Pentax K-500 In-Depth Review Posted
A review of the latest entry-level DSLR from Pentax
By PF Staff in Review Announcements on Aug 18, 2013
Today we're happy to be bringing you our in-depth review of the Pentax K-500, the new entry-level DSLR from Pentax that was launched alongside the weather-sealed K-50. The K-500 promises to be a very successful camera, as it is the only current entry-level DSLR to offer a pentaprism viewfinder with 100% coverage as well as dual control wheels.
If you've already read our K-50 review, you won't find any surprises in our evaluation of the K-500. This is because the K-500 is identical to the K-50, except that the following features have been stripped from it:
- Weather sealing
- Viewfinder AF point display
- Electronic level display
- Image auto-rotation
Because the K-500 is simply a slightly more basic version of the K-50, its price has been reduced considerably. The K-500 can be your for just $599 with the 18-55mm kit lens. That's about $150 cheaper than the K-50 if we factor in the value of the lens, which is well below the launch prices of current-gen competing cameras.
In the coming months, we plan on posting a comparative review of the Pentax K-500/K-50, Nikon D3200, Nikon D5200, Canon T5i, and Canon SL1.