Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera Body
Key Features
  • 16 Megapixel APS-C CMOS Sensor 
  • Continous Shooting at up to 6 Frames per Second
  • Full HD 1080p Movie Recording at 30fps 
  • 3 Inch 921 Dot LCD Screen
  • Full Weather Sealed Camera Body - with 81 protection seals
  • In-Built Shake Reduction System
  • In-Built Pop Up Flash
  • Optical View Finder with 100% coverage 
  • ISO up to 51200
  • Pentax PRIME M Image Processor 
  • SAFOX IXi+ Autofocusing Engine
  • 12 Months Genuine Warranty with Pentax Australia
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The PENTAX K-50 DSLR Camera boasts outstanding basic specifications that rival many higher end models, including high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 6 images per second, super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200, and high-precision AF with accurate tracking of moving subjects. This means that beginner digital SLR users and casual family photographers can enjoy high-quality digital photography with very little effort. The Pentax K50 body also features a full weather-sealed, dustproof construction to assure solid performance under demanding outdoor conditions, and also to reduce the need for maintenance. The Pentax K50 camera provides a wide range of advanced shooting features, such as full HD video 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. 

Product Features in Detail
High-resolution, super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200
The K-50 features the state-of-the-art CMOS image sensor with a large image-capturing area measuring 23.7mm by 15.7mm, to assure high-speed image data readout. This image sensor is coupled with PRIME M — the same high-performance imaging engine incorporated in upper-class models — to deliver super-high-resolution, rich-gradation digital images with approximately 16.28 effective megapixels. The Pentax K-50 also offers super-high-sensitivity shooting at a top sensitivity of ISO 51200, allowing the photographer to handhold the camera for beautiful nighttime snapshots.
Reliable weather-resistant, dustproof body
Thanks to the 81 seals set in its compact, lightweight, portable body, the Pentax K-50 is built to be weather-resistant, dustproof and cold-resistant, even at temperatures as low as -10°C. This means that the K-50 can be taken along on outdoor activities such as camping, mountaineering and sports, for the joy of high-quality digital SLR photography without worrying about weather conditions. Its compact, functional body is carefully contoured with delicate curves, assuring that even a photographer with a small hand will have a firm grip of the camera.
Innovative Shake Reduction mechanism(SR)
The PENTAX-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism effectively compensates the adverse effect of camera shake to deliver sharp, blur-free images, even under shake-prone conditions such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting in the dark without flash illumination, or taking landscapes at twilight. This innovative mechanism works with almost all PENTAX interchangeable lenses — even those developed for film-format cameras.*** Thanks to the SR mechanism’s flexible design, which tilts the image sensor unit in all directions, the Pentax K-50 offers several useful features to assist the photographer during shooting, including an Automatic Horizon Correction function to assure high-precision image framing and effortless adjustment of horizontal alignment; a Composition Adjustment function to allow minute adjustment of image alignment both to horizontal and vertical directions, as well as slant-wise rotation. 
*** Lenses compatible with this mechanism: PENTAX K, KA, KAF, KAF2 and KAF3mount lenses; screw-mount lenses (with an adapter); and 645 and 67system lenses (with an adapter). Some functions may not be available with certain lenses.
High-precision autofocus with SAFOX IXi+ AF module
The K-50 features the state-of-the-art SAFOX IXi+ AF sensor module, which assures responsive, high-precision autofocus operation with 11 sensors (including nine cross-type sensors in the middle). It also features a spotbeam projector to assist AF operation at poorly lit locations. Its select-area expansion function keeps the sensor module tracking a moving subject, even when it moves out of a pre-assigned auto-tracking area, by assessing the distance data collected by neighboring focus sensors. This means not only greatly improved accuracy and speed of detecting moving subjects during autofocus operation, but also the enhanced auto-tracking performance of moving subjects when using a telephoto lens.
High-speed continuous shooting, approx. 6 fps
When shooting sports, stage performances or wildlife, the K-50’s high-speed continuous shooting function comes in handy. It allows the photographer to record active, fast-moving subjects in a series of images, at a maximum speed of approximately six images per second (in the JPEG recording format). 
High-quality movie / video recording
The Pentax K50 captures high-resolution, full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels) in the H.264 recording format, with a choice of frame rate (30, 25 or 24 frames per second). It even comes with creative image-processing tools**** like Custom Images and useful movie-recording features like an interval movie recording function, for the production of more personalized movies. 
*** The frame rate may vary when nonstandard image processing is required.
Optical View Finder with approximately 100% field of view
