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Pentax Optio S50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 277 reviews of Pentax Optio S50. 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 portability and size. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. The focus and shutter get critical views, while the viewfinder and flash get mixed opinions.

price, usability, image quality, size, portability

lens, shutter, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio S50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax Optio S50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Pentax Optio S50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability and portability. The size and image quality also get good reviews, whereas there are some negative comments about the lens and shutter.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio S50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Pentax Optio S50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the portability and price. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the screen.

performance, usability, size, price, portability

screen

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (dcmag.co.uk)

Pentax Optio S50

 

If photography is about inspiration and creativity, the Optio S50 will fire you up like a damp match. If youre more concerned about getting a reasonable camera for a reasonable price, then this is a furnace of fun that won

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Review of the Pentax Optio S50 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

Slimline 5MP model, tightly packed with features...

Expert review by : Robert Dubbin (cnet.com)

Pentax Optio S50 review

 

Pentax Optio S50

Compact design; pleasing image quality; affordable.

Poor shooting performance; weak indoor flash.

This little Pentax is a bit slow, but it takes nice pictures.

Mar, 2005

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

Pentax Optio S50

 

Continue on to Page Two Optio S50 Specifications Effective Pixels 5.0 megapixels Image Sensor Type - 1/2.5 inch interline transfer CCD with a primary color filter Total Pixels - 5.36 megapixels Color Depth - 12 bit x 3 colors Recorded Pixels 2560x1920,...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Robert Dubbin (cnet.com.au)

Pentax Optio S50

 

This little Pentax is a bit slow, but it takes nice pictures.

Compact design ; Pleasing image quality ; Affordable

Poor shooting performance ; Weak indoor flash

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Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Pentax Optio S50

 

Steve's Digicams reviews the Pentax Optio S50 and writes - 'While the Pentax Optio S50 tempts beginners with its under-$300 price tag, 5-megapixel resolution, ease of fully-automatic operation, extremely durable compact design and built-in help...

While positioned as a perfect choice for new digital users, the Optio S50 offers uncompromised image quality. The camera incorporates an smc PENTAX lens that delivers crystal clear images, a high-resolution CCD with 5.36 total megapixels, and a 12-bit...

Aug, 2004

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

Amazing for price...

 

The images are enormous and th...

Mar, 2005

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

Good little camera for the price

 

I have owned this Pentax Optio S50 digital camera for about 4 weeks and I am impressed with it. The large display is bright and cl...

Jan, 2005

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

Beautifully made camera, Great Pictures and looks fantastic

 

Brought this Pentax Optio S50 digital camera a a couple of weeks ago and haven't regretted it despite reading a couple of negative...

Jan, 2005

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Pentax Optio S50

 

So slow so bad so litle battery life

It takes pictures

So slow so bad so litle battery life

Sep, 2010

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