Pros

  • Menu functions are extremely intuitive
  • Comfortable build

Cons

  • Significant shutter delay on second shot
  • No zoom while in movie mode

At A Glance

Given the Optio M50's affordability, it's easy to overlook shortcomings such as shutter lag.

Manufacturer’s Description

Zero in on affordability with a powerful 5X zoom. A compact digital camera with a powerful 5X zoom, the Optio M50 sports a stylish design, an affordable price and is offered in three fun, new colors: silver, pink and blue. You are assured high resolution images with its 8.0 Megapixel CCD and review your images easily with a 2.5 inch wide view LCD. This all-around Optio also offers Smile Capture and Face Recognition to capture perfect portraits.

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.50 "
Effective Camera Resolution 8.0 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 4 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
UPC Code 027075139565
Manufacturer Part Number 17116
Brand Name Pentax
Product Name Optio M50 Compact Camera
Marketing Information

Zero in on affordability with a powerful 5X zoom. A compact digital camera with a powerful 5X zoom, the Optio M50 sports a stylish design, an affordable price and is offered in three fun, new colors: silver, pink and blue. You are assured high resolution images with its 8.0 Megapixel CCD and review your images easily with a 2.5 inch wide view LCD. This all-around Optio also offers Smile Capture and Face Recognition to capture perfect portraits.

Product Model M50
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 3264 x 2448
Lens
Optical Zoom 5.0 x
Digital Zoom 5.1
Aperture Range f/3.5 to 5.6
Image Stabilization Electronic
Autofocus Points 9
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Minimum Focus Distance 0.33
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Optio M50 Digital Camera
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • AV Cable I-AVC7
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI78
  • Battery Charge Cradle D-BC78(A)
  • AC Plug Cord
  • Strap O-ST51
  • Software CD-ROM
Physical Characteristics
Height 2.2"
Width 3.7"
Depth 0.9"
Weight (Approximate) 4.1 oz
Video
Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)
Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type No
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year

Performance

Performance (New)
Exposure Good
Color Good
Sharpness Fair
Distortion Fair
Performance
Image Quality, Sharpness 37.3
Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 45.2
Image Quality, Color 62.0
Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 61.9
Battery Life (minutes) 136.0
Image Quality, Exposure 56.9
Number of Shots 250.0
Image Quality, Distortion 50.0
Battery Life Score Good
Image Quality, Overall 51.7
Number of Batteries 1
Image Quality Score Good