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K-50 Price Drop: $496 (+$50 gift card, warranty, bag)
Posted By: Adam, 03-04-2014, 02:25 AM

It looks like the authorized dealer price for the K-50 just dropped from $619 to $496.

Pentax K-50 Digial SLR Camera Body, Black, Bundle w/Adorama $50 Gift Certificate 10883 A +get a $50 gift certificate

Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera Body Black - B&H Photo Video

This sudden drop makes me wonder if perhaps there's a new model coming sooner than we thought. The K-50 was essentially a clone of the K-30 (2012) with a more tame appearance, and Pentax does need to bring some innovation / new features to their entry-level lineup...
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This deal is still around after the 6th, so it looks like it'll stay for at least the near future.

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I like the look of the k-30 but saving up for k-50 because of eye fi . I think I read so much I am all mixed up! what is the difference between the k-30 and k-50? help! Thanks, I was going to buy in the next few days, no maybe the k-60? Please help! Thanks danny.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Do you care for video or live view? If those aren't your priorities, the K-5 is probably the better choice. Otherwise go for the K-50, because it's a newer body.

This table compares the key specs of the K-5 to the K-50:
Pentax K-3 Review - Specifications -

I'm trying to grasp that moving from a k50 to a k5 won't be something I probably notice iq quality wise with my naked eye

and I think I can wait until the k5iis is around 550 used

but I want it soooooo bad still

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QuoteOriginally posted by ClinchShots Quote
I'm trying to grasp that moving from a k50 to a k5 won't be something I probably notice iq quality wise with my naked eye

and I think I can wait until the k5iis is around 550 used

but I want it soooooo bad still
I would agree that you won't notice IQ, but I think the color balance is significantly better on the K5 than the K30/K50/K-01. The AF is faster on the K30/K50 than the K5.

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