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Canon R vs Pentax K-50

The Canon EOS R and the Pentax K-50 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in September 2018 and June 2013. The Canon R is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the K-50 is a DSLR. The cameras are based on a full frame (Canon R) and an APS-C (K-50) sensor. The Canon has a resolution of 30.1 megapixels, whereas the Pentax provides 16.1 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon R
versus
Pentax K-50
Canon R Pentax K-50
Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
Canon RF mount lenses Pentax K mount lenses
30.1 MP, Full Frame Sensor 16.1 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video 1080/30p Video
ISO 100-40,000 (50 - 102,400) ISO 100-51,200
Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots) Optical viewfinder
3.2 LCD, 2100k dots 3.0 LCD, 921k dots
Swivel touchscreen Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
8 shutter flaps per second 6 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
Weathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
370 shots per battery charge410 shots per battery charge
139 x 98 x 84 mm, 660 g 130 x 97 x 71 mm, 650 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon EOS R and the Pentax K-50? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Canon R and the Pentax K-50 is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The K-50 can be obtained in three different colors (black, red, white), while the Canon R is only available in black.

Size Canon R vs Pentax K-50
Compare Canon R versus K-50 top
Comparison Canon R or K-50 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Pentax K-50 is notably smaller (7 percent) than the Canon R. Moreover, the K-50 is slightly lighter (2 percent) than the Canon R. In this context, it is worth noting that both cameras are splash and dust-proof and can, hence, be used in inclement weather conditions or harsh environments.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

Concerning battery life, the Canon R gets 370 shots out of its LP-E6N battery, while the K-50 can take 410 images on a single charge of its D-LI109 power pack. The power pack in the Canon R can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon R 139 mm 98 mm 84 mm 660 g 370 Y Sep 2018 2,299 i
2.
 
Pentax K-50 130 mm 97 mm 71 mm 650 g 410 Y Jun 2013 599 i
3.
 
Canon R6 138 mm 98 mm 88 mm 680 g 360 Y Jul 2020 2,499 i
4.
 
Canon RP 133 mm 85 mm 70 mm 485 g 250 n Feb 2019 1,299 i
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark II 144 mm 111 mm 75 mm 765 g 1200 Y Jun 2017 1,999 i
6.
 
Canon 6D 145 mm 111 mm 71 mm 770 g 1090 Y Sep 2012 2,099 i
7.
 
Leica Q2 130 mm 80 mm 92 mm 718 g 370 Y Mar 2019 4,995 i
8.
 
Leica M10 139 mm 80 mm 39 mm 660 g 210 Y Jan 2017 6,595 i
9.
 
Nikon Z6 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 310 Y Aug 2018 1,999 i
10.
 
Nikon D750 141 mm 113 mm 78 mm 750 g 1230 Y Sep 2014 2,299 i
11.
 
Pentax K-70 126 mm 93 mm 74 mm 688 g 410 Y Jun 2016 649 i
12.
 
Pentax K-500 130 mm 97 mm 71 mm 646 g 710 n Jun 2013 549 i
13.
 
Pentax K-30 130 mm 97 mm 71 mm 650 g 410 Y May 2012 849 i
14.
 
Pentax K-5 II 131 mm 97 mm 73 mm 760 g 740 Y Sep 2012 1,099 i
15.
 
Pentax K-5 131 mm 97 mm 73 mm 760 g 740 Y Sep 2010 1,099 i
16.
 
Sony A7 III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 610 Y Feb 2018 1,999 i
17.
 
Sony A7R 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 465 g 340 Y Oct 2013 2,299 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The K-50 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 74 percent) than the Canon R, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon R features a full frame sensor and the Pentax K-50 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the K-50 is 58 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 1.5. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

In terms of underlying technology, both cameras are build around CMOS sensors.

Canon R and Pentax K-50 sensor measures

With 30.1MP, the Canon R offers a higher resolution than the K-50 (16.1MP), but the Canon R nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 5.36μm versus 4.77μm for the K-50) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the Canon R is a much more recent model (by 5 years and 2 months) than the K-50, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels.

