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Pentax K-50 Recommended Lenses

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We have done a lot of comparison review with other popular DSLRs, now its time for some lens recommendation, We will start from basic lens recommendation and then we will move towards bit advance mode for semi-pro and advance armature.

Basic Lens Recommendation for Pentax K-50

  • Pentax K-50 DSLR – $699 (Amazon)
  • With K-50 with 18-55mm Kit Lens – $779 (Amazon)
  • Pentax K-50 with DA 18-135mm WR f3.5-5.6 Lens – $1099 (Amazon)

Recommended Ultra-Wide Angle Zoom Lens – Pentax DA 12-24mm f/4 ED AL (IF) Lens
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Buy 12-24mm F4.0 Lens from Amazon.com | Amazon UK
The 12-24mm F4.0 is the best ultra wide angle lens available at pentax, the ultra wide angle lens features extra-low-dispersion (ED) glass elements and two aspherical lens elements, Quick-Shift Focus system for switiching bewteen MF to AF, he lens offers superior sharpness and color correction.


For best walk-around / Event Shooting Lens We have two options form pentax
1. Weather-sealed Zoom: Pentax DA* 16-50mm F2.8 – Highly Recommended
2. Zoom: Pentax 17-70mm F  - Recommended
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Buy Pentax 16-50mm F2.8 from Amazon.com | Amazon.uk |
If money is not a problem we recommend you to buy Pentax SMC DA* Series 16-50mm f/2.8 ED AL IF, the lens is bulky and costly but features excellent image quality, the lens comes with three aspherical elements and two special optical glass elements, it compensate for chromatic and spherical aberration, producing images with superior contrast, clarity, and edge-to-edge sharpness. Other features include weather-resistant and dust-resistant construction and Quick-Shift Focus System for pro-use.


Best Macro Lens
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Pentax 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens – Buy from Amazon.com | Amazon UK
Features WR Weather Resistant design, high-grade optics and aluminum barrel with Weather-sealed design, the images are razor sharp and color contrast out is perfect. The lens is designed for pentax full frame camera.


Best Telephoto Lens – Pentax 55-300mm F4-5.8 (very good image quality and affordable) 

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Buy Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Lens – Amazon.com | Amazon.uk
The 55-300mm lens is affordable and features very good image quality, the lens is very affordable focal length equivalent of 82.5 to 450mm in the 35mm format, making it ideal for moderate to long sports and wildlife shots.


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Pentax K-50 vs Pentax K-30

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Pentax K-50 is a successor of pentax K-30, does it have enough improvements? Should you upgrade from K-30 to K-50 ? Find out your answers…
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The cores Specification almost look same but we have three new things
1.New Sensor
2.Improved Image Processor
3.WiFi (Eye-Fi SD card compatibility)

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The new processor just improve the low light performance of the camera, the top continuous shooting speed and shutter range remains same.

Price difference:
K-50 with 18-55mm Kit lens – $776.95 – Pentax K-50 available at $700+ at Amazon | B&H
Pentax K-30 with 18-55mm kit lens – $796.95

Verdict: For new users we recommend Pentax K-50 DSLR, for K-30 owners we recommend you to wait for Pentax K-60 / next K series camera.

Pentax K-50 vs Nikon D5200

K-50-vs-D5200-frontPentax K-50 vs Nikon D5200 specification comparison review, Pentax K-50 features 16Mp sensor, ISO range upto 51200, 11 focus points and Fully Weather-Sealed Body Design, on the other hand Nikon D5200 features 24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor, Up To ISO 25600 and plastic body, take a look at the major difference below.

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Sensor and Image Processor
Nikon D5200 features 24.1MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processor, native sensitivity up to ISO 6400, which is then further expandable to ISO 25600. D5200 can capture 24 MP (full-resolution) still images at a continuous rate of 5fps, maximum shutter speed of D5200 is 1/4000th of a second.

Pentax K-50 features 16.3 megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor and PRIME M image processing engine, ISO Sensitivity from 100 to 51200, The speed afforded by the image processor enables continuous full-resolution – 16MP shooting up to 6 fps, a maximum shutter speed of 1/6000th of a second.

