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Pentax K-50 16MP Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD - Body Only (Black)

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  • 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor. A high performance 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor strikes the perfect balance between resolution and image quality.
  • ISO Speeds up to 51200. High sensitivity shooting up to 51200 ISO range improves noise performance throughout, even in low lighting.
  • Eye-Fi Card Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless SD cards, the user can send images to a smartphone. Users can enable automatic transmission of images to a smartphone for sharing. Users can even select favorite images and resize before transmission.
  • Innovative In-body Shake Reduction (SR) Mechanism. The PENTAX in-body, sensor-shift Shake and Dust Reduction technology ensures sharp, image stabilized, auto-leveled, and dust-free imaging with any mounted lens.
  • Full 1080p h.264 HD video recording. Full 1080p HD video capture at 30 frames per second (60 FPS for 720p) features efficient h.264 compression, flexible exposure control, and HDR finishing options for stunning video quality.
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Technical Details

Style: Body Only | Color: Black
  • Brand Name: Pentax
  • Model: 10883
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 16 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CMOS
  • Optical zoom: 1 x
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Photo Sensor Size APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm) APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm) 23.7 x 15.7 mm APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm)
Megapixels 16.3 MP 16.3 MP 16 MP 16.3 MP
ISO Range Auto, 100 to 51600, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps Auto, 100 to 51600, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps 100 to 12800 Auto, 100 to 12800, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps (80 to 51200 Extended)
Display Size 3 inches 3 inches 3 inches 3 inches
Continuous Shooting Speed 6 6 6 7
Wireless Communication Technology EyeFi EyeFi Information not provided None
Image Stabilization Sensor-shift Sensor-shift Sensor-shift Sensor-shift
Weight 1.4 pounds 1.4 pounds 1.4 pounds 1.7 pounds
Dimension 3.8 x 5.1 x 2.8 inches 3.8 x 5.1 x 2.8 inches 3.1 x 4.8 x 2.3 inches 3.8 x 5.2 x 2.9 inches
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Style: Body Only | Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 2.8 x 3.8 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00DBPKBQO
  • Item model number: 10883
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,011 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 12, 2013

Product Description

Style: Body Only | Color: Black

Forget conformity, and get serious with the PENTAX K-50, a mid-level DSLR with fast, advanced functionality, all wrapped up in bold colors. Featuring specifications of a top level DSLR, enjoy a 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, fast continuous shooting at six frames per second, high sensitivity shooting up to ISO 51200, 100% field of view, innovative in-body shake reduction, and an advanced auto focus module with four optional focusing screens, not to mention the PENTAX-original weather-sealing. Even with features this generous, the K-50 is also available in 3 brilliant color combinations that are sure to match your personality and style. The K-50's approachable, easy ergonomics is perfect for families and everyday photography, complete with a wide selection of creative tools and filters for limitless personalized expressions. Get ready to stand out from the crowd and wear your colors on your camera. Also enjoy full 1018p HD video capture, and eye-fi card compatibility for fast and easy image sharing. It's your camera, and your colors, with the PENTAX K-50.

