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K-50

The K-50 Navigates You to Beautiful Images

The PENTAX K-50 is the perfect partner
for all types of active shooting, and a talented guide to a brand-new photographic experience

A camera that is amazingly mobile and spor ty, one that can preserve all your memories in beautiful images. An elegantly contoured body that fits per fectly in the hand, and is comfor table to carry. With a weather- resistant construction that withstands the rain, exceptional imaging power even in the dark, high-speed continuous shooting to capture a once- in-a- lifetime moment, and a large viewfinder image, the PENTAX K-50 takes you everywhere — even beyond the conventional boundaries of photography!

In-body SR mechanism to minimize camera
shake with any lens

Featuring the PENTAX-original SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, the K-50 minimizes camera shake with all compatible lenses — from wide-angle to telephoto — to assure sharp, blur-free images, even in such demanding situations as when using a telephoto lens or photographing dimly lit scenes.

Without SR

With SR

Super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200
to capture low-light scenes and freeze
fast-moving subjects

The K-50 offers super-high-sensitivity shooting with a top sensitivity of ISO 51200 (when expanded) to record well-defined images with minimal noise. You can handhold the K-50 to capture nightscapes without the help of a flash or tripod. With active subjects such as athletes, pets and stage performers, you can raise the shutter speed to prevent subject shake.

ISO100

ISO800

ISO3200

ISO12800

Auto Picture mode for hands-off selection
of the best shooting mode

When the mode dial is set to the AUTO position and the shutter release button is pressed, the K-50’s Auto Picture mode automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene — such as Portrait, Landscape or Moving Object — and optimizes all camera settings, assuring beautiful results, even for SLR beginners.


Auto Picture mode : Portrait

Scene modes to produce professional-quality
images with ease

With its 19 scene modes, the K-50 automatically optimizes camera and exposure settings for a particular scene or subject to produce a beautiful, professional-quality image.


Scene mode monitor display

PRIME M imaging engine with 16.28 effective megapixels to deliver true-to-life, high-resolution images

The K-50 features a large APS-C-size CMOS image sensor to produce a beautiful bokeh effect. With approximately 16.28 effective megapixels, this sensor performs superbly in high-sensitivity ranges, while minimizing annoying noise. The PENTAX-original PRIME M imaging engine then makes the best use of the image data collected by the sensor. It raises the sensitivity to as high as ISO 51200 to compensate for the graininess of low-light scenes, while applying delicate processing to the subject’s outlines, to produce natural, true-to-life images.


CMOS image sensor


PRIME M imaging engine

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