Forget conformity, and get serious with the PENTAX K-50, a mid-level DSLR with fast, advanced functionality, all wrapped up in your own bold colors. Featuring specifications of a top level DSLR, enjoy a 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, fast continuous shooting at six frames per second, high sensitivity shooting up to ISO 51200, 100% field of view, innovative in-body shake reduction, and an advanced auto focus module with four optional focusing screens, not to mention the PENTAX-original weather-sealing.
Even with features this generous, the K-50 is also available in 120 customizable, brilliant color combinations that are sure to match your personality and style. The K-50's approachable, easy ergonomics is perfect for families and everyday photography, complete with a wide selection of creative tools and filters for limitless personalized expressions.
Get ready to stand out from the crowd and wear your colors on your camera. Also enjoy full 1018p HD video capture, and eye-fi card compatibility for fast and easy image sharing. It's your camera, and your colors, with the PENTAX K-50.
When the Pentax K-30 first debuted I purchased one to replace a K20D. The K-30 was a mid level but it blew the K20D away, it was just that much more advanced. When the K-50 came out I knew it would be good since it shared so much with the K-30. Last fall I decided to buy a second body, the K-50 price was just excellent, but so was the K-5. For my usage the mid level K-50 beat the flaghship K-5. The K-5 has 14 bits, and the top LCD. I had found with the K-30 I did not need the top LCD. The K-50 offered the same sensor, improved autofocus, focus peaking, higher ISO. The focus advantages made the K-50 win for me. This is a full feature DSLR at at a fantasitc price. To find similar specs and performance in other brands you will pay three tiomes as much.
Awesome camera to start with, lots of manual controls. This kit is value for money. Packing of the shipment done by Adorama was awesome. Received everything as it is.
This is my first Pentax. I could not decide between the K50 and the K5IIs. I went with the K50 because it allowed me to invest a little extra into lenses, being that I was switching brands and starting from scratch. I was nervous that I may have made the wrong choice ordering the K50, but once it arrived and I began shooting with it, I knew I had made the right choice. This camera takes excellent pictures. The ergonomics are excellent. This is my first DSLR with dual control dials, and they are nice. The interface of the camera is very intuitive. I got the 35mm f/2.4 prime added to my order (body + kit lens), and with the bundle discount, that was a smart choice. I seem to get sharper images with better bokeh, though the kit lens is by no means bad. For the price, this is an amazing camera. Far superior to Canon and Nikon at this price range. I'm not a Pentax fanboy because I just made the switch and did a lot of research before doing so. I do wish the K50 has stereo mic jack, though I'm not going to really have much of a need for it. If you are considering this camera but unsure, do not hesitate. This is the best bang for your buck, period.
I replaced my K-30 with this camera. I really enjoyed the K-30 but this one was even better. Fantastic quality images, easy to use, a real joy. I've been using Pentax for quite a while and I have no complaints about the K-50. NOTE: I recently purchased a K-5 II s when the price dropped to have a second camera so I could use the K-50 as a quality backup. While the K-5 II s has more features, the image quality next to the K-50 is nearly indistinguishable. The K-50 is an awesome camera!!!
Replacement for Pentax *ist DS. very well made. Love that is weatherproof. Viewfinder is very bright. Uses AA batteries or rechargeable Pentax battery. Loaded with features found on more expensive competitor cameras
This camera is a big step above Canon and Nikon in the same price range. Although it is listed by many as a beginner camera, it acts more like a very good prosumer camera. It is solid, well built and easy to learn if you read the manual and actually go through the instructions with camera in hand. The 18-135 lens is versatile and will produce very good IQ but you have to learn how to work within its' ranges and capabilities. Another plus is the weather and dust sealing for both the camera and the lens.
I have purchased from Adorama before, so my expectations of quality of product and good service were high. I was not disappointed. It arrived on-time, as projected, well packaged, in excellent condition. I have had the camera a short time, so not a lot of use yet to uncover anything I don't like; but so far it appears to be just as advertised/reviewed. IQ is great and I particularly like the fast FPS (burst) and great viewfinder. I went with the 18-135mm zoom vs the two lens kit to avoid lens-changing all the time. Glad I did. Overall very happy with my purchase so far. JW
It feels so great to have a SLR in my hands again, but it also feels great to have a Pentax back in my hands, too. AF is fast and accurate, ISO noise is low, the optical viewfinder is fantastic, and ergonomics is great. I've used Pentax cameras for a number of years before I left for a 2-year affair with mirrorless systems, but I came back since there was no replacing a solid grip and an optical viewfinder. I mostly use it for photo outings out in cities and macro in parks and nature, and it has performed well with great image quality. One minor quibble, since this camera lacks a top LCD, this space doesn't seem well used. I love the handling of the camera, but seems like they could more with this space besides moving the mode dial. The K-50 is a great camera, especially Pentax has the lenses I like and use.
I use it as a everyday camera. Easy to point and shoot and clear pictures. I really like the way it fits my hands. I have always trusted Pentax
I wanted a good weather resistant camera for our trip to Alaska next summer. I think this is just what I need. The pictures I have taken so far are great. Be sure to get a kit that includes WR lens, which are included in this package deal.