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Pentax K-50

Announced Jun 12, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor

About a year ago, I was on the fence about getting a Sony A77II DSLT to replace my Sony A200 DSLR. However, the A77II was a bit pricey & I figured that I wasn't ready to spend that much on a new body alone, plus a couple of my Sony lenses had seen better days. I started to look around at other options & saw the K-50. I looked at the specs, read some reviews, & decided that I was going to get a couple of them along with some lenses. What can I say? It has been very good. The K-50 is such a ...

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Despite being an entry-level Pentax, it does have a few 'bests' under its belt for me particularly in its price bracket (actually lets be honest...at its price bracket it is unarguably the *best* buy of any model and brand there is). IMO best 16MP AA-filtered (AA filtering is a good thing IMO) Sony sensor with good skin tones in DSLR form. I am not a fan of Sony's skin tones on the A6000, or the skin tones I've seen out of entry level Nikons with Sony sensors (nor a fan of AAless without ...

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I'm very surprised there aren't any user reviews here on DPR! My full review is on my blog, so here is my conclusion on what I like: (1) Build/design similar in quality and feel to the K20/10 DSLRS (2) Weather Sealed (kit comes with WR kit lens too) (3) Excellent optical finder- 100% accurate and bright/large (4) Dual customizable control ...

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This problem is consistent with K50, K30, and even K500.The annoying LCD screen will not turn off as your using the viewfinder to take a photo. This also takes up battery power. I have to recharge my battery far to early. I even bought a back up due to this problem. I do not use the LCD screen as its worthless in sunlight conditions. I have tried everything even the Pentax forum to get this camera to turn off the LCD. This is a Pentax problem they have not addressed to this date. Pentax forum ...

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I got this camera a couple of weeks ago, through Airmiles, and I must say, I love this camera so far.  I used to (and still) have the K-1000 and ME Super, that I used back in the 80's through to the mid to late 90's, that's when I got my 1st Digital point & shoot camera.  Since then I have had two point & shoot cameras, and loved using them.  It's only lately that I got the itch to get back into SLR photography, but the prices were way out of my league (given my current situation).  So Thank ...

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