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Q: Does the K-50 have a connection for an external microphone?
A: No, it does not.
Q: Where is the K-50 microphone located?
A: The microphone is located on the top of the camera, just in front of the hot shoe.
Q: How long is the K-50 startup time?
A: The startup time is approximately 0.9 seconds. This is the time it takes from the camera being turned on to the camera being ready to record.
Q: Is the K-50 focusing screen interchangeable?
A: Yes. In addition to the standard AF Frame Matte MF-60 installed in the K-50, the AF Divided Matte ML-60, AF Scale Matte MI-60, and Plain Matte ME-60 are also available.
Q: Can I adjust the K-50 viewfinder diopter?
A: Yes, you can adjust the diopter from approximately -2.5 m-1 to +1.5 m-1.
Q: What is the approximate distance of the viewfinder's eye relief (maximum distance between the user’s eye and the viewfinder at which the whole field is still visible)?
A: Approx. 21.7 mm from the viewfinder window, and approx. 24.5 mm from the center of the lens.
Q: What are the size and resolution of the LCD monitor? And, can I adjust the brightness of the monitor?
Q: What are the magnification and field of view of the viewfinder of the K-50?
A: The field of view is approx. 100% and the magnification is approx. 0.92× (using a 50mm/F1.4 lens focused at infinity).
Q: Can I use older PENTAX lenses on my K-50
A: Yes. PENTAX A-series lenses (lenses with an "A" setting on the aperture ring), can be used as manual-focus lenses in all exposure modes on a PENTAX K-50.
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Denver, CO (June 12, 2013) — PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION today introduced the PENTAX K-50 DSLR featuring advanced functionality beyond its mid-level classification.