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Pentax K-50 vs Pentax K-S1

5.08 in
3.8 in
Pentax K-50 Digital Camera
Pentax K-50
4.72 in
3.64 in
Pentax K-S1 Digital Camera
Pentax K-S1
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
22
3.9 out of 5
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4 stars
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42 user ratings
5 stars
38 %
4 stars
30 %
3 stars
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2 stars
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4.1 out of 5
36 user ratings
5 stars
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Full Comparison

Sensor

Pentax K-50Pentax K-50
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Image sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor size0.93 in0.93 in
Sensor photo detectors17.0 Mpx20.0 Mpx
Effective pixels16.0 Mpx20.0 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:23:2
Max resolution4928 x 3264 px5472 x 3648 px
Other resolutions
  • 4224x2816
  • 3456x2304
  • 2688x1792
  • 4224x2816
  • 3456x2304
  • 3072x2448
  • 1920x1080
ProcessorPRIME MPRIME MII

Image

Pentax K-50Pentax K-50
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
ISO
  • 100
  • 125
  • 160
  • 200
  • 250
  • 320
  • 400
  • 500
  • 640
  • 800
  • 1000
  • 1250
  • 1600
  • 2000
  • 2250
  • 2500
  • 3200
  • 4000
  • 5000
  • 6400
  • 8000
  • 10000
  • 12800
  • 16000
  • 25600
  • 51200
  • Auto
  • 100
  • 51200
ISO Autoyesyes
ISO minimum100100
ISO maximum5120051200
Maximum image resolution4928 x 3264 px5472 x 3648 px
White balance presets99
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Custom modes
  • Daylight
  • Fine
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Fluorescent L
  • Manual
  • Shade
  • Tungsten
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
  • Tungsten
Custom white balanceyesyes
Supported image file formats
  • JPG
  • RAW
  • PEF
  • DNG
  • JPG
  • RAW
Photo effects
  • Neutral
  • Muted
  • Black&White
  • Fader
  • Pastel
Image stabilizeryesyes
Image stabilization typeSensor-shiftSensor-shift
Uncompressed formatRAWRAW
HDRyesyes
AEB/HDR supportyesyes

Optics and focus

Pentax K-50Pentax K-50
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Lens mountPentax KAF2Pentax KAF2
Magnification (Crop factor)1.5 x1.5 x
Maximum aperture3.53.5
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)LampLamp
Focus adjustmentAuto/ManualAuto
Contrast autofocusyesyes
Focal length multiplier1.5x1.5x
Autofocus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Contrast Detection Auto Focus
  • Face detection
  • Single Auto Focus
  • Spot Auto Focus
  • Tracking Auto Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Face detection
  • Single Auto Focus
Manual focusyesyes
Auto Focus (AF) assist beamyesyes
Number of focus points1111
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)1111
Image stabiliserBuilt-inBuilt-in
Filter diameter2.05 in2.44 in
Phase detection autofocusyesyes

Screen and viewfinder

Pentax K-50Pentax K-50
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Screen size3.0 in3.0 in
Articulated LCDnono
Screen technologyLCD TFTLCD TFT
Screen dots921000921000
Touch screennono
Field of view100.0 %100.0 %
Live viewyesyes
ViewfinderOptical
Optical
Viewfinder coverage100.0 %100.0 %
Viewfinder magnification0.92 x0.95 x
Diopter adjustment (D-D)2.5 - 1.52.5 - 1.5
Separate info displaynono
Second displaynono

