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Panasonic S1H vs Pentax K-50

The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H and the Pentax K-50 are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in May 2019 and June 2013. The S1H is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the K-50 is a DSLR. The cameras are based on a full frame (S1H) and an APS-C (K-50) sensor. The Panasonic has a resolution of 24 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
Panasonic S1H versus Pentax K-50
Panasonic S1H Pentax K-50
Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
Leica L mount lenses Pentax K mount lenses
24 MP, Full Frame Sensor 16.1 MP, APS-C Sensor
6K/30p Video 1080/30p Video
ISO 100-51,200 (50 - 204,800) ISO 100-51,200
Electronic viewfinder (5760k dots) Optical viewfinder
3.2 LCD, 2330k dots 3.0 LCD, 921k dots
Swivel touchscreen Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
9 shutter flaps per second 6 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
Weathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
400 shots per battery charge410 shots per battery charge
151 x 114 x 110 mm, 1052 g 130 x 97 x 71 mm, 650 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H 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

The physical size and weight of the Panasonic S1H and the Pentax K-50 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The K-50 can be obtained in three different colors (black, red, white), while the S1H is only available in black.

Size Panasonic S1H vs Pentax K-50
Compare S1H versus K-50 top
Comparison S1H 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 (27 percent) than the Panasonic S1H. Moreover, the K-50 is substantially lighter (38 percent) than the S1H. 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 S1H gets 400 shots out of its DMW-BLJ31 battery, while the K-50 can take 410 images on a single charge of its D-LI109 power pack. The power pack in the S1H can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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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.
 
Panasonic S1H 151 mm 114 mm 110 mm 1052 g 400 Y May 2019 3,999 i
2.
 
Pentax K-50 130 mm 97 mm 71 mm 650 g 410 Y Jun 2013 599i
3.
 
Leica SL2-S 146 mm 107 mm 83 mm 931 g 510 Y Dec 2020 4,895 i
4.
 
Leica SL2 146 mm 107 mm 42 mm 953 g 370 Y Nov 2019 5,999 i
5.
 
Olympus E-M1X 144 mm 147 mm 75 mm 997 g 870 Y Jan 2019 2,999 i
6.
 
Panasonic S5 133 mm 98 mm 82 mm 714 g 440 Y Sep 2020 1,999 i
7.
 
Panasonic S1 149 mm 110 mm 97 mm 1017 g 400 Y Feb 2019 2,499 i
8.
 
Panasonic S1R 149 mm 110 mm 97 mm 1016 g 380 Y Feb 2019 3,699 i
9.
 
Panasonic G90 130 mm 94 mm 77 mm 536 g 290 Y Apr 2019 999 i
10.
 
Panasonic GX9 124 mm 72 mm 47 mm 407 g 260 n Feb 2018 849 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 549i
13.
 
Pentax K-30 130 mm 97 mm 71 mm 650 g 410 Y May 2012 849i
14.
 
Pentax K-5 II 131 mm 97 mm 73 mm 760 g 740 Y Sep 2012 1,099i
15.
 
Pentax K-5 131 mm 97 mm 73 mm 760 g 740 Y Sep 2010 1,099i
16.
 
Sigma fp 113 mm 70 mm 45 mm 422 g 280 Y Jul 2019 1,899 i
17.
 
Sony A9 II 129 mm 96 mm 76 mm 678 g 690 Y Oct 2019 4,499 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. 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 85 percent) than the S1H, 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 Panasonic S1H features a full frame sensor and the Pentax K-50 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the K-50 is 57 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.

Panasonic S1H and Pentax K-50 sensor measures

With 24MP, the S1H offers a higher resolution than the K-50 (16.1MP), but the S1H nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 5.94μm versus 4.77μm for the K-50) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the S1H is a much more recent model (by 5 years and 11 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 Panasonic S1H implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the S1H for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 30 x 20 inches or 76.2 x 50.8 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 24 x 16 inches or 61 x 40.6 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 20 x 13.3 inches or 50.8 x 33.9 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.

Unlike the K-50, the S1H has the capacity to capture high quality composite images (96MP) by combining multiple shots after shifting its sensor by miniscule distances. This multi-shot, pixel-shift mode is most suitable for photography of stationary objects (landscapes, studio scenes).

The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 51200, which can be extended to ISO 50-204800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Pentax K-50 are ISO 100 to ISO 51200 (no boost).

S1H 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. 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.
 
Panasonic S1H Full Frame 24.0 6000 40006K/30p........
2.
 
Pentax K-50 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.713.0112079
3.
 
Leica SL2-S Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p........
4.
 
Leica SL2 Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/60p........
5.
 
Olympus E-M1X Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
6.
 
Panasonic S5 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p........
7.
 
Panasonic S1 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p25.214.5333395
8.
 
Panasonic S1R Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/60p26.414.13525100
9.
 
Panasonic G90 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
10.
 
Panasonic GX9 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
11.
 
Pentax K-70 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60i........
12.
 
Pentax K-500 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.713.1108779
13.
 
Pentax K-30 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.713.0112979
14.
 
Pentax K-5 II APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/25p23.814.1123582
15.
 
Pentax K-5 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/25p23.714.1116282
16.
 
Sigma fp Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p........
17.
 
Sony A9 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.0343493

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 S1H provides a higher video resolution than the K-50. It can shoot video footage at 6K/30p, while the Pentax is limited to 1080/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the S1H has an electronic viewfinder (5760k 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 S1H has a higher magnification than the one of the K-50 (0.78x vs 0.61x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Panasonic S1H and Pentax K-50 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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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.
 
