Nikon D3200 vs Pentax K-50

Top 14 Reasons for the

Nikon D3200

Compared to Pentax K-50

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Significantly more megapixels (photo)
24.7 MP
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16.28 MP
1.52x more megapixels (photo)
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Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
Yes
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No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
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Has a 24p cinema mode
Yes
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No
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
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Significantly better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
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1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
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Notably lighter
455 g
vs
650 g
195 g lighter
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Has AF tracking
Yes
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No
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
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Clearly faster flash X-sync
0.005 s
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0.005556 s
11.12% faster flash X-sync. Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
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Has a microphone in
Yes
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No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
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Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Yes
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No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
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Has a HDMI output
Yes
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No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
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Appreciably more lenses available
169
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27
142 more lenses available. A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
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Can be controlled remotely
Yes
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No
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
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Significantly shorter
96 mm
vs
129 mm
33 mm shorter
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Has GPS
Yes
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No
The D3200 is compatible with GP-1 GPS Unit that is able to embed location information on an image. Latitude, longitude and altitude of a shooting location are recorded as Exif data.
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Vinay panwar
Yes
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No
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Product service
Yes
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No
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More lens choces
Yes
vs
No
Nikone offers more options for lenses where canon fails in this category.

Nikon D3200 is better than Pentax K-50 because...

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Top 13 Reasons for the

Pentax K-50

Compared to Nikon D3200

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Larger sensor
15.7 x 23.7 mm
vs
15.4 x 23.2 mm
4.15% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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Significantly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
6 fps
vs
4 fps
1.50x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
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Vastly higher maximum light sensitivity
51200 ISO
vs
12800 ISO
4x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
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Vastly faster maximum shutter speed
0.000166666667 s
vs
0.00025 s
50% faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
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A little more battery power
1050 mAh
vs
1030 mAh
1.94% more battery power
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Has built-in optical image stabilization
Yes
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No
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect vibrations of the camera. The lens and / or sensor move in response, adjusting the optical path. This ensures that any motion is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
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Supports AVCHD format
Yes
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No
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
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Has a built-in HDR mode
Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
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Has sensor shift stabilization
Yes
vs
No
With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
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Somewhat less body volume
871.39 cm³
vs
918 cm³
5.35% less body volume
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Weather sealed
Yes
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No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
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Modestly thinner
70 mm
vs
76.5 mm
6.50 mm thinner
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Distinctly narrower
96.5 mm
vs
125 mm
28.50 mm narrower

Pentax K-50 is better than Nikon D3200 because...

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