Summary: I have to say so far so good,it's only been three weeks. I like the fact that I can use my old Pentax lenses. My only complaint was the shipping,the box it was shipped in looked like it had been through World War 111
My first DSLR camera . Am very pleased with my choice.
Rog, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: have a pentax MX film camera with a number of lens.one of my reasons for buyimg the K50 was the ability to use these manual lens, along with the new 18-135 lens.so far I'v only used this lens,but like the idea that I can play with my older ones.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Tilt /Swivel LCD
Excerpt: Beautiful camera. I had an old Pentax K1000, 35mm film camera, and had a few of the "K" mount lenses. I wanted to keep the old lenses, and just "upgrade" to a digital camera (to save on not having to buy lenses). My old lenses work perfectly with this camera, just cant use auto mode.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality
Summary: I had some specific needs when I started looking for DSLRs. I'm a writer, blogger, and social media-er, so the EyeFi card has been a Godsend. No more tweeting cruddy cell phone pictures at major events! The weatherproof aspect of this camera also makes it great.
Pros: eyefi great value weatherproof can use aa batteries for backup power haven't found all the pros yet!
Cons: eyefi can drain cell phone battery eyefi uses a lot of data when you shoot a lot i wish one of the lenses was a wider angle lense
Excerpt: This is a wonderful bargain on a wonderful camera. Do some research and you'll see it's a cut above some of the same cameras in the same class; I bought it over similar Nikons and Canons. I thought it had been image quality, and of course the weather resistance.
Pros: Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: This camera had everything I was looking for. The best feature about the camera is the depth of control you have and the ease of acess to these features. it has features that many cameras over 2 or 3 thousand dollars have.
Summary: I purchased the K50 (with 18-55mm and 50-200mm lenses) a little over two months ago. This is my first DSLR, so I was naturally excited when it arrived, but I withheld reviewing it until I had a chance to test many of the features (except video recording, which I haven’t done).
Excerpt: I am new to DSLR cameras. I love my Pentax K-50 camera. Really impressed with all its features. Wish I new more about the "hands on" operation. So far have taken many pics using the Auto mode. Works great. Wish there was a simple book on what it can do.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: I think that it has got so many features which makes it a great camera. I was looking for an entry level DSLR cam for cheap, and bought this. Enjoyed a lot so far! I think that it is pretty handy, considerably light, and good shot performance.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD