Pentax K-50 DSLR camera leaks on retailer’s website in France

Pentax K-50

The French website digit-photo has a listing for a new Pentax K-50 DSLR camera priced at €699. The main specs are:

  • 16.28MP CMOS APS-C sensor
  • Built-in image stabilization
  • Full HD video
  • ISO up to 51,200
  • 6fps
  • Max shutter speed of 1/6000
  • 3" LCD screen
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • Lithium-ion or AA batteries power
  • Weather sealed body

Here is the Google translation of the camera's specifications:

Type DSLR autofocus interchangeable lens

  • Stainless steel frame structure and magnesium alloy
  • housing splatter with 81 seals
  • KAF2 Bayonet Lens Mount
  • Lenses compatible bayonet KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and motorized zoom KAF2
  • > Image Sensor Type and size of the CMOS sensor 23.7 x 15.7 mm sensor with primary color filter
  • image processor PRIME M
  • Number of pixels Approx. 16.28 Megapixel - effective, 16.49 total megapixels
  • per sensor shift stabilization system (gain 4 speed / shooting freehand)
  • Anti-dust cleaning system vibration (Dust Removal II) and
  • Super-Protect processing (SP ) sensor
  • sensitivity range ISO auto, man. (100 to 51,200)

Registration RAW image formats (DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF 2.0

  • RAW and JPEG (simultaneous available)
  • Setting the JPEG: 16M (4928 x 3264), 12M (4224 x 2816), 8M (3456 x 2304 ), 5M (2688 x 1792 pixels)
  • quality levels RAW (12 bit): DNG, JPEG: 4 levels of quality (good, very good, excellent, premium) RAW: 16M (4928 x 3264)
  • Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
  • Compatible Support SD, SDHC and SDXC, Eye-Fi

LCD Type 3 inch Color LCD (7.6 cm diagonal), 921,000 dots

  • color low temperature polysilicon TFT,
  • Screen Calibration
  • Field of view 100%
  • Viewing Angle Vision Extra-wide 170 ° horizontal and vertical
  • Live View AF contrast detection + face detection, tracking, selection spot. Angle: approx. 100%, Magnification (2x, 4x, 6x), graph display (4x4, framed, graduated), warning areas over / under exposed histogram.

Viewfinder Type pentaprism

  • Focusing Screen Interchangeable Natural Bright Matte III
  • Coverage Approx 100%
  • Magnification Approx 0.92 X (with FA 50mm f / 1.4)
  • Eye Relief Approx 21.7 mm from the center of the lens
  • Diopter about -2.5 1.5 m-1
  • horizontal Electronic Level Display
  • Viewfinder Information Benchmarks beach development, Spot AF, AF

Focus Type SAFOX IXi + in phase detection TTL

  • AF Points 11 points individually selectable, automatically or
  • center AF
  • luminance range 1 to 18 EV (ISO 100)
  • AF Modes Auto, (single, continuous), manual
  • AF Support Support LED in low light ( built-in flash)

Exposure Control Metering Modes TTL 77 segments

  • Choice multizone measures, weighted or Spot
  • Metering Range 0 to 22 EV (at ISO 100 with a 50mm f/1.4 lens)
  • Exposure Program Mode (P), Shutter Priority (Tv) , Aperture Priority (Av), Sensitivity Priority Auto Exposure (Sv), Shutter Priority opening &
  • Auto Exposure (TAv), Manual (M) Bulb
  • Auto Picture mode: self-selection. from Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Night Portrait modes, Noc turne, Blue Sky, Forest
  • Scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Night Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night, Night Scene HDR *, Night Snap, Food, Pet favorite children, Surf & Snow, Silhouette, Candlelight, Concert, Museum
  • Exposure Compensation ± 5 EV (1/2 or 1/3 EV)
  • Memo. the Exposure Lock Detected exposure value by pressing the AE-L button
  • Shutter Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane
  • shutter Auto and manual speed: 1/6000e to 30 seconds
  • (in increments of 1/3 EV or 1/2EV), Bulb (in M mode)

Flash Built-in flash guide number of approximately 12 (ISO 100 / m)

  • measurement system integrated retractable auto flash control series P-TTL
  • Flash Coverage Wide-angle lens (28mm equivalent in 35mm)
  • Flash Modes P-TTL manual (on / off), red eye reduction, slow sync, 2nd curtain sync, high-speed sync,
  • and wireless sync with PENTAX-compatible external flash
  • synchronization flash 1/180 sec, high speed, P-TTL wireless
  • Correction exposure + / - 2EV or + / - 1 EV (in increments of 1/2 EV)

