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  • Mid level Pentax DSLR with 16.3 effective megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Pentaprism type viewfinder with 100% coverage
  • ISO sensitivity of 100-51200
  • 3” LCD monitor with 921,000 dots resolution
  • Full HD video recording
  • 120 color combinations to choose from
  • Completely weather sealed reinforced polycarbonate design over stainless steel chassis

Price: $449.95

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K-50 Digital SLR (Body Only) is designed around a 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor with an ISO sensitivity of 100-51200. It has a pentaprism based viewfinder providing a 100% frame coverage, a 3” LCD monitor with 921,000 dots resolution and a built-in body based sensor-shift type image stabilization system. The K-50 has a fast continuous shooting speed of 6 fps and comes in a number of customizable color options.

Serious. Color.

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-50’s 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. It’s 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-50’s 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-50—whether 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.

TYPE

Digital SLR

SENSOR

Type

CMOS w primary color filter, integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system

Size

23.7 x 15.7mm (APS-C)

Color depth

8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits / channel RAW

Effective pixels (total pixels)

16.3 MP (16.5 MP)

Dust Removal

Sensor movement w SP coating on low pass filter

Pixel mapping

Yes

LENS

Type/construction

PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount

Usable lenses

PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screw-mount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w adapter and/or restrictions)

SDM function

Yes

Power zoom function

n/a

FOCUS SYSTEM

Type

SAFOX IXi+ TTL phase-detection 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system w light
wavelength sensor and diffraction lens

Sensitivity range

EV -1 to 18 (ISO 100)

Focus modes

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

AF assist

Yes via dedicated LED AF assist lamp

Focus peaking

Yes (n/a during active video recording)

VIEWFINDER

Type

Pentaprism

Coverage (field of view)

100%

Magnification

0.92X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity)

Standard focusing screen

Natural-Bright-Matte III (interchangeable)

Diopter adjustment

-2.5m to +1.5m

Depth of field preview

Optical (diaphragm stop-down), digital

LCD MONITOR

Type

3.0” TFT color LCD w brightness / color adjustment

Resolution

921,000 dots

Wide angle viewable

Yes

FLASH

Type

Retractable P-TTL pop-up flash

Guide number

12m (ISO 100)

Coverage

28mm wide angle equivalent

Flash modes

P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync

Flash exposure compensation

-2 to +1 EV (1/3 steps)

EXTERNAL FLASH

Type

Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash

Synchronization speed

1/180 sec

STORAGE MEDIA

Internal memory

n/a

Removable memory

SD, SDHC, SDXC, (Eye-Fi Card compatible)

INTERFACES

Ports

USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out

USB Connection

MSC / PTP

Video out

NTSC, PAL

Microphone

Built-in monaural

POWER SUPPLY

Power source

Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI109 (included), AA battery holder D-BH109 for 4* AA batteries (sold separately)

Recordable images

Li-Ion approx. 480 (410 w 50% flash, CIPA), AA lithium approx. 1250 (710 w 50% flash, CIPA)

Playback time

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)

PHYSICAL SPECS

Body dimensions (W x H x D)

5.1” x 3.8” x 2.8”

Body weight

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

Operating temperature

14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)

Ruggedized features

Fully weather sealed throughout body, coldproof

LANGUAGE SUPPORT

English
French
German
Spanish
Portuguese
Italian
Dutch
Danish
Swedish
Finnish
Polish
Czech
Hungarian
Turkish
Greek
Russian

IMAGE STABILIZATION

Type

Sensor-shift SR w rotational compensation (3 stops avg CIPA, 4 stops max)

METERING SYSTEM

Type

TTL open aperture 77 segment metering

Sensitivity range

EV 0 to 22 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4)

Metering patterns (multi, center, spot)

Multi 77, Center, Spot

Exposure compensation

+/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps)

Exposure lock

Yes

Exposure bracketing

3 frames, up to +/- 3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps

ISO SENSITIVITY

Auto

100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), auto range selectable

Manual

100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)

WHITE BALANCE

Type

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

Manual mode(s)

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

SHUTTER

Type

Electronically controlled, vertical-run, focal plane shutter

Shutter speed

Auto: 1/6000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/6000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps),
Bulb.

CAPTURE MODES

Mode selection

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

Scene modes

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

n/a

Face detection available

Yes

PASMB

P, A, S, M, B (extended modes Sv, TAv)

Date stamp

n/a

Digital filters (capture)

Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color

Dynamic range adjustment

Highlight, shadow

Digital level

Viewfinder (horizontal), LCD (horizontal, vertical), SR auto-level function

File/Folder customization

Folder name (standard, date), create new folder, embed copyright

DRIVE MODES

Mode selection

Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s), Exposure Bracketing (3 frames)

Continuous FPS

- Continuous Hi: approx. 6.0 FPS (30 JPG, 8 RAW)
- Continuous Lo: approx. 3.0 FPS (unlimited JPG, 10 RAW)

Multi-exposure

2-9 shots, auto exposure adjustment

Interval

999 shots, 3 sec to 24 hr interval, time delay

HDR

Auto, HDR 1, HDR 2, HDR 3, pixel alignment, exposure bracket +/- 1-3 EV (1/1 steps)

Cable switch

Yes CS-205 (sold separately)

PLAYBACK MODES

Mode selection

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

Mode pallet

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

FILE FORMATS

Recorded resolutions

16M (4928x3264), 12M (4224x2816), 8M (3456x2304), 5M (2688x1792)
RAW (4928x3264)
Quality levels: ??? (Best), ?? (Better), ? (Good)

File formats

RAW (DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III

Color space

sRGB, AdobeRGB

CUSTOM FUNCTIONS

Functions available

22

COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS

Windows

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

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

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