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PentaxK-50 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red)
 
4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good image quality (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (5)
  • Image stabilization (5)
  • Large clear LCD (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (5)
    • Landscape/scenery (4)
    • Low light (4)
    • Travel (4)
    • Wildlife (4)
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      • Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Great buy!

    By JGreen

    from Houston, TX

    Comments about Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red):

    I bought this for my wife as our first real cemera. Everything about it has made it very easy for a first timer. We are very please with the purchase the pictures turned out to be a better quality than we were expecting too. One of the great things about this is that a newbie can take great pics, but there is a lot of room to grow into a more advanced photographer with hour have to buy another camera.

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    5.0

    Great Camera for Less

    By JJ

    from New Jersey

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Noisy At High ISO

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red):

      This is a great upper entry level camera that you won't out grow for a while for half the price of a Nikon D7100 series. And I believe it's similar in specs to the Nikon D7100. It's fast, takes great pictures, and you get a lot of button customization. The settings might be a bit overwhelming at first, but you can figure most out after spending some time with it. Pictures look great up ISO 3200. Anything higher seems grainy. Autofocus is a bit loud.

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      4.0

      Solid

      By DoobMD

      from New York, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red):

          Haven't gotten into the full capabilities of the camera but definitely has a lot to offer even though described as beginner DSLR. Looks great.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Love this camera

          By MrRemodel

          from Mesa, AZ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about K-50 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red):

            I bought this for my 18 year old daughter. She was able to use it out of the box, she loves it. I had some additional lenses that fir it perfectly. It will be a gift that she uses for years to come.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            brilliant!!!

            By dance photog

            from NYC

            About Me Semi-pro 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
            • Quiet
            • Tilt /Swivel LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red):

              Motor is quiet, autofocus is excellent. Takes beautiful macro photos, exceptional action shots.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Perfect!

              By Michy&Alex

              from Italia

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High ISO Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red):

                  Perfect entry level camera

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  The Storm Trooper!

                  By InstituteP

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Amazing value
                  • Awesome Camera
                  • Excellent image quality
                  • Intuitive Controls Layout

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red):

                      I just received the K-50 and it's an extraordinary camera for the price; I purchased it during the holiday sale. The weather sealing, intuitive controls layout, and image quality makes it an amazing value. As a student looking to expand portfolio, this camera fulfill all my needs. IQ wise, the pictures are sharp even with the kit lens. And while I am still learning all the functions, I look forward to all the possibilities and potential of this camera! The matte white finish is awesome

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Absolutely love this Camera

                      By Laynes22

                      from Tucson Az

                      About Me Semi-pro 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
                      • Quiet
                      • Weather sealed

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red):

                        I mainly capture lightning and wildlife shots and with weather-sealed mid-level DSLR makes it perfect! Love the fact you can also by it in many colors. Plus it also has a lot of features which are only found on higher price range models.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        The Alternative that Isn't

                        By bsamcash

                        from Santa Cruz, CA

                        Comments about Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red):

                        A simply spectacular tool. I am a Pentaxian for sure, but I have used many other brands including the big two, and nothing comes close at this price point. You get a modern update of the highly acclaimed 16 MP Sony sensor in a fully weather-sealed body with a matching (high quality) kit lens for under $[$]!The body is unbelievable rugged for being plastic. It makes every other DSLR in its price range feel like a cheap toy. Plus, the grip is hands down the best I have ever felt at any price. It hugs my hand and locks in place--no need for a hand strap. The grip and solid, unyielding body are why I chose this model over the K-5II.At low ISOs, the older sensor is on par or maybe a little noisier than competing models, but when the lights go down, this thing shines. Zero noise gain when well exposed, but if you have to push say a 3200 RAW image, you will be blown away at the headroom the K-50 has in its 12 bit files. And if you can find noise (by pushing), it's not that gross banding we are used to seeing with cameras that shoot for marking megapixels rather than image quality. It is a gentle, film-like fine grain in very large prints. And this is for color, if you're converting to B&W, you can take this thing all the way through its ISO range and make beautiful small prints.The menu system is as near perfect as I can trust engineers to make it. They either are, or work with photographers. Everything you need is one to three clicks away. I tried using a D5200 recently, and I couldn't even figure out how to set it to RAW, I had to look it up. Then ISO took me five minutes. It was ridiculous. I guarantee you will not have this problem with any Pentax DSLR from 2010 to today.The lens is pretty brilliant for a kit lens. It is weather-sealed and solid. The zoom is very well dampened. It feels high-quality. I have used many kit lenses in the past from many manufacturers, and this one is the best. It even beats Panasonic's micro four-thirds kit lens in build.

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                        5.0

                        Nice Camera

                        By Gabe M.

                        from Pittsburgh

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Loud autofocus
                        • Loud Capture

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red):

                        Nice sensor, reasonable kit lens. Takes nice photos and looks nice on a cheapish budget.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 8
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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great camera for a starting photographer

                        By Chris

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red):

                              As an amateur photographer, after doing some research, the Pentax K-50 was highly recommended as a camera worth checking out.

                              Initially I've purchased it as a camera for my getaway vacation. The picture quality is great for the starter 55mm lens, I'm also in the process of upgrading to a telephoto lens.

                              It's easy to use, I love the anti-shake feature which comes in the camera.

                              The video is great, the audio is kind of lacking - as it's mono.

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                              • No

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                              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Terrific DSLR

                              By Finz04

                              from New Hampshire

                              Pros

                              • Feature Set
                              • Lite
                              • Quality feel in hand
                              • Weatherdust Sealed

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • landscape
                                • Portrait

                                Comments about Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Red):

                                Perfect balance between feature set and quality photos. If you are looking for the absolute perfect professional photo, this is probably not your camera. But the pictures I've taken so far are all sharp, crisp, colorful... and all with the included kit lens. I'm very pleased with the results. I can shoot auto or I can easily manipulate the nuts and bolts of picture taking while still perfecting composition. Very lite, yet doesn't feel "cheap". Great little DSLR.

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                                • No

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