A French retailer has leaked a new DSLR camera from Pentax, called K-50, ahead of the device’s official announcement.
The Pentax K-30 has been introduced in May 2012, as a mid-level DSLR with a 16.3-megapixel image sensor. Although there are no rumors concerning a replacement, it appears that the company is actually working on a successor, as a France-based retailer has spilled the beans earlier than expected.
French retails exposes Pentax K-50 before DSLR camera gets announced
Digit Photo is pretty popular in France, therefore its customers have had the chance to check out a new DSLR camera ahead of its release date. The Pentax K-50 will definitely replace the K-30, which was first announced in May 2012.
As one year has passed since the K-30, Pentax has felt that it is necessary to announce a new camera. Beside a few pictures of the device, Digit Photo has also posted the product’s full specs list, which has not suffered too many changes when compared to the previous version.
Entire Pentax K-50 specs have also been leaked
The Pentax K-50 features a 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor (16.28MP to be more exact), integrated sensor-shift image stabilization technology, 1920 x 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second, ISO range between 100 and 51,200, a fast shutter speed of 1/6000 seconds, 3-inch LCD screen, and a 100% viewfinder.
The camera comes packed with a PRIME M image processor, 11-point AF system, built-in flash, the usual manual modes, 30-second exposure time, which could be used for light painting, and a D-LI109 rechargeable battery, that can be used to capture up to 410 photos.
Pentax K-50 takes RAW photos, which can be transferred to a computer through the USB 2.0 port. Moreover, it can record 6 frames per second in fast mode and it comes packed with multiple white balance presets.
Pentax K-50 coming soon for €699
The DSLR measures 129 x 96.5 x 70mm, while weighing 650 grams with battery and SD card included. The price of the shooter has been set at €699. However, the listing has been taken down, as the retailer has probably realized that it has made a huge mistake.
For now, the Pentax K-50 has not been officially unveiled by the manufacturer, but a formal announcement should be made in the near future, along with more price and availability details, while the K-30 has suffered a price drop at Amazon, where it is available for $468.69.