Big Pixels:
23 µm²(Pentax K-50) vs 15.3 µm²(Nikon D5200) – Pixel size measured in µm2 is the area of a singular pixel in the sensor. Bigger pixel leads to better pictures in higher ISO rates.

Image Stabilization: Pentax K-50 features In-body Image stabilization, No IS available in Nikon D5200.

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AF System
Nikon D5200 features advance AF system, 39-point autofocus system, with nine cross-type sensors.
Pentax K-50 features a 11 points AF system with nine cross-type sensors.

Video:
Nikon D5200 offers better video recording options and 60fps shooting speed at Full HD.
Pentax K-50 limited to 30fps at Full HD.

Shutter
Pentax K-50 features fast continuous shooting speed, (5fps vs 6fps).
Pentax k-50 features more shutter range compared to D5200. (1/6000 vs 1/4000).

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Display:
Both have same display size and screen resolution, but Nikon D5200 features Vari-angle display that swivels to nearly any position, pentax K-50 comes with fixed display unit.

Viewfinder: Pentax K-50 features Pentaprism (100%) viewfinder and Nikon D5200 features Pentamirror (95%), Pentax K-50 features bright and better viewfinder.

Verdict:

Highly Recommended: Based on Specification Comparison, If you are a Still+Video shooter we recommend you to buy Nikon D5200. Nikon D5200 features more megapixel, Advance AF system and better Video mode.

Recommended + If you are a still shooter(only) you can buy Pentax K-50. Pentax K-50 features better low light performance (High ISO range + In camera IS), better shutter speed and Fully Weather-Sealed Body Design,  the 3 Major drawback of Pentax K-50 compared to D5200 is – less megapixel, low-end AF system and limited video mode.

Price / Buying options |
Pentax K-50 available at $700+ at Amazon | B&H
Buy Nikon D5200 from Amazon | | Amazon UK

Pentax K-50 vs Nikon D3200

Pentax K-50 vs Nikon D3200, Pentax K-50 features 16Mp sensor, ISO range upto 51200,  SAFOX IXi+ AF system utilizes 11 focus points, including nine cross-type sensors, polycarbonate-covered camera body that is supported by a stainless steel chassis, on the other hand Nikon D3200 features 24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor, Up To ISO 12800 and plastic body, take a look at the major difference below and share your thoughts with us.


Sensor:

Nikon D3200 features 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor, Max ISO limited to 12800.
Pentax K-50 features 16.3 megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor and low-light sensitivity to ISO 51200.

AF System: Both features 11-points AF system.
Pentax K-50 features better shutter range and fast continuous shooting speed compared to Nikon D3200.

In-Camera Image Stabilization

Pentax’ sensor-shift type shake reduction image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake when working with longer lenses in dim lighting conditions by up to the equivalent of three to four shutter speed steps.

Weather-Sealed Body Design
Pentax K-50 features weather-sealed polycarbonate body with stainless steel chassis that enables to use K-50 in a wide variety of conditions, ranging from rain and humidity to snow and frigid temperatures

Verdict: Based on Specification Comparison review we recommend you to buy Pentax K-50

Price / Buying options |
Pentax K-50 available at $700+ at Amazon | B&H
Nikon D3200 available at approx $500+ at Amazon | B&H | Amazon UK

Pentax K-50 vs Canon EOS 700D

K 50 vs 700D

Take a look between the comparison of Pentax K-50 and Nikon Canon EOS 700D, the Pentax K-50 features 16.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and ISO 100 to 51600 on the other hand Canon EOS 700D features 18 million pixel sensor and ISO range is equivalent to ISO25600 100-12800, extended sensitivity, take a look at the Major Specification Below.

Sensor
The combination of the 16.3 megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor and PRIME M image processor is able to produce high resolution imagery with notable quality and low-light sensitivity to ISO 51200.

18MP CMOS sensor features 18 Mp sensor and Digic 5 image processor, the upper ISO limit of Canon 700D is limited to 25600 only.

