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Pentax Optio M50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews of Pentax Optio M50. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The performance and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the image stabilizer, while there are some critical opinions about the exposure and low light performance.

usability, portability, performance, price, size

battery, memory, low-light, exposure

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio M50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax Optio M50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Pentax Optio M50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the flash and zoom. The reliability and price also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the exposure.

usability, price, reliability, zoom, flash

exposure

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio M50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of Pentax Optio M50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and zoom are overall positive. The performance and portability also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the battery and memory.

usability, portability, performance, zoom, size

durability, memory, battery

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Jamie Harrison (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax Optio M50

 

With a 5x zoom and a collection of the latest must have technology, the Pentax M50 is designed for easy shooting at a reasonable price.

As an entry level camera, the Pentax M50 puts in a remarkably good performance that matches that of more expensive cameras. In particular the high ISO performance is impressive. While the camera may not match the style of some lifestyle cameras it...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pentax Optio M50 review

 

Pentax's M-series cameras used to be basic budget models but the M50's 5x zoom lens and slim aluminium body in a choice of six colours make it seem more like a premium compact.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Pentax - Optio M50

 

Have you noticed how current compact digital cameras are regarded just as much as style accessories as photo capturing machines? The Optio M50 is a classic example as it comes in six chic and fetching colours ...

Lightweight, compact and stylish with a host of new features that will appeal to those who like to simplify their photography, while still maintaining a range of functions, the Optio M50 is bound to find a keen fan base.

May, 2008

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

Pentax Optio M50

 
Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Brian K. Neal (pcmag.com)

Pentax Optio M50

 

Combine better-than-average performance, a host of features, and a great price, and the Pentax Optio M50 is guaranteed to turn more than a few heads.

Very compact. Fast performance. Face detection works well. Simple, easy-to-navigate interface.

Light on manual features. Smile capture works less than half the time. Flash images are inconsistent.

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Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax Optio M50

 

Physical Views The Optio M50 compared in size to a standard CD. Continue on to Features & Controls Optio M50 Specifications Type: Ultra-compact digital camera Sensor: Type - 1/2.35" interline transfer CCD w/primary color filter; Effective pixels - 8.0...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : jonathanb (dcamerareview.com)

Pentax Optio M50

 

The Pentax Optio M50 (announced 23 January 2008) is an 8 megapixel point and shoot digital camera with a 2.5 inch LCD screen and 5x optical zoom lens (36mm - 180mm equivalent). The Optio M50 features face recognition technology (exposure … Continue...

The Optio M50 features face recognition technology (exposure and focus based), 'auto picture' mode which picks the best shooting mode for you, digital shake reduction and a variety of other shooting modes.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Pentax Optio M50

 

The Pentax Optio M50 is an 8 megapixel point and shoot digital camera with a 5x optical zoom lens and 2.5 inch LCD screen. The M50 features face recognition technology (exposure and focus based), 'auto picture' mode which picks the best shooting mode...

The M50 features face recognition technology (exposure and focus based), 'auto picture' mode which picks the best shooting mode for you, digital shake reduction and a variety of other shooting modes

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great compact digital camera, great pictures, few drawbacks

 

I have been using Pentax Optio digital cameras for the last 5 years, in fact my first purchase was the original 3.1 MP Optio S, which was lauded for it's extremely compact design (the smallest 3.0 + MP digital camera on the market at the ...

Good picture quality, 5x optical zoom, style, battery life, durability

Color fidelity in low light, no image stabilization, limited flash distance

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (cameraworld.com)

A good little camera for the money

 

I bought this camera to carry in my purse instead of carrying around a camera bag all the time. This is great for work. I can pull it out when I want to capture a shot of something going on at the office or if I see something interesting on the way to...

"Bright LCD","Easy to Keep Clean","Easy Setup","Comfortable Controls","Great Picture Quality","Strong Construction"

"At this time none"

Oct, 2008
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