Pentax K-50: Rumored DSLR

A potential successor to the Pentax K-30

By PF Staff in Pentax Rumors on Jun 6, 2013
Pentax K-50: Rumored DSLR

Rumors of a new Pentax DSLR called the "K-50" have surfaced today on our forum.  In this thread, the camera is described as having nearly the same specifications as the current Pentax K-30, thus placing it in the upper entry level market segment.  With full weather sealing and two control wheels, like the K-30, it is a step above true entry-level DSLRs such as the Pentax K-r (the Pentax K-r was discontinued in 2011, and since that time, Pentax have not launched a replacement for it).

It also appears from the above photo that a new variant of the DA L 18-55mm kit lens with weather sealing will be introduced. 

The current DA L 18-55mm is not sealed, so the only way to get a fully weather-resistant kit is to pay the $150 premium for a DA 18-55mm WR.  Thus, the new lens would put fully-sealed kits in the hands of more users, which we're sure many potential customers will appreciate.

Pentax DA L lenses share the same optical designs as their DA-series counterparts, but they have plastic mounts, lack full-time manual focus override (aka Quick Shift), and do not come with hoods. 

If and when this K-50 rumor becomes official, we will be sure to cover it on our homepage.

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