A tried-and-tested 16.28-million-pixel sensor, an impressive 81 weather seals and a 100% viewfinder could make the Pentax K-50 one of the best enthusiast cameras we have tested. Read the Pentax K-50 review...
Pentax K-50 review – The competition
Although the mid-range DSLR market has got a little less competitive in the past couple of years, it is still Nikon and Canon that dominate this area. The latest Canon EOS 700D has an 18 million pixel, APS-C-sized sensor, which offers a slight resolution advantage over the Pentax K-50, but the Nikon D5200 has a very impressive 24.1-million-pixel sensor. The D5200 also has 39 AF points, which is far more than the 11 points of the K-50 and the nine points of the EOS 700D. However, the Pentax K-50 is the only one of these three cameras with a 100% viewfinder and the advanced weather-sealing, both of which are features that you would expect on more professional model cameras.
Despite the resolution being the lowest of the three cameras, there is still something about the K-50 that makes it feel like a real photographers camera, and it is great for those wanting to learn the craft.