The Pentax K-50 features a weather-sealed body that’s unique in its price class, an interesting set of shooting features, support for AA-size batteries, and a relatively nice viewfinder. Plus, it comes in colors, if that appeals to you. The cheaper K-500 has the same feature set but lacks the weather sealing and color combos.
Image quality and performance, while acceptable, don’t match the competition’s, and the cameras lack an articulated LCD. Also, both the shutter and the lens make a lot of noise.
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