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Pentax K-500 Alternatives

The K-500 stands at #36 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Here is a quick recap of the K-500.

16MP APS-C 646 grams ISO 51,600
Pentax K-500 front thumbnailportrait74street68sports72travel67landscape79vlogging30
Portability
64
Imaging
58
Features
70
Overall
62
focusing manually
great battery pack (710 shots)
has built in flash
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of external microphone port
lack of HDMI port
lack of headphone port

Here are several rivals to the Pentax K-500 ordered by their overall rank. Feel free to browse through a detailed review of every camera or a comparison with the Pentax K-500 by using the urls under each camera card. You can also press on the symbol to see a visual comparison or click here to see all of them alongside each other.

#1 Canon T8i
24MP APS-C 515 grams ISO 25,600
Canon EOS Rebel T8i front thumbnailportrait82street73sports76travel80landscape79vlogging74
Portability
67
Imaging
70
Features
88
Overall
77
display is selfie friendly
focusing manually
great battery pack (800 shots)
has built in flash
does not have image stabilization
lack of headphone port
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#2 Pentax KF
24MP APS-C 684 grams ISO 102,400
Pentax KF front thumbnailportrait83street73sports75travel66landscape80vlogging73
Portability
63
Imaging
73
Features
81
Overall
76
display is selfie friendly
does not have low pass filter
focusing manually
has built in flash
bad battery pack (410 shots)
lack of headphone port
low fps (6.0 fps)
more heavy than competitors in class (684g)
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#3 Canon SL3
24MP APS-C 449 grams ISO 25,600
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 front thumbnailportrait81street75sports70travel82landscape79vlogging75
Portability
71
Imaging
69
Features
84
Overall
75
display is selfie friendly
focusing manually
great battery pack (1,070 shots)
has built in flash
does not have image stabilization
lack of headphone port
low fps (5.0 fps)
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#4 Canon SL2
24MP APS-C 453 grams ISO 25,600
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 front thumbnailportrait80street74sports69travel82landscape78vlogging75
Portability
71
Imaging
68
Features
85
Overall
74
display is selfie friendly
focusing manually
great battery pack (650 shots)
has built in flash
does not have image stabilization
lack of headphone port
low fps (5.0 fps)
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#5 Nikon D5600
24MP APS-C 465 grams ISO 25,600
Nikon D5600 front thumbnailportrait80street74sports69travel81landscape79vlogging74
Portability
70
Imaging
68
Features
85
Overall
74
display is selfie friendly
does not have low pass filter
focusing manually
great battery pack (820 shots)
does not have image stabilization
lack of headphone port
low fps (5.0 fps)
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#6 Nikon D5500
24MP APS-C 420 grams ISO 25,600
Nikon D5500 front thumbnailportrait79street75sports68travel81landscape78vlogging75
Portability
71
Imaging
66
Features
85
Overall
73
display is selfie friendly
does not have low pass filter
focusing manually
great battery pack (820 shots)
does not have image stabilization
lack of headphone port
low fps (5.0 fps)
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#7 Sony A65
24MP APS-C 622 grams ISO 12,800
Sony SLT-A65 front thumbnailportrait78street77sports82travel68landscape75vlogging78
Portability
64
Imaging
64
Features
85
Overall
72
display is selfie friendly
focusing manually
has built in flash
has external microphone port
lack of headphone port
lack of Timelapse mode
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#8 Pentax K-70
24MP APS-C 688 grams ISO 102,400
Pentax K-70 front thumbnailportrait80street71sports72travel64landscape78vlogging71
Portability
62
Imaging
67
Features
81
Overall
72
display is selfie friendly
does not have low pass filter
focusing manually
has built in flash
bad battery pack (410 shots)
lack of headphone port
low fps (6.0 fps)
more heavy than competitors in class (688g)
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#9 Pentax K-S2
20MP APS-C 678 grams ISO 51,200
Pentax K-S2 front thumbnailportrait78street72sports70travel65landscape77vlogging71
Portability
64
Imaging
64
Features
82
Overall
71
display is selfie friendly
does not have low pass filter
focusing manually
has built in flash
bad battery pack (410 shots)
lack of headphone port
low fps (5.4 fps)
more heavy than competitors in class (678g)
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