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Pentax K-50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 479 reviews of Pentax K-50. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the lens and image quality. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the focus.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K-50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax K-50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Pentax K-50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the lens and battery. The portability and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the focus.

usability, price, portability, battery, lens

99% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax K-50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 user reviews of Pentax K-50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the image quality and design. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, performance, design, image quality

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Pentax K-50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Pentax K-50 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the image quality and portability. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the sensor.

price, usability, performance, portability, image quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (t3.com)

Pentax K-50 review

 

The Pentax K-50 is a DSLR with 81 weather-resistant seals

Weather resistant build ; Internal shake resistance ; Can run on AA batteries

Chunky body ; Fixed LCD ; Noisy lens

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Pentax K-50 review

 

A weatherproof all-rounder well-suited to beginners

Weatherproof ; 100% field of view viewfinder ; 6fps shooting

Fixed screen ; Noisy operation ; No Wi-Fi

The best thing about this camera is its weatherproofing credentials, so to get the most of it, partner it with the 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 WR (weather resistant) optic.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pentax K-50 review

 

Outstanding controls and a big viewfinder make this SLR a joy to use

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Pentax K-50 and K-500: Lots of photo features but photos disappoint

 

Both stuffed with semimanual shooting options, the weather-sealed K-50 and the K-500 seem like great deals. But they just don't come through on the photo quality.

The ; features a weather-sealed body that's unique in its price class, an interesting set of shooting features, support for AA-size batteries, and a relatively nice viewfinder. Plus, it comes in colors, if that appeals to you. The cheaper ; has the...

Image quality and performance, while acceptable, don't match the competition's, and the cameras lack an articulated LCD. Also, both the shutter and the lens make a lot of noise.

A reasonable option for an entry-level dSLR, the Pentax K-50 should satisfy if you need the weather-sealed design. But while acceptable, it and its cheaper sibling the K-500 lag behind the competition in image quality and performance.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Pentax K-50 review

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The Pentax K-50 is a dead-ringer for its entry-level sibling, the K-500, but is water-resistant, dustproof and cold-resistant, with no fewer than 81 weatherproof seals. This makes it slightly heavier, but could be a camera-saver if you like to shoot...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Pentax K-50 review

 

Once again, Pentax has created a camera that enthusiast photographers will enjoy using. Its bodymay be polycarbonate, but don't let that fool you. The camera is strong and the weather-sealing gives you confidence that the camera can be used in rugged,...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Pentax K-50

 

This is quite a meaty DSLR kit unit, however for me a little spoilt by its white colour, while this may be being picky – again – it does draw attention to the unit and if you are taking images in a ‘less savoury area' it could mean you are targeted.

The Pentx K50 Digital SLR (DSLR) camera weighs 885grams and measures 12.5x9.5x15cm with the supplied 18-55mm lens attached. Starting with the rear the 6.2x4.5cm TFT shows what settings you have selected and after shooting using the viewfinder shows the...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Pentax K-50 Review

 

The Pentax K-50 is virtually identical to the K-500, albeit boasting a few extra features. Is it worth the extra cash?

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Pentax K-50 DSLR Review

 

. We have the same specification, the same quality of construction, the same basic layout, but with weather resistance and a choice of 120 colours. The version provided for review was a rather cool looking white, with even the lens being made the...

Excellent image quality, Dustproof and weather resistant, Fast operation including upgraded AF, Glass pentaprism viewfinder, In body shake reduction, Backwards compatibility with thousands of lenses, Wide ISO range, Excellent ergonomics, Excellent...

No QuickShift on DAL Lenses, Loud focus on DAL lens

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Pentax K-50 review - Semi-pro features for an entry level price

 

Pentax DSLR offers semi pro features including weatherproofing for an entry level price

Camera body and supplied lens are both weatherproofed against the elements, whilst internal sensor shift shake reduction mechanism means that specially image stabilised lenses are not required, very swift to power up and auto focus

Body design reflects price in being chunky with big buttons and relatively frill free, LCD is fixed rather than angle adjustable, noisy mechanics of zoom lens if used in automatic mode

The Pentax K-50 is so nearly a great camera, but a slightly bland design and lack of adjustable LCD when used as viewfinder let it down. There are more svelte alternatives with that feature and others that match it in this price range. However if you...

Jul, 2013

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