AF System:

  • Pentax K50 features SAFOX IXi+ AF system utilizes 11 focus points, including nine cross-type sensors, to quickly and accurately acquire focus using a phase-detection method.
  • Canon 700D features 9-point all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision dual-cross f/2.8 center point).

Pentax features bit fast continuous shooting speed – 6fps, canon is limited to 5fps.

Display: With Canon 700D you get fully-articul

Environmentally sealed body – Canon 700D doesn’t have Environmentally sealed body, but Pentax K-50 features weather-sealed polycarbonate body with stainless steel chassis affords a wealth of protection to camera and enables its use in a wide variety of conditions, ranging from rain and humidity to snow and frigid temperatures.

Verdict: Pentax K-50 features better ISO range, advance AF system and Environmentally sealed body under $800 with kit lens, We recommend you to buy Pentax K-50

Buy Pentax K-50 from Amazon |

Buy Canon 700D from Amazon US | Amazon UK

Pentax K-50 Announced, Price, Images, Press Release and Full Specification

Pentax updated its mid-level DSLR series, Pentax K-50 features 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, ISO Speeds up to 51200, the advance SAFOX IXi+ autofocus system, which works to ensure sharp, accurate focus quickly and smoothly. Weather-sealed, Dustproof, Cold proof Design. With 81 weather seals coatings. 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.

Pentax K-50 Major Features

  • 16.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • PRIME M Image Processing Engine
  • 3.0″ 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • SAFOX IXi+ Autofocus System
  • Continuous Shooting Up to 6 fps
  • In-Camera Shake Reduction System
  • Fully Weather-Sealed Body Design

Full HD 1080p video recording is supported in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps as well as HD 720p recording up to 60 fps. Video files are recorded in the high quality H.264 AVC/MPEG-4 codec and saved as .MOV files, the K-50 also offers in-camera RAW (DNG) image processing as well as HDR shooting capabilities..

Pentax K-50 Price and availability

Buy Pentax K-50 at Amazon

Buy Pentax K-50 at B&H Store

Pentax K-50 Product Images

Pentax K-50 Press Release

A Digital SLR camera with a weather-resistant, dustproof body, assuring high-quality photography with simple, user-friendly operation

Mississauga, ON – June 12, 2013

PENTAX RICOH IMAGING CANADA INC. is pleased to announce the introduction of the PENTAX K-50 Digital SLR camera. The PENTAX K-50 combines a uniquely advanced feature set, including weather-resistant, dustproof construction, with a consumer-friendly price tag and 120 colour combinations to meet an important additional demand of the creative consumer: personal style.

The PENTAX K-50 boasts outstanding basic specifications that rival many upper-class models, including high-speed continuous shooting at approximately six images per second, super-highsensitivity shooting at ISO 51200, high-precision SAFOX IXi+ autofocus with accurate subject tracking, innovative in-body shake reduction, full HD video capture and a 100% field of view. Its weather-resistant, dustproof construction assures solid performance under demanding outdoor conditions. The K-50 is perfect for families and everyday photography, complete with a wide selection of creative tools and filters for limitless personalized expressions. Plus, eye-fi card compatibility makes image sharing fast and easy. The K-50 is compatible with both rechargeable Li-Ion and AA batteries (via optional AA battery holder)* for the ultimate flexibility and accessibility to a power source when travelling or in remote locations.

The K-50 will be available in a choice of three standard body colours: black, white and red or select from a choice of 117 custom colour combinations (available by special order) to create your K-50 to match your personal style.

Two new lenses featuring simplified weather-resistant construction to enhance the reliability and dependability of the K-50 imaging system are also being introduced — the smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6AL WR, and the smc PENTAX-DA L 50-200 F4-5.6ED WR.

The K-50 will be available in Canada July 2013 at a suggested retail price of $799.99 for the K-50 Kit including the smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6AL WR Lens.

* The optional D-BH109 AA Battery Holder is required for AA-battery operation.

