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Pentax K-50 (with 18-55mm WR Lens, Black)

We have collected and analyzed 1 expert reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 70/100. The average review date is Jul 18, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 781666 reviews from other Digital Compact Cameras. Last update: Apr 23, 2014.

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Pentax K-50 (with 18-55mm WR Lens, White)

 

Essentially a tweaked version of its predecessor, the K-30 , that can be two-toned to your heart's delight , the Pentax K-50 doesn't seem like much of an update apart from the colors and a nonspecific update to the autofocus system. That said, it still...

The Pentax K-50 features a weather-sealed body that's unique in its price class, an interesting set of shooting features, support for AA-size batteries, and a relatively nice viewfinder. Plus, it comes in colors, if that appeals to you. The cheaper...

Image quality and performance, while acceptable, don't match the competition's, and the cameras lack an articulated LCD. Also, both the shutter and the lens make a lot of noise.

A reasonable option for an entry-level dSLR, the Pentax K-50 should satisfy if you need the weather-sealed design. But while acceptable, it and its cheaper sibling the K-500 lag behind the competition in image quality and performance.

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