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Pentax K50 Black & DAL 18-55mm WR & 55-200 WR

The Pentax K-50 is the new mid range D-SLR from the company. This replaces the current K-30. The camera is suggested as an alternative, giving a less aggressive look, which would appeal to a wider audience. The camera and new lens are fully weather sealed and offers ISO levels upto 51,200 and 6 fps. Also capable of image quality equal to that of the flagship K-5 II, as it shares the same image sensor, winning awards for sharpness and clarity along with some of the best lenses around.

£449.00
  • The PENTAX K-50 digital SLR camera. Developed as the model to feature a weather-resistant, dustproof construction,* this compact, lightweight camera offers outstanding operability and maneuverability, with many of the advanced shooting features found only in high-rang models.


    The PENTAX K-50 boasts outstanding basic specifications that rival many upper-class models, including high-speed continuous shooting at approximately six images per second, super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200, and high-precision AF with accurate tracking of moving subjects. This means that beginning digital SLR users and casual family photographers can enjoy high-quality digital photography with very little effort.

     

    The K-50 also features a weather-resistant, dustproof construction to assure solid performance under demanding outdoor conditions, and also to reduce the need for maintenance. It even provides a wide range of advanced shooting features, such as full HD movie recording and a selection of creative tools such as digital filters, to accommodate various shooting requirements. It can be powered by easy-to-obtain AA-size batteries,** in addition to the standard lithium-ion battery.

     

    Features

    High-resolution, super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200

    Reliable weather-resistant, dustproof body

    Innovative SR mechanism

    High-precision autofocus with SAFOX IXi+ AF module

    High-speed continuous shooting, at approximately six images per second

    High-quality movie recording

    Optical finder with approximately 100% field of view

    Effortless, user-friendly Auto Picture and Scene modes

    A selection of image-processing tools for creative, personalized expression

    Choice of two power sources

    Large, wide-view 3.0-inch LCD monitor with approximately 921,000 dots

    77-segment multi-pattern metering system for extra-accurate light measurement

    DR (Dust Removal) mechanism to shake dust from the surface of the CMOS image sensor

  • Sensor

    Type

    CMOS with primary color filter

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    Size

    23.7 x 15.7mm

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    Total Pixels

    approx. 16.49MP

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    Effective Pixels

    approx. 16.28 MP

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    Still

    JPEG:16M(4928x3264), 12M(4224x2816), 8M(3456x2304), 5M(2688x1792)
    4 quality level of JPEG (★ good, ★★ better, ★★★ best)

    RAW:16M(4928x3264)
    RAW (12bit): DNG

    RAW (DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant

    RAW and JPEG simultaneously recordable

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    Movie

    Full HD (1920x1080, 16:9, 30fps/25fps/24fps)

    HD (1280x720, 16:9, 60fps/50fps/30fps/25fps/24fps)

    VGA (640x480, 4:3, 30fps/25fps/24fps)

    Quality levels ★★★(Best), ★★(Better), ★(Good)

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    Sensitivity

    AUTO/100 to 51200 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV, or 1/3EV)

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    Shake Reduction

    Sensor shift Shake Reduction

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    Sensor Cleaning

    Dust Removal: SP coating and CMOS sensor operations

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    Lens

    Mount

    PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount (AF coupler, lens information contacts, K-mount with power contacts)

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    Usable lenses

    KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom not compatible), KAF, KA mount lenses

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    Focusing System

    Type

    SAFOX IXi+ with TTL, phase-matching autofocus

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    Functions

    Auto: 5 points, Auto: 11 points, Select(Expanded Area AF available), Spot

    Brightness Range: EV-1 to 18 (ISO 100)

    AF Mode: 

    Auto AF (AF.A), Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C)
    Focus priority or shutter priority mode for AF.S
    Focus priority or FPS priority mode for AF.C

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    AF assist

    Dedicated LED AF assist light

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    Viewfinder

    Type

    Pentaprism Finder

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    Field of View

    Approx. 100%

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    Magnification

    Approx. 0.92x (50mm F1.4 at infinity)

