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...

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Pentax K-50 review – Weather-sealing

One of the things that often separates high-end enthusiast cameras from professional-level models is the amount of weather-sealing each camera has.

The Pentax K-50 has possibly the best weather-resistance we have seen in a camera at this level.
The K-50 features a total of 81 seals around its body, which prevent splashes of water and also dust from entering the camera. Of course, this doesn’t make the K-50 waterproof in the same way as an underwater camera, but it does mean that you can feel comfortable going out shooting in the rain or in a dusty environment, knowing that these foreign bodies won’t penetrate through to the
inside of the camera.

Some of these seals are very apparent on the outside of the body, with the remote-release sockets and the inside of the memory-card compartment door both featuring thick rubber seals to prevent dirt, dust and water ingress.

I took the K-50 out in the middle of a stormy summer downpour, and the camera got pretty wet. However, I felt completely comfortable being out in these conditions with the camera, and it proved itself to be absolutely fine. It really is a sturdy and robust camera, and while it may lack a little of the glamour that certain other cameras seem to provide, it is nevertheless an extremely good tool for those who are serious about their photography, and like to go out shooting whatever the weather.

  1. 1. Pentax K-50 at a glance:
  2. 2. Pentax K-50 review - Weather-sealing
  3. 3. Pentax K-50 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Pentax K-50 review - Dynamic range
  5. 5. Pentax K-50 review - Metering
  6. 6. Pentax K-50 review - Autofocus
  7. 7. Pentax K-50 review - White balance and colour
  8. 8. Pentax K-50 review - Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  9. 9. Pentax K-50 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  10. 10. Pentax K-50 review - The competition
  11. 11. Pentax K-50 review - Our verdict
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