• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 14.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Pentax K20D
  • Canon EOS M50
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Predecessor: Pentax K10D
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Successor: Pentax K-7
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General
Model Number: K20D EOS M50
Alternate Model Number(s):   M50
Camera Format: Pro SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $799.95 $799.99
Street Price:   $579.99
Date Available: 2008-04-30 2018-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 28.3 oz (802 g)
includes batteries
17.1 oz (484 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.6 x 4.0 x 2.8 in.
(142 x 102 x 70 mm)
4.6 x 3.5 x 2.3 in.
(116 x 88 x 59 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Canon
Effective Megapixels: 14.6 24.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 368.16mm2 (23.60mm x 15.60mm) 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.05 microns 3.72 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 65  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.9  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.1  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 639  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4672 x 3104 (14.5 MP, Other),
3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
3984 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3368 (20.2 MP, 16:9),
3984 x 2240 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
2976 x 2240 (6.7 MP, 4:3),
2398 x 1344 (3.2 MP, 16:9),
5328 x 4000 (21.3 MP, 4:3),
3552 x 2664 (9.5 MP, 4:3),
2656 x 1992 (5.3 MP, 4:3),
2112 x 1600 (3.4 MP, Other),
4000 x 4000 (16.0 MP, 1:1),
2656 x 2656 (7.1 MP, 1:1),
1984 x 1984 (3.9 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1600 (2.6 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW (.PEF, .DNG) JPEG (EXIF 2.3), .CR3 14-bit RAW, C-RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.8 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: No Yes
Movie Resolution: 3840x2160 (24p/​25p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (120p/​100p/​60p/​50p)
Movie File Format:   MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo))
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) Canon EF-M
Lens: n/a Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   24 - 72mm
Focal Length (actual):   15 - 45mm
Zoom Ratio:   3.00x
Aperture Range:   f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/6.3 - f/40 (T)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a 49.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 11-point TTL phase-matching (SAFOX VIII) Hybrid PDAF/CDAF: Dual Pixel CMOS AF; 143/99 points, Face+Tracking AF, Zone AF, 1-point AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, coverage: 95%, magnification: 0.95x, diopter: -2.5 to 1.5 0.39"-type 2.36m-dot OLED EVF, 100% coverage, 22mm eyepoint, diopter correction, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,360,000 dots (786,666 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.63x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.95x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 1,620,000 dots (540,000 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 32.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (expanded) Auto (100-6400), 100 - 25600 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, expandable to 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent (W, D, N), Flash, Color Temperature Auto (Ambience and White Priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temperature, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL open-aperture: 16-segment, Center-weighted, Spot Evaluative (384 zone), Center-weighted, Partial (6.4%), Spot (2.8%)
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 Creative Assist, Scene (Self-Portrait, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Food, Panning, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Silent Mode); Creative Filters (Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Fish-eye Effect, Water Painting Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, HDR Art (Standard/Vivid/Bold/Embossed)); Movie (Movie auto exposure, Movie manual exposure, Time-lapse movie)
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 10, 2 or custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   No
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: On, Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless Auto (E-TTL II), Manual Flash On/Off (3 flash power output settings); Slow Synchro; FE Lock, Red-eye Reduction
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft. 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens GN= 5m (16.4 ft.) at ISO 100; range depends on lens aperture
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC-Sync Socket Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.PEF, .DNG) .CR3 14-bit RAW, C-RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format:   MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo))
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Wired or IR Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Connections (extended): DC input, wired remote Micro USB, Micro (Type-D) HDMI, 3.5mm external mic jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.39 0.35
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.36  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 11  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.38
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 2.8 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 38 36
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   10.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   10
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   10.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   10
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.17 seconds 0.07 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.090 seconds 0.060 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.24 seconds 0.14 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.089 seconds 0.053 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View: Full AF = n/a Prefocused = 0.659s Prefocused with flash = 2.395s  
Startup Time: 0.4 seconds 1.6 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.5 seconds 0.8 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.1 seconds 3.2 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   235 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 530 shots 235 shots
Battery Life, Video:   85 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI50 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable LP-E12 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E12 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: CD-ROM S-SW74/75 No disc is included; Canon software can be downloaded from their website.
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista, MacOS 10.2 or later  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: PENTAX-developed Shake Reduction (SR) system; Weather and dust resistant body; Live View mode that allows users to see the full image area to confirm composition, focus status and lighting on the large 2.7 inch LCD monitor; Expanded Dynamic Range function; Improved Dust Reduction system that features the new Dust Alert function to pinpoint the exact location of dust particles for the photographer to remove. Available in black or white.