Pentax K-50 Review

Overall Score

67

Main Features

  • 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51600 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 6 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 130 x 97 x 71 mm, 650g.
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  • Replaced: K-30

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Pentax K-50 Overview


First introduced in November, 2013, Pentax K-50 is a 16 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Pentax replaced the older Pentax K-30 with K-50. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Pentax K-50 with Pentax K-30


Pentax K-50 comes with a 23.7 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.43 mm (1.11").

- Full Frame
- Pentax K-50

Sensor resolution of Pentax K-50 ~ 4915 x 3255 pixels.

Pentax K-50 has Crop Factor: 1.52

The sensor has a surface area of 372.1 mm².

There are approximate 15,998,325 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Pentax K-50


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax K-50 with competitors in entry-level dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
AF Face Detection
51600 Max Native ISO
6.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
Environmental Sealing
11 Focus Points
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/6000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Timelapse Recording
9 Cross Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Low Battery Life: 410 shots
No Articulating Screen
Weight: 650g
Type Scores

Pentax K-50 has an Overall Score of 67/100 and ranked #78 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #199 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Pentax K-50 Scores
Imaging score
58
Features score
67
Value for money score
82
Portability score
77
Overall score
67
Average Scores in Entry-Level DSLR
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
75
Portability Score
79
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Pentax K-50


Pentax K-50 weighs 650g and has external dimensions of 130 x 97 x 71mm (5.12 x 3.82 x 2.8"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level DSLR cameras is 538g, Pentax K-50 is 112 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Pentax K-50
650g
Average weight
538g
Min weight
365g
Max weight
690g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Pentax K-50
71mm
Average Thickness
73mm
Min Thickness
53mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax K-50 with the dimensions:

Pentax K-50

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight K-50 Dimensions K-50
Pentax K-S2 Pentax K-S2 678 g 650 g 91 x 123 x 73 mm 130 x 97 x 71 mm
Nikon D3300 Nikon D3300 430 g 650 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 130 x 97 x 71 mm
Pentax K-30 Pentax K-30 650 g 650 g 130 x 97 x 71 mm 130 x 97 x 71 mm
Nikon D5300 Nikon D5300 480 g 650 g 125 x 98 x 76 mm 130 x 97 x 71 mm
Pentax K-70 Pentax K-70 688 g 650 g 126 x 93 x 74 mm 130 x 97 x 71 mm
Pentax K-S1 Pentax K-S1 558 g 650 g 121 x 93 x 70 mm 130 x 97 x 71 mm
Pentax K-3 Pentax K-3 800 g 650 g 131 x 100 x 77 mm 130 x 97 x 71 mm
Nikon D5200 Nikon D5200 555 g 650 g 129 x 98 x 78 mm 130 x 97 x 71 mm

Specifications of Pentax K-50


General
Brand Pentax
Model K-50
Announced November, 2013
Body Type Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 150
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.61
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 9
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/6000 sec
Continuous Shooting 6.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync+Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.7 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 372.1 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4928 x 3264
Max Native ISO 51600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 410 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI109
Physical
Weight 650 g
Physical Dimensions 130 x 97 x 71 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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