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K-50

General Description

The K-50 inherited almost all its technical features from the K-30, whose AF system, light metering etc. had proven to be reliable and convincing. Only the maximum available ISO was increased from ISO-25600 to ISO-51200. Thus the main difference between both cameras is the body design which (in comparison to the K-30) is rounder, more traditional, and less juvenile.

Like the K-30, the K-50 incorporates many "higher-class" features like a pentaprism viewfinder with 100% coverage. Front AND thumb wheels allow for swift setting of speed AND aperture, respectively. Dust and weatherproof seals are also on board for any wet or dusty or cold (down to -10°C) outdoor activity. The CMOS image sensor with 16.3 effective megapixels is of high renown and well known from the K-5, K-5 II(s), and K-30. The reliable SAFOX IXi+ AF module with refraction lens and light source sensor was inherited from the K-30, too.

The K-50 is available in 20 different colours each of which can be combined with 6 different grip colours. With the help of the "K-50 color simulator" (available on the Ricoh/Pentax homepages) one may choose the desired combination, identify the according product number, and place a custom order either online or at the local retailer. Then the ordered combination will be produced and delivered in about 1 month. The following table lists all available colour combinations and the according poduct numbers. Those who do not want to wait 1 month can choose between the regular black, white, or red bodies with black grip.

↓body / grip →BlackWhiteBrownAquaPinkYellow
Black108930965609657096580965909660
White109380966109662096630966409665
Pink096660966709668096690967009671
Red109840967209673096740967509676
Orange096770967809679096800968109682
Yellow096830968409685096860968709688
Green096890969009691096920969309694
Purple096950969609697096980969909739
Blue097400974109742097430974409745
Cocoa brown097460974709748097490975009751
Sand beige097520975309754097550975609757
Olive green097580975909760097610976209763
Gold097640976509766097670976809769
Silver097700977109772097730977409775
Violet097760977709778097790978009781
Mint097820978309784097850978609787
Lilac097880978909790097910979209793
Metal navy097940979509796097970979809799
Metal green098010980409805098060980709808
Metal brown098110981409816098170981809820
Product Variations
Exact NameK-50K-50K-50K-50
Colorblackwhiteredvarious colours
Years of Production2013 ~ still in production2013 ~ still in production2013 ~ still in production2013 ~ still in production
Availabilitynewnewnewnew
Catalog Number108931093810984XXXXX
Sold with Case

Technical Specifications

General
Lens Mount"crippled" KAF2
Mount Limitationsdigital A aperture or metered manual only
AF System (sensitivity)SAFOX IXi+, 11 sensors, 9 cross-sensors (-1 ~ 18 EV)
AF with supersonic lensesyes
Power-Zoom Features
Self-Timer12 / 2 sec
Mirror Lock-Up
Cable ReleaseCS-205
Infra-Red Releaseremote control F
Custom Functions23
Additional Featuresweather sealed, DOF preview, mirror lock-up
Width x Height x Depth129 x 95.5 x 70 mm
Weight590 g
Image Sensor
Effective Pixel Count16.9 megapixel
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size15.7 x 23.7 mm
Focal-Length Multiplication Factor1.53 x
Image Storage
Data-Storage FormatsRAW (DNG, PEF), RAW + JPG, JPG
Storage MediaSecure Digital (SD and SDHC)
Digital Features
Shake Reductionyes
Dust Removalyes
Live Viewyes
Orientation Sensoryes
Exposure System
Exposure ModesPgreen, Video, (Hy)P, Sv, Tv, Av, TAv, (Hy)M, U1-2, SCN
Metering Modes with K and M Lensescenter-weighted, spot
Metering Modes with A and newer Lenses77-segment, center-weighted, spot
Meter MaterialSPD
Exposure Compensation (Step)+/-5 (1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Lockyes
Meter Range0 ~ 22 EV
ISO Range100 ~ 51200 ASA
Shutter
Constructionelectronic (vertical)
Materialmetal
Shutter Speeds30 ~ 1/6000, B
Mechanical Speeds
Viewfinder
Magnification [Coverage]0.92x [100%]
Aperture IndicationLED
Shutter-Speed IndicationLED
Interchangeable Screensyes
Power Source
Batteries1 x Lithium-Ion D-LI109 rechargeable
ExternalBattery Holder D-BH109 for 4 AA-sized batteries
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting6 frames per second
Flash System
Command Protocol(s)
FeaturesHS, P-TTL
Synchronization Speed(s)1/180 ~ 30, B
Built-In Flash
Guide Number (GN)12
Coverage (35mm equivalent)28
Auto Pop-Up
Red-Eye Reductionyes
AF Assist
Accessories
Fitting Case(s)soft case: O-CC90