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16.3MP APS-C SENSOR - The combination of the 16.3-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor and PRIME M image processor is able to produce high resolution imagery with notable quality and low-light sensitivity to ISO 51200.
SAFOX IXI+ AUTOFOCUS SYSTEM - The SAFOX IXi+ AF system utilizes 11 focus points, including nine cross-type sensors, to quickly and accurately acquire focus using a phase-detection method.
FULLY WEATHER-SEALED DESIGN - The weather-sealed polycarbonate body with stainless steel chassis affords a wealth of protection to camera and enables its use in a wide variety of conditions, ranging from rain and humidity to snow and frigid temperatures.
IN-CAMERA IMAGE STABILIZATION - Pentax' sensor-shift type shake reduction image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake when working with longer lenses in dim lighting conditions by up to the equivalent of three to four shutter speed steps.
FULL HD 1080P VIDEO - In addition to high quality still imagery, the K-50 also supports full HD video recording up to 1080p at 30 fps. Video is recorded in the high quality H.264 AVC/MPEG-4 format.
The black K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-300mm Lenses from Pentax combines this versatile and durable DSLR with two zoom lenses that together provide focal length coverage equivalent to 27-460mm in the 35mm format. The K-50 features a 16.3-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor and PRIME M image processing engine to produce high quality imagery while delivering fast performance throughout the entire camera system. The combination of these two technologies affords a high sensitivity level of ISO 51200, top full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 6 fps, and renders both still images and videos with notable image quality and clarity. Full HD 1080p video recording is supported in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps as well as HD 720p recording up to 60 fps. Video files are recorded in the high quality H.264 AVC/MPEG-4 codec and saved as .MOV files for easier sharing and editing. When recording video or making still imagery with live view, a 3.0" 921k-dot LCD monitor is available and provides a wide viewing angle for improved viewing in a variety of shooting positions.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am still learning this camera, but with the included zoom lens, I was blown away by the quality of sharpness, light, and clarity at the zoo today with my kiddos. My ten year old even started learning how to use it and is falling in love. A few of the pictures just turned out stunning with beautiful clarity and bokeh background. I was complimented on social media on the quality of the pictures and had to post a review along with some of the best photos. The photos here were all taken with the 50-200mm zoom lens that comes with the camera. I have also taken close up jewelry and other shots with a separate available macro lens and they were stunning as well. Felt like a National Geographic day with this camera and zoom lens! **None of these photos were edited at all. Just took the card out of the camera and uploaded them.**
I just finished 2 years of shooting all over the world with my Canon EOS 60D. That camera was the best DSLR that I had handled in a long time, and bested Nikons 5200 by a long shot in my opinion. I now shoot wildlife and outdoor sporting photography and needed something that could stand up to the elements and provide high quality photos. This Pentax K30 and K50 series of cameras fit this bill perfectly, and after much consideration I went with the K50. I also purchased another WR lens in 200mm to accompany this one. The K50 body and both lenses have proven to exceed my expectations of a camera and lens system in this price range. These products easily compete with Canons and Nikons that sell for twice the cost. All specs aside, the focusing is fast and precise, the options are very extensive but lack in some areas compared to other makes, and the end result has pleased me over and over again without fail. If you need a camera to take on a rafting trip, rainy day, or want...
A simply spectacular tool. I am a Pentaxian for sure, but I have used many other brands including the Big Two, and nothing comes close at this price point. You get a modern update of the highly acclaimed 16 MP Sony sensor in a fully weather-sealed body with a matching (high quality) kit lens for under $700!
The body is unbelievable rugged for being plastic. It makes every other DSLR in its price range feel like a cheap toy. Plus, the grip is hands down the best I have ever felt at any price. It hugs my hand and locks in place--no need for a hand strap. The grip and solid, unyielding body are why I chose this model over the K-5II.
At low ISOs, the older sensor is on par or maybe a little noisier than competing models, but when the lights go down, this thing shines. Zero noise gain when well exposed, but if you have to push say a 3200 RAW image, you will be blown away at the headroom the K-50 has in its 12 bit files. And if you can find noise (by pushing), it's not...
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