Exceptional functionality, wrapped in bold colors that show your style.
16 Megapixel Sensor Captures Every Detail.
A high performance 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor strikes the perfect balance between resolution and image quality. Enjoy fast continuous shooting at six frames per second, ISO up to 51200 and 100% field of view.
Fully Weather Sealed for Any Condition.
Use the K-50 without worry in any weather condition or outdoor setting, be it rain or sand. From sub-freezing field conditions to muddy soccer games and wintry slopes, you?ll always enjoy top performance.
Innovative In-Body Shake Reduction for Crisp Images.
PENTAX in-body, sensor-shift Shake and Dust Reduction technology ensures sharp, image stabilized, auto-leveled, and dust-free imaging with any mounted lens. You?ll also enjoy full 1018p HD video capture, and Eye-Fi card compatibility for fast and easy image sharing.
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SENSORType: CMOS w primary color filter, integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement systemSize: 23.7 x 15.7mm (APS-C)Color depth: 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAWEffective pixels (total pixels): 16.3 MP (16.5 MP)Dust Removal: Sensor movement w SP coating on low pass filterPixel mapping: Yes
IMAGE STABILIZATION (SHAKE REDUCTION)Type: Sensor-shift SR w rotational compensation (3 stops avg CIPA, 4 stops max)
LENS MOUNTType/construction: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mountUsable 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: YesPower zoom function: n/a
FOCUS SYSTEMType: SAFOX IXi+ TTL phase-detection 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system w lightwavelength sensor and diffraction lensSensitivity 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), ManualFocus point adjustment: Auto 11 pt., Auto 5 pt., User-Selectable (w Expanded Area AF), CenterAF assist: Yes via dedicated LED AF assist lampFocus peaking: Yes (n/a during active video recording)
METERING SYSTEMType: TTL open aperture 77 segment meteringSensitivity range: EV 0 to 22 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4)Metering patterns (multi, center, spot): Multi 77, Center, SpotExposure compensation: +/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps)Exposure lock: YesExposure bracketing: 3 frames, up to +/- 3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps
SHUTTERType: Electronically controlled, vertical-run, focal plane shutterShutter speed: Auto: 1/6000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/6000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps),Bulb.
VIEWFINDERType: PentaprismCoverage (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 +1.5mDepth of field preview: Optical (diaphragm stop-down), digital
LCD MONITORType: 3.0" TFT color LCD w brightness/color adjustmentResolution: 921,000 dotsWide angle viewable: Yes
LIVE VIEWType: TTL by CMOS image sensorField Of View: 100%Display Modes: Magnification (2-6X), Grid Overlay (4x4, Golden Ratio, Scale), Bright/DarkIndication, Histogram
BUILT-IN FLASHType: Retractable P-TTL pop-up flashGuide number: 12m (ISO 100)Coverage: 28mm wide angle equivalentFlash modes: P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain SyncFlash exposure compensation: -2 to +1 EV (1/3 steps)
EXTERNAL FLASHType: Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless w PENTAX dedicated flashSynchronization speed: 1/180 sec
STORAGE MEDIAInternal memory: n/aRemovable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC, (Eye-Fi Card compatible)
INTERFACESPorts: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV outUSB Connection: MSC / PTPVideo out: NTSC, PALMicrophone: Built-in monaural
POWER SUPPLYPower 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 minMovie recording time: 25 min max time per clipAC adapter available: Yes. K-AC128 (sold separately)
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONSBody dimensions (W x H x D): 5.1" x 3.8" x 2.8"Body weightWithout battery or removable memory: 20.8 ozLoaded and ready: 22.9 oz (Li-Ion)Primary construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate over stainless steel chassisOperating temperature: 14-104 F (-10 to 40 C)Ruggedized features: Fully weather sealed throughout body, coldproof
IMAGE FILE INFORMATIONRecorded resolutions: 16M (4928x3264), 12M (4224x2816), 8M (3456x2304), 5M (2688x1792)RAW (4928x3264)Quality levels: Best, Better, GoodFile formats: RAW (DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM IIIColor space: sRGB, AdobeRGB
ISO SENSITIVITYAuto: 100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), auto range selectableManual: 100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)
WHITE BALANCEType: Image sensor detection w light wavelength sensor detectionAuto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, (D: Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten, Flash, CTEManual mode(s): a) 3 manual settings can be configured and saved, b) Kelvin colortemperatures can be selected, c) WB settings can be copied from a captured imageWB fine adjustment: +/- 7 steps A-B axis or G-M axis
CAPTURE MODESMode 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), MovieAuto Picture modes: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, ForestScene 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, MuseumCustom Image modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross ProcessingGreen simplified mode available: n/aFace detection available: YesPASMB: P, A, S, M, B (extended modes Sv, TAv)Date stamp: n/aDigital filters (capture): Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, ColorDynamic range adjustment: Highlight, shadowDigital level: Viewfinder (horizontal), LCD (horizontal, vertical), SR auto-level functionFile/Folder customization: Folder name (standard, date), create new folder, embed copyright
DRIVE MODESMode 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 adjustmentInterval: 999 shots, 3 sec to 24 hr interval, time delayHDR: 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 MODESMode 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 transferMode pallet: Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Resize, Cropping, Index Print, Protect, Slideshow, Save as Manual WB, Save Cross Processing, RAW Development, Movie Edit, DPOFDigital 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
IMAGE FILE INFORMATIONRecorded resolutions/FPS: 1920x1080p30/25/24, 1280x720p60/50/30/25/24, 640x480p30/25/24Quality levels: Best, Better, GoodFile formats (compression): MOV MPEG-4 AVC (h.264)Sound: Audio gain adj
CAPTURE MODESCustom Image modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass,Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross ProcessingDigital filters (capture): Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color,ColorInterval movie: 3 sec., 5 sec., 10 sec., 30 sec., 1 min., 5min., 10 min., 30 min., 1 hr., Recordingtime: 4 sec. to 99 hr., Start Interval setting: immediately, from the set time, Motion JPEG(AVI).Movie editing functions: Movie Divide, Delete Selected Frames