Large pentaprism viewfinder.
5.9fps burst shooting.
Customizable controls and noise reduction.
Inbody shake reduction.
Very good high ISO performance.
Available in 120 different colors.
Support for AA-size batteries.
AF can be noisy with kit lens.
Would be nice to see a variangle screen at this price.
Fixed rear LCD.
No mic input.
Slow to focus when recording video
Image quality and performance, while acceptable, don't match the competition'.
Lacks an articulated LCD.
The shutter and the lens make a lot of noise.
By TechRadar on March 05, 2014
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.80
By TechRadar on March 05, 2014
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 December 13, 2013
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...84
By Digital Photography Review on November 27, 2013
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 October 09, 2013
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 October 08, 2013
Outstanding controls and a big viewfinder make this SLR a joy to...100
By PhotographyBLOG on September 16, 2013
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...90
By T3 on August 26, 2013
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.80
By DigitalCameraReview on August 19, 2013
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...80
By What Digital Camera on August 13, 2013
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...-