Major Features

Availability in 120 eye-catching colour combinations
As the only camera in the DSLR market that is available in customizable colours, the K-50 sets a new benchmark for individual personalization in the imaging industry. Consumers are able to accent their personal expression by selecting a body and grip colour that epitomizes their particular style.

Dependable weather-resistant, dustproof body
With 81 weather seals throughout the entire body, the K-50 ensures worry-free use in any weather condition or outdoor setting. The K-50’s rugged, coldproof design is also made for perfect use in wet, snowy winter conditions, at temperatures as low as -10°C. Its compact, functional body is carefully contoured with delicate curves, assuring that even a photographer with small hands will have a firm grip of the camera.

High-resolution, super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200
The K-50 features the state-of-the-art CMOS image sensor with a large image-capturing area measuring 23.7mm by 15.7mm, to assure high-speed image data readout. This image sensor is coupled with PRIME M to deliver super-high-resolution, rich-gradation digital images with approximately 16.28 effective megapixels. The K-50 also offers super-high-sensitivity shooting at a top sensitivity of ISO 51200, allowing the photographer to handhold the camera for beautiful nighttime snapshots.

Innovative SR mechanism
The PENTAX-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism effectively compensates the adverse effect of camera shake to deliver sharp, blur-free images, even under shake-prone conditions such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting in the dark without flash illumination, or taking landscapes at twilight. This innovative mechanism works with almost all PENTAX interchangeable lenses — even those developed for film-format cameras.** Thanks to the SR mechanism’s flexible design, which tilts the image sensor unit in all directions, the K-50 offers several useful features to assist the photographer during shooting, including an Automatic Horizon Correction function to assure high-precision image framing and effortless adjustment of horizontal alignment; a Composition Adjustment function to allow minute adjustment of image alignment both to horizontal and vertical directions, as well as slant-wise rotation; and an ASTROTRACER mode to simplify astronomical photography in combination with the optional O-GPS1 GPS Unit.

** Lenses compatible with this mechanism: PENTAX K, KA, KAF, KAF2 and KAF3mount lenses; screw-mount lenses (with an adapter); and 645 and 67system lenses (with an adapter). Some functions may not be available with certain lenses.

High-precision autofocus with SAFOX IXi+ AF module
The K-50 features the state-of-the-art SAFOX IXi+ AF sensor module, which assures responsive, high-precision autofocus operation with 11 sensors (including nine cross-type sensors in the middle). It also features a spotbeam projector to assist AF operation at poorly lit locations. Its select-area expansion function keeps the sensor module tracking a moving subject, even when it moves out of a pre-assigned auto-tracking area, by assessing the distance data collected by neighboring focus sensors. This means not only greatly improved accuracy and speed of detecting moving subjects during autofocus operation, but also the enhanced autotracking performance of moving subjects when using a telephoto lens.

High-speed continuous shooting, at approximately six images per second
When shooting sports, stage performances or wildlife, the K-50’s high-speed continuous shooting function comes in handy. It allows the photographer to record active, fast-moving subjects in a series of images, at a maximum speed of approximately six images per second (in the JPEG recording format).

Optical finder with approximately 100% field of view
Despite its compact size, the K-50 features a glass prism finder with nearly 100% field of view and approximately 0.92-times magnification (with a 50mm F1.4 lens at infinity) to cover the entire field of view for easy focusing and framing. Since it delivers a clear view of the subject even in bright sunshine and eliminates parallax and time lag in the viewfinder image, the K-50 responds efficiently and reliably to demanding applications and subjects, such as landscapes requiring delicate, high-precision framing, and sports scenes where the timing of shutter release is critical. The in-focus point is indicated as a red point in the viewfinder for at-a-glance confirmation.

High-quality movie recording
The K-50 captures high-resolution, full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels) in the H.264 recording format, with a choice of frame rate (30, 25 or 24 frames per second). It even comes with creative image-processing tools*** like Custom Images and useful movie-recording features like an interval movie recording function, for the production of more personalized movies.

