• APS-C 372.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Pentax K-50
  • Nikon D7200
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Predecessor: Pentax K-30
K-30 vs K-50
Nikon D7100
D7100 vs D7200
Successor: Pentax K-70
K-50 vs K-70
Nikon D7500
D7200 vs D7500
General
Model Number: K-50 D7200
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: SLR SLR
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $779.95 $1100.00
Street Price: $306.03 $696.95
Date Available: 2013-07-15 2015-04-01
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 31.9 oz (904 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
44.3 oz (1,256 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8 in.
(130 x 97 x 71 mm)
5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0 in.
(136 x 107 x 76 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Toshiba
Effective Megapixels: 16.3 24.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 372.09mm2 (23.70mm x 15.70mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.81 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 79 87
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.7 24.5
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.0 14.6
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,120 1,333
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4928 x 3264 (16.1 MP, Other),
4224 x 2816 (11.9 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2688 x 1792 (4.8 MP, 3:2)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4494 x 3000 (13.5 MP, 3:2),
2992 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
4800 x 3200 (15.4 MP, 3:2),
3600 x 2400 (8.6 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 12-bit RAW (.DNG), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), .NEF (RAW), 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed or compressed; RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 6.0 5.8
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
640x480 (30p/25p/24p)
1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1920x1080 (60p/50p (1.3x crop))
1280x720 (60p/50p)
640x424 (30p/25p)
Movie File Format: MOV MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with monaural audio MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No n/a
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3) Nikon F
Lens: smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR; 11 elements in 8 groups, 6 bladed diaphragm Nikkor AF-S 18-140mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR; 17 elements in 12 groups; including 1 ED glass and 1 aspherical element
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83mm 27 - 210mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 18 - 140mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x 7.78x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/38 (tele) f/3.5 -22 (W), f/5.6 -38 (T)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 52.0mm 67.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: No No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Phase Detect:: SAFOX IXi+, 11 point (9 cross type focus point in the center), with light wavelength sensor and diffraction lens; Live View: Contrast detection AF (face detection, tracking, select, spot) 51 point (15 cross-type sensors, center f/8 compatible) TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking by Nikon Multi-CAM 3500II DX; Contrast-detect AF in Live View & Movie modes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.92x mag., -2.5 to +1.5 diopter, Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen (interchangeable) SLR type: eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.94x mag., 19.5mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopter, OLED overlay display
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.61x 0.63x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.92x 0.94x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x  
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 51200 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-51200 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, 100-25600; Hi-1BW=51200, Hi-2BW=102400 (Black and White only)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE, 3 Manual and 3 Kelvin temperature presets Auto (2 types), Cloudy, Shade, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Kelvin Color Temperature, Preset manual (up to 6); Fine tuning available.
Shutter Speed Range: 1/6000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL open-aperture: 77-segment, Center-weighted, Spot 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted, Spot (2.5%), with 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Sensitivity Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR (JPG), Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum); Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Color; Dynamic range adjustment (Highlight, Shadow); HDR: Auto, HDR 1, HDR 2, HDR 3 Autumn Colors, Beach / Snow, Blossom, Candlelight, Child, Close-up, Dusk / Dawn, Food, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party / Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Special Effects Mode (Night Vision, Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key)
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 2 to 20 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: P-TTL: On, Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync Front-Curtain Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, and Rear-Curtain Sync; supports Advanced Wireless Lighting system
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens Lens dependent (GN=12m/39ft at ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/250 (up to 1/320s with lower flash range)
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:   Dual slots, UHS-I compatible
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (.DNG), RAW+JPEG .NEF (RAW), 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed or compressed; RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with monaural audio MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired or IR Optional: wired or wireless
Connections (extended): Wired remote port Type-C Mini HDMI, Accessory Terminal, USB 2.0, Stereo Microphone Jack, Stereo Headphone Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 6.0 5.8
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 30 56
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   4.9
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   18
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   4.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   11
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.17 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):   0.97 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.222 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.054 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.19 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.054 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   0.4 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   3.9 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):    
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 480 shots 1110 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary; optional D-BH109 AA Battery Holder Proprietary EN-EL15, optional MB-D15 battery grip
Usable Battery Types: D-LI109 Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI109 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL15 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Software CDROM (SILKYPIX Developer Studio for PENTAX included) Nikon ViewNX-i CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:   Windows, Mac OS X
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Replaces K-30: tweaked 16MP sensor, tweaked PRIME M processor, maximum ISO now 51,200, controllable Eye-Fi connection, new WR L kit lenses. Available in 120 colors (20 base colors, 6 grip colors). 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with no OLPF, EXPEED 4 processor, improved low-light AF, Group-area AF mode, improved buffer depth, new Picture Controls, B&W up to ISO 102400, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC