Pentax K-50

Released July, 2013
  • 16.2 MP
  • APS-C 23.7 x 15.7 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
The K-50 can be customized in 120 different two-tone combinations.
by c|net (Jul, 2013)
9.2 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Pentax K-50

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Pentax K-50
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Pentax K-50
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Pentax K-50
Pentax K-r
Focus lag and continuous shooting


What do the experts think?

Pentax K-50
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Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Pentax K-50

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Pentax K-50

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Pentax K-50
1,120 ISO
Pentax K-r
755 ISO
EOS 600D
793 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Pentax K-50
162 ms
EOS 600D
283 ms
K-5 II
225 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Pentax K-50
6 fps
K-3 II
8.3 fps
EOS 600D
3.7 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Pentax K-50
410 photos
1,200 photos
K-5 II
980 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Pentax K-50
23.7 bits
EOS 600D
22.1 bits
Pentax K-r
22.9 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Pentax K-50
13.0 ev
EOS 600D
11.5 ev
K-5 II
14.1 ev

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Pentax K-50

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Megapixels 16.2 MP
Resolution 4656 x 3488
Size APS-C
Area 23.7 x 15.7 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 22.9 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 51,600 ISO
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 11
Cross type focus points 9


Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentaprism
Coverage 100%
Magnification 0.92x
Viewfinder size 0.61x


Max continuous shooting 6 fps
Battery life 410 photos
Continuous shooting
  1. 6 fps
  2. 3 fps
Focus lag 162 ms


Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection


Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes


Min 30 s
Max 1/6000 s

form factor

Size 129 x 96.5 x 70 mm
Thickness 70 mm
Weight 650 g
Is weather sealed Yes


Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR Yes
WiFi None
Automatic panorama No
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization Sensor shift
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