LCD and Viewfinder
Pentax K-50 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
K-50 has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.61x.
Pentax K-50 can shoot continuously at max speed of 6 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/6000 sec . K-50 has a built-in flash, and you can also mount your external flashes too.
Pentax K-50 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 11 focus points and 9 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors.
With Pentax K-50, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30,25,24 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Pentax K-50 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.K-50 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Pentax K-50 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a DSLR camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Pentax K-S2 or Pentax K-70 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Pentax K-50 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Pentax K-50 is powered by D-LI109 battery which provides a shooting life of 410 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 877 shots, Pentax K-50 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend K-50 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level DSLR Cameras
Pentax K-x with its 1900shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Pentax K-50 vs Pentax K-x or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Pentax K-50 is $412.71