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Pentax K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 16.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • PRIME M Image Processing Engine
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • SAFOX IXi+ 11-Point AF System
  • Native ISO 51200, 6 fps Shooting
  • In-Camera Shake Reduction System
  • Weather-Sealed, Li-Ion or AA Batteries
  • smc DA L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6AL WR Lens
  • smc DA L 50-200mm f/4-5.6ED WR Lens
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The black Pentax K-50 DSLR Camera features a 16.3 megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor and PRIME M image processing engine to produce high quality imagery while delivering fast performance throughout the entire camera system. The combination of these two technologies affords a high sensitivity level of ISO 51200, top full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 6 fps, and renders both still images and videos with notable image quality and clarity. Full HD 1080p video recording is supported in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps as well as HD 720p recording up to 60 fps. Video files are recorded in the high quality H.264 AVC/MPEG-4 codec and saved as .MOV files for easier sharing and editing. When recording video or making still imagery with live view, a 3.0" 921k-dot LCD monitor is available and provides a wide viewing angle for improved viewing in a variety of shooting positions.

Benefitting the image quality is the SAFOX IXi+ autofocus system, which works to ensure sharp, accurate focus quickly and smoothly. Additionally, when working with manual focus, focus peaking is available to provide a more objective and comparable method of acquiring critical focus. Also contributing to image sharpness is in-camera sensor shift image stabilization, which reduces the appearance of camera shake by about three shutter speed steps when working in low-light conditions or with longer focal length lenses.

For extensive control over image-making, in-camera RAW (DNG) image processing is available as well as HDR shooting capabilities. For expediting control over the most oft-used functions of the K-50, both the front and rear e-dials are customizable and can be programmed to control an array of exposure settings and camera functions. For creatively modifying imagery in-camera, a variety of filters, scene modes, and auto modes are available to enhance the look and feel of imagery prior to post-processing. In addition to the range of automatic camera settings, traditional manual shooting modes are also available, such as program, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, sensitivity-priority, and manual.

All of the K-50's technologies are housed within a polycarbonate-covered camera body that is supported by a stainless steel chassis. This body design is fully weather-sealed and protects the camera from moisture and dust as well as extreme temperatures from 14-104°. Additionally, the design of the camera allows the use of either the standard lithium-ion battery pack or four AA batteries as its power source when used in conjunction with the optional D-BH109 AA Battery Holder.

Included with the K-50 camera body are the smc Pentax-DA L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6AL WR and the smc Pentax-DA L 50-200mm f/4-5.6ED WR lenses, which together provide a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27.0-300mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of situations. Both lens constructions integrate low-dispersion glass elements to help minimize chromatic aberration as well as improve image sharpness throughout the zoom range. Additionally, both lens bodies have been constructed to the same weather-resistant standards as the K-50 for use in inclement conditions.

16.3MP APS-C Sensor and PRIME M Image Processor
The combination of the 16.3 megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor and PRIME M image processor is able to produce high resolution imagery with notable quality and low-light sensitivity to ISO 51200. The speed afforded by the image processor enables continuous full-resolution shooting up to 6 fps, a maximum shutter speed of 1/6000th of a second, and also supports full HD 1080p video capture.
SAFOX IXi+ Autofocus System
The SAFOX IXi+ AF system utilizes 11 focus points, including nine cross-type sensors, to quickly and accurately acquire focus using a phase-detection method. With the inclusion of an AF-assist lamp and a diffraction lens, precise focusing is possible in a wide variety of lighting conditions using single-shot or continuous focusing modes. If working in manual focus, focus peaking is also available to highlight lines of contrast within the scene to offer a more objective means for determining critical focus.
Fully Weather-Sealed Body Design
The weather-sealed polycarbonate body with stainless steel chassis affords a wealth of protection to camera and enables its use in a wide variety of conditions, ranging from rain and humidity to snow and frigid temperatures. The weather sealing is rated to protect from moisture and dust as well as an extensive temperature range from 14-104°F.

