Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50 Weather sealing

Pentax K-50

Released on June 12, 2013

Pentax K-50 A high End weather sealed DSLR with a Mid Range Price Tag. It was introduce along with cheaper Pentax K-500 without weather sealing.

Key Features

  • 81 Weather seals
  • 6 frame per second frame rate
  • 100% Viewfinder Coverage
  • ISO up to 5100
  • Shake reduction System
  • shutter speed uo to 1/6000 of a Sec
  • Eye-fi Enabled


Pentax K-50 DSLR featuring higher level advanced functionality with a consumer-friendly price tag. The K50 is an update of the K-30. In specs, this mid level Pentax K-50, rivals many cameras higher than it’s class. K-50 boasts a long list of advanced specifications, beginning with its 81weather seals, the K-50 incorporates PENTAX’s proven weather-resistant capability to extend shooting environments to wet, rainy or snowy conditions.

Pentax K-50 DSLR weather Sealing

The K-50 features high-speed continuous shooting at approximately six frames per second, super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO settings up to 51200 and high-precision SAFOX IXi+ autofocus with accurate subject tracking, for shooting in low-light or with a fast moving subject. Other features include, a 100% field of view viewfinder, innovative shake reduction system, four optional interchangeable focusing screens and a fast shutter with the ability to shoot at speeds up to 1/6000 of a second.K-50 also compatible with new Eye-fi SD card for easy wi-fi photo and video sharing.  Users can enable automatic transmission of images and video to a smartphone for rapid sharing and even select their favorite images and resize them before transmission.

Pentax K-50 in 120 Colors

The K-50 will be available in 120 eye-catching color combinations and through PENTAX’s Color to Order™ system. It will takes advantage of a newly architected supply chain management system that is built to empower consumers to design the product they want. PENTAX has also introduced two new weather-sealed lens the smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6AL WR, and smc PENTAX-DA L 50-200 F4-5.6ED WR. PENTAX’s extensive line of weather-sealed lenses offer a wide variety of focal lengths and shooting perspectives for many different shooting and weather scenarios. Also check the cheaper alternative the Pentax K-500 here.

Pricing & availability

The K-50 DSLR is available to order today in a choice of 120 color combinations at and retail outlets nationwide in July 2013 with a suggested retail price of $699.95 for body only, $799.95 for the kit including DA-L 18-55mm WR lens and $879.95 for the dual lens kit including the DA-L 18-55mm WR and DA-L 50-200mm WR lenses.

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Pentax K-50 Specifications on

