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Pentax Optio 50

The PENTAX Optio50 is a compact, lightweight digital camera that makes digital photography easy for virtually anyone. Incorporating a handy "Simple" m...

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“ I'm a digital Convert!”

published 14/05/2006

ProIt's sleek, smart, lightweight and handles well

ConsYou need a degree to be able to use it in the dark...

Finally I've been initiated into modern photography and have my very own digital camera, which was bought for me on my 30th birthday last year! Goodbye all those promises that I would stay true to my faithful old Zenith SLR or my handy compact camera. Goodbye to having to traipse to the shops to...

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“Can't believe the price!”

published 25/08/2005

ProPrice, picture quality

Consnone

This camera is a new release it has a very high resolution which means that pictures are very clear when taken with this, it is 5 mega pixels. The most amazing thing about this camera is that it is cheap, you can pick one up for just, wait for it! £100!! This is a very practical camera with the...

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“Pentax Optio 50”

published 07/04/2006

ProAffordable, Competitive Spec, Good Compact Design ...

ConsConsumes Batterys like theres no tomorrow

The Pentax Optio 50 is one of the best digital cameras on the market. The small compact design and simple control layout, allows even novices to get to grips with its many functions quickly. The camera has an excellent zoom, both optical and digital. On the whole, the picture quality is very good...

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ProVery Good Point and Shoot, Very Good Macro.

ConsNot to good at night shots - slow shutter speed. N...

This camera is a good camera. Basically the Good Points: Small, Lightweight Excellent Picture Quality - 5 mega pixels Good Screen - 2.5" Excellent at macro focus up to 3cm Good 3x Optical Zoom - 3x digital aswell/ And Bad Points: Not enough Manual features - shutter speed, f/stop. Not to good at...

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“My first Proper Camera”

published 10/11/2005

ProEverything you can think of....

ConsNot known yet

It is my first proper camera, and i must say that am far from being the proper photographer but photography has always been a hobby for me, esp taking random pictures. Its been three months since i bought it and believe me it is an excellent piece of work, no problem at all, clear perfect...

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“Pentax Optio 50”

published 20/12/2005

ProLight weight, easy to use, easy to transfer fileso

Consdoes not automaticaly show picture, batterys run o...

Fantastic camera. Really simple and easy to use! Takes fanastic phtots even in dark night clubs! The video option is easy to use however there is no sound when you play back on the camera, only when you load it onto the computer. The camera eats batterys very quickly, porbably best to take spares...

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Progood quality pictures , easy to use

Consonly alkaline batteries supplied

As a late convert to the digital format and with no experience whatever , I was looking for an easy to use camera and chose Pentax for its brand name. I have found the camera very easy to use and the large viewfinder is really good to see exactly what you will be photographing. Fortunately the...

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“Pentax Optio 50”

published 16/06/2006

ProCompact, easy to use, superb quality

ConsBattery life

Bought this for my girlfriends birthday last year to stop here using disposable cameras. She absolutely loves it. Purchased from Pixmania whose service was very good. The controls are easy to use, the little pictures on the control wheel are pretty self explanitory. It also boots up pretty...

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Product Information : Pentax Optio 50

Manufacturer's product description

The PENTAX Optio50 is 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 have the camera select all the optimal settings automatically for the best possible results. And to ensure easy use continues no matter where you go, the Optio50 has also been designed to be powered by AA batteries, which are widely available internationally. But to be worthy of the PENTAX name, of course, ease of use is simply not enough. Indeed, the Optio50 offers the power and clarity of a 3X optical zoom lens and the sheer detail and high-level resolution of 5.0 effective megapixels, making it as sharp at shooting as it is easy to use.

Product Details

Product Description: Pentax Optio 50 - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Sensor Resolution: 5.0 Megapixel

Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 5.4 - 16.2 mm - f/2.6-4.8

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Viewfinder: Optical - real-image zoom

Display: LCD display - 1.8"

Supported Battery: 2 x AA alkaline battery ( included ) ¦ 2 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( optional )

AV Interfaces: Composite video

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.1 cm x 2.7 cm x 6.1 cm

Weight: 0.2 kg

General

MPN: 18363

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Sensor Resolution: 5.0 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 5,190,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 5,000,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5"

Optical Zoom: 3 x

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Video Format: AVI

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 50, ISO auto

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, night scene, sports mode

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia

White Balance: Automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, shade

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 1/2 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

Type: 3 x zoom lens - 5.4 - 16.2 mm - f/2.6-4.8

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 32 - 96mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Macro Focus Range: 6cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Lens Construction: 5 groups / 6 elements

Features: Aspherical lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Effective Flash Range: 0.5 m - 2.5 m

Additional Features

Additional Features: Audio recording, direct print, RGB primary colour filter, date/time stamp, DPOF support, PictBridge support

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - real-image zoom

Display

Type: 1.8" LCD display

Resolution: 130,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x USB ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, ACD Systems ACDsee

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98, MS Windows 98 SE, Apple MacOS 9.0 or later

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Carrying strap, USB cable, audio / video cable

Battery

Battery Type: AA

Details: 2 x AA alkaline battery ( included ) ¦ 2 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( optional )

Memory / Storage

RAM Installed: 12 MB

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Supported Memory Cards: SD Memory Card

Image Storage: Super-fine JPEG 2560 x 1920 : 4 - with 12MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 2560 x 1920 : 8 - with 12MB built-in memory ¦ Economy JPEG 2560 x 1920 : 17 - with 12MB built-in memory ¦ Super-fine JPEG 2304 x 1536 : 6 - with 12MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 2304 x 1536 : 13 - with 12MB built-in memory ¦ Economy JPEG 2304 x 1536 : 27 - with 12MB built-in memory ¦ Super-fine JPEG 1280 x 960 : 17 - with 12MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 1280 x 960 : 33 - with 12MB built-in memory ¦ Economy JPEG 1280 x 960 : 64 - with 12MB built-in memory ¦ Super-fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 64 - with 12MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 128 - with 12MB built-in memory ¦ Economy JPEG 640 x 480 : 257 - with 12MB built-in memory

Video Capture: AVI - 320 x 240 - 20 fps - 56 sec - with 12MB built-in memory

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 9.1 cm

Depth: 2.7 cm

Height: 6.1 cm

Weight: 0.2 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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