In addition to the weather protection, the body also incorporates a bright optical pentaprism viewfinder that provides a 100% field of view for critical viewing in a wide range of conditions. Four optional focusing screens are also available to further customize the viewing conditions within the viewfinder and to suit different needs based viewing and focusing requirements.
In-Camera Image Stabilization
Pentax' sensor-shift type shake reduction image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake when working with longer lenses in dim lighting conditions by up to the equivalent of three to four shutter speed steps. This helps to produce sharper overall imagery regardless of the lens in use. Also helping to balance imagery in-camera, a dual-axis electronic level is available to ensure consistent and straight horizons and plumb vertical lines.
Full HD 1080p Video
In addition to high quality still imagery, the K-50 also supports full HD video recording up to 1080p at 30 fps. Other frame rates available include 1080p at 24 fps; HD 720p at 60, 50, 30, 25, and 24 fps; and SD 480p at 30, 25, and 24 fps. Video is recorded in the high quality H.264 AVC/MPEG-4 format and can be saved in the Internet-friendly .MOV file format. Sound can be recorded along with the video using the built-in monaural microphone.
smc Pentax-DA L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6AL WR Lens
The included standard zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27.0-82.5mm to suit working in a wide variety of shooting scenarios. It features the same weather-resistant construction as the camera body to enable shooting in harsh environments and also has an SP coating to help repel dust, water, and grease on lens elements. Its construction incorporates aspherical and super-low dispersion elements to help minimize chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range and also contribute to producing overall sharper, clearer imagery.
smc Pentax-DA L 50-200mm f/4-5.6ED WR Lens
The included telephoto zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 75.0-300mm to suit working with distant subject matter as well as offering a narrower angle of view that is well-tailored to portraiture. Extra-low dispersion glass elements are integrated into the lens' construction to provide high image sharpness and clarity while also working to reduce chromatic aberrations. The lens also features a weather-sealed construction to support its use in harsh and inclement environmental conditions.
Other Camera Features
  • A 3.0" 921k-dot LCD monitor is available for live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation.
  • In addition to the standard lithium-ion battery pack, the K-50 also accepts four AA batteries as its power source when using the optional D-BH109 AA Battery Holder.
  • A 77-segment exposure metering system works to produce well-exposed and consistent results even in the most challenging lighting conditions.
  • In-camera HDR shooting works to effectively expand the dynamic range of an image and achieve greater shadow and highlight detail.
  • RAW (DNG) image processing is available in camera in order to quickly and easily convert images an Internet-friendly JPEG file format.
  • Built-in pop-up flash with a guide no. of 39.4' at ISO 100 provides additional illumination for low-light settings and covers focal lengths as wide as 28mm.
  • Programmable front and rear e-dials allow you to customize the controls available to quickly access without having to navigate through the camera's menu system.
  • Enhanced creative modes, scene modes, filters, and auto picture modes allow you to easily modify and adjust the overall aesthetic appearance of imagery in-camera.
  • Pentax K lens mount enables the use of a wide variety of both past and present K-mount lenses as well as compatibility with a variety of lens mount adapters.
  • Eye-Fi memory card compatibility for wirelessly transferring imagery directly from the camera.
  • Language support: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, and Russian.
Imaging
Lens Mount Pentax K
Camera Format APS-C / (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 16.5 Megapixel
Effective: 16.3 Megapixel
Max Resolution 16 MP: 4928 x 3264
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.7 x 15.7 mm
File Formats Still Images: DNG, JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Bit Depth 12-bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Focus Lock AF Area Mode, Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 11
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.92x
Diopter Adjustment - 2.5 to +1.5 m
Display Screen 3" Rear Screen   LCD (921,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-51200
Shutter Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 - 1/6000 
Remote Control Remote Control F or O-RC1 (Optional)
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Bulb, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene Modes, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Shutter/Aperture Priority
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 22.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Cool White, Daylight, Daylight Color, Daylight White, Flash, Kelvin, Manual, Shade, Tungsten, Warm White
Flash
Flash Modes Red-eye Reduction
Second-curtain Sync
Slow Sync
TTL Auto
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 39.37' (12 m) ISO100 
Max Sync Speed Electronic Shutter: 1 / 180 seconds
Flash Compensation -2 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System P-TTL Remote Firing
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
File Size 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
1280 x 720p (HD)
640 x 480p (SD)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Frame Rate @ 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
@ 640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
Video Clip Length 1920 x 1080
25 min.
1280 x 720
25 min.
640 x 480
25 min.
Audio Recording With Video, Mono
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 6 fps
Self Timer 12 seconds, 2 seconds
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity AV Output
USB 2.0
Software System Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), Vista, 7, 8
Mac: OS X 10.5 or later
Power
Battery 1x D-LI109 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1050 mAh
4x AA
AC Power Adapter K-AC128 (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8" / 13.0 x 9.7 x 7.1 cm
Weight 22.9 oz / 649 g With li-ion battery and memory card
Kit Lens
Focal Length 18 - 55mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27.0 - 82.5 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 38
Angle of View 76° - 29°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (25 cm)
Magnification 0.34x
Elements/Groups 11/8
Diaphragm Blades 6
Autofocus Yes
Filter Thread Front:52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.70 x 2.66" (68.5 x 67.5 mm)
Weight 8.99 oz (255 g)
Kit Lens
Focal Length 50-200mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 75-300 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 32
Viewing Angle 31.5° - 8.1°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.6' (1.10 m)
Magnification 0.24x
Elements/Groups 11/10
Diaphragm Blades 6
Autofocus Yes
Filter Thread Front:  49 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.72 x 3.13" (69 x 79.5 mm)
Weight 11.46 oz (325 g)
Pentax K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (Black)
  • smc Pentax-DA L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6AL WR Lens
  • smc Pentax-DA L 50-200mm f/4-5.6ED WR Lens
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-Li109 for The KR Digital SLR Camera
  • K-BC109 Battery Charger Kit for D-LI109 Battery
  • AC Plug Cord
  • I-USB7 USB Interface Cable
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Eyecup FR for K7 Digital SLR Camera (replacement)
  • SLR Body Mount Cover
  • Camera Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

