Pentax K-50

Announced Jun 12, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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gaetanonline
By: gaetanonline (3 weeks ago)
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Hi! I'm not a professional photographer and till now I'm using Olympus gears. I would like to upgrade my gear buying a pro or semi-pro gear what can give me professional results. I'm interested in Sony or Pentax because they are sensor shift stabilised and that's good for me because I like using old fast prime lenses. But I'm quite confused. I like shooting portrait, landscapes and architecture, indoor and outdoor. First I was interested in Pentax K-5 but after I looked at Pentax K-50 and I...
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I have a decent understanding of photography basics, having taken a photography course in high school (well, 23 years ago). I even remember the basics of developing B&W film in a dark room. My recent experience has all been with a Kodak Z950 point-and-shoot and Panasonic Lumix ZX35 slightly-more-advanced-point-and-shoot. I am now seeing that what I'd like to do with a camera will require swapping lenses and getting more manual. The camera will be used outdoors 95% of the time. General street...
stay gold
By: stay gold (2 months ago)
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Hello, all. Sorry to just join a forum to ask a question, but I really have run out of options. I just received my Pentax k-50 in white in the mail today. I am dismayed to find that the paint finish is flat and not glossy, meaning it will get dirty quickly and not be easy clean. I am returning it and beginning the search to find another. I'm set on the Pentax k-50 and simply want another colour that I can wipe off. Can anyone tell me which colours (of the custom colours or stock colours) you...
jwhere
By: jwhere (2 months ago)
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All, I'm sorry for asking this since I'm sure it's been asked 1000x before, but I'm weighing the options and trying to get the best camera for the money.  I'm looking for nice DSLR for a beginner with room to grow.  This will primarily be used to take pictures of kids, family outings etc.  I know the K-50 has a handful of features the D3200 doesn't - i.e. image stabilization, weatherproof, better viewfinder etc. so I'm leaning towards it. Questions I have: 1. I see on the cnet review they...
TomWret
By: TomWret (2 months ago)
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Over at IR they state its between the K-50 and the K-3. Where is it compared to the K-5ll and the K-5lls? Those new features: tilt and swivel, Wi Fi, auto HDR, etc. would have looked nice on the K-5lls. I guess we'll have to wait and see some images from the sensor. What say you? Tom W(ret) --...a bad picture is like a missed putt, it's never your fault.http://photographybythomaswhitehurst.zenfolio.com
Bob Mcc
By: Bob Mcc (3 months ago)
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Does anyone have a theory as to why , on Ebay, I can get a k-50 w lens cheaper than a k-30 w lens? Seems odd.
coraxphoto
By: coraxphoto (3 months ago)
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I recently bought a K50.  It is my first Pentax, and thus I am starting from scratch with lenses.  Along with the kit zoom, I bought the 35mm f/2.4 when I ordered the camera from Adorama because they offered a decent bundle price for it.  I am also receiving a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 today, which I am really excited about, and which has nearly emptied my camera gear budget for the next several months. That being said, I would like to pick up a used manual focus lens for some macro shooting.  (No...
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I'm (fairly) heavily invested into Pentax and my trusty and out of warranty K-r is starting to have some problems, so I'm looking to upgrade to a newer model.  The K-50 deals have really been tantalizing, mostly for the change to inexpensively upgrade my kit lenses to WR ones.  That said, my K-r never had an issue with the elements (short of just getting filthy), so it's not a deal breaker by any means.  What would be would be the chance to get better pictures.  How big of a deal to you guys...
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Hi there, My husband just received his 30 year long service award with the company he is employed with.  There are several options re awards one can choose from...one of them being a free camera out of a choice of seven.  BUT...we are not in the 'know' so to speak re cameras.  Therefore, we have been trying to research the different brands we can choose from...my nephew suggested we check out your website. Not going to lie...we are both OVERWHELMED...and were very excited when we noticed...
hcoley
By: hcoley (3 months ago)
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I managed to scratch the LCD window on my new K-50 before I got the LCD protector on it. Polishing it just leaves it a bit hazy and I would like to replace it. I found one on eBay and it is for K5/K7. Are the LCD windows also the same for the K-30/K-50? Also does anyone know of a more reasonably priced source for these?  $45 seems it bit much for these.  It does include the tape and...
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