I wonder why K50 doesn't sell better vs competition

Started Feb 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Petroglyph
Petroglyph Senior Member • Posts: 4,876
I wonder why K50 doesn't sell better vs competition

I know a lot of it is down to market presence and maybe price.  But certainly not specification:

K50 =

Internal SR that gains up to 4 stops of shake reduction with any lens.

All stainless steel chassis

WR with operation temperature range = -10 to 40 degrees C

ISO 100-51200

1/6000 top shutter speed

Jpeg + Raw shooting

AF effective down to -1 Ev (same as Nikon D610)

6 frames per second

Nikon D3300 =

Not WR and operating temperature range is 0 to 40 degrees C

Polycarbonate body

ISO 100-12800

1/4000 top shutter speed

AF effective down to 0 Ev

5 frames per second burst shooting

It does cost around 100$ less as an advantage.

What do folks think?

 Petroglyph's gear list:Petroglyph's gear list
Sony Alpha 7R II Pentax K-1 Pentax smc DA* 60-250mm F4.0 ED (IF) SDM Pentax smc DA* 300mm F4.0 ED (IF) SDM Pentax smc FA 43mm F1.9 Limited +5 more
Nikon D3300 Nikon D610 Pentax K-50
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