Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentax K-50 vs D3400

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Pentax K-50
6 fps
D3400
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Pentax K-50
410 photos
D3400
1,200 photos

Features Key features of the Pentax K-50  vs D3400 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Pentax K-50
16.2 MP
D3400
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Pentax K-50
51,600 ISO
D3400
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Pentax K-50
0.61x
D3400
0.55x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Pentax K-50
22.9 microns
D3400
15.3 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Pentax K-50  vs
D3400 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16.2 MP 24 MP
Resolution 4656 x 3488 6000 x 4000
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.7 x 15.7 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 22.9 microns 15.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 51,600 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 11 11

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentamirror
Coverage 100% 95%
Magnification 0.92x 0.85x
Viewfinder size 0.61x 0.55x

performance

Max continuous shooting 6 fps 5 fps
Battery life 410 1,200
Continuous shooting
6 fps
5 fps
3 fps

video

Pentax K-50  vs
D3400 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None None

display

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

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/6000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 129 x 96.5 x 70 mm 124 x 98 x 76 mm
Thickness 70 mm 76 mm
Weight 650 g 395 g
Is weather sealed Yes No

features

Includes a GPS No No
WiFi None None
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