K-50 Digital SLR (Body Only) is an APS-C offering from Pentax, powered by a 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor and capable of producing fast continuous shooting speeds of 6 fps with an ISO sensitivity of 100-51200. It has a SAFOX IXi+ TTL phase detection based 11 point AF system (including 9 cross-type AF points). It also sports a 3 LCD monitor with 921,000 dots resolution and a sensor shift type in-body stabilization system.
Forget conformity, and get serious with the PENTAX K-50, a mid-level DSLR with fast, advanced functionality, all wrapped up in your own bold colors. Featuring specifications of a top level DSLR, enjoy a 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, fast continuous shooting at six frames per second, ISO up to 51200, 100% field of view, innovative in-body shake reduction, and an advanced auto focus module with four optional focusing screens, not to mention the PENTAX-original weather-sealing. Even with features this generous, the K-50 is also available in 120 customizable, brilliant color combinations that are sure to match your personality and style. The K-50s approachable, easy ergonomics is perfect for families and everyday photography, complete with a wide selection of creative tools and filters for limitless personalized expressions. Get ready to stand out from the crowd and wear your colors on your camera. Its your camera, and your colors, with the PENTAX K-50.
Customizable in 120 colors
Stand out from the crowd and carry your colors with your camera. Select from 120 different color combinations to custom create a DSLR as unique as you are.
PRIME M Image Processing Engine
PRIME M image processing engine is optimized for HD video capture, smooth live view, low chromatic noise, and low energy consumption.
High Precision SAFOX IXi+ Auto Focusing
Advanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine, with AF assist lamp and light source detection sensor, features improved optical components, including a diffraction lens, for responsive autofocus in any lighting.
Pentaprism Viewfinder for 100% Field of View & 4 optional Focusing Screens
What you see is what you get with the low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder, with four interchangeable focusing screens, achieves a 100% optical field of view for framing accuracy in a highly compact form factor.
Fully Weather-sealed, Dustproof, Coldproof Design
With 81 weather seals throughout the entire body, your K-50 ensures worry-free use in any weather condition or outdoor setting, be it rain or sand. The K-50s rugged, coldproof design is also made for perfect use in sub-freezing, wet, snowy winter conditions (-10C, 14F).
Innovative In-body Shake Reduction (SR) Mechanism
The PENTAX in-body, sensor-shift Shake and Dust Reduction technology ensures sharp, image stabilized, auto-leveled, and dust-free imaging with any mounted lens.
Large High Resolution 3 inch LCD
Large 3 inch LCD with brightness and color adjustments is wide angle viewable, and features 921,000 dots of resolution.
K-Mount Compatible with 25 Million PENTAX lenses
The PENTAX K-mount is compatible with every single K-mount lens ever made. Choose from over 25 million PENTAX lenses to use with your K-50whether you're a novice or an expert, there's a PENTAX lens that lets you capture your interesting view of the world.
16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
A high performance 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor strikes the perfect balance between resolution and image quality.
Fast Shutter speed up to 1/6000
A maximum 1/6000 second shutter speed freezes sports and fast action without subject movement blur.
Eye-Fi Card Compatibility
With Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards, the user can automatically transmit recorded images to a smartphone. New built-in menus allow the user to easily enable automatic transmission of images and video to a smartphone for rapid sharing. Users can even select favorite images and resize them before transmission.
In-body raw development and HDR shooting
Enjoy in-body raw development and in-camera HDR shooting mode, featuring multiple blending options to bring out the detail in wide gamut still imaging.
Enhanced Creative Modes, multilayer filtering opportunities
Choose from 11 types of custom image modes and 19 digital filters, all with multi layering capabilities, for more creative expression than you ever dreamt of. The K-50 lets you show off your unique visions with real, high-resolution images.
Standard Lithium-ion battery or optional use of AA-size batteries
Compatible with both rechargeable Li-Ion and AA batteries (via optional AA battery holder) for plentiful power at home or while travelling.
Traditional, Auto Picture and Scene modes
Traditional shooting modes feature PENTAX Sensitivity Priority (Sv) and Shutter And Aperture Priority (TAv) for outstanding flexibility, while powerful automatic modes like Auto Picture and Scene modes take the guesswork out of great photography.
6 frames per second continuous shooting
A fast 6 FPS frame rate captures fast action shots in dynamic shooting situations.
ISO Speeds up to 51200
High sensitivity shooting up to 51200 ISO range improves noise performance throughout, even in low lighting.
Full 1080p h.264 HD video recording
Full 1080p HD video capture at 30 frames per second (60 FPS for 720p) features efficient h.264 compression, flexible exposure control, and HDR finishing options for stunning video quality.
Programmable front & rear e-dials
Programmable front and rear e-dials enable PENTAX renowned Hyper Program and Manual modes, as well as other rapid no-look settings changes.
Dual-axis electronic level
For high precision horizontal and vertical alignment, use the electronic dual-axis level to make sure your shot is perfectly aligned with the horizon or framed just the way you want it. Measure both side-to-side and forward to backward tilt for the ideal shot.
77 segment metering system
Highly accurate 77 segment metering system produces beautifully exposed images and video, even in complex lighting situations.