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I shoot in RAW format and the software included for processing the final picture works well for me since I try to take my shots with the best exposure as possible hence not… Read more ›
In body Image Stabilization is pretty nice too, another big upgrade that is not found in the entry level canon/nikon camera. Read more ›
Great Camera, image quality is Sick! SORRY- Nikon and Cannon Lambs, Pentax gets it down quietly and with so many lenses to use new or legacy glass.....either way you can… Read more ›
I have also used several ancient K-mount Pentax pre-digital lenses with some really neat results - requires a bit of experimenting but if you have some 30-40 year old… Read more ›
That camera was the best…I now shoot wildlife and outdoor sporting photography and needed something that could stand up to the elements and provide high quality photos. T… Read more ›
I'm having so much fun with it. Takes amazing shots and I can even do a moving target.... Awesome for a beginner Read more ›
Amazing camera...brought this to replace my istDL.. The features are perfect.. The WR feature is just what I need as I shoot wildlife and landscapes. Read more ›
Long time Pentax user but first digital buy. Controls are user friendly. Got outstanding Grand Canyon shots w/o even looking at the manual. Read more ›
I really recommend this camera to everyone, amazing quality, great specs and configuration modes, price is reeeaaally good so overall, 10/10 :B Read more ›
TL;DR: I've owned…Canon and Nikon are great, but this camera is unbeatable at this price point, particularly with its weather resistance and great photography features. P… Read more ›
I like the full view of the view finder and easy to understand menu. having live view is a nice feature but a feature I really will not use I prefer setting up my shots… Read more ›
I was a…Good Speed, a touch geeky with features which let you control a lot of things and also has user friendly modes in cases where you don't know what needs to be done. Read more ›
This is one of…The menu is easy to use and intuitive, it has two dials for changing aperture and shutter and many other pro features you would want on this type of camera. Read more ›
I am truly loving it. It is easy to use and it gives great, quality images. I love that it comes with two lenses, also. Read more ›
It also means that the hundreds of thousands of manual lens for Pentax dating back some 40 years (including all K-Mount and Screw…- Very intuitive easy to use interface. Read more ›
This camera is easy to use. The size of this camera is prefect for me. Read more ›
Pentax has layed out a sturdy, slightly smaller camera body with controls and options on par with the upper…Easy to use, kit lens 18-135 is weather sealed, quiet and adept. Read more ›
But I'm very happy I went with a Pentax. It's the first time I've bought a DSLR and so far, it's been pretty easy to use. I'm still playing around with some of the… Read more ›
While I was a bit surprised and disappointed it…I've probably only taken about 500 pictures with the camera so far, but the quality with the stock 18-50 lens has been nice. Read more ›
The lens is pretty brilliant for a kit lens. It is weather-sealed and solid. Read more ›
What's really great is lens compatibility with old K-mount lenses. If you have vintage K-mounts lenses, this is the perfect body for you. Read more ›
I am a Pentaxian…You get a modern update of the highly acclaimed 16 MP Sony sensor in a fully weather-sealed body with a matching (high quality) kit lens for under $700! Read more ›
Please don't be a hipster and buy a high-quality camera and only use the kit lens. This is a serious tool, not a toy, so invest in decent lenses. Luckily, the K-mount has… Read more ›
I coupled this two lens set with a fast 50 lens for portrait shooting. Going off topic: I LOVE this lens. First prime lens and am really impressed with the bokeh effect I… Read more ›
I would have preferred to have a lock on the mode control dial. 6400 ISO performance is amazing. Menus are extensive and mostly intuitive. Read more ›
Bright LCD. Pretty quick performance and memory writing. Read more ›
Am using the AA battery adapter with Energizer Lithiums and continue to get excellent performance from them. Read more ›
I am very happy with this camera for professional photography introducing me, I recommend it has a very good performance. Read more ›
It simply isn't the camera for me. Image quality was good and the lcd display was bright and easy to read. Controls are well-placed and menus are simple and intuitive… Read more ›
Friendly user interface. Bright LCD. Pretty quick performance and memory writing. Read more ›
I haven't even had that experience at all; I took about 1200 daytime shots in about 3 hours on one charge, many of them using LiveView (the screen is plenty bright and… Read more ›
The body is unbelievable rugged for being plastic. It makes every other DSLR in its price range feel like a cheap toy. Read more ›
What's really great is lens compatibility with old K-mount lenses. If you have vintage K-mounts lenses, this is the perfect body for you. Only beware of the infamous Ricoh… Read more ›
It hugs my hand and locks in place--no need for a hand strap. The grip and solid, unyielding body are why I chose this model over the K-5II. Read more ›
Yeah, I know, but I really was resistant to give up film. It has all the functionality and capabilities I wanted - at a great price. Read more ›
Controls are well-placed and menus are simple and intuitive (unlike those of the Nex which are…Overall, a very good camera with a lot of features for a good price. Unl… Read more ›
The features and image quality just can't be beat at anything like this price. (If you don’t need weather sealing, I believe the K-500 is basically the same camera, and it… Read more ›
It is taking me awhile to get used to it and it is easy to…I am very pleased with the richness of color that I am able to achieve in my photography using Pentax cameras. Read more ›
It is rugged and weather resistant and I love the color! I hope it performs as good as it looks... Read more ›
I have seen nothing negative yet about the camera. Like the color combinations. Got mine in white and it looks classy. Read more ›
I think I can do better once I learn more — and buy some extra gear, like an external sound recorder (good idea no matter what SLR you use) — but I still have small hope… Read more ›
Pros: weather sealing, 100% pentaprism, build quality (not a toy like a Rebel and I honestly think it feels better than the Nikon mid-levels), screw drive for old lenses,… Read more ›
It is weather-sealed and solid. The zoom is very well dampened. It feels high-quality. Read more ›
I am not camera savvy so I graduated from my Coolpix auto zoom with apprehension. I did my research and decided on the Pentax over the Nikon (they seemed very close) mainly… Read more ›
It is an excellent camera, take good photos in good light, light conditions escaza photos are not so good, and ISO 52000 is not an option. I think at some point I invest in… Read more ›
I am getting used to this and will love it when it becomes second nature. I also like the quicker access to ISO and other settings that is available. Read more ›

