Pentax K50/500

Discussion in 'Pentax DSLR Forum' started by snkenai, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
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    Stephen Noel
    Anyone with either of these. Impressions?
  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
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    I don't have one, but worth a read is at Pentax Forums, where there's often quite lively discussion by users, and a lot of people with opinion even if they don't have one.

    If I was going to buy, I'd get the K50, just because its weather sealed.
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  3. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
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    Stephen Noel
    Read their review.
  4. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
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    K-50 is the same as K-30, only with a different design. I tried the K-30 and it was probably the best entry-level DSLR at the time: it has a very good viewfinder, great ergonomics with 2 command dials, splash-protected body and its image quality is very similar to flagship Pentax cameras.

    In other words, I believe Pentax K-50 is an excellent camera.
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  5. ryanshoots

    ryanshoots SC Regular

    Apr 22, 2012
    I think the K-50 is a nice camera. Not sure what you are looking for lens wise.
  6. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
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    I second this. I have both the K-5 and the K-30 - both solid cameras with great image quality.
  7. NathanCom

    NathanCom SC Regular

    May 15, 2014
    I have the k-30, it really is excellent. Great ergonomics, really good features, especially the viewfinder and with the wr lens you have that extra confidence to take it anywhere. The k-50 is basically a refresh of the k-30 and so I think it is probably the best bang for buck of lower mid level dslr.