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Pentax Optio M50
Pentax Optio M50

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Pentax Optio M50

Editor's Review

The Pentax M50 features an 8.0-megapixel resolution which allows for clear and sharp photo prints up to 16 x 22 inches. A 5x optical zoom ensures allows users to get up and close to the action. Digital Shake Reduction and Face Recognition software make sure that no shot is ever out of focus. A 2.5-inch LCD monitor with wide viewing angle allows for quick and easy review of photos.


  • 8.0 Megapixels
  • 5x Optical Zoom / 5.1x Digital Zoom
  • multi/spot/auto-tracking autofocus
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • AVI (Motion JPG), 30/15 FPS w/sound
  • Multi/Spot and center weighted exposure modes.
  • ISO 64-6400 (ISO 6400 only available in Digital SR mode)
  • JPEG file format
  • 2.5-inch LCD
  • 51.1 MB Internal memory/ SD, SDHC memory card capability
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 2008

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Pentax Optio M50 Reviews

Pentax Optio M50 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 1.0 out of 5
Unacceptably poor value for money (Bob Draper — 04/05/2009)

After just three and a bit weeks this camera died on me. Not being one to mistreat photographic equipment I find this serious failure, compounded by the retailers outright refusal to replace or refund, to be an exceedingly poor example and en entirely regretable experience all round. The camera performed well while it was still functional but such total failure within such a short time is unforgiveable.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Christmas Gift (chelsea — 12/27/2008)

I just received this as a gift and after many months of searching for one, this is perfect. It has so many features for auto shooting so that no matter the situation, there is a perfect setting. The rechargeable battery was a must because it has a charger that will last forever. Very simple to use and carry everywhere.

  • 5.0 out of 5
AWESOME---- WOW -----can't rave enough!!! (tina — 12/13/2008)

I was looking for a camera that was simple yes VERY easy to use and yet would take films and do all sorts of other stuff- never thought it exisited until I went on a cruise and purchased this camerea on the ship- My husband and I are thrilled with it -It truly is SOOOOOOOOOO easy and made our trip even better- it is small and packed with features that the prompts are no brainers---also takes video with the same ease as taking a picture- we are over the moon regarding this camera!!!!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Exceeded expectations!!! (harvey — 12/13/2008)

Very easy- a lot of features and video too!Really love this camera

  • 1.0 out of 5
pentax optio m50 (mark baldwin — 06/15/2008)

bought to use landscape and closeup photography,downloaded to find pictures not sharp at all ,movie selection came out clear enough but had purple tint and feature that worked well allthough not a sharp enough image was the panoramic feature ,very easy camera to use but unfortunatly ruined my holiday pics,,took back,exchanged on recomendation for fuji f 480,let you know how it goes...fingers crossed.....