Pentax K-50 vs Samsung NX30

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Pentax K-50
Samsung NX30

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Reasons For

12 Reasons For
86% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 32.4 smaller than the Samsung NX30 (5.6).
Four more diaphragm blades Edit
The Pentax K-50 has six diaphragm blades, however the Samsung NX30 only has two diaphragm blades.
51% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 26 higher than the Samsung NX30 (25,600).
One more flash guide Edit
The Pentax K-50 has 12m flash guides, however the Samsung NX30 only has 11m flash guides.
99x shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a flash sync-speed of 0.01ss, however the Samsung NX30 is a 1ss flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s longer).
Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920 pixels higher than the Samsung NX30 (1,037,000 pixels pixels).
Two times lighter lens weight Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a lens weight of 230gg, however the Samsung NX30 is a 578gg lens weight digital camera (348g heavier).
3.5mm smaller lens diameter Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a lens diameter of 68.5mmmm, whereas the Samsung NX30 is a 72mmmm lens diameter digital camera (3.5mm bigger).
480 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Pentax K-50 takes 480 shots shots per battery charge, however the Samsung NX30 only takes 360 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Cheaper by $157
The Pentax K-50 is $157.28 cheaper than the Samsung NX30.
6 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Better user reviews
Based on 82 reviews, the average user review score of the Pentax K-50 is 96%, whereas the average rating of the Samsung NX30 is 88% (based on 19 reviews).
6 Reasons For
20% higher megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a megapixel count of 20.3MPMP, however the Pentax K-50 is only a 16.28MPMP digital camera (4.02MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

5.11MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a total megapixel count of 21.6MPMP, whereas the Pentax K-50 is only a 16.49MPMP digital camera (5.11MP less).
Three aspheric elements Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a three aspheric element digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-50 only has one aspheric element.
Two hundred and thirty-six more auto focus points Edit
The Samsung NX30 has 247 auto focus points, however the Pentax K-50 only has 11 auto focus points.
A little higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.96xx, but the Pentax K-50 is only a 0.92xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.04x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

58% lighter Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 375gg digital camera. That's 215g lighter than the Pentax K-50 (375gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 16.28MPMP digital camera. That's 4.02MP lower than the Samsung NX30 (20.3MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

31% less total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 16.49MPMP digital camera. That's 5.11MP less than the Samsung NX30 (21.6MPMP).
Two less aspheric elements Edit
The Pentax K-50 has one aspheric element, however the Samsung NX30 only has three aspheric elements.
Only 11 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Pentax K-50 is 11, but the Samsung NX30 only has 247 auto focus points.
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 0.92xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.04x lower than the Samsung NX30 (0.96xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

A lot heavier Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a weight of 590gg, however the Samsung NX30 is a 375gg digital camera (215g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Older by over one year
The Pentax K-50 is 13 months older than the Samsung NX30.
12 Reasons Against
Six times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a maximum aperture of 5.6, however the Pentax K-50 is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera (32.4 smaller).
Only two diaphragm blades Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a two diaphragm blades digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-50 only has six diaphragm blades.
26 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, but the Pentax K-50 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (26 higher).
Only 11m flash guides Edit
The Samsung NX30 is an 11m flash guide digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-50 only has 12m flash guides.
99% longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 1ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s longer than the Pentax K-50 (1ss).
Nine hundred and twenty times lower display resolution Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a display resolution of 1,037,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Pentax K-50 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels higher).
61% heavier lens weight Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 578gg lens weight digital camera. That's 348g heavier than the Pentax K-50 (578gg).
Bigger lens diameter Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 72mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 3.5mm bigger than the Pentax K-50 (72mmmm).
One hundred and twenty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a digital camera that takes 360 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Pentax K-50 only takes 480 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$157 more expensive
The Samsung NX30 is more expensive than the Pentax K-50 by $157.28.
Not as many stockists
Only 2 retailers sells the Samsung NX30, however 8 stores sell the Pentax K-50. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Lower user review Score
The Samsung NX30 has an average user rating of 88%, but the Pentax K-50 has an average user rating of 96% (based on 82 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel Count
16.28MP 20.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.7 x 15.7 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
16.49MP 21.6MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Maximum Aperture
38
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
82.5mm
BEST
308mm
Minimum Focal Length
27mm 27.7mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 18 - 55
Fixed Focal Length
52mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
11/8 18/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Samsung NX
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
1 3
BEST
Diaphragm Blades
6
BEST
2
Filter Size
52mm 58mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Auto Focus Point
11 247
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
51,200
BEST
25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
Flash Guide
12m
BEST
11m
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s
BEST
1s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps 60fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 810
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 810
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Maximum Memory Card Size
2GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels
BEST
1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.92x 0.96x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 electrical
 Optical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB A
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4a
 1.4a
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,12 2,30
Maximum Playback Zoom
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Thumbnails
Diopter Adjustment
-2.5 - 1.5 -4 - 1
Playback Mode
 Rotation
 Rotation
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.5mm
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
590g 375g
BEST
Height
96.5mm 95.5mm
Depth
70mm 127mm
Width
129mm 41.7mm
Lens Weight
230g
BEST
578g
Lens Length
67.5mm 105.5mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
68.5mm
BEST
72mm
Weight Including Battery
650g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
D-LI109 BP1410
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,410mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
480 shots
BEST
360 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.6V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.2 GHz
Minimum RAM Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data 256MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data 110MB

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher
Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB

Technical Details

Audio Recording Format
 AAC+
 AAC+
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