Power Supplies Batt battery. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery D-LI109,

  • Battery D-LI109 * With battery: approx. 410 pictures (50% flash), 480 im.
  • no flash, 270 min. in playback mode
  • with AA batteries: approx. 710 pictures (50% flash), 1250 im. no flash,
  • 560 min. playback mode
  • Other Tray 4 AA batteries (for 4 batt. AA lithium, Ni-MH rechargeable or alkaline gible) and adapted. K-sector AC128E optional

Interfaces USB 2.0 (high speed compatible) USB connection MSC / PTP

  • Video NTSC / PAL video output

Settings shooting Modes Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12sec., 2sec.), Remote control of (0 sec, 3 sec..), Auto Bracketing (3 views)

  • Rafale fast speed: approx. 6 fps JPEG, slow cadence: ca.3 fps JPEG
  • Balance Pre-recorded White (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent [D: daylight, N: daylight white, W: white light L: warm white] , Tungsten, Flash, CTE, Manual, Color. Fine adjustment (± 7 steps on AB axis or GM), auto (combination CMOS sensor and light source detection), Manual (configuration using the display settings up to 3) , color temperature, Copy balance of a recorded image white.
  • Customization features 22
  • Memory Mode 12 modes
  • Custom Image Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vivid, Coul. vibrant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Slide, Monochrome, Trait. cross
  • Noise Reduction Slow shutter speed, high ISO
  • settings pl. Levels dynamic adjustment areas under or over-exposed
  • Correction Lens Correction distortion, chromatic aberration adjustment
  • Digital Filters Extract Color, creative photos, Retro, High Contrast, Shadow, invert color, Auto Adjust color..
  • shot Auto HDR, HDR 1, 2 HDR, HDR 3, patch composition, value bracketing
  • ting expo + / -1 to 3 EV.
  • Multi-exposure Number of shots: 2-9, adjusted AE..
  • Interval Interval: 3 sec to 24 hr, Shots: up to 999 start: immediate
  • from the zone set
  • Fixed Horizon SR On: Correction to 1 degree, SR Off: Fixed rows to 1.5 degrees

> Video File Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, up to 25 minutes **

  • Pixel Full HD recording (1920 x 1080, 16:9, 30/25/24 fps), HD (1280 x 720p, 16 9, 60/50/30/25/24, VGA (640x480p, 4:3, 30/25/24 fps)
  • Quality Levels Good, Very Good, Excellent
  • Sound stereo microphone, volume control of the reg.
  • video processing Custom Image "Custom Image" (Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vivid, faded, slide, monochrome), cross processing, digital filters (retro, creative photos, high contrast, color extraction, color)
  • Video Interval Interval: 3, 5, 10 or 30 sec, 1, 5, 10 or 30 min or 1 hr recording time:. 4 sec to 99 hr, starting interval: immediate, set schedule * The file format is Motion JPEG (AVI).
  • Divide Video Editing or deleting video, JPEG image retrieval

More info World Time 75 cities, 28 time zones

  • Languages ​​English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian,
  • Korean, Chinese (simplified and trans.) , Japanese
  • User Mode Up to 2 trimmings recorded.
  • IM. button / dial button RAW / Fx (point file format Bracketing expo., PREVIEW. optical PREVIEW. Digital, adj. Compos., AF point selection), AF / AE-L (activate AF1, AF2, deact. AF button Lock expo.AE)
  • Playback Display 1 image, multiple (4/9/16/36 or 81), Grossiss. (Jq'à 16x faster zoom), Rotate, Histogram Indicator areas over / exp., Copyright, Calendar, file playback, slideshow, transfer eye-fi
  • delete an image, all, selection, file
  • filters num. (Read) Monochrome, extract color, creative photos, Retro, High Contrast, Shadow, invert color, color, amplification tones, sketch filter,
  • watercolor, pastel, posterization, Miniature, Soft, Sparkle, fish-eye filter, stretching, adjusted . Basic parameters
  • viewfinder electronic level display (horizontal uniqu.) LCD screen (horizontal and vertical)
  • Processing RAW file format (JPEG) image capture settings, Lens Correction (distortion, chromatic aberration), Custom Image, White Balance, ty awareness, Reduc ° High ISO noise, shadows Compensation
  • Other resizing, cropping, index, edit video, JPEG extraction from a video, RAW Development, copyright.