CMOS w primary color filter, integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system
23.7 x 15.7mm (APS-C)
8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits / channel RAW
Effective pixels (total pixels)
16.3 MP (16.5 MP)
Sensor movement w SP coating on low pass filter
PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount
PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screw-mount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w adapter and/or restrictions)
Power zoom function
SAFOX IXi+ TTL phase-detection 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system w light
wavelength sensor and diffraction lens
EV -1 to 18 (ISO 100)
AF.A (auto), AF.S (single, w focus lock, focus/shutter priority selectable), AF.C (continuous, w focus/FPS priority selectable), Manual
Focus point adjustment
Auto 11 pt., Auto 5 pt., User-Selectable (w Expanded Area AF), Center
Yes via dedicated LED AF assist lamp
Yes (n/a during active video recording)
Coverage (field of view)
0.92X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity)
Standard focusing screen
Natural-Bright-Matte III (interchangeable)
-2.5m to +1.5m
Depth of field preview
Optical (diaphragm stop-down), digital
3.0 TFT color LCD w brightness / color adjustment
Wide angle viewable
Retractable P-TTL pop-up flash
12m (ISO 100)
28mm wide angle equivalent
P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
Flash exposure compensation
-2 to +1 EV (1/3 steps)
Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash
SD, SDHC, SDXC, (Eye-Fi Card compatible)
USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out
MSC / PTP
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI109 (included), AA battery holder D-BH109 for 4* AA batteries (sold separately)
Li-Ion approx. 480 (410 w 50% flash, CIPA), AA lithium approx. 1250 (710 w 50% flash, CIPA)
Li-Ion approx. 270 min, AA lithium approx. 560 min
Movie recording time
25 min max time per clip
AC adapter available
Yes. K-AC128 (sold separately)
Body dimensions (W x H x D)
5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8
Without battery or removable memory: 20.8 oz
Loaded and ready: 22.9 oz (Li-Ion)
Primary construction material(s)
Reinforced polycarbonate over stainless steel chassis
14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Fully weather sealed throughout body, coldproof
Sensor-shift SR w rotational compensation (3 stops avg CIPA, 4 stops max)
TTL open aperture 77 segment metering
EV 0 to 22 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4)
Metering patterns (multi, center, spot)
Multi 77, Center, Spot
+/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps)
3 frames, up to +/- 3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps
100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), auto range selectable
100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)
Image sensor detection w light wavelength sensor detection
Auto preset modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, (D: Daylight Color, N:
Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten, Flash, CTE
a) 3 manual settings can be configured and saved, b) Kelvin color
temperatures can be selected, c) WB settings can be copied from a captured image
WB fine adjustment
+/- 7 steps A-B axis or G-M axis
Electronically controlled, vertical-run, focal plane shutter
Auto: 1/6000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/6000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps),
Hyper Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter & Aperture Priority (TAv), Hyper Manual (M), Bulb (B), User (U1, U2), Scene (SCN), Auto Picture (AUTO), Movie
Auto Picture modes
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR (JPG), Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum
Custom Image modes
Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Green simplified mode available
Face detection available
P, A, S, M, B (extended modes Sv, TAv)
Digital filters (capture)
Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color
Dynamic range adjustment
Viewfinder (horizontal), LCD (horizontal, vertical), SR auto-level function
Folder name (standard, date), create new folder, embed copyright
Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s), Exposure Bracketing (3 frames)
- Continuous Hi: approx. 6.0 FPS (30 JPG, 8 RAW)
- Continuous Lo: approx. 3.0 FPS (unlimited JPG, 10 RAW)
2-9 shots, auto exposure adjustment
999 shots, 3 sec to 24 hr interval, time delay
Auto, HDR 1, HDR 2, HDR 3, pixel alignment, exposure bracket +/- 1-3 EV (1/1 steps)
Yes CS-205 (sold separately)
Single frame, Multi-image display (4, 9, 16, 36, 81 segmentation), Display magnification (up to 16x, scrolling and quick magnification available), rotating, histogram, bright/dark area warning, copyright display, calendar filmstrip, display, folder display, slideshow, Eye-Fi transfer
Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Resize, Cropping, Index Print, Protect, Slideshow, Save as Manual WB, Save Cross Processing, RAW Development, Movie Edit, DPOF
Digital filters (playback)
Monochrome, Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color, Tone Expansion, Sketch Filter, Water Color, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim, Base Parameter Adjustment
16M (4928x3264), 12M (4224x2816), 8M (3456x2304), 5M (2688x1792)
Quality levels: ??? (Best), ?? (Better), ? (Good)
RAW (DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III
Windows XP (SP3 or later 32-bit Home/Pro), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), Win 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Win 8, (can be run as a 32-bit application on any 64-bit edition of Windows).
Mac OS X, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
- USB Cable I-USB7
- Battery Charger Kit K-BC109(A)
- Strap O-ST132
- Eyecup FR
- Software CD-ROM S-SW138
- Li-Ion Battery D-LI109
- AC Plug Cord D-C02J
- Hotshoe Cover FK
- Body Mount Cover