SensorCMOS with primary color filter, integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system
Sensor Size23.7 x 15.7mm (APS-C)
Color Depth8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW
Effective Pixels16.3 MP
Total Pixels16.5 MP
Dust RemovalSensor movement with SP coating on low pass filter
Pixel MappingYes
Shake ReductionSensor-shift SR with rotational compensation (3 stops avg CIPA, 4 stops max)
MountPENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount
LensesPENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screw-mount, 645/67 med format lenses useable with adapter and/or restrictions)
SDM FunctionYes
Focus TypeSAFOX IXi+ TTL phase-detection 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system with light wavelength sensor and diffraction lens
Sensitivity RangeEV -1 to 18 (ISO 100)
Focus ModesAF.A (auto), AF.S (single, w focus lock, focus/shutter priority selectable), AF.C (continuous, w focus/FPS priority selectable), Manual
Focus Point AdjustmentAuto 11 pt., Auto 5 pt., User-Selectable (with Expanded Area AF), Center
AF AssistYes via dedicated LED AF assist lamp
Focus PeakingYes (n/a during active video recording)
MeteringType: TTL open aperture 77 segment metering
Sensitivity range: EV 0 to 22 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4)
Metering patterns (multi, center, spot): Multi 77, Center, Spot
Exposure compensation: +/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps)
Exposure lock: Yes
Exposure bracketing: 3 frames, up to +/- 3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps
ShutterType: Electronically controlled, vertical-run, focal plane shutter
Shutter speed: Auto: 1/6000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/6000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps), Bulb
ViewfinderType: Pentaprism
Coverage (field of view): 100%
Magnification: 0.92X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity)
Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III (interchangeable)
Diopter adjustment: -2.5m to +1.5m
Depth of field preview: Optical (diaphragm stop-down), digital
LCD MonitorType: 3.0″ TFT color LCD w brightness/color adjustment
Resolution: 921,000 dots
Wide angle viewable: Yes
Live ViewType: TTL by CMOS image sensor
Field Of View: 100%
Display Modes: Magnification (2-6X), Grid Overlay (4×4, Golden Ratio, Scale), Bright/Dark Indication, Histogram
Built-In FlashType: Retractable P-TTL pop-up flash
Guide number: 12m (ISO 100)
Coverage: 28mm wide angle equivalent
Flash modes: P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
Flash exposure compensation: -2 to +1 EV (1/3 steps)
External FlashType: Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless with PENTAX dedicated flash
Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec
Storage MediaInternal memory: n/a
Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC, (Eye-Fi Card compatible)
InterfacesPorts: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out
USB Connection: MSC / PTP
Video out: NTSC, PAL
Microphone: Built-in monaural
Image FileRecorded resolutions: 16M (4928×3264), 12M (4224×2816), 8M (3456×2304), 5M (2688×1792) RAW (4928×3264)
Quality levels: Best, Better, Good
File formats: RAW (DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III
Color space: sRGB, AdobeRGB
ISO RangeAuto: 100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), auto range selectable
Manual: 100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)
White BalanceType: Image sensor detection with light wavelength sensor detection
Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten, Flash, CTE Manual mode(s): a) 3 manual settings can be configured and saved, b) Kelvin color temperatures can be selected, c) WB settings can be copied from a captured image WB fine adjustment: +/- 7 steps A-B axis or G-M axis
ModeHyper Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter & Aperture Priority (TAv), Hyper Manual (M), Bulb (B), User (U1, U2), Scene (SCN), Auto Picture (AUTO), Movie
Auto Picture ModesStandard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest
Scene ModesPortrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest,Night Scene, Night Scene HDR (JPG), Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum
Custom Image ModesBright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Green Simplified Mode Availablen/a
Face Detection AvailableYes
PASMBP, A, S, M, B (extended modes Sv, TAv)
Date Stampn/a
Digital Filters CaptureExtract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color
Dynamic Range AdjustmentHighlight, shadow
Digital LevelViewfinder (horizontal), LCD (horizontal, vertical), SR auto-level function
File/Folder CustomizationFolder name (standard, date), create new folder, embed copyright
Drive Modes Mode SelectionSingle, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s), Exposure Bracketing (3 frames)
Drive Modes Continuous FPSContinuous Hi: approx. 6.0 FPS (30 JPG, 8 RAW)
Continuous Lo: approx. 3.0 FPS (unlimited JPG, 10 RAW)
Other ModesMulti-exposure: 2-9 shots, auto exposure adjustment
Interval: 999 shots, 3 sec to 24 hr interval, time delay
HDR: Auto, HDR 1, HDR 2, HDR 3, pixel alignment, exposure bracket +/- 1-3 EV (1/1 steps)
Cable switch: Yes CS-205 (sold separately)
Playback Mode SelectionSingle frame, Multi-image display (4, 9, 16, 36, 81 segmentation), Display magnification (up to 16x, scrolling and quick magnification available), rotating, histogram, bright/dark area warning, copyright display, calendar filmstrip, display, folder display, slideshow, Eye-Fi transfer
Playback Mode PalletImage Rotation, Digital Filter, Resize, Cropping, Index Print, Protect, Slideshow, Save as Manual WB, Save Cross Processing, RAW Development, Movie Edit, DPOF
Playback Digital FiltersMonochrome, Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color, Tone Expansion, Sketch Filter, Water Color, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim, Base Parameter Adjustment
Video Capture Image File InformationRecorded resolutions/FPS: 1920x1080p30/25/24, 1280x720p60/50/30/25/24, 640x480p30/25/24
Quality levels: Best, Better, Good
File formats (compression): MOV MPEG-4 AVC (h.264)
Sound: Audio gain adj
Video Capture ModesCustom Image modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass,Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross ProcessingDigital filters (capture): Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color
Video Capture Modes cont.Interval movie: 3 sec., 5 sec., 10 sec., 30 sec., 1 min., 5min., 10 min., 30 min., 1 hr.
Recording time: 4 sec. to 99 hr., Start Interval setting: immediately, from the set time, Motion JPEG(AVI)
Movie editing functions: Movie Divide, Delete Selected Frames
File Storage (Based on 4GB Memory)Still 16MP (3:2) RAW: 150 images
Still 16MP (3:2) Best Image Quality: 421
Video 1080p30 Best Image Quality: 0:16:21
Video 1080p24 Best Image Quality: 0:20:21
Video 720p60 Best Image Quality: 0:16:21
Video 720p30 Best Image Quality: 0:28:18
Custom Functions22
Language SupportEnglish, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian
System RequirementsWindows: Windows XP(SP3 or later 32-bit Home/Pro), Vista (32-bit,64-bit), Win 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) Win 8, (can be run as a 32-bit application on any 64-bit edition of Windows). Mac: MacOS X, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
Primary Construction MaterialsReinforced polycarbonate over stainless steel chassis
Operating Temperature14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Ruggedized FeaturesFully weather sealed throughout body, coldproof
BatteryRechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI109 (included), AA battery holder D-BH109 for 4 AA batteries (sold separately)
Battery Time StillsLi-Ion approx. 480 (410 w 50% flash, CIPA), AA lithium approx. 1250 (710 w 50% flash, CIPA)
Battery Time Movie PlaybackLi-Ion approx. 270 min, AA lithium approx. 560 min
Battery Time Movie Recording25 min max time per clip
AC Adapter AvailableYes. K-AC128 (sold separately)
Body Dimensions (WxHxD)5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8″ (129.5 x 96.5 x 71.1mm)
Body Weight20.8 oz (589.67g) without battery or removable memory
22.9 oz (649.20g) loaded and ready

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