Pentax Announces Entry-Level K-500 and Colorful K-50 DSLRs

Pentax K-50 Pink

Pentax has announced a pair of new DSLRs – the entry-level K-500 and mid-level K-50.

The K-50 features 81 weather seals and availability in 120 customizable color combinations. It is equipped with a 16.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor and captures 1080p HD video at 24, 25 or 30 fps.

The K-50 has sensor-based image stabilization, a 3-inch 921k-dot res LCD and is powered by either Li-Ion or AA batteries. 

The Pentax K-50 should be available in July 2013 for $699.95 (body only), $779.95 (w/ 18-55mm lens) and $879.95 (w/ 18-55mm and 50-200mm lenses). Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Pentax K-50 Key Features

  • 16.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • PRIME M Image Processing Engine
  • 3.0″ 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • SAFOX IXi+ Autofocus System
  • Continuous Shooting Up to 6 fps
  • In-Camera Shake Reduction System
  • Fully Weather-Sealed Body Design
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion or AA Batteries
  • In-Camera HDR and RAW Image Processing

Pentax K-500

The Pentax K-500 doesn’t offer the rugged weather-sealing of the K-50; however, it sports the same 16.3MP sensor, along with full 1080p HD video capture and a max sensitivity of ISO 51200. Additionally, the Pentax K-500 will not be available in the same 120 color options as the K-50.

The K-500 should be available in July for $599.95 (w/ 18-55mm kit lens) or $699.96 (w/ 18-55mm and 50-200mm lens). Check it out here at B&H Photo.