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57 of 67 people found the following review helpful By M. Winschel on September 26, 2013
Style Name: DA L 18-55mm WR f3.5-5.6 and 50-200mm WR LensesColor Name: Black
UPDATE 4/2014 - I have found a significant drawback with this unit that has really taken the lustre off of the camera and has left me very disappointed. The unit stinks in low light. It will hunt for focus and not find it, flash or no flash. It doesnt even have to be very low lighting conditions. I have used other canon and nikon units and they do not have the same issue. The camera has been getting significantly less usage since that. I still really like it for daylight shots but look elsewhere or try it before you keep it if standard indoor room lighting levels are important to you. If it were not for the lenses purchased I would have returned it to costco and looked for something else.

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Purchased this unit from costco after researching reviews on comparable Nikon and Canon units. All but one of the tech reviews raved about this camera. The plus side is the unit is "weather proof" (still not sure how that is defined). The reviews in general favored this unit in overall image quality over the Canon T5i rebel which was the other unit I was comparing it to. This was less expensive than the Canon and weatherproof. Out of the box the unit is very easy to pick up and start shooting with if you have any experience with DSLR cameras. Very intuitive menu design. Overall build feels very solid and fits my hands well. Photo quality is amazing in the little bit of playing I have done with it. I need to work on learning the advanced features of the unit (which are many) to do a better job on exposure. I was seeing my subjects under exposed a bit in daylight. Playing with some of the settings has helped. I don't fault the camera for this, but my relative inexperience. I coupled this two lens set with a fast 50 lens for portrait shooting.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Laurence83 on March 8, 2014
Style Name: DA L 18-55mm WR f3.5-5.6 LensColor Name: White Verified Purchase
I just finished 2 years of shooting all over the world with my Canon EOS 60D. That camera was the best DSLR that I had handled in a long time, and bested Nikons 5200 by a long shot in my opinion. I now shoot wildlife and outdoor sporting photography and needed something that could stand up to the elements and provide high quality photos. This Pentax K30 and K50 series of cameras fit this bill perfectly, and after much consideration I went with the K50. I also purchased another WR lens in 200mm to accompany this one. The K50 body and both lenses have proven to exceed my expectations of a camera and lens system in this price range. These products easily compete with Canons and Nikons that sell for twice the cost. All specs aside, the focusing is fast and precise, the options are very extensive but lack in some areas compared to other makes, and the end result has pleased me over and over again without fail. If you need a camera to take on a rafting trip, rainy day, or want something that can hold up to dust storms in Iraq/Afghanistan, this is the clear choice for you. As a military contractor and avid amateur photographer, this camera suits my needs perfectly, and produces images at equal quality to my EOS 60D which cost me $1200. I paid $450 for this kit because the seller sold me a returned product and Amazon provided me with a 20% refund due to that. My point and shoot cost more than that, so I am beyond happy with this purchase and look forward to years of shooting with this very competitively priced and engineered marvel of a DSLR.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By bsamcash on January 13, 2014
Style Name: DA L 18-55mm WR f3.5-5.6 LensColor Name: Black
A simply spectacular tool. I am a Pentaxian for sure, but I have used many other brands including the Big Two, and nothing comes close at this price point. You get a modern update of the highly acclaimed 16 MP Sony sensor in a fully weather-sealed body with a matching (high quality) kit lens for under $700!

The body is unbelievable rugged for being plastic. It makes every other DSLR in its price range feel like a cheap toy. Plus, the grip is hands down the best I have ever felt at any price. It hugs my hand and locks in place--no need for a hand strap. The grip and solid, unyielding body are why I chose this model over the K-5II.

At low ISOs, the older sensor is on par or maybe a little noisier than competing models, but when the lights go down, this thing shines. Zero noise gain when well exposed, but if you have to push say a 3200 RAW image, you will be blown away at the headroom the K-50 has in its 12 bit files. And if you can find noise (by pushing), it's not that gross banding we are used to seeing with cameras that shoot for marking megapixels rather than image quality. It is a gentle, film-like fine grain in very large prints. And this is for color, if you're converting to B&W, you can take this thing all the way through its ISO range and make beautiful small prints.

The menu system is as near perfect as I can trust engineers to make it. They either are, or work with photographers. Everything you need is one to three clicks away. I tried using a D5200 recently, and I couldn't even figure out how to set it to RAW, I had to look it up. Then ISO took me five minutes. It was ridiculous. I guarantee you will not have this problem with any Pentax DSLR from 2010 to today.

The lens is pretty brilliant for a kit lens. It is weather-sealed and solid.
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