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Pentax K-1 II vs K-50

The Pentax K-1 II and the Pentax K-50 are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in February 2018 and June 2013. Both are DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras that are based on a full frame (K-1 II) and an APS-C (K-50) sensor. The K-1 II has a resolution of 36.2 megapixels, whereas the K-50 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
Pentax K-1 II versus Pentax K-50
Pentax K-1 II Pentax K-50
Digital single lens reflex Digital single lens reflex
Pentax K mount lenses Pentax K mount lenses
36.2 MP, Full Frame Sensor 16.1 MP, APS-C Sensor
1080/60i Video 1080/30p Video
ISO 100-819,200 ISO 100-51,200
Optical viewfinder Optical viewfinder
3.2 LCD, 1037k dots 3.0 LCD, 921k dots
Fully flexible screen (no touchscreen) Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
4.4 shutter flaps per second 6 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
Weathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
670 shots per battery charge410 shots per battery charge
137 x 110 x 86 mm, 1010 g 130 x 97 x 71 mm, 650 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Pentax K-1 II 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 Pentax K-1 II 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 consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The K-1 II can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the K-50 is available in three color-versions (black, red, white).

Size Pentax K-1 II vs Pentax K-50
Compare K-1 II versus K-50 top
Comparison K-1 II 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 (16 percent) than the Pentax K-1 II. Moreover, the K-50 is substantially lighter (36 percent) than the K-1 II. 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 K-1 II gets 670 shots out of its D-LI90 battery, while the K-50 can take 410 images on a single charge of its D-LI109 power pack.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. 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.
 
Pentax K-1 II 137 mm 110 mm 86 mm 1010 g 670 Y Feb 2018 1,999 i
2.
 
Pentax K-50 130 mm 97 mm 71 mm 650 g 410 Y Jun 2013 599i
3.
 
Fujifilm X-H1 140 mm 97 mm 86 mm 673 g 310 Y Feb 2018 1,899 i
4.
 
Olympus E-5 142 mm 117 mm 75 mm 873 g 750 Y Sep 2010 1,699i
5.
 
Panasonic S1R 149 mm 110 mm 97 mm 1016 g 380 Y Feb 2019 3,699 i
6.
 
Panasonic G9 137 mm 97 mm 92 mm 658 g 400 Y Nov 2017 1,699 i
7.
 
Panasonic GH5 139 mm 98 mm 87 mm 725 g 410 Y Jan 2017 1,999 i
8.
 
Pentax KP 132 mm 101 mm 76 mm 703 g 390 Y Jan 2017 1,099 i
9.
 
Pentax K-1 137 mm 110 mm 86 mm 1010 g 760 Y Feb 2016 1,799i
10.
 
Pentax K-70 126 mm 93 mm 74 mm 688 g 410 Y Jun 2016 649 i
11.
 
Pentax K-500 130 mm 97 mm 71 mm 646 g 710 n Jun 2013 549i
12.
 
Pentax K-30 130 mm 97 mm 71 mm 650 g 410 Y May 2012 849i
13.
 
Pentax K-5 II 131 mm 97 mm 73 mm 760 g 740 Y Sep 2012 1,099i
14.
 
Pentax K-5 131 mm 97 mm 73 mm 760 g 740 Y Sep 2010 1,099i
15.
 
Sony A7R III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 650 Y Oct 2017 3,199i
16.
 
Sony RX10 IV 133 mm 94 mm 145 mm 1095 g 400 Y Sep 2017 1,699 i
17.
 
Sony A99 II 143 mm 104 mm 76 mm 849 g 490 Y Sep 2016 3,199 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 listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The K-50 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 70 percent) than the K-1 II, which puts it into a different market segment. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. 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 size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant 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 are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Pentax K-1 II 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 chip-set technology, the K-1 II uses a more advanced image processing engine (PRIME IV) than the K-50 (PRIME M), with benefits for noise reduction, color accuracy, and processing speed.