*** The frame rate may vary when nonstandard image processing is required.

Effortless, user-friendly Auto Picture and Scene modes
The PENTAX-original Auto Picture mode automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene from Portrait, Landscape, Macro and other distinctive shooting modes. The K-50 sets all vital camera settings, including shutter speed, aperture, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness, allowing the photographer to concentrate on image composition and shutter opportunity. The K-50 also offers 19 Scene modes, including Night Scene Portrait, Pet and Backlight Silhouette, to simplify photographing complicated or demanding subjects and scenes by optimizing all camera settings with a simple choice of the corresponding icon on the camera’s LCD monitor.

A selection of image-processing tools for creative, personalized expression
The K-50’s custom image function allows the user to easily and quickly select the desired finishing touch for a particular image, with a choice of 11 custom images. These include Bleach Bypass to create a dramatic visual effect used in motion pictures, and Cross Process to produce fanciful, eye-catching images with dramatic colours. The K-50 also offers 19 distinctive digital filters to add distinctive visual effects to captured images and produce creative, artistic images without the need for a computer. The user can even explore new creative possibilities by applying multiple filters to a single image.

Choice of two power sources
In addition to the standard rechargeable lithium-ion battery capable of capturing approximately 480 images with a single recharge,**** the K-50 can also be powered by four AA-size batteries using the optional D-BH109 AA Battery Holder. Since AA-size batteries can be easily obtained almost anywhere around the world, there’s no need to worry about battery shortages, even when on the road.

**** Under testing conditions prescribed by PENTAX, using the D-LI109 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery with no flash discharges.

Other features
I. Large, wide-view 3.0-inch LCD monitor with approximately 921,000 dots
II. 77-segment multi-pattern metering system for extra-accurate light measurement
III. DR (Dust Removal) mechanism to shake dust from the surface of the CMOS image sensor
IV. Digital level for extra-accurate image composition
V. PENTAX-designed Hyper control system to assure flexible, unfailing response to the photographer’s creative intentions
VI. RAW data retrieve function to save an original raw data of a just-recorded JPEG-format image
VII. RAW/Fx button for single-action switching of image file format, as well as for assignment and instant recall of a specific function
VIII. Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards
IX. SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE for PENTAX RICOH IMAGING(RAW-data processing engine developed by Ichikawa Soft Laboratory) included, together with the K-50’s in-body RAW data processing capability

Overview of weather-sealed lenses:
The smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6AL WR lens and smc PENTAX-DA L 50-200mm F4-5.6ED WR lens feature a simplified weather-resistant construction, which prevents the intrusion of water into the lens barrel. By mounting one of these lenses on the K-50 camera body, the user creates a highly durable, dependable digital imaging system, even when shooting in the rain, mist or spray.

smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6AL WR lens
This standard zoom lens covers focal lengths from 27.5mm wide angle to 84mm moderate telephoto (in the 35mm format). Thanks to the incorporation of high-performance aspherical and super-low-dispersion glass optical elements in its optics, it assures outstanding image resolution and remarkable brightness, even at the edges, while effectively compensating various aberrations.

smc PENTAX-DA L 50-200mm F4-5.6ED WR lens
This telephoto zoom lens covers focal lengths from 76.5mm moderate telephoto to 307mm super telephoto (in the 35mm format). With the incorporation of extra-low-dispersion (ED) glass optical elements, it assures excellent description of the subject in various telephoto applications, including portraiture, sports/action and landscape, while effectively compensating chromatic aberration over the entire zoom range.

PENTAX RICOH IMAGING is a leader in the production of a variety of adventure ready digital cameras including weather-resistant digital SLRs and stylish, compact, waterproof cameras, as well as lenses, flash units, binoculars, scopes, and eyepieces. With headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, PENTAX RICOH IMAGING CANADA INC. is a subsidiary of PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. Visit us on the web at www.pentax.ca

