The Pentax K-50 is the follow-up to the K-30, a mid-level DSLR with a 16MP sensor and PRIME M processor. Image processing has been improved on the K-50, with the promise of fewer 'jaggies' in images. Additionally, the K-50 has 100% field of view viewfinder, in-camera shake reduction, four optional interchangeable focusing screens, and a fast shutter with the ability to shoot at speeds up to 1/6000. The weather-resistant camera can be custom ordered in 120 possible color combinations, and is compatible with Eye-Fi SD Cards.
Pentax K-50 DSLR Camera
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- 16.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- 6 frames per second continuous shooting
- 11-point AF system
- ISO 100-12,800 expandable up to 51,200
- 1080/30,24fps HD video (H.264/MPEG-4/MOV)
- 3.0 inch LCD with 921,000 dots
- 100% viewfinder and 4 optional focusing screens
- Sensor-shift image stabilization
- Pop-up flash with hotshoe
- Fully weather-sealed, dustproof, and coldproof
- Raw, JPEG, and Raw+JPEG with in-camera RAW processing
- SD/SDHC/SDXC and Eye-Fi compatible
|Body type||Compact SLR|
|Max resolution||4928 x 3264|
|Other resolutions||4224 x 2816, 3456 x 2304, 2688 x 1792|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100 to 51600, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps|
|White balance presets||9|
|Custom white balance||Yes (3)|
|JPEG quality levels||Good, Better, Best|
|Optics & Focus|
|Number of focus points||11|
|Lens mount||Pentax KAF2|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD monitor with brightness/color adjustment and AR coating|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/6000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|Flash range||12.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync+Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless|
|Continuous drive||6 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes ( 2 or 12 seconds)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (3 frames at 1 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30,25,24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60,50,30,25,24 fps), 640 x 424 (30,25,24 fps)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Remote control||Yes (optional, wired or wireless)|
|Environmentally sealed||Yes (Weather and dust resistant)|
|Battery description||D-LI109 lithium-ion rechargeable (4 x AA with optional adapter)|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||410|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||650 g (1.43 lb / 22.93 oz)|
|Dimensions||130 x 97 x 71 mm (5.12 x 3.82 x 2.8″)|
|Timelapse recording||Yes (999 shots, 3 sec to 24 hr interval, time delay)|
First user review here? Kidding me!? :)
I'm very surprised there aren't any user reviews here on DPR! My full review is on my blog, so here is my conclusion on what I like: (1) Build/design similar in quality and feel to the K20/10 DSLRS (2) Weather Sealed (kit comes with WR kit lens too) (3) Excellent optical finder- 100% accurate and bright/large (4) Dual customizable control ...
Great Camera - Tons of features
I got this camera a couple of weeks ago, through Airmiles, and I must say, I love this camera so far. I used to (and still) have the K-1000 and ME Super, that I used back in the 80's through to the mid to late 90's, that's when I got my 1st Digital point & shoot camera. Since then I have had two point & shoot cameras, and loved using them. It's only lately that I got the itch to get back into SLR photography, but the prices were way out of my league (given my current situation). So Thank ...
Camera is fine except for one major problem, LCD screen turn off.
This problem is consistent with K50, K30, and even K500.The annoying LCD screen will not turn off as your using the viewfinder to take a photo. This also takes up battery power. I have to recharge my battery far to early. I even bought a back up due to this problem. I do not use the LCD screen as its worthless in sunlight conditions. I have tried everything even the Pentax forum to get this camera to turn off the LCD. This is a Pentax problem they have not addressed to this date. Pentax forum ...
K30 or K50 ??
I would like to have one camera with a optical VF, the Pentax series seems to has the brightest OVF in the price range I am interested in. I am vacillating between the K30 and K50 ( rechargeable AA's ) anyone with any suggestions/tips please respond. I intend to use it primarily with a Sigma 50mm F2.8 macro Thank you, Ziji
You make a very good point Jeff, Pentax/Hoya/Ricoh fluctuating prices is disgraceful but will not fool most of us. The practice of hiking up prices only to offer subsequent "reductions" (yoyoing) is soon to be made illegal in the UK. If I see a fairly priced new lens, I am likely to buy it, if not, I buy used and save myself a fortune. Lenses tend to outlast cameras so I am confident in this policy - the vast majority of my lenses are used and work perfectly. Continue Reading
Need solution for low light product shots
I'm looking for purchase recommendations here. I am a furniture maker and need a camera to take quality shots of my pieces but this is going to be my all in one camera so I'm thinking I'd take it back packing occasionally and I generally enjoy photography as a hobby so it would definitely get more use outside my main goal of product shots, but that is the reason I am willing to drop a wad of hard earned cash on a better camera. Its hard to sell a beautiful product on line without beautiful photos. I hope this isn't too long winded but I am giving as much detail as I can in order to get the best direction and feedback possible, so here goes... Product photos would be taken in the shop (under mixed warm and cool flourescents - could fix this with better bulbs of course) before the commisions go out for delivery but more often after they've been delivered to clients houses as its nice to get them shot in an actual livable setting (no i don't have a showroom). The lighting in most ...
You already have the solution, namely the tripod, but you're apparently unwilling to use it. EDIT: to expand, you don't want to use a tripod, you don't want to set up lighting, and you don't want to do any processing. In other words, you don't want to use any of the tools a professional would use to get a professional shot. I don't care what camera you buy, you will still get non-professional results. So...since you can't get professional results with a fancy camera and winging it, I think you should use the camera you have, plus the tripod. Your Panasonic has manual controls from what little Googling I did. Set it on the tripod, using the lowest ISO, the widest aperture, and open the shutter for as long as necessary to get a decent exposure. I don't know if the camera has a manual white balance setting; whatever the case, you'll need to diddle the WB control to get natural looking color. Continue Reading
Before buying any camera, get the book "Light: the Science and Magic". Even if you don't read it cover-to-cover you should still be able to get a sense of just how important lighting is to what it is you want to accomplish. And it seems the lighting keeps getting brushed aside in favor of "what camera". Full frame vs APS-C vs m4/3rds and so on... hardly matters. The only possible advantage a full frame camera might have for such a job is the idea that you are working in limited space and you might want wider lenses. But in terms of image quality between cameras, in real world use, let's just say that when I see an image in a magazine I have no idea what camera shot it. Most images could have been shot with any camera. The ONLY thing the camera does is record an exposure, record light. The camera cannot control any principle of lighting (intensity, color, contrast, quality, direction); the only thing is does is record it. Students ask me all the time, how can I get better images? And ... Continue Reading
Companion to a Pentax 18-135mm lens.
Thinking of buying a Pentax k50 and a Pentax 18-135 lens. My question is, what would be a good companion lens for longer reach, without too much overlap, if that makes sense. Also a lens that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Thanks in advance for your input
Maybe something from Sigma, like the 120-400 OS HSM or longer 150-500 OS HSM. Both are priced under $900.00 and are very versatile. I have both of these and the Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS HSM for indoor sports and events using the Pentax K3. Bob Continue Reading
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