Pentax Optio M50

Last update: Review by PCMag (31 July’08)

The Pentax Optio M50 is an 8 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera features 5X optical zoom lens (equivalent to 36-180 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 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.9” and weighs approx 4.1 oz.

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

Pentax Optio M50 Reviews

PCMag reviews the Pentax Optio M50 and writes;
“The M50 does a great job of capturing 30-frame-per-second AVI video. Quality was superb, with little graininess and great color contrast. You can’t use the 5X optical zoom while recording, but otherwise I had no complaints..”
Rating: ★★★½☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Pentax Optio M50 and writes;
“Pentax M50 puts in a remarkably good performance that matches that of more expensive cameras. In particular the high ISO performance is impressive and while the camera may not match the style of some lifestyle cameras it certainly has enough going for it if image quality is a criteria.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Pentax Optio M50 and writes;
“With average performance, great outdoor image quality, plenty of user-friendly exposure modes, and a street price of US$199 or less, I feel the Pentax Optio M50 will make a great digicam for the average consumer. ”
Rating: N/A

InfoSync reviews the Pentax Optio M50 and writes;
“First and foremost, the Optio M50 has excellent noise-management. In this department the camera rivals even the Nikon point-and-shoots we’ve seen, and coupled with its tremendous ISO range, this makes the M50 a great choice for low-light shooting.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Pentax Optio M50 Price Comparison

Pentax Optio M50 Samples

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Pentax Optio M50 User Manual (PDF)

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Pentax Optio M50 Press Release


GOLDEN, CO. (January 23, 2008)…PENTAX Imaging Company announced three new compact camera models and confirmed the Optio A40 is scheduled to ship in February 2008.

The PENTAX Optio M50, with a 5X optical zoom housed in an ultra compact body with fun color options, is the ideal combination of style, function and price for both customers looking to update their camera and new digital users. The camera features a unique Smile Capture function, which distinguishes smiles on a subject and automatically releases the shutter. Available in three color choices including silver, light blue and pink, the Optio M50 will ship in March 2008 for US $229.95.

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