Pentax K50 Full Specification

Sensor Type CMOS with primary color filter, integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system
Sensor Size 23.7 x 15.7mm (APS-C)
Sensor Color Depth 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW
Effective Pixels 16.3 MP
Total Pixels 16.5 MP
Dust Removal Sensor movement with SP coating on low pass filter
Pixel Mapping Yes
Image Stabilization (Shake Reduction) Sensor-shift SR with rotational compensation (3 stops avg CIPA, 4 stops max)
Lens Mount PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount
Usable Lenses PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screw-mount, 645/67 med format lenses useable with adapter and/or restrictions)
SDM Function Yes
Power Zoom Function n/a
Focus Type SAFOX IXi+ TTL phase-detection 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system with light wavelength sensor and diffraction lens
Sensitivity Range EV -1 to 18 (ISO 100)
Focus Modes AF.A (auto), AF.S (single, w focus lock, focus/shutter priority selectable), AF.C (continuous, w focus/FPS priority selectable), Manual
Focus Point Adjustment Auto 11 pt., Auto 5 pt., User-Selectable (with Expanded Area AF), Center
AF Assist Yes via dedicated LED AF assist lamp
Focus Peaking Yes (n/a during active video recording)
Metering System Type: TTL open aperture 77 segment metering
Sensitivity range: EV 0 to 22 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4)
Metering patterns (multi, center, spot): Multi 77, Center, Spot
Exposure compensation: +/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps)
Exposure lock: Yes
Exposure bracketing: 3 frames, up to +/- 3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps
Shutter Type: Electronically controlled, vertical-run, focal plane shutter
Shutter speed: Auto: 1/6000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/6000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps), Bulb
Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism
Coverage (field of view): 100%
Magnification: 0.92X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity)
Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III (interchangeable)
Diopter adjustment: -2.5m to +1.5m
Depth of field preview: Optical (diaphragm stop-down), digital
LCD Monitor Type: 3.0″ TFT color LCD w brightness/color adjustment
Resolution: 921,000 dots
Wide angle viewable: Yes
Live View Type: TTL by CMOS image sensor
Field Of View: 100%
Display Modes: Magnification (2-6X), Grid Overlay (4×4, Golden Ratio, Scale), Bright/Dark Indication, Histogram
Built-In Flash Type: Retractable P-TTL pop-up flash
Guide number: 12m (ISO 100)
Coverage: 28mm wide angle equivalent
Flash modes: P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
Flash exposure compensation: -2 to +1 EV (1/3 steps)
External Flash Type: Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless with PENTAX dedicated flash
Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec
Storage Media Internal memory: n/a
Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC, (Eye-Fi Card compatible)
Interfaces Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out
USB Connection: MSC / PTP
Video out: NTSC, PAL
Microphone: Built-in monaural
Image File Recorded resolutions: 16M (4928×3264), 12M (4224×2816), 8M (3456×2304), 5M (2688×1792) RAW (4928×3264)
Quality levels: Best, Better, Good
File formats: RAW (DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III
Color space: sRGB, AdobeRGB
ISO Sensitivity Auto: 100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), auto range selectable
Manual: 100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)
White Balance Type: Image sensor detection with light wavelength sensor detection
Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten, Flash, CTE Manual mode(s): a) 3 manual settings can be configured and saved, b) Kelvin color temperatures can be selected, c) WB settings can be copied from a captured image WB fine adjustment: +/- 7 steps A-B axis or G-M axis
Mode Selection Hyper Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter & Aperture Priority (TAv), Hyper Manual (M), Bulb (B), User (U1, U2), Scene (SCN), Auto Picture (AUTO), Movie
Auto Picture Modes Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest
Scene Modes Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest,Night Scene, Night Scene HDR (JPG), Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum
Custom Image Modes Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Green Simplified Mode Available n/a
Face Detection Available Yes
PASMB P, A, S, M, B (extended modes Sv, TAv)
Date Stamp n/a
Digital Filters Capture Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color
Dynamic Range Adjustment Highlight, shadow
Digital Level Viewfinder (horizontal), LCD (horizontal, vertical), SR auto-level function
File/Folder Customization Folder name (standard, date), create new folder, embed copyright
Drive Modes Mode Selection Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s), Exposure Bracketing (3 frames)
Drive Modes Continuous FPS Continuous Hi: approx. 6.0 FPS (30 JPG, 8 RAW)
Continuous Lo: approx. 3.0 FPS (unlimited JPG, 10 RAW)
Other Modes Multi-exposure: 2-9 shots, auto exposure adjustment
Interval: 999 shots, 3 sec to 24 hr interval, time delay
HDR: Auto, HDR 1, HDR 2, HDR 3, pixel alignment, exposure bracket +/- 1-3 EV (1/1 steps)
Cable switch: Yes CS-205 (sold separately)
Playback Mode Selection Single frame, Multi-image display (4, 9, 16, 36, 81 segmentation), Display magnification (up to 16x, scrolling and quick magnification available), rotating, histogram, bright/dark area warning, copyright display, calendar filmstrip, display, folder display, slideshow, Eye-Fi transfer
Playback Mode Pallet Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Resize, Cropping, Index Print, Protect, Slideshow, Save as Manual WB, Save Cross Processing, RAW Development, Movie Edit, DPOF
Playback Digital Filters Monochrome, Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color, Tone Expansion, Sketch Filter, Water Color, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim, Base Parameter Adjustment
Video Capture Image File Information Recorded resolutions/FPS: 1920x1080p30/25/24, 1280x720p60/50/30/25/24, 640x480p30/25/24
Quality levels: Best, Better, Good
File formats (compression): MOV MPEG-4 AVC (h.264)
Sound: Audio gain adj
Video Capture Modes Custom Image modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass,Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing

