16th September 2013, Singapore – Pentax’s latest release, the K-50 may come as a surprise to many since its predecessor the K-30 was launched barely a year ago. Looking at the specs, it is 90% similar to the K-30 but with a few important tweaks and added improvements & options. On first look, the K-50 had a more purposeful look now as compared to the tougher-looking K-30. The K-30 had won many fans for its prosumer specifications and an entry-level asking price and the K-50 seems to have up the ante against the competition now.
Photo: The New Pentax K-50. Shedded the Rugged look from the K-30 but still as mean.
To start, the K-50 had taken the Q Series route by offering buyers 100 colors as a made-to-order option and this, till today, is very Pentax. Remember what the media were speculating when the first white colored K-2000 DSLR was launched? When the White K-X came with more colors and subsequently the K-R, more Pentax were sold in many parts of the world than some other brands! When K-30 arrived with its Prosumer Specs, clearly a winner was on Pentax’s plate and now – the K-50.
Photo: The DAL18-55mm Weather Sealed kit lens now comes in matching colors.
For technical in-depth review, please try the internet, here, we are more interested to show you what we have shot from this camera. We took the K-50 out for a night walk this round.
In conclusion, the K-50 is clearly the next winner from Pentax. As a Pentax collector (I have a black, blue, red, pink, white & yellow Pentax bodies), I was happy to see the front and rear dial carried over from the K-30 which most basic level DSLRs from other brands do not have.
Photo: My Pentax K Mount Collection.
The handling is very similar and it is goody grippy although personally I still prefers the “raw” look on the K-30. Picture quality is way too good to even put it into words comparing the K-50 with older Pentax bodies or cameras of similar price range from other brands. I can go on forever how good the K-50 is but I will suggest for readers to drop by their dealers and test out the camera yourself. Touching, Using, is Believing.
For more information on the Pentax K-50, please visit here.
About Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd
PENTAX RICOH IMAGING CORPORATION was originally founded in 1919 under the name Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. In the 1950s, launched the first SLR camera, the Asahiflex I, and the company haven’t stopped since. From the Asahi PENTAX single-lens reflex camera to the Spotmatic and to our most recent K-5IIs and incredibly tiny Q10, Pentax empowers and inspired photographers around the world.
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About APDS (Exclusive Distributor for Singapore)
Audio & Photo Distributor (Far East) Pte. Ltd. formerly known as MHE Consumer (S) Pte. Ltd was founded in 1973.
Since its inception Audio & Photo has had been the distributor of many well-known international consumer brands such as Konica cameras from Japan, Kenwood and Nakamachi hi-fi products from Japan, and Metz flash and accessories, Rollei cameras and Jos Schneider enlarging/professional lenses from Germany, to name a few.
Currently Audio & Photo Distributor is the sole distributor of Pentax & Ricoh cameras from Japan . With over 35 years of marketing experience and history, Audio & Photo has developed a strong network of dealers located islandwide in Singapore with whom it enjoys close rapport and support.
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