Despite a compact body common to all entry-class models, the K-50 features a glass prism finder with nearly 100% field of view and approximately 0.92-times magnification (with a 50mm F1.4 lens at infinity) to cover the entire field of view for easy focusing and framing. Since it delivers a clear view of the subject even in bright sunshine and eliminates parallax and time lag in the viewfinder image, the K-50 responds efficiently and reliably to demanding applications and subjects, such as landscapes requiring delicate, high-precision framing, and sports scenes where the timing of shutter release is critical. The infocus point is indicated as a red point in the viewfinder for at-a-glance confirmation.
Effortless, user-friendly Auto Picture and Scene modes
The PENTAX-original Auto Picture mode automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene from Portrait, Landscape, Macro and other distinctive shooting modes. Since the Pentax K50 sets all vital camera settings — including shutter speed, aperture, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness — the photographer can concentrate on image composition and shutter opportunity. The K-50 also offers 19 Scene modes, including Night Scene Portrait, Pet and Backlight Silhouette, to simplify the photographing of subjects and scenes that could be too complicated or demanding for entry digital SLR photographers, by optimizing all camera settings with a simple choice of the corresponding icon on the camera’s LCD monitor.
A selection of tools for creative, personalized expression
The Pentax K-50’s custom image function allows the user to easily and quickly select the desired finishing touch for a particular image, with a choice of 11 custom images. These include Bleach Bypass to create a dramatic visual effect used in motion pictures, and Cross Process to produce fanciful, eye-catching images with dramatic colors. The Pentax K50 DSLR camera also provides 19 distinctive digital filters to add distinctive visual effects to captured images and produce creative, artistic images without the need for a computer. The user can even explore new creative possibilities by applying multiple filters to a single image.
Choice of two power sources
In addition to the standard rechargeable lithium-ion battery capable of capturing approximately 480 images with a single recharge,***** the Pentax K50 digital slr can also be powered by four AA-size batteries using the optional D-BH109 AA Battery Holder. Since AA-size batteries can be easily obtained almost anywhere around the world, there’s no worry about battery shortages, even when on the road. 
 ***** Under testing conditions prescribed by PENTAX, using the D-LI109 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery with no flash discharges.
Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN memory cards
Since the K-50 accepts Eye-Fi wireless LAN memory cards, you can make wireless transfer of captured images to a smartphone or personal computer. The user has a choice of Eye-Fi transfer mode from AUTO (automatic transfer of unsent images), SELECT (transfer of user-selected images) or OFF (no image transfer made).
Compatibility with GPS unit for the tracking of nature and celestial bodies
The Pentax K50 is compatible with the optional O-GPS1 GPS unit. When installed on the Pentax K50 camera body, this unit records the latitude, longitude and altitude of a shooting location on a captured image for easy image filing and quick data search. It can also display an electronic compass to point the exact direction the camera is facing. It even offers the ASTROTRACER function, which automatically synchronizes the camera’s CMOS image sensor with the movement of celestial bodies based on the GPS data. As a result, you can capture faint stars as solid points, rather than blurry streaks. 
Model Description
Type: TTL autofocus, auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL flash
Lens Mount: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount (AF coupler, lens information contacts,K-mount with power contacts)
Compatible Lens: KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom not compatible), KAF,KA mount lenses
Image Capture
Unit Image Sensor: Primary color filter, CMOS. Size: 23.7×15.7 (mm)
Effective Pixels: Approx.16.28 megapixels
Total Pixels:  Approx. 16.49megapixels
Dust Removal: SP coating and CMOS sensor operations
ISO Sensitivity (Standard output): AUTO/100 to 51200 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV, or 1/3EV)
Image Stabilizer: Sensor shift Shake Reduction
File Formats
File Format: RAW (DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant
Recorded Pixels: JPEG:16M(4928×3264), 12M(4224×2816), 8M(3456×2304), 5M(2688×1792) RAW:16M(4928×3264)
Quality Level: RAW (12bit): DNG JPEG: ★★★(Best), ★★(Better), ★(Good) RAW and JPEG simultaneously recordable
Color Space:                     sRGB,AdobeRGB
Storage Medium: SSD, SDHC,and SDXC Memory Card (Eye-Fi card compatible)
Storage Folder: Date (100_1018,100_1019...)/PENTX (100PENTX, 101PENTX...) PENTX can be changed by user
View Finder
Type: Pentaprism Finder
Coverage (FOV): Approx. 100%
Magnification: Approx. 0.92×(50mmF1.4 at infinity)
Eye-Relief Length: Approx. 21.7mm (from the view window), Approx 24.5mm (from the center of lens)
Diopter Adjustment: Approx. –2.5m to +1.5m-1
Focusing Screen: Interchangeable Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen
Live View
Type: TTL method using CMOS image sensor
Focusing Mechanism: Contrast detection + Face Detection, Tracking, Select, Spot