Panasonic S1H5760 Y 3.2 2330 swivel Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
2.
 
Pentax K-50optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/6000s 6.0 Y Y
3.
 
Leica SL2-S5760 Y 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 20.0 n Y
4.
 
Leica SL25760 Y 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
5.
 
Olympus E-M1X2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 18.0 n Y
6.
 
Panasonic S52360 n 3.0 1840 full-flex Y 1/8000s 7.0 n Y
7.
 
Panasonic S15760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
8.
 
Panasonic S1R5760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
9.
 
Panasonic G902360 n 3.0 1240 swivel Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y Y
10.
 
Panasonic GX92760 n 3.0 1240 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y Y
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.
 
Sigma fpnone n 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 12.0 n n
17.
 
Sony A9 II3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y

One feature that is present on the S1H, 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 S1H 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 S1H 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 Panasonic S1H and the Pentax K-50 both have 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 S1H and the K-50 write their files to SDXC cards. The S1H features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the K-50 only has one slot. The S1H supports UHS-II cards (on both slots), 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 Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H 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.
 
Panasonic S1HYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
2.
 
Pentax K-50Ymonomono--micro2.0---
3.
 
Leica SL2-SYstereomonoYYfull3.2Y-Y
4.
 
Leica SL2YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
5.
 
Olympus E-M1XYstereomonoYYmicro3.0Y-Y
6.
 
Panasonic S5YstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
7.
 
Panasonic S1YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
8.
 
Panasonic S1RYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
9.
 
Panasonic G90YstereomonoYYmicro2.0Y-Y
10.
 
Panasonic GX9Ystereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
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.
 
Sigma fpYstereomonoY-micro3.1---
17.
 
Sony A9 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY

It is notable that the S1H 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.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Panasonic S1H (unlike the K-50) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

The S1H is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Panasonic. 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 Panasonic and Pentax websites.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Which of the two cameras – the Panasonic S1H or the Pentax K-50 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (24 vs 16.1MP) with a 22% higher linear resolution.
  • High quality composites: Can combine several shots after pixel-shifting its sensor.
  • Better image quality: Features a larger and more technologically advanced imaging sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (6K/30p vs 1080/30p).
  • 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 (0.78x 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 (2330k 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 (9 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.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports Ultra High Speed (UHS-II) SDXC cards on both slots.
  • More modern: Reflects 5 years and 11 months of technical progress since the K-50 launch.

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Reasons to prefer the Pentax K-50:

  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • More compact: Is smaller (130x97mm vs 151x114mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 402g or 38 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (85 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 S1H is the clear winner of the match-up (30 : 6 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 sports photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a street photog, and a person interested in family portraits has distinct needs from a landscape shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

S1H 30:06 K-50

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Panasonic S1H 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 comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the S1H or the K-50. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major 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.
 
Panasonic S1H....90/100.... May 2019 3,999 i
2.
 
Pentax K-505/5....5/54.5/5 Jun 2013 599i
3.
 
Leica SL2-S4/5......4.5/5 Dec 2020 4,895 i
4.
 
Leica SL24/5....4.5/54/5 Nov 2019 5,999 i
5.
 
Olympus E-M1X4.5/5o..4.5/5.. Jan 2019 2,999 i
6.
 
Panasonic S54.5/5+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Sep 2020 1,999 i
7.
 
Panasonic S14.5/5+ +88/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2019 2,499 i
8.
 
Panasonic S1R4.5/5..89/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2019 3,699 i
9.
 
Panasonic G904.5/5+83/1004.5/54.5/5 Apr 2019 999 i
10.
 
Panasonic GX94/5+84/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2018 849 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 549i
13.
 
Pentax K-304/5..78/1004.5/54.5/5 May 2012 849i
14.
 
Pentax K-5 II5/5..80/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2012 1,099i
15.
 
Pentax K-54/5..83/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2010 1,099i
16.
 
Sigma fp4/5....4/54.5/5 Jul 2019 1,899 i
17.
 
Sony A9 II....90/1005/55/5 Oct 2019 4,499 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Panasonic S1H 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 Panasonic S1H Pentax K-50
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Leica L mount lenses Pentax K mount lenses
    Launch Date May 2019 June 2013
    Launch Price USD 3,999 USD 599
    Sensor Specs Panasonic S1H Pentax K-50
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 35.6 x 23.8 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 847.28 mm2 366.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 42.8 mm 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 24 Megapixels 16.1 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 4928 x 3264 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 5.94 μm 4.77 μm
    Pixel Density 2.83 MP/cm2 4.39 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 6K/30p Video 1080/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 51,200 ISO 100 - 51,200 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 204,800 ISO no Enhancement
    Image Processor Venus PRIME M
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 79
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 23.7
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 13.0
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 1120
    Screen Specs Panasonic S1H Pentax K-50
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.78x 0.61x
    Viewfinder Resolution 5760k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 2330k dots 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Panasonic S1H Pentax K-50
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/8000s 1/6000s
    Continuous Shooting 9 shutter flaps/s 6 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/8000sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    UHS card support Dual UHS-II no
    Connectivity Specs Panasonic S1H Pentax K-50
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket no PC Sync
    USB Connector USB 3.1 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port full 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 Panasonic S1H Pentax K-50
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
    Battery Type DMW-BLJ31 D-LI109
    Battery Life (CIPA)400 shots per charge410 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 151 x 114 x 110 mm
    (5.9 x 4.5 x 4.3 in)
    130 x 97 x 71 mm
    (5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8 in)
    Camera Weight 1052 g (37.1 oz) 650 g (22.9 oz)

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