• APS-C 372.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Pentax K-50 advantages over Fujifilm X-T1 IR

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Fujifilm X-T1 IR advantages over Pentax K-50

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 71 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.77x vs 0.61x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/6000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sony A57

Pentax K-50
Sony A57
  • $306
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm X-T1 IR
Sony A57
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony A37

Pentax K-50
Sony A37
  • $306
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm X-T1 IR
Sony A37
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax K-500

Pentax K-50
Pentax K-500
  • $306
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
Fujifilm X-T1 IR
Pentax K-500
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2

Pentax K-50
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $306
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Fujifilm X-T1 IR
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Sony A6500

Pentax K-50
Sony A6500
  • $306
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-T1 IR
Sony A6500
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
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