Display: Field of View approx. 100%, Magnified view (2×, 4×, 6×), Grid display (4×4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display), Bright/dark area warning,Histogram
LCD Monitor
Type: TFT color LCD monitor, wide angle viewing
Size: 3.0 inches
Dots: Approx. 921,000 dots
Adjustment: Brightness and colors adjustable
White Balance
Auto: Method using a combination of the CMOS image sensor and the light source detection sensor
Preset: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten, Flash, CTE, Manual, Color
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
Fine Adjustment: Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis
Autofocus System
Type: TTL: phase-matching autofocus
Focus Sensor: SAFOX IX i+, 11 point (9 cross type focus points in the center)
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
AF Point Selection: 5Auto:5 points,Auto:11 points, Select(Expanded Area AF available), Spot
AF Assist Light: Dedicated LED AF assist light
Type: TTL open aperture, 77 segmented metering, center-weighted and spot metering
Exposure Compensation: EV0 to 22 (ISO100 at 50mm F1.4)
Exposure Modes: 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 , Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual, BulbProgram, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb
EV Compensation: ± 5EV (1/2EV step or 1/3EV can be selected)
AE Lock: Can be assigned to the AF/AE-L button from the menu.
Type: Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Shutter Speed: Auto:1/6000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/6000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps), Bulb
Drive Modes
Mode Selection: Single frame, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12 sec., 2 sec.), Remote Control (0 sec., 3 sec.), Auto Bracketing (3 frames)
Continuous Shooting: Approx. 6 fps (JPEG, Continuous Hi), Approx. 3 fps (JPEG, Continuous Lo)
Built-in Flash
Type: Built-in retractable P-TTL pop-up flash Guide number: approx. 12 (ISO100/m)Angle of view: coverage: wide angle-lens, equivalent to 28mm in 35mm format
Flash 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. Sync Speed: 1/180 sec.
Speed: 1/180 sec.
Flash Exposure Compensation: ー2.0~+1.0EV
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, Inver t 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 automat ical ly.
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, Star t Interval set ting: immediately, f rom the set t ime
Electronic Level:  Displayed in viewfinder (horizontal direction only); displayed on LCD monitor (horizontal direction and vertical direction)
File Format :  MPEG–4AVC/H.264
Recorded Pixels : FullHD (1920×1080,16:9,30fps/25fps/24fps), HD(1280×720,16:9,60fps/50fps/30fps/25fps/24fps), VGA(640×480,4:3,30fps/25fps/24fps)
Quality Level: ★★★(Best),★★(Better),★(Good)
Sound: Built-in monaural microphone, Recording Sound Level
Recording Time: Up to 25 minutes; automatically s tops recording i f 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
Playback Functions
Playback View: Single frame, Multi-image display (4, 9, 16, 36, 81 segmentation), Display magnification (up to 16x, scrolling and quick magnification avai lable), rotating, histogram, bright/dark area warning, copyright display, calendar filmstrip, display, folder display, slideshow, Eye-Fi transfer
Delete: Delete single image, delete all images, select & delete, delete folder, delete instant review image
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
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 f rom a movie, Saving the RAW file data in the bufiffer memory
USER Mode: Up to 2 set t ings can be saved
Custom Functions: 22 items
Mode Memory: 12 items
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
World Time: World Time settings for 75 cities (28 time zones)
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 pentax camera
Power Supply
Battery Type:                Four AA batteries (Lithium, Ni-MH rechargeable, alkaline) with Pentax AA Battery Holder D-BH109, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Pentax Battery D-LI109 can be used.
AC Adapter: AC Adapter Kit K-AC128 (optional)
Battery Life: [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. 270minutes * Using a new lithium-ion battery under the temperature at 23°C, Tested incompliance 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 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.
Interfaces Connection Port:
USB Connection:                    
Video Output Format:
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions: Approx. 129.0 mm (W) × 96.5 mm (H) × 70.0 mm (D) (excluding the operation par ts and protrusion)
Weight: Approx. 675 g (loaded and ready with the dedicated battery and SD Memory Card), Approx. 590 g (body only)
Included accessories
Package Contents: Pentax USB Cable I-USB7, Strap O-ST132, four AA batteries, AA Battery Holder D-BH109, Sof tware (CD-ROM), S-SW138 <Mounted on the camera> Hot shoe cover FK , Body Mount Cover
Software: SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.0 LE

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In the Box

Pentax K50 DSLR Camera Body
USB Cable I-USB7
Strap O-ST132
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pentax D-LI109
Battery Charger D-BC109
Software (CD-ROM) S-SW138
Hot shoe cover FK
Body Mount Cover
12 Month Warranty Card with CR Kennedy Australia

Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera Body

Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera Body

Price From: $648.00 Incl. GST