Pentax K-1 II and Pentax K-50 sensor measures

With 36.2MP, the K-1 II offers a higher resolution than the K-50 (16.1MP), but the K-1 II nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.88μm versus 4.77μm for the K-50) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the K-1 II is a much more recent model (by 4 years and 8 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. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the K-1 II has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Pentax K-1 II implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the K-1 II for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 36.8 x 24.6 inches or 93.5 x 62.4 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 29.4 x 19.6 inches or 74.8 x 49.9 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 24.5 x 16.4 inches or 62.3 x 41.6 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 K-1 II has the capacity to capture high quality composite images 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 Pentax K-1 II has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 819200. The corresponding ISO settings for the Pentax K-50 are ISO 100 to ISO 51200 (no boost).

K-1 II versus K-50 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). 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.
 
Pentax K-1 II Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/60i........
2.
 
Pentax K-50 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.713.0112079
3.
 
Fujifilm X-H1 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p........
4.
 
Olympus E-5 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024720/30p21.610.551956
5.
 
Panasonic S1R Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/60p26.414.13525100
6.
 
Panasonic G9 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/60p........
7.
 
Panasonic GH5 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/60p23.913.080777
8.
 
Pentax KP APS-C 24.1 6016 40001080/60i........
9.
 
Pentax K-1 Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/60i25.414.6328096
10.
 
Pentax K-70 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60i........
11.
 
Pentax K-500 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.713.1108779
12.
 
Pentax K-30 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.713.0112979
13.
 
Pentax K-5 II APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/25p23.814.1123582
14.
 
Pentax K-5 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/25p23.714.1116282
15.
 
Sony A7R III Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.014.73523100
16.
 
Sony RX10 IV 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p........
17.
 
Sony A99 II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p25.413.4231792

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the K-1 II provides a higher frame rate than the K-50. It can shoot video footage at 1080/60i, while the K-50 is limited to 1080/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The K-1 II and the K-50 are similar in the sense that both have an optical viewfinder. The latter is useful for getting a clear image for framing even in brightly lit environments. The viewfinders of both cameras offer the same field of view (100%), but the viewfinder of the K-1 II has a higher magnification than the one of the K-50 (0.70x 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 Pentax K-1 II 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.
 
Pentax K-1 IIoptical Y 3.2 1037 full-flex n 1/8000s 4.4 n Y
2.
 
Pentax K-50optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/6000s 6.0 Y Y
3.
 
Fujifilm X-H13690 Y 3.0 1040 full-flex Y 1/8000s 14.0 n Y
4.
 
Olympus E-5optical Y 3.0 920 swivel n 1/8000s 5.0 Y Y
5.
 
Panasonic S1R5760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
6.
 
Panasonic G93680 Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 20.0 n Y
7.
 
Panasonic GH53680 n 3.2 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
8.
 
Pentax KPoptical n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/6000s 7.0 Y Y
9.
 
Pentax K-1optical Y 3.2 1037 full-flex n 1/8000s 4.4 n Y
10.
 
Pentax K-70optical n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/6000s 6.0 Y Y
11.
 
Pentax K-500optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/6000s 6.0 Y Y
12.
 
Pentax K-30optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/6000s 6.0 Y Y
13.
 
Pentax K-5 IIoptical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 7.0 Y Y
14.
 
Pentax K-5optical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 7.0 Y Y
15.
 
Sony A7R III3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
16.
 
Sony RX10 IV2359 Y 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/2000s 24.0 Y Y
17.
 
Sony A99 II2400 Y 3.0 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0 n Y

One feature that is present on the K-1 II, 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 Pentax K-1 II 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 K-1 II and the K-50 write their files to SDXC cards. The K-1 II 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 K-1 II supports UHS-I cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 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 Pentax K-1 II 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.
 
Pentax K-1 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0Y--
2.
 
Pentax K-50Ymonomono--micro2.0---
3.
 
Fujifilm X-H1YstereomonoY-micro3.0Y--
4.
 
Olympus E-5Ystereo---mini2.0---
5.
 
Panasonic S1RYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
6.
 
Panasonic G9YstereomonoYYfull3.0Y-Y
7.
 
Panasonic GH5YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
8.
 
Pentax KPYstereomonoY--2.0Y--
9.
 
Pentax K-1YstereomonoYYmicro2.0Y--
10.
 
Pentax K-70YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
11.
 
Pentax K-500Ymonomono---2.0---
12.
 
Pentax K-30Ymonomono---2.0---
13.
 
Pentax K-5 IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0---
14.
 
Pentax K-5YstereomonoY-mini2.0---
15.
 
Sony A7R IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
16.
 
