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Pentax Optio 50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews of Pentax Optio 50. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The durability is also appreciated, whereas comments about the price and usability are different. Some have doubts about the low light performance and battery.

durability, size

portability, viewfinder, battery, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio 50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Pentax Optio 50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Charlie Brewer (

Pentax Optio 50 Digital Camera


The model 50 is the 14th camera to be launched in Pentax's Optio digital range and with prices going down, and features going up, it offers a glimpse of the tough competition other manufactures will face in the second half of 2005 and the Christmas run.

Size, price, functionality, ease of use

AE in bright light, AF in low light, clearer indication of battery levels.

Overall the Optio 50 is an opportunity to own a camera with respectable resolution for around £100. The functionality is ‘wholesome' without being over complicated and the Optio 50 would make an ideal first time camera for a novice or someone wanting...

Jul, 2005

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Pentax Optio 50


Pentax Optio 50 Review. This camera has five megapixels and a three times zoom lens. It is really a no frills starter point and shoot digital camera.

Ease of use ; Outdoor photos

Shutter lag ; Indoor photos

"The Pentax Optio 50 is a fairly standard entry level digital camera. As with most cameras of this type if performs much better outdoors than inside. It is very easy to use, but has a problem with shutter lag."

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Pentax Optio50


The Pentax Optio 50 is a compact digital camera with 3x Optical Zoom lens and a 5.19 megapixel CCD sensor. It has PictBridge compatibility for direct printing, takes AA batteries and a 1.8inch LCD screen. Get a Current Price on thePentax Optio 50...

PENTAX introduces the new Optio50 - a compact, lightweight digital camera that makes digital photography easy for virtually anyone. Incorporating a handy "Simple" mode, it allows the user to quickly choose an icon that matches the subject at hand and...

Feb, 2005

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If your like me an...

Sep, 2005

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Great little camera


The Pentax Optio 50 is my first digital camera - bought it off Amazon last month, & got a 1GB SD card for about ?50. and used it w...

Jul, 2005

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This camera takes good pictures, but has questionable battery life


Economically priced, easy to use, takes good pictures.

Battery life, limited onboard memory.

Dec, 2005

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