Pentax K-500 Now Shipping
New entry-level DSLR from Pentax
By PF Staff in Product Updates on Aug 2, 2013
The Pentax K-500, originally announced in June, has finally hit the shelves in the US!
This new entry-level camera is very similar to the Pentax K-50, which you can read more about in our hands-on preview or hands-on video. We will be posting our in-depth review of the K-50 in the coming days, and we will follow up with a review of the K-500, so stay tuned!
The K-500 is priced at $599 with a 18-55mm kit lens, which makes it about $150 cheaper than the K-50. Compared to the K-50, the lower-end K-500 lacks weather sealing, an electronic level, and autofocus points in the viewfinder, but the camera retains all of the K-50's other innovative features, making it a compelling choice in the entry-level DSLR market.