The resolution advantage of the Canon R implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the Canon R for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 33.6 x 22.4 inches or 85.3 x 56.9 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 26.9 x 17.9 inches or 68.3 x 45.5 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 22.4 x 14.9 inches or 56.9 x 37.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Pentax K-50 are 24.6 x 16.3 inches or 62.6 x 41.5 cm for good quality, 19.7 x 13.1 inches or 50.1 x 33.2 cm for very good quality, and 16.4 x 10.9 inches or 41.7 x 27.6 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Canon R has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Canon EOS R has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 40000, which can be extended to ISO 50-102400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Pentax K-50 are ISO 100 to ISO 51200 (no boost).

Canon R versus K-50 MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. Of the two cameras under review, the Canon R has a notably higher overall DXO score than the K-50 (overall score 10 points higher), which gives it an advantage in terms of imaging quality. This advantage is based on 0.8 bits higher color depth, 0.5 EV in additional dynamic range, and 1.3 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon R Full Frame 30.1 6720 44804K/30p24.513.52742 89
2.
 
Pentax K-50 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.713.01120 79
3.
 
Canon R6 Full Frame 20.0 5472 36484k/60p24.214.33394 90
4.
 
Canon RP Full Frame 26.2 6240 41604K/30p...... ..
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark II Full Frame 26.0 6240 41601080/60p24.411.92862 85
6.
 
Canon 6D Full Frame 20.0 5472 36481080/30p23.812.12340 82
7.
 
Leica Q2 Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/30p26.413.52491 96
8.
 
Leica M10 Full Frame 23.8 5952 3992none24.413.22133 86
9.
 
Nikon Z6 Full Frame 24.3 6048 40244K/30p25.314.33299 95
10.
 
Nikon D750 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/60p24.814.52956 93
11.
 
Pentax K-70 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60i...... ..
12.
 
Pentax K-500 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.713.11087 79
13.
 
Pentax K-30 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.713.01129 79
14.
 
Pentax K-5 II APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/25p23.814.11235 82
15.
 
Pentax K-5 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/25p23.714.11162 82
16.
 
Sony A7 III Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.73730 96
17.
 
Sony A7R Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/60p25.614.12746 95

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the Canon R provides a higher video resolution than the K-50. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the Pentax is limited to 1080/30p.

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Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the Canon R has an electronic viewfinder (3690k dots), while the K-50 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinders of both cameras offer the same field of view (100%), but the viewfinder of the Canon R has a higher magnification than the one of the K-50 (0.76x vs 0.61x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Canon R and Pentax K-50 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon R3690 Y 3.2 2100 swivel Y 1/8000s 8.0 n n
2.
 
Pentax K-50optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/6000s 6.0 Y Y
3.
 
Canon R63690 n 3.0 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
4.
 
Canon RP2360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 n n
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIoptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.5 n n
6.
 
Canon 6Doptical Y 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 4.5 n n
7.
 
Leica Q23680 n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 20.0 n Y
8.
 
Leica M10optical n 3.0 1037 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 n n
9.
 
Nikon Z63690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
10.
 
Nikon D750optical Y 3.2 1229 tilting n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
11.
 
Pentax K-70optical n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/6000s 6.0 Y Y
12.
 
Pentax K-500optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/6000s 6.0 Y Y
13.
 
Pentax K-30optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/6000s 6.0 Y Y
14.
 
Pentax K-5 IIoptical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 7.0 Y Y
15.
 
Pentax K-5optical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 7.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony A7 III2359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
17.
 
Sony A7R2400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 4.0 n n

One feature that is present on the Canon R, but is missing on the K-50 is a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

The Canon R has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the K-50 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the Canon R is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Pentax K-50 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the Canon R and the K-50 write their files to SDXC cards. The Canon R supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the K-50 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon EOS R and Pentax K-50 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon RYstereomonoYYmini3.1Y-Y
2.
 
Pentax K-50Ymonomono--micro2.0---
3.
 
Canon R6YmonomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
4.
 
Canon RPYstereomonoYYmicro2.0Y-Y
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
6.
 
Canon 6DYmonomonoY-mini2.0Y--
7.
 
Leica Q2Ystereomono----Y-Y
8.
 
Leica M10Y------Y--
9.
 
Nikon Z6YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
10.
 
Nikon D750YstereomonoYYmini2.0Y--
11.
 
Pentax K-70YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
12.
 
