Pentax has today revealed two new mid-range DSLRs, dubbed the K-50 and the K-500, the cameras come with 120 colour options.

Starting with the K-50 DSLR, it is a weather and dust resistant DSLR with a lightweight body, and  will be Pentax’s new high-end camera for Pentax’s new lines, the K-50 can shoot up to six images per second, with a newly improved Prime M image processor.


The K-50 can also shoot at ISO 51200 with a high-precision AF, movies can be shot at Full HD resolution

The camera will also support two weather-resistant lenses, dubbed the smc Pentax-DAL 18-53mm F3.5-5.6AL WR, and the smc PENTAX-DAL 50-200 F4-5.6ED WR, both of which draw power from either a AA battery or lithium-ion battery.


Next up is the K-500, which despite a different name includes similar specs to the K-50, but has been designed as a high-end camera that can shoot a 10.2 megapixels at ISO 51200, and packs a 18-55mm kit lens, but does not feature a weather-resistant body or lens.

There’s also an 100% field of view optical viewfinder, customisable buttons, 1/6000 second shutter speeds and can shoot in the DMG raw format.

The Pentax K-50 will come in 120 different colour combinations, which can be chosen specifically through Pentax’s website, but retailers will only stock it in red, white and black.

However the Pentax K-500 will only be available in black.

The Pentax K-59 will launch in June for £529.99 or £599.99 weatherproofed with the 18-55mm kit lens, however the Pentax K-500 will also launch in June for £449.99 with a 18-55mm kit lens.

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