Pentax K-50 16MP Digital SLR Camera Kit

Pentax K-50 16MP Digital SLR Camera Kit Add to MyBests

Expert Review

Although the Pentax K-50 is hardly revolutionary, it offers overall competitive image quality, a fully weather-sealed body, and excellent build quality and controls. This entry-level DSLR is a good camera to give a newer photographer on a budget something easy to use while leaving room to grow. While the performance of this camera doesn’t stand out as exceptional in its class, its weather-sealed body is unusual in this price range.

The K-50 uses a 16-megapixel Sony CMOS sensor, resulting in plenty of dynamic range and low noise; especially if you like to shoot in RAW, there’s a lot of performance to be extracted from this sensor. Autofocus is quick and accurate in good light, but slows down noticeably in low light conditions. Pentax has included their sensor-based shake reduction, which helps to keep images free of blur in a wide variety of conditions.

Controls all feel very good in the hand, and the grip is also excellent. Despite not being the best choice for video capture and lacking features such as an articulated LCD, the Pentax K-50 is one of the only entry-level DSLRs at this price that can be had with a fully weather-sealed body.Rating: 4/5

Leave a Question or Comment