Pentax K-50

Announced Jun 12, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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I have been looking up cameras to choose from.  This will be my first dslr. I want to try and get the best value.  Out of these few which one would be the best if I could get them around a similar price.   pentax k5 pentax k50 pentax k500 nikon d5200 nikon d3200
fotobert
By: fotobert (5 days ago)
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Hi, according to the specs the K50 and K500 have a 77 point metering sensor. Is it still that faulty unit, that make Pttl so amusing or did they replace it? THX for your replies Albert
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My daughter is looking for her first DSLR and has a eye on the K-500. I looked up the differences to the K-50 on the german Pentax homepage and found: lack of weather sealing no electronic horizon no DOF preview When comparing the different homepages of Pentax / Ricoh, the german page says it has a focus confirmation in the viewfinder, the UK and US page has no information about this. The german homepage leaves out the DOF preview, the US page says it has. I would appreciate, if someone can...
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I'm looking for a good beginner dslr for Landscape , hdr , night (stars) , aurora , kids ,sports I've come down to these three cameras for the price i would like to invest My choices are Pentax K-50 with 18-135mmWR Nikon D5200 Double lense kit (18-55wr and 55 -300mm ED) Canon rebel T4i Double lense kit (EF-S18-55mm EF-s55-250mm) I know that the Pentax as only 16 megapixel but i don't plan to print out big picture I will get the camera in Japan so the price will be almost the same Thank you
ranger17
By: ranger17 (2 months ago)
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Have a ME Super which I haven't used in about 10 years when I switched to a point and shoot. Want to make the move to a DSLR. Debating between and K50 & K5 II or IIs. Prefer to save money for more lenses and accessories than move up to a K3. I mostly like doing outdoor photography -landscape/scenic shots and close ups of flowers/bugs. Still have my Tokina 50 – 200 mm lens with a 2X converter. Looking for  anice macro lens. Are the kit lenses worthwhile? Should I be considering a different...
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I just got my first DSLR (K-50), so I am still learning my way around it. Iit's a considerable step up from my compact.  The kit I bought came with 2 kit zooms but I have enough experience from my film days to already know that I want a prime lens.  I'm looking for something in the 50mm range.  I understand about the crop factor with APS-C. I'm considering the DA 50mm f/1.8 but I am willing to buy a good used lens and even manual focus if it's a better lens. But I am new to Pentax (my film...
nonboater1
By: nonboater1 (3 months ago)
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I just ordered a K-50 yesterday. It isn't here yet but I already have a question. I was wondering if the flash I have from my film camera days can be used with it - if the need ever arises.  It's a Vivitar 285 HV. Last year I took some of my old film equipment to a local store for a quote on buying it and there were several pieces they were willing to buy, but at the time, I thought for the price, I might as well keep it in the event that I wanted to try some film work again. Now I'm being...
australopithecus
By: australopithecus (3 months ago)
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I know that all of Pentax's DSLRs from the 1stD to today's K50 & K500 will take Pentax M & A series "legacy" lenses and will even, with an adaptor, accept Takumar screw-mount lenses. Has anyone used some of these lenses on the newer Pentax DSLR bodies (especially those with a focus-peaking function).  If so a couple of questions: We hear that older glass is not "tuned", "adapted" to/for digital photography, yet I've used several Pentax legacy lenses on my micro four-thirds Panasonic G1 body,...
VWGTIMK6
By: VWGTIMK6 (5 months ago)
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Ok....so I'm not new to the photography world, however I am a bit green in the world of digital cameras. Went to school for photography in the 90's, spent lots of time in the darkroom. So, I know the "ins and outs" of "photography".    That being said....I'm buying my first DSLR.....been doing a ton of reading on specs, reviews, bla bla bla. My budget currently is right around $800-$900 for a body and a lens or two, so I know I'm not getting a "pro" level DSLR. But I'd like the best I can get...
ktwse
By: ktwse (5 months ago)
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I was originally considering a K-50 double zoom kit for a safari I'm going on, however, I can pick up a K-5II with the 18-55 and 50-200 for roughly $150 more than the K-50 kit (everything is expensive here in Sweden...). That gives me better build quality, much better battery capacity, more external controls, top LCD and slightly better AF but slightly worse video if I've understood everything correctly. Money is not the greatest issue, but I don't want to spend more than I have to. What...
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