Pentax K-50 vs Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC

Portability
63
Imaging
61
Features
65
Overall
62
Pentax K-50 front
 
Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC front
Portability
85
Imaging
36
Features
44
Overall
39
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Pentax K-50 vs Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Overview

Here, we will be reviewing the Pentax K-50 vs Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC, one being a Entry-Level DSLR and the latter is a Advanced Mirrorless by competitors Pentax and Ricoh. There exists a significant gap between the sensor resolutions of the K-50 (16MP) and GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC (10MP) and the K-50 (APS-C) and GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC (1/1.7") provide totally different sensor sizing.

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The K-50 was announced 3 years later than the GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC and that is quite a sizable gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras feature different body design with the Pentax K-50 being a Compact SLR camera and the Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before we go into a in depth comparison, here is a brief synopsis of how the K-50 matches up against the GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Pentax K-50 vs Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Key Specs

Pentax K-50
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/6000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 650g - 130 x 97 x 71mm
  • Revealed November 2013
  • Older Model is Pentax K-30
Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 24-72mm (F2.5-4.4) lens
  • 355g - 114 x 70 x 44mm
  • Announced March 2010
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Pentax K-50 vs Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Physical Comparison

When you are looking to lug around your camera often, you should take into account its weight and dimensions. The Pentax K-50 provides outer measurements of 130mm x 97mm x 71mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 2.8") accompanied by a weight of 650 grams (1.43 lbs) while the Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC has dimensions of 114mm x 70mm x 44mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.7") and a weight of 355 grams (0.78 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are employing at that moment. The following is a front view sizing comparison of the K-50 compared to the GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC.

Pentax K-50 vs Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the K-50 and GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC is 63 and 85 respectively.

Pentax K-50 vs Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC top view buttons comparison

Pentax K-50 vs Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very difficult to imagine the gap between sensor measurements purely by reading through a spec sheet. The photograph below may provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the K-50 and GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC.

Clearly, both of the cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The K-50 due to its bigger sensor is going to make shooting shallow depth of field simpler and the Pentax K-50 will give you more detail utilizing its extra 6MP. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop shots more aggressively. The newer K-50 should have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Pentax K-50 vs Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC sensor size comparison

Pentax K-50 vs Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Screen and ViewFinder

Pentax K-50 vs Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Pentax K-50 Portrait photography highlights
Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Portrait photography highlights
76
focusing manually
good resolution (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detection autofocus
saves RAW formats
37
manual focus
delivers RAW formats
does not have liveview
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Pentax K-50 Street photography advice
Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Street photography advice
65
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
weather proofing
above average high ISO (51,600)
fixed screen
more heavy than others in class (650g)
62
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
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Sports Comparison

Pentax K-50 Sports photography features
Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Sports photography features
69
high shutter speed (1/6,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
good resolution (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
weather proofing
supports phase detect autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (6.0 fps)
not so great battery (410 shots)
32
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
great battery life (410 shots)
does not have liveview
max frames per second very slow (2.0 fps)
low resolution sensor (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Pentax K-50 Travel photography details
Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Travel photography details
57
weather proofing
good resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
not so great battery (410 CIPA)
more heavy than others in class (650 grams)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
61
great battery life (410 CIPA)
built-in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
low resolution sensor (10MP)
does not have selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Pentax K-50 as a Landscape photography camera
Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC as a Landscape photography camera
75
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
above average high ISO (51,600)
saves RAW formats
weather proofing
not so great battery (410 shots)
50
manual focus
pretty wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
great battery life (410 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.5)
does not have liveview
low resolution sensor (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Pentax K-50
Vlogging with Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC
28
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
comes with face detection autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
doesn't have external microphone socket
more heavy than others in class (650g)
27
pretty wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f2.5)
does not have selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
missing external mic jack
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Pentax K-50 vs Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Specifications

General Information
Make
Pentax
Ricoh
Model type
Pentax K-50
Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC
Class
Entry-Level DSLR
Advanced Mirrorless
Revealed
2013-11-27
2010-03-18
Body design
Compact SLR
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip
PRIME M
Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor type
CMOS
CCD
Sensor size
APS-C
1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions
23.7 x 15.7mm
7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor area
372.1mm²
41.5mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
10 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
3:2
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
4928 x 3264
3648 x 2736
Max native ISO
51600
3200
Lowest native ISO
100
100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points
11
-
Cross type focus points
9
-
Lens
Lens support
Pentax KAF2
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
-
24-72mm (3.0x)
Max aperture
-
f/2.5-4.4
Macro focusing range
-
1cm
Amount of lenses
151
-
Crop factor
1.5
4.8
Screen
Range of screen
Fixed Type
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
3 inches
3 inches
Screen resolution
921k dot
920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology
TFT LCD monitor with brightness/color adjustment and AR coating
-
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentaprism)
Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
-
Viewfinder magnification
0.61x
-
Features
Minimum shutter speed
30s
180s
Fastest shutter speed
1/6000s
1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed
6.0fps
2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
4.50 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync+Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Manual
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync
1/180s
-
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30,25,24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60,50,30,25,24 fps), 640 x 424 (30,25,24 fps)
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
1920x1080
640x480
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264
Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
None
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
Optional
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
650g (1.43 lbs)
355g (0.78 lbs)
Physical dimensions
130 x 97 x 71mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 2.8")
114 x 70 x 44mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
79
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
23.7
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
13.0
not tested
DXO Low light rating
1120
not tested
Other
Battery life
410 images
410 images
Battery format
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery ID
D-LI109
-
Self timer
Yes ( 2 or 12 seconds)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images) )
Time lapse shooting
Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots
1
1
Cost at release
$610
$349