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Pentax K-50 : Specifications and Opinions




Pentax K-50, front

Pentax K-50, back

Pentax K-50, top



The Pentax K-50 is a reflex camera with APS-C (1.5x) sensor and 16.3 megapixels manufactured from 2013 to 2017 (discontinued). The range of sensitivities, including ISO extension, is 100 - 51200 ISO and it has a continuous shooting (burst mode) of 6 FPS. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 549 €;
34 users have given it an average vote of 9.0 out of 10


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 Sensor
 Format   APS-C, 23.5 x 15.7 mm (image ratio 3:2, crop factor 1.5x in comparison with FF)
 Resolution   16.3 megapixel
 ISO sensitivities   100 - 51200
 File formats   JPEG, RAW

 Esposure
 Shutter speeds   30" - 1/6000
 Exp. compensation   +/- 5 stops at 1/3 steps
 Exp. modes   M, S, A, P, Scena
 Metering modes   Multi-Area, Semi-Spot, Spot

 Features
 Mount   Pentax K (click here to view al compatible lenses)
 Stabilization   Yes
 Autofocus (AF areas)   11
 Continuos shooting   6 FPS
 Live View   Yes
 MLU/SS   No
 Dust reduction   Yes
 Video mode   1920x1080p @ 30 FPS
 WiFi   No
 GPS   No
 USB   micro-USB (USB 3.0)
 USB Charging   No

 Built and notes
 Touchscreen   No
 LCD   3.0", 640 x 480 pixels, fixed
 Viewfinder   Optical, coverage 100%, 0.92x
 Flash   Yes, guide number 12 meters
 Storage   SD, SDHC, SDXC
 Battery   Li-Ion (Pentax D-LI109, capacity 7.78 Wh)
 Weather sealing   Yes
 Weight   650 g
 Dimensions   130 x 97 x 71 mm
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avatarjunior
sent on December 29, 2019

Pros: Excellent ergonomics, effective tropicalization, good quality materials, double ring, quality pentaprism, ISO management up to 6400, battery life

Cons: Some models suffer from a magnet problem. Nothing impossible to fix

Opinion: A great machine that I continue to use with great satisfaction. He accompanied me (and will continue to do so for some time) in many situations really on the edge for a reflex (for example during the high water, which I remember is salty, in Venice while it dilutes). The perceived and real quality is high. It doesn't even look like an entry-level machine. The materials are very good and carefully assembled. The battery life is very good. Excellent double dial that allows you to have on one finger the times and on the other the diaphragms (often using the TAv mode I find it very comfortable). Up to 800 ISO files are extremely manageable. Over 800 and up to 6400 with a little accuracy you can get good quality files for prints of discrete size (printing 30x45 to 3200 ISO is not too much of a problem, indeed). the cons are basically zero or almost zero. Some models (few from what I know) have suffered from a problem the magnets that leads to take dark photos. On ebay the magnets are located at about 10 degrees and are in a fairly accessible position to replace them.

avatarsenior
sent on March 21, 2019

Pros: Good quality general species if compared to the price of competition-possibility of correction of front/back focus on objectives-tropicalization

Cons: Autofocus deficient although improved compared to older models-the problem of "dark photos"

Opinion: I had for ten years a Pentax APSC outfit, before the K10 then, when this was beginning to be "old lady" I added the K50. Generally Satisfied with the quality of the machine and the zoom kit, not bad even the high ISO yield, at least in relation to the class of the machine and the date of the exit. The AF, however improved compared to that of the K10 (it needed little), in the most critical situations is slow and inaccurate. Very useful calibration for individual AF lenses to eliminate front back focus problems. Unfortunately after about two and a half years there was the notorious problem of "dark photos": The magnet that controls the diaphragm crashes and the machine always snaps to the minimum closure. Problem that occurred first sporadically, then with a total block. Brought to repair it worked for a few months then the defect reintroduced, repaired a second time, put away and sold any kit. Too bad.

avatarjunior
sent on December 24, 2017

Pros: double ring nut, tropicalised body, pentaprism viewfinder, AF fine adjustment, sensor stabilization