System Requirements PC OS: Windows XP SP2, VistaTM and 7, 8

  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Supplied Software SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0

Dimensions and weight Dimensions 129.0 mm × 96.5 mm × 70.0 mm (WxHxD)

  • Weight 590 g body only
  • 650 g loaded and ready with Li-ion battery and SD card. * Results obtained with a lithium-ion battery at a temperature of 23 ° C. Capacity Reg. of view taken approximate demonstrated during CIPA-compliant testing. Performance may vary depending on the presets. * Results obtained with 4 AA rechargeable batteries Energizer Ultimate Lithium, at a temperature of 23 ° C. Capacity recording taken approximate view demonstrated during CIPA-compliant testing. The performance may vary depending on the presets. ** automatically stop recording when the internal temperature of the camera becomes too high.

ACCESSORIES Lithium-Ion Battery D-LI109

  • Charger Kit K-BC109
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • Strap O-ST132
  • Software CD-ROM S-SW138
  • eyepiece shutter
  • cover-claw
  • plug housing

Weight Package: 0650 Kg

Via PentaxOne

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  • TinusVerdino

    Seems like the slightly improved version of the K-30. A bit more compact. Stereo sound. More boring mainstream design.

    • The more mainstream design at least has the same pattern of material used around the body. 🙂

      • aekn

        This is a watered-down K-30. Pentax seems to continue to replicate their pattern of dozens of iterations of entry-level bodies like they did with the ZX- film series. And with that, they seem to be replicating their relevance in the DSLR world. Good thing the other companies have plenty to choose from…

        • TinusVerdino

          It’s not watered down, it’s the same and slightly better. The K-30 is allready the best medium offer dslr, this will make it even better. People think Canon and Nikon are automatically better because they now those brands better. But it’s just not the case. This is a better choice than a d5200 or a 700d.

          • aekn

            No real improvements for most users over the K-30, which had a more aggressive look. Pentax has now neutered the look to be less risky, while offering no REAL improvements. Tell me how this is not watered down. Pentax needs to establish a high-end presence to help sell its entry level offerings, and/or ramp up its entry level marketing big-time. I just don’t see Pentax doing that.

          • TinusVerdino

            It has the same specs and a different look. This is more mainstream so will probably sell better. Pentax might even sell both camera’s next to each other. It;s not watered down. Maybe in your view it is, but your view is just your view.

          • aekn

            Or maybe your view is just your view? Check the diehard Pentax forums. They see what I see.

          • TinusVerdino

            Only when you only read what you want to read. You are never going to be right aekn. You are doomed to be wrong but you just can’t stand not to have the last word.

          • LXNights

            If I understand the specs correctly, this includes a mike jack for video recording that the K30 lacked, the one real complaint on an otherwise excellent design. I see that as a positive that Pentax is listening. On FF, we’ll have to be patient, this is the way Pentax works, but I have no doubt it’s coming…


            I am a diehard Pentax user and BUYER.
            Diehards who beg for a FF body th
            If this goes for $659 with the kit WR lens and good video (specs are great) it will be quite a tease.

          • Miodrag Bozovic

            Philippos, what do You think about price for Pentax Kx Kit 18-55 with plus Tamron 70-300 for 355 USD ? Thanks

  • Zorro

    Glad to see Pentax staying with the AA battery option and not going with a ridiculous pixel count.

  • Luigi

    C’mon Pentax! U can do it better than that!
    I want/need a Pentax Full-Frame!!! The best would be two lines of Full-Frame. One with relative small acount of MP (around 20MP like the Canon 1Dx) and one with a huge acount of MP (around 35MP like the Nikon D800)
    ..and an APS-C 24MP without AA, like the Nikon D7100 but with better noise control 😉

    Thank you Pentax!

  • Bskbo

    I think Pentax needs to make more lenses and a fullframe camera. Where are the midrange zooms and prime lenses? Now that Canon and Nikon already are producing more affordable FF DSLR’s, Pentax really can’t stay behind.

  • jk

    this one looks so ugly , really embarrassing to carry ,to say the least

  • Rob S

    This is a K-5 v1 in a K30ish body.

  • you@me.her

    nice camera by itself, but what product represents the brand???

  • Spodeworld

    Isn’t this just the K30 in a more conservative body?

  • jk

    this must be the most embarrassing camera ever announced in this year.

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