High definition, super high sensitivity from ISO 51200.
The K-50 has a modern CMOS sensor measuring 23.7 x 15.7 mm, which provides high-speed data reading while delivering high resolution digital images of 16.28 megapixels and smooth color gradations. On the K-50, this sensor is coupled with a PRIME M central processing processor to help record high-quality Full HD Video. The camera offers a wide sensitivity range up to ISO 51200, with particular attention being paid to reducing luminescent noise, both at high sensitivity levels and at low levels.
| Functional sports design |
Thanks to its 81 seals, the K-50 is moisture-proof and dust-proof, with guaranteed low-temperature functionality of up to -10 degrees. This means that the K-50 can be with you at camping or when climbing the mountain and enjoying quality SLR photography without worrying about the weather. The exterior is designed to be as comfortable as possible for creative outdoor shooting: large, deep grip for strong and stable camera grip, low profile pentaprism body for height reduction, and rounded, soft rubberized coating for better vertical grip shooting.
| Innovative SR mechanism |
The mechanism developed by PENTAX SR (Shake Reduction) effectively compensates for camera shake to produce sharp, non-blurry images. This feature works with all PENTAX lenses, even those for movie cameras. Thanks to the flexible design of the mechanism that moves the sensor in all directions, the K-30 offers several useful features to help the photographer while shooting. These include automatic horizon correction as well as fine-tuning composition during tripod shooting - vertical, horizontal and rotational, and Astrotracer mode for easier astro photography available in combination with the optional O- GPS1 module.
| The new generation of SAFOX IXi + autofocus module |
The K-50 comes with a SAFOX IXi + autofocus module, which allows precise autofocus operation by adding a diffraction lens to minimize chromatic aberrations according to the characteristics of each individual lens. Autofocus calculations are also affected by the light source from the light source during shooting. 9 of its 11 sensors are cruciform, and in low light the AF focus activates the AF assist lamp. The select area expantion function allows the sensor module to continue to monitor a moving object even when it exits the preset auto-tracking area, taking into account the distance data obtained from neighboring focal sensors. The accuracy and speed of detecting moving objects in autofocus and autofocus when using telephoto lenses has been significantly improved.
| Fast burst of shots at 6 frames per second |
When shooting sports, stage performances and wildlife, the PENTAX K-50's high-speed shooting feature is very convenient as it allows the photographer to capture fast-moving subjects in a series of shots at a maximum speed of 6 frames per second (when shooting) in JPEG format).
Capture quality video
The K-50 can shoot full HD video (1920 x 1080 pixels) in H.264 format and with a choice of different frame rates (30, 25 or 24 frames per second). You also have creative editing tools **** like Custom Images and useful interval shooting options to help you make more personalized movies.
| Optical viewfinder with 100% field of view |
Regardless of its compact size, which is customary for center-grade cameras, the K-50 has a glass pentaprism with 100% field of view and 0.92x magnification (50mm 1.4 infinity) for easier focusing and framing. Because it provides a clear picture of the subject even in bright sunshine, and parallax and image retardation are eliminated, the K-50 responds efficiently and reliably to high demands on some types of shooting, such as landscapes requiring delicate and precise framing and sports scenes where every second and the correct response of the burst are critical. The point in focus is indicated in the viewfinder in red for visual confirmation.
| Choice of two types of power supply |
In addition to the standard rechargeable Li-Ion battery, which allows about 480 frames to be captured, the PENTAX K-50 can also be powered by 4 AA batteries via the D-BH109 adapter.
Large 3.0-inch LCD screen with approximately 921,000 pixels resolution
77-segment network system for super accurate light measurement
DR (Dust Removal) mechanism for dust removal from CMOS sensor.
Developed by PENTAX Hyper control system to provide flexible and reliable, responsive to the creative needs of the photographer
Dynamic range enhancement function that compensates for overexposed and underexposed areas.
Ability to save a RAW file from the last JPEG image taken
RAW / Fx button to quickly change the image format, as well as the ability to adjust for quick access to certain functions
Compatible with Eye-Fi SD cards, capable of wireless data transfer
SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE
|Sensor||APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm) 16.5 megapixel RGB CMOS sensor|
|Effective resolution||16.3 megapixels|
|Image format||AW (DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM IIIColor space: sRGB, AdobeRGB|
|Resolution when recording images||16M (4928x3264), 12M (4224x2816), 8M (3456x2304), 5M (2688x1792), RAW (4928x3264)|
|Video recording||MOV, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 Full HD (1920x1080,16: 9,30fps / 25fps / 24fps), HD (1280x720,16: 9,60fps / 50fps / 30fps / 25fps / 24fps), VGA (640x480 , 4: 3.30fps / 25fps / 24fps)|
|Increased focal length compared to 35mm standard||1.5x|
|Type||SAFOX IXi + TTL phase determination system; 11 points (9 points cross type)|
|Work modes||Continuous Servo AF (C), Focus Lock AF Area Mode, Manual Focus (M), Single Servo AF (S)|
|Light sensitivity||ISO100 ~ 51200|
|Shutter type||With electronic control, vertical transverse, focal plane type|
|Shutter speed||1/6000 - 30 sec. and B|
|Light meter||Multi-zone; Center-weighted; point|
|Exposure modes||(AUTO), scene selection, Continuous Advance Priority AE, movie, shutter speed priority, manual|
|White balance||Auto, Cloudy, Cool White, Daylight, Daylight Color, Daylight White, Flash, Kelvin, Manual, Shade, Tungsten, Warm White|
|Effective flash range||Approx. 12/39 m / ft (ISO 100)|
|Contact for external flash||Yes|
|Controls the external flash||Yes|
|Maximum external flash sync speed (X-sync)||1/180 s|
|Display||TFT LCD type 7.5 cm / 3 inches 921,000 tonnes|
|Serial pictures||series: 6 frames / sec, buffer: 8 RAW frames / 30 JPEG frames (at setting (HI) for maximum speed)|
|Self-timer||Self-timer (2s + remote, 10s + remote)|
|Shoot at a set interval||Yes|
|Interfaces||AV OutputUSB 2.0|
|Compatible storage media||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Battery||D-LI109 rechargeable lithium-ion or 4xAA via D-BH109 adapter|
|Remote control||Pentax Waterproof Infrared Remote Control|
|Dimensions||560 x 413 x 70mm|
|WEIGHT||590 gr, (body only)|
|Viewfinder||Coverage (vertical / horizontal) Approx. 100%|
|View depth of field||Yes|
|Languages||English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Greek, Turkish|
Li-Ion Battery D-Li109
Charger K-BC109 Battery Charger Kit
AC Plug Cord
I-USB7 USB Interface Cable
Hotshoe Cover FK Cap
Eyepiece cup FR
SLR Body Mount Cover
Camera Strap strap