Cons: autofocus system does not live up to its competitors

Opinion: Purchased a year ago as a first non-automatic camera. Despite the competitors pariprezzo have some options that make them more attractive to a beginner (wi-fi, touch-screen, swivel screen, GPS) this is less equipped with frills but has all the features of a semi professional machine (double ring, a true pentaprism, magnesium body with a good 81 gaskets). Pentax does not produce SLR specifically for the entry level sector but proposes old bodies of a couple of generations at supermarket prices, those who look more at the substance than at the contour accessories will appreciate this philosophy. The only weak point is the autofocus system that is not really a lightning.rnPagata as a Canon 1300d, a year later I can not be satisfied. For now, there are no signs of problems with magnets.

avatarsenior
sent on October 17, 2017

Pros: The compactness of the Pentax machines, built-in accuracy despite being an entry level, with well-assembled commands and the right answer, numerous options offered, more than acceptable battery life, reasonably quick and accurate AF even with action lenses from the machine, scope and power of the flash pop up, price, general feeling of solidity strengthened even by low weight, tropicalized, good color rendering and high ISO.

Cons: Fixed display, which is particularly unpleasant to me, few external commands and need to go to the info screen or enter the menu to change certain shooting parameters, the HDR and the digital camera filters are not saved in RAW, so you have to go through the required to JPEG, white balance not always up.

Opinion: It is a gift and "donated horse does not look in the mouth", however, all in all, considering how much it has been paid (bought in kit with 18-55 and 50-200) gives a lot and has a great price / quality ratio, as in general is Pentax tradition; the sensor gives on average good self-test and, in conditions not limited to, it gives good colors, a good dynamic range (in my modest notice not exactly the same as the "big sisters" K1 and K70 but it can be) and a good high response ISO, although it is better not to go beyond 6400; the mpxs are only 16, normally more than enough even if today's digitalis have become accustomed to so much more and some difference, to the bigger magnifications, logically is known ... it is to say that by now I've only tried it with optics in kit, it will be interesting to make comparison with more powerful optics. The AF, Cross, and Delight of Pentaxians: as I said, I used to use it nowwith the kits in the kit, driven by the engine of the car but I must say that I feared worse: for my own needs, the speed of the AF is quite sufficient even if I wanted to test it: I did some bursting on pretty fast approaching cyclists moving away and I must say that the percentage of the photos in focus has been comforting, with the only limits given by optics and sensor resolution. In live view, nothing special to point out except that, understandably, does not excel in low light; under normal conditions, nothing to do with optics in kits: they are not the same as those sold separately: although I can not make comparisons, I know for sure that the non-kit optics have metal and plastic mounts but .. have the rubberized flange around the graft and so are WR; Even optics can make the talk made for the machine: reasonably well assembled, with no games between the ringers which offer the right resistance (even the MAF) even if, logically, the ppity makes her a master; the yield is quite amazing, given the obvious overall economics, with definitions and colors of all respect, and a MAF, as it has been said, specifies, without front / back focus.rn substance, a more than dignified entry level, or choice, a valid "forklift" capable of handling even the most uncomfortable climatic conditions, a machine that, by its logic, will give its best in light conditions not to the limit and not require a lightning and infallible MAF but used for what he is able to give and perhaps with more powerful optics, can give unexpected satisfaction. rn

avatarjunior
sent on October 02, 2017

Pros: Ergonomics, simple yet elegant design, tropicalized, quality materials, ease of use, double ring (timing / diaphragms), efficient up to 12400 ISO, not least!

Cons: nobody

Opinion: Professional category machine. I replaced an Olimpus OM D EM 5, for me the K50 is another category. I am a landscapist and a naturalist, just in manual mode, the Pentax really did a masterpiece with this mid-level machine, which in my humble opinion competes with top-class machines. In two years I've been superstructured .... I have bought the Pentax K 3 mark II, a great car, but when I miss my K 50! It's a shame I'm out of production K 50- Anyway, I would recommend anyone who wants to take photographs seriously with affordable costs to the most. Brava Pentax!




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