure controls” in his Pentax K-50 review.

Good Video Capture

One person who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was good for video recording. Mr Andrew Comerford scored it very highly and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “If any noobs ask you, "Canon or Nikon, " show them what a real camera looks like (video may not be up to much.”.

Good Flash

One Pentax K-50 reviewer said that it had a good flash.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Pentax K-50 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the K-50 which do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D5500[plb_2701324_price].

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at include the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s[plb_2775914_price], or the Nikon D3300[plb_2113658_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Pentax K-50 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the K-50.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at include the Nikon D7100[plb_2082345_price] which has better reviews.

Other cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to look at include the Pentax K-S2[plb_2758137_price], or the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s[plb_2775914_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Pentax K-50 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the K-50. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Very High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 6,400 to 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 25,000. When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age that we have assessed the ISO sensitivity (max) of, the Pentax K-50's ISO sensitivity (max) of 51,200 is one of the highest.

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Very High Playback Zoom (max)

When compared to other SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the K-50 that we have checked, the Pentax K-50's playback zoom (max) of 16 times zoom factor is one of the highest. The lowest playback zoom (max) of SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the K-50 is 10x, the highest is 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 11x.

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Has Eleven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Pentax K-50 is more than most SLR digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. This Pentax camera has a Shade white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the K-50. The white balances "Auto", "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fine", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent L", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Image Editings

The Pentax K-50 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most commonly found image editing found on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The image editings "Crop" and "Resizing" are also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Pentax K-50 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the K-50. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Has Six Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Pentax K-50 is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has an Aperture priority shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the K-50. The shooting modess "Auto", "Manual", "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this Pentax camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports a H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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Supports Twenty-Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Pentax K-50 is more than most SLR digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This Pentax camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the K-50. The ISO sensitivitys "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2250", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000", "12800", "16000", "25600", "51200" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The Pentax K-50 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of this age and spec. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

The worst display amongst similar types of camera is LCD.

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Optical Viewfinder Type

This digital camera has an Optical viewfinder type, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The shortest flash sync-speed of SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than a year is 0.004s, the longest is 1s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.61s. The Pentax K-50 has a fairly short flash sync-speed (only 0.005 seconds) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the K-50.

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Quite Short Fastest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 0.000167 seconds, the Pentax K-50 has a very short fastest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The fastest camera shutter speeds of SLR digital cameras that were released one year ago range from 0.00016s to 1s.

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14 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

Some Pentax K-50 reviewers wrote that the Pentax K-50 was not noisy. Richard wrote in his review of the Pentax K-50 “It is noisy” however he scored it 5 stars. Thomasl mentioned on Amazon “Battery life mediocre at best; noisy shutter; live view” but in spite of that they still gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100.

Not Good in Terms of Size

Six Pentax K-50 owners who reviewed it considered that it was not heavy and bulky. C. Pickering wrote in their review of the Pentax K-50 on Amazon “A bit heavier than some of the opposition” although they rated it 5 stars. Mr Andrew Comerford wrote in his Pentax K-50 review on Amazon “A touch heavy for its size.” but even so he still rated this digital camera 5 stars. Mr S. mentioned on Amazon “A little on the heavy side due to weatherproofing” but in spite of that he gave it a score of 4 stars.

One Pentax K-50 reviewer who bought this digital camera thought it was not a good body shape. Badger mentioned “Bought to replace a Pentax 1st body with a dead sensor” in their Pentax K-50 review but they gave it a very good rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Pentax K-50 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the K-50 also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at including the Nikon D5500[plb_2701324_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-50 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than a year also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon D7100[plb_2082345_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Pentax K-50 does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the K-50 also do not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the K-50 are not waterproof. The Pentax K-50 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax K-50 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the K-50 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Not 3D

The Pentax K-50 is not 3D. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the K-50 are also not 3D.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the K-50 is 16MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel is 24MP. When compared to other SLR digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the K-50 that we have assessed the megapixel of, the Pentax K-50's megapixel of only 16.28 megapixels is one of the lowest.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth considering include the Nikon D7100[plb_2082345_price] (24.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Pentax K-50 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the K-50. The camera file system "DCF 2.0" is also supported by this Pentax camera.

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Only ±1EV (1/2 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Pentax K-50 has a ±1EV (1/2 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than the ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction found on most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The best flash exposure correction of all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the K-50 is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ±3EV (1/3 EV step).

