Most recent digital camera and imaging news items - RSS Digital camera and imaging news items - HTML
Bookmark and Share
Pentax Optio S50 digital camera
Optio S50
at a glance
2560 x 1920
3x optical zoom
1.8" lcd viewer
li-ion CR-V3 battery
Pentax Optio S50 review summary
camera date Oct 04  out of production
pixels / class 5.4M  compact digital camera
overall rating not rated overall camera rating  2 reviews
image quality not rated image quality rating  
ease of use not rated usability rating  
camera body not rated camera body rating  
digital features not rated digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls not rated photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography not specified yet
Pentax Optio S50 specifications
lens / zoom  36 mm - 107 mm (3x) (dig 2.6x)
focus / macro  auto | manual / 40 cm / 6 cm
metering mode  multi-segment, center-weighted, spot
aperture  auto / F2.6 / F4.8
white balance  auto | manual - 5 presets
shutter  auto / 4s - 1/2000s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal - 5 modes / 0.2m - 3.5m
viewfinder  optical
iso ratings  50 / 100 / 200 / 400
image size  2560x1920 / 2304 x 1728 / 2048x1536 / 1600 x 1200 / 1024 x 768 / 640 x 480
image format  jpeg (exif2.2)
image compr.  good / better / best
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self-timer 10s
video options  avi 320 x 240 (30fps, 15fps w. sound)
audio options  wav mono
connectivity  usb / video (NTSC / PAL)
storage  11 MB internal, SD
platform  Windows 98/2000/ME/XP, Mac OS 8.6+
Pentax Optio S50 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
03Jan05 Pentax Optio S50 review by Quesabesde (es)
06Nov04 Pentax Optio S50 review by Steves-digicams
News, guides, hints & tips
22Aug04 Pentax press summary
Forum discussions
Pentax UK User Forum Pentax Forum
Who can help me with this camera 

Pentax Optio S50 announcement clippings

The Optio S50 features a mode dial users can simply turn to select a desired mode. Including six still image shooting modes, a movie mode, a voice recording mode and a unique digital effect mode, the dial makes it easy for anyone to get the very most out of the camera's wide-ranging capabilities.

A highly convenient feature for novice users is the Auto Select mode. Once selected on the mode dial, the mode enables the Optio S50 to sense the shooting scene at hand and automatically select the most appropriate from Portrait, Landscape and Night scene modes. A press of the “?” button, on the other hand, provides the photographer with access to the help function, which displays easy  explanations of each of the modes on the mode dial and the functions of the buttons used in playback and shooting with the LCD monitor. Furthermore, a press of the Menu button displays only the “image quality” menu, showing recording size and image quality setting menus for easier operation.

visit our affiliate partners - compare camera prices - buy your digital camera here
news | digital cameras | tutorials | hot links | cool tools | photography | forums | our views | contact us
Copyright © 2000-2006 AAA-views / Digital Camera Views