Pentax K-500Ymonomono---2.0---
13.
 
Pentax K-30Ymonomono---2.0---
14.
 
Pentax K-5 IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0---
15.
 
Pentax K-5YstereomonoY-mini2.0---
16.
 
Sony A7 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
17.
 
Sony A7RYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-

It is notable that the Canon R has a microphone port, which is missing on the K-50. Such an external microphone input can help to substantially improve the quality of audio recordings when a good external microphone is used.

The Canon R is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Canon. In contrast, the K-50 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the K-50 was succeeded by the Pentax K-70. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon and Pentax websites.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is the Canon R better than the Pentax K-50 or vice versa? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Advantages of the Canon EOS R:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (30.1 vs 16.1MP) with a 37% higher linear resolution.
  • Better image quality: Scores markedly higher (10 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (1.3 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/30p).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.76x vs 0.61x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2100k vs 921k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/6000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (8 vs 6 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can take a broad range of non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 2.0).
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports Ultra High Speed (UHS-II) SDXC cards.
  • More modern: Reflects 5 years and 2 months of technical progress since the K-50 launch.

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Arguments in favor of the Pentax K-50:

  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (410 versus 370) out of a single battery charge.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (74 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in June 2013).

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the Canon R is the clear winner of the match-up (25 : 7 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

Canon R 25:07 K-50

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon R and the Pentax K-50 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the Canon R and the K-50 in practical situations. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon R4/5o79/1004.5/54/5 Sep 2018 2,299 i
2.
 
Pentax K-505/5....5/54.5/5 Jun 2013 599 i
3.
 
Canon R65/5+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2020 2,499 i
4.
 
Canon RP4/5+..4.5/54/5 Feb 2019 1,299 i
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark II4/5+80/1004.5/54/5 Jun 2017 1,999 i
6.
 
Canon 6D5/5+ +83/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,099 i
7.
 
Leica Q2....84/1004.5/54/5 Mar 2019 4,995 i
8.
 
Leica M104.5/5....4/54.5/5 Jan 2017 6,595 i
9.
 
Nikon Z65/5....4.5/55/5 Aug 2018 1,999 i
10.
 
Nikon D7505/5+ +90/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2014 2,299 i
11.
 
Pentax K-704.5/5..79/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2016 649 i
12.
 
Pentax K-500......4.5/54.5/5 Jun 2013 549 i
13.
 
Pentax K-304/5..78/1004.5/54.5/5 May 2012 849 i
14.
 
Pentax K-5 II5/5..80/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2012 1,099 i
15.
 
Pentax K-54/5..83/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2010 1,099 i
16.
 
Sony A7 III..+ +89/1005/55/5 Feb 2018 1,999 i
17.
 
Sony A7R5/5+ +82/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2013 2,299 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Canon R vs Pentax K-50

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon R Pentax K-50
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Canon RF mount lenses Pentax K mount lenses
    Launch Date September 2018 June 2013
    Launch Price USD 2,299 USD 599
    Sensor Specs Canon R Pentax K-50
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 36.0 x 24.0 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 864 mm2 366.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.3 mm 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 30.1 Megapixels 16.1 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6720 x 4480 pixels 4928 x 3264 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 5.36 μm 4.77 μm
    Pixel Density 3.48 MP/cm2 4.39 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 1080/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 40,000 ISO 100 - 51,200 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 102,400 ISO no Enhancement
    Image Processor DIGIC 8 PRIME M
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 89 79
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 24.5 23.7
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.5 13.0
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 2742 1120
    Screen Specs Canon R Pentax K-50
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.76x 0.61x
    Viewfinder Resolution 3690k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 2100k dots 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon R Pentax K-50
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/8000s 1/6000s
    Continuous Shooting 8 shutter flaps/s 6 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic ShutterYESno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-II no
    Connectivity Specs Canon R Pentax K-50
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 3.1 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Canon R Pentax K-50
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
    Battery Type LP-E6N D-LI109
    Battery Life (CIPA)370 shots per charge410 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 139 x 98 x 84 mm
    (5.5 x 3.9 x 3.3 in)
    130 x 97 x 71 mm
    (5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8 in)
    Camera Weight 660 g (23.3 oz) 650 g (22.9 oz)

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