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Gateway DC-M50
Gateway DC-M50

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Gateway DC-M50

Editor's Review

Owners agree: The five-megapixel Gateway DC-M50 delivers remarkably poor performance. Though it costs far less than other 5-megapixel cameras, the owners' reviews of the M-50 speak for themselves: its substandard image quality makes it a camera to avoid, no matter how low the price. If you want an affordable 5-megapixel camera, Digital Camera HQ recommends you look at the Editors' Suggestions above.


  • 5.0 megapixels (effective)
  • 3x optical/2x digital zoom
  • autofocus only
  • program exposure only
  • JPEG file format
  • ISO range 200 - 400
  • 4 AA batteries
  • movie mode (no sound)
  • Release Date: Oct 28, 2003

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Gateway DC-M50 Reviews

Gateway DC-M50 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 4.0 out of 5
I like the camera, nice pictures!!!! (Melissa Paciolla — 09/19/2006)

I just recently purchased this camera and I do have to admit that I like it, although it is bulky. It takes very nice pictures and it is easy to use.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Takes good pictures but is difficult to use; undependable (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

My biggest problem is that I will take a picture and it will not turn out at all. After using a card once it is not reliable. Now the shutter suddenly won't open. No support from Gateway.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Take good pictures (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

It is not a camera for the professional or for a camera dummy. It does take time to learn and is not user friendly to everyone. I have enjoyed this camera and for the price it has been worth it.

  • 2.0 out of 5
difficult time taking pictures (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I ask my husband to purchase this DC-M50 for my birthday gift after I saw it on the shopping channel. I was so surprise to see how difficult is was to use. The pictures are not very good quality and it takes too long to take a picture. I asked him to return it and get another brand. Gateway also charge a 15% restocking fee. I guess gateway gets you rayally either way you look at it.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Good-one I got a few tips from a professional (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I too, had problem using this camera. My first photos were pretty bad. After getting a few hints from a professional (ie. don't use highest resolution, finding and learning a few settings), the photo quality has greatly improved. Not a bad purchase (or gift in my case).

  • 4.0 out of 5
Overall good camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Good battery life. Excellent picture sharpness and resolution. Many options that you'll only find on professional cameras.

  • 3.0 out of 5
This is not a bad camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
I own this camera and have had no problems with it. It takes great pictures, and I get lots of compliments on them. For the price, this is a great camera. I am pleased with my purchase.
  • 1.0 out of 5
Worst purchase ever (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
I used to trust gateway to have a good product. I've had one of their computers with flawless operation for almost 7 years. This camera is the worst junk I ever wasted money on. The picture is awful, awful, blurry. The mechanism was rattling around in the case. I got the extended warranty, so, at my expense, I sent it to be replaced. The one that came back is worse. I bought a different camera (canon EOS) and I stare at this piece of junk as a harsh lesson learned and a reminder to get my next computer elsewhere.