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    Focusing screen

    Interchangeable Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen

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    Screen

    Type

    3’’ (7.6cm), TFT color LCD monitor, wide angle viewing,
    With AR coating
    Brightness and colors adjustable

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    Resolution

    Approx. 921k dots

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    Playback

    Single frame, Multi-image display (4/9/16/36/81 seg.), Display magnification (up to 16x, scrolling & quick magn.), rotating, histogram, bright/dark area warning, copyright display, calendar filmstrip, display, folder display, slideshow, Eye-Fi transfer

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    Liveview

    LiveView

    Type: TTL method using CMOS image sensor

    Focusing Mechanism: Contrast detection + Face Detection, Tracking, Select, Spot

    Display: Field of View approx. 100%, Magnified view (2x, 4x, 6x), Grid display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display), Bright/dark area warning, Histogram

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    Shutter

    Type

    Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plan shutter

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    Speed

    Auto: 1/6000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/6000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV step or 1/2EV step), Bulb.

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    X-Synchronization

    Sync Speed : 1/180 sec.

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    Exposure system

    Metering

    TTL open aperture, 77 segmented metering, center-weighted and spot metering

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    Exposure Modes

    Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb

    Auto Picture mode: automatically selects from Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest

    Scene Mode: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR*, Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum

    *JPEG only

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    Metering Range

    EV0 to 22 (ISO100 at 50mm F1.4)

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    Auto Exposure Lock

    Can be assigned to the AF/AE-L button from the menu

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    Compensation

    ± 5EV (1/2EV step or 1/3EV can be selected)

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    Auto Bracketing

    3 frames

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    Flash

    Type

    Built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash

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    Guide Number

    approx. 12 (ISO 100/m)

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    Modes

    P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
    High-Speed Sync and Wireless Sync are also available with PENTAX dedicated external flash

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    Exposure Compensation

    –2.0 to +1.0 EV

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    Exposure Parameters

    Modes

    Drive Modes

    Mode Selection:

    Single frame, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12sec., 2sec.), Remote Control (0 sec., 3 sec.), Auto Bracketing (3 frames)

    Continuous shooting :

    Approx. 6 fps, JPEG (JPEG, Cont. Hi)
    Approx. 3 fps, JPEG (JPEG, Cont. Lo)

    Capture Functions

    Custom Image: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing

    Noise Reduction: Slow Shutter Speed NR, High-ISO NR

    Dynamic Range Setting: Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction

    Lens Correction: Distortion Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction

    Digital Filter: Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color

    HDR Capture:  Auto, HDR 1, HDR 2, HDR 3, Automatic composition correction function, Exposure Bracket Value: ±1EV, ±2EV, ±3EV

    Multi-exposure: Number of shots: 2-9, Exposure adjusted automatically

    Horizon Correction: SR On: correction up to 1 degrees, SR Off: correction up to 1.5 degrees

    Composition Adjustment: Adjustment range of ±1mm up, down, left or right (0.5mm when rotated), Rotating range of 1 degrees

    Interval Shooting: Shooting interval: 3 sec. to 24 hr., Number of shots: up to 999 images, Start Interval setting: immediately, from the set time

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    White Balance

    Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten, Flash, CTE, Manual, Color

    Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis

    Auto: Method using a combination of the CMOS image sensor and the light source detection sensor

    Manual: Configuration using the display screen (up to 3 settings can be saved),
    Color Temperature settings, Copying the white balance setting of a captured image

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    Digital Filter

    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

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    Movie

    Recording

    Recorded pixels:
    Full HD (1920x1080, 16:9, 30fps/25fps/24fps),
    HD (1280x720, 16:9, 60fps/50fps/30fps/25fps/24fps),
    VGA (640x480, 4:3, 30fps/25fps/24fps)

    Quality levels: ★★★(Best), ★★(Better), ★(Good)

    File Format: MPEG–4 AVC/H.264

    Sound: Built-in monaural microphone, Recording Sound Level

    Recording Time: Up to 25 minutes; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high

