Pentax K-50

  • Pentax K-50
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  • Weather sealing.
  • Excellent features.
  • Image quality.


  • AF can be noisy with kit lens.
  • Would be nice to see a variangle screen at this price.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechRadar on 80

The best thing about this camera is its weatherproofing credentials, so to get the most of it, partner it with the 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 WR (weather resistant) optic.

By on 80

As the biggest selling point of the camera is its weather-proofing credentials, to get the most from the K-50, you'd be better off investing in the 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 WR (weather resistant) lens to make the whole package more durable. That lens also...

By GadgetSpeak on 84

This is quite a meaty DSLR kit unit, however for me a little spoilt by its white colour, while this may be being picky – again – it does draw attention to the unit and if you are taking images in a ‘less savoury area’ it could mean you are...

By Digital Photography Review on -

Despite the emergence of mirrorless cameras, the market is still dominated by conventional DSLRs. Several companies make excellent SLRs to help consumers get better quality pictures for under $1,000. Image quality in the category is generally very...

By Steves Digicams on -

By Eric Butterfield When you first pick up the Pentax K-50, you can feel that you're holding a well-built camera. The rugged, weather-sealed body feels sturdy, and its adequate yet not oversized handgrip lets you get a firm grasp. The front dial...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Outstanding controls and a big viewfinder make this SLR a joy to...

By PhotographyBLOG on 90

The Pentax K-50 is a new mid-range DSLR camera. Key features include a dustproof, weather-resistant and cold-resistant construction, an ISO range of 100-51200, Full HD 1080p video at 30, 25 and 24fps, 6fps continuous shooting, 11-point SAFOX IX+ AF...

By Amateur Photographer on 86

Once again, Pentax has created a camera that enthusiast photographers will enjoy using. Its body may be polycarbonate, but dont let that fool you. The camera is strong and the weather-sealing gives you confidence that the camera can be used in rugged,...

By T3 on 80

If you would make use of such a feature, then the K-50 at just under £600 is half the price of weather-sealed semi-pro DSLRs such as the Nikon D7100. That, along with the sharp and colourful digital images it delivers, makes the K-50 a winner in our book.

By DigitalCameraReview on 80

Coming barely a year after the introduction of their fine K-30 model, Pentax was wise enough to not stray from the formula of specifications and features that made the K-30 so desirable in rolling out the new K-50. By the same token, the new camera...

By What Digital Camera on -

The sits alongside the Pentax K-500 in the manufacturer's DSLR line-up and, if you were to put them side-by-side, you'd think they were the very same camera with the exception of the name on the front. Sporting an identical specification with the...

By on 89

If you're prone to pessimism, it's tempting to view the K-50 as a disappointingly stagnant release—really little more than a warmed-over, rounded-off, multi-hued K-30. Where's the innovation, Pentax? How many times can you release a slight variation on...

By DigitalVersus on 60

While the 100% viewfinder and top-quality weatherproof finish are definitely plus points for the Pentax K-50, that doesn't necessarily make this SLR a top choice. The main problem here is that the older K-30 offers the same basics as this newer model....

By PC Mag on 80

The Pentax K-50 is a fully weather-sealed D-SLR camera with an big optical viewfinder and fast burst shooting capability. It's available to order in any of 120 color combinations, but its video functionality is behind the...

By cnet on 70

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...

By Macworld UK on 80

Pentax DSLR offers semi pro features including weatherproofing for an entry level price You don’t see a Pentax DSLR for ages and then two arrive at once; the K-50, which we’re reviewing here as a mid to entry level option, alongside the £100 cheaper...

International Review By Netzwelt on -

Die Pentax K-50 fällt mit den Maßen 130 x 97 x 71 Millimetern ungefähr genauso groß aus wie beispielsweise Nikons Einsteiger-DSLR Nikon D3200. Im Gewicht unterscheiden sich die beiden Modelle jedoch deutlich. Die Pentax K-50 bringt inklusive...

International Review By Digital Foto for Alla on -

Pentax K-50 är en lättare uppdaterad version av K-30. Skillnaden är att K-50 går till iso 51 200 och att den har fått kosmetiska ändringar. Dessutom har Pentax löst utmaningen med att ha wi-fi genom att göra kameran kompatibel med Eye-Fi...

International Review By Das Digitalkamera-Magazin on 88

Die Pentax K-50 (Hands-On-Video) überzeugt wie das Vorgängermodell Pentax K-30 (Testbericht) mit einer überdurchschnittlich guten Ausstattung. Die Abdichtung gegen Staub und Spritzwasser ist einzigartig in dieser Preisklasse. Nur auf die...

International Review By on 83

Die Pentax K-50 präsentiert sich als erstklassiges Arbeitsgerät für den Hobbyfotografen. Sie ist eine durchdachte Mischung aus guter Bildqualität, sinnvollen Einstellmöglichkeiten und coolen...