Photography features

Pentax K-50Pentax K-50
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Shooting modes
  • Aperture priority
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Movie
  • Program
  • Scene
  • Shutter priority
  • Sensitivity priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Auto
  • Movie
  • Scene
  • Shutter priority
Camera shutter typeElectronicElectronic
Minimum shutter speed30.0 s30.0 s
Maximum shutter speed1.0 s1.0 s
Shutter priorityyesyes
Aperture priorityyesyes
Manual exposure modeyesyes
Number of exposures33
Exposure compensation plus55
Exposure compensation minus-5-5
Expousure compensation steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
Auto exposure lockyesyes
AE EV steps1
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
Continuous shootingyesyes
Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 12
  • 2
  • 12
Histogramyesyes
AE frames33
WB BracketingNoNo
Subject / scene modesyesyes
Flash sync speed1/180s1/180s
Built-in flashyesyes
Flash range1210
Flash modes
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Slow Sync
  • Auto
  • Flash ON
  • Manual
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Slow Sync
External flash connectionHot shoeHot shoe
Flash metering systemP-TTLP-TTL
External flashyesyes
Continuous drive6.0 fps5.4 fps
Scene modes
  • Backlight
  • Candlelight
  • Children
  • Close-up
  • Museum
  • Night
  • Night portrait
  • Pet
  • Portrait
  • Snow
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Surf
  • Landscape
  • Backlight
  • Candlelight
  • Children
  • Museum
  • Night
  • Night portrait
  • Pet
  • Portrait
  • Snow
  • Sunset
  • Surf
  • Landscape
Self-timeryesyes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Manual settingsyesyes
Self-timer options
  • 2
  • 12
  • 2
  • 12
Speed (JPEG)6.0 fps5.4 fps
Speed (RAW)6.0 fps5.4 fps

Videography features

Pentax K-50Pentax K-50
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Maximum resolution1920 x 1080 px1920 x 1080 px
Video recordingyesyes
Recording resolutions
  • 640 x 480
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
1920.0 px
HD typeFull HDFull HD
Supported video file formats
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • AVC
  • AVI
  • H.264
  • M-JPEG
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
  • RAW
Analog signal format system
  • PAL
  • NTSC
  • NTSC
  • PAL
Camera playback
  • Single image
  • Slide show
  • Single image
  • Slide show
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1280 x 7201280 x 720
Max frame rate (highest resolution)30.0 fps30.0 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)60.0 fps60.0 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate60.0 fps60.0 fps

Audio features

Pentax K-50Pentax K-50
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Built-in microphoneyesyes
Microphone typeMonoStereo
Speaker typeMonoMono
Voice recordingyesyes
Noise reductionyesyes

Design

Pentax K-50Pentax K-50
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Body typeSLRSLR
Body materialPlasticPlastic
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Red
  • White
  • Beige
  • Black
  • Black,Orange
  • Black,Silver
  • Blue
  • Blue,White
  • Brown
  • Gold
  • Grey
  • Lime,White
  • Pink,White
  • Purple
  • White
Anti-dust systemyesyes
Environmentally sealedyesno

Dimensions

Pentax K-50Pentax K-50
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Weight20.81 oz17.57 oz
Width5.08 in4.72 in
Height3.8 in3.64 in
Depth2.76 in2.74 in

Storage

Pentax K-50Pentax K-50
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Compatible memory cards
  • SD
  • Eye-Fi
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • FLU
  • Eye-Fi
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Storage types
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Camera file system
  • DCF 2.0
  • RAW
  • Exif 2.3
  • DCF 2.0
  • Exif 2.3
  • RAW

Power

Pentax K-50Pentax K-50
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Power source typeBatteryBattery
Battery life (CIPA)480480
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Number of batteries supported11

Connectivity

Pentax K-50Pentax K-50
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
HDMInoyes
USB version2.02.0
WirelessEye-Fi ConnectedEye-Fi Connected
Remote controlyesyes
NFCnono
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)nono
Firewirenono

Other features

Pentax K-50Pentax K-50
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
GPSnoyes
Orientation sensoryesyes
Energy Star certifiednono
Languages support
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • TUR
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • TUR
Image editing modes
  • Crop
  • Resizing
  • Rotating
  • Crop
  • Resizing
  • Rotating

Pros & Cons

Pros
      Cons

          Often compared with Pentax K-50

          Often compared with Pentax K-S1