  • Included Free

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PentaxK-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (22)
    • Large clear LCD (19)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (18)
    • Good image quality (18)
    • Fast shutter speed (17)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family photos (20)
      • Landscape/scenery (20)
      • Travel (18)
      • Low light (13)
      • Wildlife (13)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (14), Casual photographer (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (23), Yes (4)

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      5.0

      GREAT PERFORMANCE FOR ITS PRICE

      By thelord151

      from San Marcos, TX

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • Noisy At High ISO

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (Black):

      I think that it has got so many features which makes it a great camera. I was looking for an entry level DSLR cam for cheap, and bought this. Enjoyed a lot so far! I think that it is pretty handy, considerably light, and good shot performance.

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      4.0

      I think a very good camera for the price

      By Russ

      from Milwaukee

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action

        Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (Black):

        I have several older Pentax KA mount lenses from a super P}rogram film camera that work well with this body. There are manual focus but work well for portrait and scenery shots. Focus is very good with these lenses.

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        5.0

        great results

        By stevo

        from Los Gatos

        Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (White):

        I was very happy with the results of the pictures that were produced by the k-50 provided. The last time I had a slr camera was with my old pentax me super and the results were still the same great pictures.

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        5.0

        Personal best....Pentax K50

        By Wingman

        from Lowell Arkansas

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Playback Editing Features
        • Shooting Features

        Cons

        • Fixed LCD screen
        • Short Battery Life
        • White Color Focus Peak

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Motorcycle Rally Events
        • Spontaneous Street Pics
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel

        Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (Black):

        I use the Pentax K50 for motorcycle events and street photography for my website. The quality of the pictures, RAW format .dng, customizing the features, weatherproofing all coupled with the simplicity of shooting photos choosing the options to shoot and set up in the menues make it my 'go to' camera of choice. Since I do not shoot many video's the lackluster performance in this area is not of primary concern to me. In 35 years, I've had a few different brands and styles of SLR's and Point & shoot cameras and this model really has the best of both styles.......I think I've finally found the 'keeper'!

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        4.0

        Great value

        By bullette

        from Upstate NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Good Image Stabilization

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (Black):

          A lot of features for the money. Plus the weather resistant that no one else has. BH photo has a great price and delivered with in days.

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          5.0

          Too much excelence & win!

          By PentaxEye

          from Canyon Country, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (Black):

            Lets get one thing out of the way. If you're going to shoot video, look elsewhere. This is not the DSLR that you're looking for. If you only plan on shooting stills, this is the DSLR that you're looking for.

            This camera offers so much bang for the buck, it's ridiculous. For an entry level DSLR you get 2 control dials, weather sealing, in body image stabilization, 1/6000 shutter speed, a 100% optical view finder, & a host of other features that you cannot get from Sony, Nikon, or Canon at this price point. The 16 megapixel Sony made image sensor puts out some very good jpegs. Shoot in RAW & you can extract some really good images at ISO 1600, 3200, & 6400 provided that you know how to do a little bit of post processing in your favorite photo editing program. You can get some nice 24x36 prints out of this camera.

            The only thing not so great on this camera is the video function. It's very limited. I didn't buy the camera to do video, though. That's what my video camera is for. I use this camera strictly for stills.

