Nikon Z50 vs Pentax K-3 II Comparison



Let’s compare the Nikon Z50 vs Pentax K-3 II.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Nikon Z50 and Pentax K-3 II. Both cameras have APS-C sensors but Nikon Z50 has a 20.9 MP and Pentax K-3 II has a 24.4 MP resolution.

  Nikon Z50 Pentax K-3 II
  Nikon Z50 Front Pentax K-3 II Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Nikon Ricoh
Megapixels 20.9 24.4
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C APS-C
SLR Type Mirrorless Dslr
Crop Factor 1.5x 1.5x
AA Filter None Optional
Image Resolution 5568 x 3712 (20.7 MP, 3:2) 6016 x 4000 (24.1 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization No Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 51200 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings Auto, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to 204,800 Auto, 100-51200 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Startup Time 1.2 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Hybrid Phase/Contrast Detect AF with 209 PDAF points; Pinpoint, Single-Point, Dynamic-area AF, Wide-area AF (S/L), Auto-area AF; Face and Eye-detect AF SAFOX 11 TTL phase-matching - 27 point (25 cross type focus points in the center)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to 204,800 Auto, 100-51200 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 60
AW Buffer Size 22
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.2 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px) 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen Yes No
Articulating Screen Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen Yes No
Top Deck Display No Yes
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF: 2.36M-dot XGA OLED, 100% coverage, 1.02x magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -3 to +3 diopter, eye sensor SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, 0.95x mag., TBDmm eyepoint, -2.5 to +1.5 diopter
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p) 1920x1080 (60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MOV, MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM, AAC) MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Motion JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No Yes
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash Yes No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/180
Internal connections Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Micro-B USB 2.0, 3.5mm Stereo Microphone Jack (plug-in power supported) Micro (Type D) HMDI, USB 3.0 Micro B, DC input, wired remote jack, 3.5mm external stereo mic jack, 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes No
NFC No No
Bluetooth Yes No
Built-In GPS No Yes
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 280 shots 720 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 18.8 oz (533 g) includes batteries, kit lens 27.7 oz (785 g) includes batteries
Size 5.0 x 3.7 x 2.4 in. (127 x 94 x 60 mm) 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.1 in. (132 x 102 x 77 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $998.00 Buy from Amazon for $796.95
Release Date 2019-11-15 2015-05-15