    Custom Image: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing

    Digital Filter: Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Invert Color, Color

    Interval Movie: Recording interval: 3 sec., 5 sec., 10 sec., 30 sec., 1 min., 5min., 10 min., 30 min., 1 hr., Recording time: 4 sec. to 99 hr.,
    Start Interval setting: immediately, from the set time

    *The File format is Motion JPEG(AVI)

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    Playback

    Digital Filter

    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

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    Options

    Delete: Delete single image, delete all images, select & delete, delete folder, delete instant review image

    RAW Development: File Format (JPEG), Image Capture Settings(Aspect Ratio, Recorded Pixels, Quality Level, Color Space), Lens Correction(Distortion Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction), Custom Image, White Balance, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction

    Edit: Resize, Cropping (Aspect ratio and Slant adjustment available), Index, Movie Editing (Divide or delete selected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie, Saving the RAW file data in the buffer memory

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    Storage

    External

    Compatible with SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Card (Eye-Fi card compatible)

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    File Format

    RAW (DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant

    Image sizes :

    JPEG : 16M(4928x3264),12M(4224x2816),8M(3456x2304),5M

    RAW :[3:2]16M(4928x3264)


    Quality level RAW (12bit): DNG


    JPEG: ★★★ (Best), ★★ (Better), ★ (Good)


    Color space : sRGB, Adobe RGB

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    Special Features

    Features

    World time : 75 cities, 28 time zones

    Digital Filters :  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

    Custom Functions : 22 items

    Mode Memory : 12 items

    Electronic level  : Displayed in viewfinder (horizontal direction only); displayed on LCD monitor (horizontal direction and vertical direction)

    USER Mode: Up to 2 settings can be saved

    Button/Dial Customization: 

    RAW/Fx Button (One Push File Format, Exposure Bracketing, Optical preview, Digital Preview, Composition Adjustment, Select AF Point),
    AF/AE-L button (Enable AF1, Enable AF2, Cancel AF, AE Lock)
    Various settings for the action of the e-dials in each exposure mode can also be saved.

    Text Size: Standard, Large

    AF Fine Adjustment: ±10 step, Uniform adjustment, Individual adjustment (up to 20 can be saved)

    Copyright Information: Names of "Photographer" and "Copyright Holder" are embedded to the image file.

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    Power

    Source

    Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI 109

    With AA Battery Holder D-BH109 (optional), four AA batteries (Lithium, Ni-MH rechargeable, alkaline) can be used

    AC Adapter Kit K-AC128 (optional)

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    Performance


    Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI109:

    Number of recordable images: approx. 410 images (with 50% flash usage), approx. 480 images (without flash usage)

    Playback time: approx. 270 minutes

    * Using a new lithium-ion battery under the temperature at 23 °C, Tested in compliance with CIPA standard. Actual results may vary depending on the shooting conditions/circumstances.

    AA Lithium batteries:

    Number of recordable images:approx. 710 images (with 50% flash usage), approx. 1250 images (without flash usage)

    Playback time: approx. 560 minutes

    * Using 4x new Energizer Ultimate Lithium Batteries under the temperature at 23 °C, Tested in compliance with CIPA standard. Actual results may vary depending on the shooting conditions/circumstances.

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    Dimensions

    Height

    96.5mm

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    Width

    129.0mm

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    Depth

    70.0mm

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    Weight

    Approx. 650 g (loaded and ready with the dedicated battery and SD Memory Card), Approx. 590 g (body only)

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    Compatibility

    PC

    Windows XP (SP3), Vista, 7 and 8

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    Mac

    10.8 or above

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    Accessories

    Kit Content

    USB Cable I-USB7
    Strap O-ST132
    Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI109
    Battery Charger D-BC109
    Software (CDROM) S-SW138

    Mounted on the camera:
    Hot shoe cover FK
    Body Mount Cover

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Additional Information

Box Contents: No
Manufacturer Pentax
Model K50
MPN 10904