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)
9.1 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Pentax K-50

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Pentax K-50
9.4
K-5 II
9.7
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Pentax K-50
8.5
K-5 II
7.8
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Pentax K-50
9.4
K-5 II
8.9
Focus lag and continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Pentax K-50
9.1
K-5 II
9.2
Reviews from 1001noisycameras.com, techradar.com, imaging-resource.com, dpreview.com and 1 more

9.1

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Pentax K-50
9.1
K-5 II
9.1

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
EOS 700D
681 ISO
EOS 600D
793 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Pentax K-50
162 ms
EOS 600D
283 ms
D3200
276 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Pentax K-50
6 fps
EOS 600D
3.7 fps
D3200
4 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Pentax K-50
410 photos
K-5 II
980 photos
D3300
700 photos

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

Pentax K-50
23.7 bits
EOS 700D
21.7 bits
EOS 100D
21.8 bits

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

Pentax K-50
13.0 ev
EOS 700D
11.2 ev
EOS 100D
11.3 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

sensor

Type CMOS
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
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 11
Cross type focus points 9

viewfinder

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

performance

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

video

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

display

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

shutter

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

features

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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