Digital filters (capture): Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color

Video Capture Modes cont. Interval movie: 3 sec., 5 sec., 10 sec., 30 sec., 1 min., 5min., 10 min., 30 min., 1 hr.
Recording time: 4 sec. to 99 hr., Start Interval setting: immediately, from the set time, Motion JPEG(AVI)
Movie editing functions: Movie Divide, Delete Selected Frames
File Storage (Based on 4GB Memory) Still 16MP (3:2) RAW: 150 images
Still 16MP (3:2) Best Image Quality: 421
Video 1080p30 Best Image Quality: 0:16:21
Video 1080p24 Best Image Quality: 0:20:21
Video 720p60 Best Image Quality: 0:16:21
Video 720p30 Best Image Quality: 0:28:18
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Language Support English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian
System Requirements Windows: Windows XP(SP3 or later 32-bit Home/Pro), Vista (32-bit,64-bit), Win 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) Win 8, (can be run as a 32-bit application on any 64-bit edition of Windows). Mac: MacOS X, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
Primary Construction Materials Reinforced polycarbonate over stainless steel chassis
Operating Temperature 14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Ruggedized Features Fully weather sealed throughout body, coldproof
Battery Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI109 (included), AA battery holder D-BH109 for 4 AA batteries (sold separately)
Battery Time Stills Li-Ion approx. 480 (410 w 50% flash, CIPA), AA lithium approx. 1250 (710 w 50% flash, CIPA)
Battery Time Movie Playback Li-Ion approx. 270 min, AA lithium approx. 560 min
Battery Time Movie Recording 25 min max time per clip
AC Adapter Available Yes. K-AC128 (sold separately)
Body Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8″ (
Body Weight 20.8 oz (589.67g) without battery or removable memory
22.9 oz (649.20g) loaded and ready

PENTAX K-50 Leaked Image and Specification

Pentax K50 Front
PENTAX K-50 Image and Full Specification leaked by a french retailer digit-photo.com, K-50 features 16 Mp APS-C sensor with in body image stabilization and ISO expandable upto 51,200, the K-50 will also have  newly developed kit lens (18-55mm WR DAL), tale a look at the major features below

PENTAX K-50 Major Specification

  • 16.28MP CMOS APS-C sensor
  • Built-in image stabilization
  • Full HD video
  • ISO up to 51,200
  • 6fps
  • Max shutter speed of 1/6000
  • 3″ LCD screen
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • Lithium-ion or AA batteries power
  • Weather sealed body

please note that the K-50 DSLR is not a replacement of K-30 DSLR, so we see K-30 successor very soon.

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