Pentax Optio E50

Last update (02 January’09):
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The Pentax Optio E50 is an 8 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera features 3X optical zoom lens (equivalent to 37-111 mm lens in 35 mm format), Face Recognition AF & AE, Digital Shake Reduction, and a 2.5 Inch LCD Monitor With Wide Viewing Angle. The camera measures 3.6 x 2.2 x 0.9” and weighs approx 4.6 oz.

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Latest Price Info

Pentax Optio E50 Reviews reviews the Pentax Optio E50 and writes;
“Even when compared to other inexpensive digital cameras the Pentax Optio E50 is some way off in terms of quality. Yes it is cheap, but I’m not convinced it offers value for money.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Pentax Optio E50 and writes;
“Colour is generally good though, with slightly more saturation and a warmth to the images rather than neutrality, but for consumer cameras this is usually a good thing, producing punchy and bright images… For the price and it’s market the Pentax E50 does it’s job, but it’s hardly the best camera on the market”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Pentax Optio E50 and writes;
“The quality of our indoor images was also good. The camera did a good job adjusting the exposure and white balance when you shoot either with or without the flash. In our portrait shot, even though it was outside, the skin tones looked very natural.”
Rating: N/A

Pentax Optio E50 Samples

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- Pentax Optio E50 Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
- Pentax Optio E50 Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams

Pentax Optio E50 User Manual (PDF)

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Pentax Optio E50 Press Release

Simple operation is the core of the Optio E50. With its compact dimensions and ergonomically formed body design it is the ideal “go anywhere” camera. The technical characteristics are ideal for snapshots. For “people shots” the camera automatically selects the best exposure settings and focusing and corrects for backlighting as soon as the subject is targeted with the help of the autofocus frame. In order to minimize blurring caused by camera shake the Optio E50 incorporates a digital “Shake Reduction” system that automatically increases sensitivity up to ISO 1600 so that faster shutter speeds can be used. With a resolution of 8.1 megapixels and a large 6 cm (2.4”) monitor the Pentax Optio E50 is thoroughly up-to-date. Two universally available AA batteries supply power for the camera. The improved energy efficiency of the Optio E50 is ensures your free and easy photography can continue on and on.

See also: Digital Camera | Pentax

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