Pentax K50 and K500 preview

by Enche Tjin on June 13, 2013

From spesification, these cameras (Pentax K30, K50 and K500) are very similar. So what is the difference among them?

Pentax K50 is very similar to Pentax K30, the main difference is K50 gets a new processing engine. K50’s body design is more traditional (more rounded), K30 is more boxy and futuristic. You will be able to customized K50’s color up to 120 color combination, while K30 only has 9 color combination to choose from.



Pentax K500 is the new entry level Pentax DSLR camera. It has very similar body design with K50. The main difference is K500 is not weathersealed and does not come with waterproof zoom lens. K500 is $200 cheaper.

Pentax K50 Spec

  • Sensor 16 MP APS-C
  • 11 point autofocus
  • 3″ LCD screen, 910k dots
  • ISO 100-51200
  • Max shutter speed 1/6000 second
  • Continuous shooting speed 6 fps
  • Pentaprism viewfinder, 100% coverage, .92 magnification
  • Price: Pentax K50 $799, harga Pentax K500 $599, sekitar dua juta lebih murah.

If you love adventure and shooting in various weather condition, Pentax K30 or K50 will be ideal companion.

For those who love to save $$$, Pentax K30 and waterproof kit lens price is dropping fast.

Main competitor is Canon 60D, which shares many similar spec, but it is more expensive.

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