Nikon D5600 vs Pentax K-50 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

D5600 vs K-50 - Side by side

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Nikon D5600 vs Pentax K-50 Specs

D5600

  • Introduced in November 2016
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta mirror)
  • 81.00mm (3.2") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount F
  • WiFi built-in
  • 124.0 x 97 x 70mm³ (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.8")
  • 465g (15.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D5600

K-50

  • Introduced in July 2013
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount KAF2
  • No WiFi
  • 129 x 95.5 x 70mm³ (5.1" x 3.8" x 2.8")
  • 650g (21.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for K-50

D5600 vs K-50 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: D5600 an K-50 sensor comparison

D5600 vs K-50: Viewfinder

D5600 has an optical viewfinder with penta mirror. It has magnification of 0.54x and covers 95% of view field.

The K-50 has an optical viewfinder with a penta prism. It's magnification is 0.58x covering 100% of view field.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

D5600 (0.54x)

K-50 (0.58x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D5600Simulated viewfinder of the K-50

Better choice: Pentax K-50

Nikon D5600 VS Pentax K-50 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon D5600 a better choice

D5600

K-50

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2016.49
Auto Focus points (4)3911
Larger lens selection (3)20040
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)970480
Weighs less (2)465g
(15.0 oz.)
650g
(21.0 oz.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D5600 are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger selection of lenses. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the D5600 is made easy by the connector for an external microphone, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the K-50. Another advantage over the K-50: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The D5600 scores 27 points.

Otherwise why to choose Pentax K-50

D5600

K-50

Higher speed (4, frames/second)56
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO100 - 51200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4)Penta mirrorPenta prism
Image stabilizer (3)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the K-50 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like the optical image stabilizer.

Yields 15 points for the K-50.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D5600

K-50

Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor cleaning
Built-in flash
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar size842cm³862cm³
Nikon D5600 VS Pentax K-50 Dimensions

Look at front view of the D5600 and K-50

D5600 und K-50, front viewD5600 und K-50, front view

Top view of cameras

D5600 und K-50, view from aboveD5600 und K-50, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon D5600

Pentax K-50

27
15

We recommend Nikon D5600 as better choice.

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