            The buttons are well placed & the menu is very simple. This camera is super easy to use. There are lots of manual options for those that know how to use them.

            If you're planning to buy a DSLR anytime soon, I highly recommend that you compare this camera to others offered by Canon, Nikon, & Sony & see if they offer you similar options at this price point. You'll be surprised at what you get.

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            5.0

            Well satisfied

            By swix

            from MD

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astrophotgraphy
              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (White):

              This camera lives up to expectations and to reviewers' that recommend this camera. It offers excellent value for the money-- better than comparable Nikon or Canon. The build quality is excellent. Excellent in low light. The 55-200 is surprisingly sharp. This is a great camera bundle at a very good price. I like it....

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              5.0

              Under appreciated!!

              By smackwater

              from monroe township, nj

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (Black):

                This camera lives up to expectations and to reviewers' recommendations. It offers excellent value for the money--far exceeding what comparable Nikons or Canons give you for hundreds more. The ergonomics are superior to the Nikon d5300. I love the grip and the feel. The screen is fixed which makes it easier for me to use (I don't miss the tilt or fold-out options) and the menu is very clear and intuitive. ( I returned an Olympus em-5 because its complex menu drove me crazy.) I'm not interested in video, so the fact that it's not the K-50's strong suit doesn't bother me. It also lacks a touch screen and smart phone transfer of images. Again, who cares? All I wanted was a camera to take good photos (the color and the sharpness of the kit lenses are very satisfying) with some weatherproofing and great ergonomics for a modest price. The K-50 is way beyond a basic camera--a fact its price point would not suggest.

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                5.0

                Very nice DSLR, Pleasantly surprised

                By Setter Dog

                from Tustin, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • High ISO Performance
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (Black):

                  I've had several DSLR cameras and this is far and away the most fun and most capable. Excellent in low light is one of it's strengths. The 55-200 is surprisingly sharp at 200mm focal length.

                  One thing about this camera and lenses that you notice instantly is the build quality. The system is built like a tank. Very reassuring.

                  Jack

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                  5.0

                  Couldn't Be Happier

                  By Mode

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (White):

                    I hoped this would be the perfect camera for me, and it was. Great night shots, great indoor shots, great architecture and outdoor shots. The weather sealing of this model was the main selling-point for me as I do most of my photography outdoors, and this camera does not disappoint at all. I personally recommend getting the kit with the two lenes - I wasn't sure if I should but I use both all the time.

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                    4.0

                    Have not used yet

                    By djw663

                    from CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (Black):

                          I purchased this camera because a friend of mine had one, loves it and could not stop bragging about the built in features and capabilities of this camera. I have also purchased one other item he recommended and it was all he said it was. As soon as we learn how to use the camera I'll change my review if necessary. Tip: order the optional AA battery pack, it was inexpensive and batteries run out at the worst time.

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                          5.0

                          Rock my world Digital SLR

                          By PhotoMat

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Full HD Video
                          • Good Image Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Video

                            Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (Black):

                            This SLR for the money can't be beat. I have not put it down since it came in this week.This is my first digital SLR experience since my film days back 20 years ago were put aside for a career. To be able to shoot full HD video and have multiple shots with slightly different settings is a real pleasure along with tracking of all setting data for each shot. I have learned more in the past week than I did in a month in my old film life.It has also been a joy to introduce photo and video to my kids. My eight grader did a video report for school and I am sure will be more advanced than I in a matter of months.B&H was a dream when I changed my mind and upgraded to a larger package with multiple lens. Will not go anywhere else for my photo purchases.

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                            5.0

                            First DSLR...My Experiences

                            By Danny the Manny

                            from Michigan

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Large Clear LCD

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel

                              Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (Black):

                              Took the K-50 on a week-long trip, which was my first experience using a DSLR. I used it mostly in auto mode (which, I know, defeats the purpose of having a camera with so many manual controls) and was extremely satisfied with the picture quality. The camera was lighter weight than other comparable introductory DSLRs that my travel companions brought with them and its battery life seemed to be stronger than my friends' T5i, which was also a recent purchase. I look forward to learning how to better use this camera manually, but as far as I can tell in a brief comparison vs. the Canon T5i used by my friend on the same trip, the shots taken by the K-50 were superior.