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Only 11 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

The Pentax K-50 is an 11 auto Focus (AF) points camera. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec have between 9 and 152 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the K-50 is 24MP. When compared to other cameras that are a similar age to the K-50 that we have checked the total megapixels of, the Pentax K-50's total megapixels of only 16.49 megapixels is one of the least.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago is 460,000 pixels and the highest is 2,400,000 pixels. The Pentax K-50 has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s (only 921,000 pixels) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Pentax K-50

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this SLR digital camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Pentax K-50 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the K-50.

If you want a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the D7100[pl_2082345_price] (3.2"), or the D5500[pl_2701324_price] (3.2") both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to look at including the D7100[pl_2082345_price], the D5500[pl_2701324_price], or the D7100[pl_2082345_price] all from Nikon which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Nikon D3300[plb_2113658_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 590 grams, the Pentax K-50 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that came out around the same time as it.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the D7100[pl_2082345_price], or the D5500[pl_2701324_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Mounting Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed Settings
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

27 February 2015

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Relatively low cost
Great image quality
Display swings out for capturing a variety of angles
Friendly interface
Smooth operation
Live View focus seems sluggish
Physical controls can be awkward to navigate
Some physical controls are awkward to navigate
Program mode tends to produce darker exposures
Images are very noisy after ISO 800

User Reviews

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Reviewed 16 March 2015 by Mirow
Mirow would recommend the Pentax K-50 (Verified Purchase)

The quality of this ca era blew me away. And the level of controls that are easy to use, little if any diving thrums us to adjust settings is great. I have owned 35 mm slrs, aps slrs, various... Read more…

Fast Accurate Auto-Focus
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Image Quality
High ISO Performance
Large Clear LCD
Rather Noisy Focus Motor
Hard Shutter Release
Poor Image Quality
Noisy At High ISO
Reviewed 15 July 2014 by Rp2s
Rp2s would recommend the Pentax K-50 (Verified Purchase)

This camera and lens combo is an unbelievable deal. The camera shoots at high ISO with very little noise added to the image. It has a rigid frame under its polycarbonate body, that gives it a... Read more…

Easy To Use
Fast Accurate Auto-Focus
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Placement Of Front E-dail
Noisy At High ISO
Lag Shutter Delay
Poor Image Quality
Poor Image Stabilization
Reviewed 28 January 2015 by '70's Pentax fan
'70's Pentax fan would recommend the Pentax K-50 (Verified Purchase)

Coming from using a film camera to my first digital camera,I was intimidated by the extensive variables in the controls and by the lengthy manual. In a few days, I realized that most of these... Read more…

Easy To Use
Fast Accurate Auto-Focus
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Short Battery Life
Reviewed 21 October 2015 by Daniels
Daniels would recommend the Pentax K-50 (Verified Purchase)

I had to replace my old and trusty Olympus E-520. I did not buy new mirror less version of olympus camera because I do not like EVF. Pentax K-50 has different image colors [jpg] but I like it... Read more…

Easy To Use
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
High ISO Performance
Quiet
Short Battery Life
Reviewed 20 August 2015 by Hiking Photos
Hiking Photos would recommend the Pentax K-50 (Verified Purchase)

This is my first DSLR after using a digital point and shoot for several years and film SLRs. Pentax's weather resistance was a key factor in my choice to buy this camera over comparable DSLRs from... Read more…

Durable
Easy To Use
Fast Accurate Auto-Focus
Weather resistant
Amazing value
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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers l1855m, w18135, w1855m, l1855mm, w18135m, w1855mm, dal1855, da18135, ricoh 30, dal1855m, da18135m, dal50200, w18135mm, dal50200m, ricoh 30l, dal1855mm, pentax 30, da18135mm, ricoh 30lc
Barcodes 00000001615122, 00027075217829, 00027075224834, 00027075230293, 00027075230323, 00027075230330, 00027075230521, 00027075230538, 00027075230545, 00027075230552, 00027075231160, 00027075231177, 00027075231597, 00027075232303, 00027075233102, 00027075233119, 00027075233218, 00027075233225, 00027075233324, 00027075233331, 00027075233430, 00027075233447, 00027075233553, 00027075233560, 00027075233669, 00027075233676, 00027075233775, 00027075233782, 00027075233881, 00027075234017

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