• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • APS-C 372.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51200

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Advantages

Canon T5i over Pentax K-50

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Pentax K-50 over Canon T5i

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    83/497999 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; 9 cross-type AF points; Stereo microphones; Built-in touchscreen; Multi-shot modes; Improved kit lens; Even more affordable.

  • Little-changed from the earlier T4i; Slow Live View and video autofocus; High ISO performance is unimproved; Below-average battery life; No dedicated AF illuminator.

The Competition

Compared to Canon T4i

Canon T5i
Canon T4i
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • More kit lens zoom
Pentax K-50
Canon T4i
  • $393
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon D5200

Canon T5i
Nikon D5200
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Pentax K-50
Nikon D5200
  • $393
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Sony A58

Canon T5i
Sony A58
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Pentax K-50
Sony A58
  • $393
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Pentax K-500

Canon T5i
Pentax K-500
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $514
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Pentax K-50
Pentax K-500
  • $393
  • APS-C
  • $514
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Canon T5

Canon T5i
Canon T5
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
Pentax K-50
Canon T5
  • $393
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • HDMI out
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