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                              5.0

                              Solid camera at a great price

                              By Mr C

                              from Roanoke, VA

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                              • Fast Shutter Speed
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • High ISO Performance
                              • Large Clear LCD

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (White):

                                I'm an amateur photographer/yearbook coordinator who wanted an entry-level DSLR I could use in dicey conditions (rain, snow, etc) and so far the Pentax has been everything I could have asked for. I don't have much experience taking photos with a DLSR, but the image quality, focus speed, and ease of use have all been phenomenal. The deal B&H offers is top notch. The telephoto lens, flash, and SD cards pretty much set you up for some pretty extensive shooting. While there are complaints that the engine on the lens is loud, I honestly like the authoritative "whir" that it makes.I haven't used any of the video functions, but I bought the camera to take pictures, no video, so it's a non-issue for me.

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                                5.0

                                Great outdoor camera

                                By Malcolm

                                from Rockport, ME

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                • Fast Shutter Speed
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • High ISO Performance
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Water Resistance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (Black):

                                  This is a great outdoor camera that has water resistance so that I do not need to be worried when I use in around snow and water. The camera is very easy to use with many features and settings; picture quality is very good; it works well in low light situations.I will be using it primarilly for photos and with the view finder, so any deficiency in video or tilt LCD were not of concern.

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                                  5.0

                                  right choice for me

                                  By TheLiarsCircus

                                  from Huntsville, Al

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Astrophotography Prospect
                                  • Controls
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                                  • Good Image Quality
                                  • Good Image Stabilization
                                  • High ISO Performance
                                  • K Mount Lens
                                  • Large Clear LCD
                                  • Price
                                  • Viewfinder

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Astrophotography
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Time lapse

                                    Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (Black):

                                    what an awesome camera!! learned on an Olympus e-510 and wanted to upgrade to an updated dslr, especially in terms on better high iso capability and boy is it!!! almost feel like I do not need dark frames for m astrophotography projects but do it anyways....the dual dial is rad but i'm not used to it yet...built in intervalometer(although I haven't used that function yet)....the pictures I get are great and very impressed with indoor low light capture much better than my e510 and what I would say is zero noise in comparison....also got the o-gps1 and I am impressed with exposure times I get (now if I knew where to point to get something interesting!!) love the weather sealing of camera and lenses not that it's been tested or tried just the fact I have no worries....so glad I chose this over the sony a58 it suits me better for my astrophotography projects....I still have much to learn about this camera and photography in general but I could not be happier I got the K-50 it kicks!!!

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect! Great Product, Customer Service

                                    By Dai Deqi

                                    from Centreville, VA

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                                    • Good Image Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (White):

                                        I'm new to the DSLR world but did a lot of research before buying. The Pentax K-50 bubbled to the top because of its features, the Pentax/Richoh reputation, weather-sealing, and AA battery adapter. Lots to like there. I chose B&H over other on-line vendors because I'm convinced some of the vendors are selling refurbed and/or gray market goods. Plus, B&H sweetened the deal with two kit lenses, a 32 GB card, and $ shoe-mount flash. What a stea...I mean deal! Everything arrived just as I ordered it, and it all worked right out of the box. What else can I say! I definitely shop B&H again.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Purchase

                                        By clyattw

                                        from Central Florida

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                                        • Good Image Quality
                                        • High ISO Performance
                                        • Large Clear LCD

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Indoors/Low Light
                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Travel
                                          • Wildlife photos

                                          Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (White):

                                          Weatherproofing is a great feature.
                                          Ability to use Eye-Fi cards.

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                                          5.0

                                          Highly Recommend

                                          By The MOM

                                          from Flushing, New York

                                          About Me Photography Student

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                                          • Good Image Quality
                                          • Good Image Stabilization
                                          • High ISO Performance
                                          • Large Clear LCD
                                          • Quiet
                                          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Family Photos
                                            • Indoors/Low Light
                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Travel
                                            • Wildlife photos

                                            Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (Red):

                                            My son uses it for school & loves it!! Excellent camera..

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • Yes

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                                            5.0

                                            Uncommonly good dslr Camera

                                            By Steven

                                            from Madison, Wisconsin

                                            Comments about K-50 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lenses (White):

                                            A nice, solid, feel, easy to focus, beautiful pictures so far. Editing on the camera has proven easier than I thought it would be. Weather sealing is a reassuring extra. Still need to explore the manual and the camera's many functions, but the start has been quite rewarding !

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                                            Required item: A memory card is not included, be sure to purchase enough storage capacity.

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                                            Get a wide-angle, zoom, or other effect for various photography applications

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                                            Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

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                                            Protect your lens or produce a desired visual effect.

                                            Hoya - 52mm alpha MC UV Filter
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                                            Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

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