Pentax K-50

Announced Jun 12, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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I currently own the K10D and am looking with envy at the K-30 or K-50 models for their larger pixel count and much improved high iso performance, amongst other things. However I did wonder if the improved high iso was at the expense of base iso? I'd appreciate some feedback from users who have upgraded from the K10D. Besides being a bit bigger are the raw files just as clean at base iso? Are they just as maleable in post work?
Ontario Gone
By: Ontario Gone (3 weeks ago)
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So I have potentially narrowed down my choices here after some help over the past day. After learning both cameras will offer AF adjust, and knowing they both have the same Prism OVF and IQ, I checked prices. They both sell used for about the same, The k30 is going for $425 new on Amazon, while the K50 is $450 new everywhere but with a memory card for free. Calling the price a wash, is there much different between the two? DPR doesn't do much good as I can't find an individual review to...
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I used to have a K5IIs, and I know that one has it. I also figure the K3 does too, but what about cheaper models? Does the K50 or K500? What about the DC'd K30? Anybody know? --"Run to the light, Carol Anne. Run as fast as you can!"
FuzzyBear
By: FuzzyBear (1 month ago)
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Hello all, I'm in the process of choosing a lens for my Pentax K-50 for a backcountry hiking trip west and could use some solid input from those more seasoned. I've been using the kit lenses that came with the K-50 and on the whole I am pleased with their performance given they are kit lenses. However, I noticed that images are softer and a bit less sharp than I desire, especially on the 18mm end. My key needs in a lens(es) are: Sharpness, Low light performance, at least 35mm (18mm would be...
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Hello all, I'm in the process of choosing a lens for my Pentax K-50 for a backcountry hiking trip west and could use some solid input from those more seasoned. I've been using the kit lenses that came with the K-50 and on the whole I am pleased with their performance given they are kit lenses. However, I noticed that images are softer and a bit less sharp than I desire, especially on the 18mm end. My key needs in a lens(es) are: Sharpness, Low light performance, at least 35mm (18mm would be...
OwenT
By: OwenT (1 month ago)
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Hi, I've decided that I want to take up landscape photography especially when I go hiking.  I've done a lot of looking at different cameras and decided that the K-50/K-30 is the only real competitor in the sub $1000 category for me on account of weather sealing. It looks to be a great camera, my only concern is that 16.2 MP might not be enough for producing stunning high-res photos that I want so that I can use them for computer wallpapers and smaller prints.  I'd also like to do some large...
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I have a pretty outdated Nikon D40 and I'm looking to upgrade. I've looked at many, many DSLRs out there right now and I have no idea what to get. I prefer to stay Nikon since I already have lens and I'm looking for a body only. I have looked at the D5300, D3300, and the Pentax K-50. Nikon looked superior in image quality to the K-50 so maybe not the K-50. I also saw a refurbished D7000 for $619 which I am seriously considering. Budget is a bit tight so I'm trying to keep it under $700. I'm...
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Hi all, I'm considering my first dSLR and coming from a combination of a Nokia Lumia 920 phone (crazy good pics considering it's a phone) and an old Panasonic Lumix Z28 superzoom. *LOVE* the telephoto reach of the Z28, but I've never been entirely happy with the color it captures and it's not quite as versatile as I'd like. My primary uses for a new camera are: Landscape & Nature - lots of outdoor shots, water, clouds, etc. and hiking in the mountains Wildlife - this was the main reason I...
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I've read countless posts asking the same question ("can you recommend a camera for a beginner") with different answers and I've done quite a bit of reading up on the different cameras I've discovered through online reviews as well as threads in these forums. I've reached the point where all of the reviews are starting to blur a bit. Here's a little bit of background. I'm an amateur photographer who enjoys taking pictures. I have no illusions of ever becoming a professional but I do enjoy...
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I am looking to buy my first DSLR (upgrading from a point and shoot). I am looking to do this on a budget, as I am a graduate school student and need to be semi responsible with my spending. I of course want to purchase the best camera for my needs and budget, and after much research I have narrowed an overwhelming list down to two cameras. The Pentax K-50 (with the 18-55 and 50-200 lens kit) or the Nikon D3200 (with the 18-55 VR and 55-200 VR lens kit). At this point I am having a hard time...
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