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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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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||410 Photos|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||6 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||921000|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||51,600|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||No|
|File Format||RAW (DNG), JPEG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/180 sec|
|Flash Type||Hot-shoe, Wireless|
|Flash Type||Built-In Flash|
|Focus Description||TTL Phase Detection SAFOX IXi+|
|Focus Type||Includes Manual Focus|
|Form Factor||Compact SLR|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100 to 51600, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps|
|Image Aspect Ratio||3:2|
|Item Dimensions||3.82 x 2.8 x 5.12 inches|
|Item Display Weight||7.3 pounds|
|Item Weight||1.43 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||7.8 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4.2 ounces|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year|
|Material Type||Reinforced polycarbonate over stainless steel chassis|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/6000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,928|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Processor Description||PRIME M|
|Remote Control Description||optional, wired or wireless|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||Sensor movement with SP coating on low pass filter|
|Shipping Weight||3.25 pounds|
|Style Name||Body Only|
|Supported Battery Types||D-LI109 lithium-ion rechargeable (4 x AA with optional adapter)|
|Video Capture Format||h.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
|Weather Resistance||Weather and dust resistant|
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
I'm glad I chose the K-50. If this is roughly where you're at, and your emphasis is on still photography, this is a great choice — especially if you're into outdoor photography, at all.
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 is ridiculously cheap.) The value is most obvious with the pro-style features, like dual control wheels and weather sealing; get ready to spend over twice as much for those features with one of the two major brands. (If you want to use it outside much, the sealing is the killer feature. We're going on an Alaska adventure this summer, so the weather resistance sealed the deal for me.) Another major benefit is the in-camera shake reduction system. This means the telephoto lenses can be cheaper than IS telephoto lenses for the big 2. (Compare the prices on the weather-resistant 55-300mm Pentax lens versus the not-weather-resistant Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens.) The burst shooting, 6 fps, is downright crazy.
I made this choice after reviewing just about every online image quality comparison I could find, and I thought the K-50's IQ was generally better than and very rarely less satisfying than the output of an SL1 or d3300.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved It, this camera has a lot of features and a low price:)Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great camera and very easy to use. Took excellent pictures on a vacation to Europe. Carried it around the entire time and it got banged around as well with no problems. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Christopher A.
Great Camera! I've always used Pentax and am thrilled with this camera. Right out of the box it is easy to use and intuitive, even for a DSLR virgin. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A purchaser
Had this for a few weeks now, really liking it. I've been working on a project that requires taking pictures of a large number of objects with a copy stand, and i had been... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kevin Jones
I needed a camera for a Digital Photography course so I decided I may as well invest a little money and buy a DSLR that I could use for the foreseeable future as I learn how to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alex
LOVE this camera. Has a number of features others in this category don't (ability to clean the sensor, flexibility with settings, etc.) and is sturdy as hell. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Josh Chamot