Most importantly, it’s predecessor’s tweaked version, K-30, which could be two-toned for heart’s delight, Pentax K-50 does not seem to be much of some update, besides the nonspecific updates of autofocus system and colors. Even then, it seems quite a fine deal, given the fact that it does retain the same body that is water-sealed, like K-30. Also, Pentax then jumps back to the competition which is entry-level with K-500, less costly K-50’s version which lacks weather sealing, along with being available in black only. End result tends to be a quite aggressively priced dSLR sub-$1000 lineup.
Given that how little differences there are in hardware- during the briefing, what Pentax highlighted basically was improved wireless support and color choice- there is not much that could be said here. If one could find K-30 at lesser prices as it is phased out from the market, one might wish to grab it, unless he isn’t really the one who wishes holding out for some camera in green and Lilly Pulitzer pink.
Comparing it with other new models, K-50 retains the specifications of last year and stands proudly up to Canon and Nikon’s offerings at the similar rates, though it still is faster where continuous shooting is concerned and has better viewfinder. It is only a bit heavier and bigger than its competition, though it could also take batteries of AA-size and incorporates the image stabilization that’s sensor-shift, so one doesn’t need to be worried about buying any stabilized lenses, one factor increasingly appreciated. And Pentax always has been good regarding offering enthusiast-friendly and broad feature set, also including the fan favorites as time lapse.
|Type of Optical sensor:||CMOS|
|Type of digital camera:||Digital SLR Camera|
|Camera Flash||Built-in flash|