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Pentax K-50

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Pentax K-50 Review

With excellent reviews but representing good value for money, we have ranked the Pentax K-50 number 250 across all digital cameras.
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412 Reviews + 20 Awards
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Good
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Good Features
Overall Score
59
Average

Why Has it Scored 60?

It has very good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, superior product quality and it is robust. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly large display diagonal
Has a built-in flash
Heavy
Does not have an HDMI

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras. It is also very good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras, but mediocre for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras.
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How Big is the Pentax K-50?

The Pentax K-50 is 129mm wide and 96.5mm tall. It is 70mm deep and weighs 590g.

Pentax K-50 front dimensions

Pentax K-50 size in context

Pentax K-50 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

20 Industry Awards

This digital camera is one of the most highly awarded of all the digital cameras.

The writers at websites Lydogbillede.dk, Ljudochbild.se, Lydogbilde.no, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine all strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The authors at review websites Vido.com.ua, Gagadget.com, Trusted Reviews and Techradar all thought that concluded that they would endorse this Pentax camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Best Buy" award from both review websites Itproportal.com and Expert Reviews, both of which decided that this Pentax camera would make a great purchase.

This Pentax camera received a "Silver" award from both websites Onfoto.ru and DP Review, both of which thought that this camera was very good.

The writers at websites Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com both said that this camera was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This Pentax camera has an average expert rating of 81% based on 51 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 361 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is marvellous. Over 80% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This puts this digital camera in the top 16% of all the cameras when ranked by average owner review score.

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Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

31 customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good value for money.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

29 owners who bought it considered that it was good quality.

Customers Report it is Robust

20 customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made, five customers wrote that this digital camera was strong and durable and two people who reviewed it mentioned that it was sealed.

Users Report Excellent Design

Six people said in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking, two customers said in their reviews that it was ergonomic and two people who reviewed the Pentax K-50 thought it was well designed.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

24 people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use, seven owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus and five customers wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Five customers mentioned that it was noisy.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

54 owners said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images, three people considered that it had a good picture resolution and two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good in low light. two owners who reviewed it thought it had a good image sensor.

Pentax Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 2,538 user and expert reviews (including 473 verified purchases) for Pentax cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Pentax has excellent reviews specifically within its cameras range. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Technical Features

10 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good features.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Nine people said in their reviews that it had a good lens, eight owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus and two people who bought the Pentax K-50 reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. two customers reckoned that this digital camera had a good zoom.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good viewfinder.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Four customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Nine people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was a good body shape, two people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was compact and two people who bought it thought it was good structurally. two owners who purchased it agreed that it was lightweight.


Value For Money

Average Priced

Cameras range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this Pentax digital camera has an average price compared to other cameras.

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Features

Average Megapixel

The Pentax K-50 has a pretty typical megapixel (16.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Heavy

With a weight of 590 grams, the Pentax K-50 is one of the heavier cameras amongst cameras of this age. The lightest camera is 1g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax K-50 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". At 3 inches, the Pentax K-50 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Pentax K-50 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras do have an HDMI.

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Quite High Playback Zoom (max)

The Pentax K-50 has one of the higher playback zoom (max) (16 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 30x.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 45, the Pentax K-50 has one of the largest maximum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax K-50 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other digital cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Six Aspherical Lenses

Most cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses, including the Pentax K-50 which has six aspherical lenses.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Pentax K-50 has a carrying case. Most of the other cameras also have a carrying case.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Pentax K-50 does not feature bluetooth, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Pentax K-50 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst cameras. Cameras have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 2.1TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 48GB.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax K-50 features noise reduction, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax K-50 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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480 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Pentax K-50 is a digital camera that takes 480 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Pentax K-50 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Pentax K-50 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Pentax camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. The worst video resolution of all cameras is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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4928 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K-50 has a 4928 x 3264 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3456 x 2304 and 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Supports Live View

The Pentax K-50 supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Pentax K-50 has an external flash connector. Most of the other cameras also have an external flash connector.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Pentax K-50 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other cameras also have a shoe mounting point.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax K-50 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Short Camera Shutter Speed

Cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.00008s and 4s. At only 0.000167 seconds, the Pentax K-50 has a very short camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released 17 Months Ago

This digital camera was released in February 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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