Pentax K-500 review:pared down specification, pared down performance?

By Kevin Carter - Thursday September 12 2013

Sensor Review
Introduction | Pentax K-500 sensor performance | Pentax K-50 Versus Pentax K-500 | Pentax K-500 versus Canon EOS 100D versus Nikon D3200 | Conclusion


Compared with its more-pricey K-50 twin, there are no surprises here.

The K-500 sensor achieves the same DxOMark score and practically identical scores for Color Depth, Dynamic range and Low-Light ISO, confirming the two adopt the same sensor. If you can live without the extra features (weatherproofing, leveling correction and display and the li-ion battery) then the K-500 makes a lot of sense.