Conclusion: The Pentax K-50 achieved in the test a weaker result than its predecessor. We evaluate the image quality due to the increased noise just as good.However, The Pentax K-50 is recommended, although the differences with its predecessor remain very manageable. Already known, but in the 600-euro price range still uncommon, are sealing against dust and moisture.
The Pentax K-50 holds tight. With the all-foreclosure against dust and moisture, the Pentax K-50 takes off from the established DSLR competition. In the 600-euro-Class has no one else to offer – except Pentax themselves because the predecessor of Pentax K-30 . offers the same in the Family juxtaposition of the differences between Pentax K-30 and Pentax K-50 appear to be low, most likely still visible in the color scheme. For whom the Pentax K-50 in the standard kit black, white or red should be boring can be a very individual design Pentax K-50 by means of a camera configuration on the Pentax website. 120 color combinations to choose from.
The equipment appears lush: In camera menu there is effect filter, HDR function, lens corrections, multiple exposures, and interval shooting, a dynamic range optimization, an electronic level, a horizon correction, programmable keys, full-HD video with manual exposure and much more. As usual with Pentax, the RAW mode can be easily added via a button or switch off. But again, all that we already know from the K-30 . latest development is further sensitivity level, ISO 51200. The fastest shutter speed on the other hand, decreases 1/6.000 second. Not convinced us the housing material: The smooth surface provides a cheap plastic feel to the touch. On folding flash disturb sharp edges.
The autofocus system uses eleven sensors, including nine cross-type sensors. In laboratory tests, it reacts a bit too slow for snapshots, both in daylight (0.59 seconds) and low light (0.71 seconds). The contrast AF in Live View and video is proving to be slow. The choice of auto focus mode, take a side mounted switch before.Continuous advance speed is 5.3 frames per second in order, but is a bit slower than in the K-30th Who saves in JPEG format, benefited from a long image sequence. RAW format is for a second closing. A battery charge lasts up to 1,190 photos through when using the viewfinder. In Live View, it is between 220-490 photos, video at 140 minutes.