Pentax K-50 : Tests and Reviews

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Type SemiProDSLR
Announced 12/06/2013  
Indicative price (USD) 599  
Sensor type CMOS  
Resolution 4936 x 3272  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 16.15  
Sensor size (mm) 15.7 x 23.7 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm)  
Bits per pixel 12.0
Focal length multiplier 1.5 
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  100 - 51600 
Shutter type Mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/6000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 6.0  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  Yes 
Firmware  
Dust cleaning Yes 
Mount type Pentax KAF  
Weight (gr) 590
Battery type Li-ion, D-LI109, 7.4V, 1050mAh 
Battery weight (gr) 48
Tropicalization Yes 
Camera material Metal/Plastic 
Mount material Metal 
View finder type Optical 
View finder magnification 0.92 
View finder coverage 100 
Mirror lockup  
View finder diopter -2.5 to +1.5 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 921000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes Contrast Detect (sensor) Phase Detect Multi-area Center Tracking Single Continuous Face Detection Live View  
Number of autofocus points 11 
Exposure bracketing +/-3 (3 frames at 1 EV steps) 
Exposure compensation +/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 
Drive modes Single Continuous (Hi, Lo) Self-Timer (12s, 2s) Remote (0s, 3s, continuous) Auto Bracketing (3 frames, standard, timer, remote)  
Buffer size 30 (JPEG), 8 (RAW) 
Recording medium SD/SDHC/SDXC 
Image format RAW (DNG) JPEG (EXIF 2.3) DCF 2.0 compliant DPOF PIM III  
White balance bracketing No 
Connectivity USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) HDMI No Remote control Yes (optional, wired or wireless) 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro No 
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1920 x 1080 /30 fps 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus Yes 
Video file format MPEG-4 
Video codec H264 
Video stabilisation  

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