Sony RX10 IVYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony A99 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYY

It is notable that the K-1 II 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 Pentax K-1 II (unlike the K-50) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Travel and landscape photographers will find it useful that the K-1 II has an internal geolocalization sensor and can record GPS coordinates in its EXIF data.

The K-1 II is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Pentax. 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 Pentax website.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Is the Pentax K-1 II better than the Pentax K-50 or vice versa? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.


Advantages of the Pentax K-1 II:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (36.2 vs 16.1MP) with a 50% higher linear resolution.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • 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 jpgs: Has a more modern image processing engine (PRIME IV vs PRIME M).
  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (1080/60i versus 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.
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.70x 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 (1037k vs 921k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a full-flex screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/6000s) to freeze action.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (670 versus 410) on a single battery charge.
  • Easier geotagging: Features an internal GPS sensor to log localization data.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • 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: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-I standard.
  • More modern: Reflects 4 years and 8 months of technical progress since the K-50 launch.


Reasons to prefer the Pentax K-50:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (6 vs 4.4 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • More compact: Is smaller (130x97mm vs 137x110mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 360g or 36 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 (70 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in June 2013).

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the K-1 II is the clear winner of the match-up (24 : 7 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

K-1 II 24:07 K-50

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Pentax K-1 II and the Pentax K-50 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera listing 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 remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the K-1 II or the K-50. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear 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.
 
Pentax K-1 II....79/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2018 1,999 i
2.
 
Pentax K-505/5....5/54.5/5 Jun 2013 599i
3.
 
Fujifilm X-H1..+86/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2018 1,899 i
4.
 
Olympus E-54/5..75/1004/54.5/5 Sep 2010 1,699i
5.
 
Panasonic S1R4.5/5..89/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2019 3,699 i
6.
 
Panasonic G9..+ +85/1005/55/5 Nov 2017 1,699 i
7.
 
Panasonic GH54.5/5+ +85/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2017 1,999 i
8.
 
Pentax KP4/5..82/1005/54.5/5 Jan 2017 1,099 i
9.
 
Pentax K-15/5..84/1005/55/5 Feb 2016 1,799i
10.
 
Pentax K-704.5/5..79/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2016 649 i
11.
 
Pentax K-500......4.5/54.5/5 Jun 2013 549i
12.
 
Pentax K-304/5..78/1004.5/54.5/5 May 2012 849i
13.
 
Pentax K-5 II5/5..80/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2012 1,099i
14.
 
Pentax K-54/5..83/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2010 1,099i
15.
 
Sony A7R III..+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2017 3,199i
16.
 
Sony RX10 IV5/5+84/1004.5/55/5 Sep 2017 1,699 i
17.
 
Sony A99 II....85/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2016 3,199 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. 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. 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: Pentax K-1 II 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 Pentax K-1 II Pentax K-50
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Pentax K mount lenses Pentax K mount lenses
    Launch Date February 2018 June 2013
    Launch Price USD 1,999 USD 599
    Sensor Specs Pentax K-1 II Pentax K-50
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 35.9 x 24.0 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 861.6 mm2 366.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.2 mm 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 36.2 Megapixels 16.1 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 7360 x 4912 pixels 4928 x 3264 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.88 μm 4.77 μm
    Pixel Density 4.20 MP/cm2 4.39 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60i Video 1080/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 819,200 ISO 100 - 51,200 ISO
    Image Processor PRIME IV 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 Pentax K-1 II Pentax K-50
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x 0.61x
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1037k dots 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Fully flexible screen Fixed screen
    Shooting Specs Pentax K-1 II Pentax K-50
    Focus System Phase-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/8000s 1/6000s
    Continuous Shooting 4.4 shutter flaps/s 6 shutter flaps/s
    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 UHS-I no
    Connectivity Specs Pentax K-1 II Pentax K-50
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket no PC Sync
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro 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
    Geotagging GPS built-in no internal GPS
    Body Specs Pentax K-1 II Pentax K-50
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
    Battery Type D-LI90 D-LI109
    Battery Life (CIPA)670 shots per charge410 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 137 x 110 x 86 mm
    (5.4 x 4.3 x 3.4 in)
    130 x 97 x 71 mm
    (5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8 in)
    Camera Weight 1010 g (35.6 oz) 650 g (22.9 oz)

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