Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Pentax Optio E50

Pentax Optio E50
alaScore 85

151 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the color and performance. The portability and value for money also get good opinions.

usability, value for money, portability, performance, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio E50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 151 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 28 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 10 of 28 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (44)

Expert review by:

Pentax Optio E60 (Black)


The Pentax Optio E60 is the cheap camera you always carry; you know, the type that's slowly being replaced by the camera in your cell phone. It has few features above and beyond the basics, making it good for beginners as well as those who just want to...

Good photo color; big, well-spaced controls; simple operation; reliable auto mode.

No white balance control; no optical zoom in video mode.

The Pentax Optio E60 is an inexpensive compact camera that produces good photos and doesn't require much expertise to snap them.

Expert review by:

Pentax Optio E60


The Face Recognition AF & AE function automatically detects up to 10 faces in the picture frame and automatically sets the optimal exposure and focus. In addition, the Optio E60 extends face detection technology with such features as Half-length...

The Optio E60 is equipped with an Auto Picture mode that determines the conditions of the scene and automatically selects an optimal shooting mode for the camera. The camera also features several new scene modes including: Standard, Landscape,...

Expert review by:

Pentax Optio E50


This new models is equipped with Face Recognition Auto Focus and Auto Exposure function for easy, high quality portraits. This convenient function automatically detects faces, adjusts focus, and sets the optimum exposure regardless of where subjects...

With the Auto Picture mode, the Optio E50 will automatically determine the optimum settings for various shooting conditions and subjects such as Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, and Normal modes. This PENTAX original function makes photography easier...


Expert review by:

Pentax Optio E50


While the Pentax Optio E50 might not be overly state of the art, it can accomplish the task for the quick picture here and there. Again, it's great for the young user or even someone new to the digital camera realm. Those looking for high picture...

Great starter digital cameraEasy to use menu8.1 mega pixel2.4 inch LCD

The 8.1 megapixel Pentax Optio E50 with its 2.4? LCD screen, 3x zoom and..

Expert review by:

Pentax Optio E50 Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!


Ideally suited for travel because of its small size and readily available AA battery power source, the Pentax Optio E50 has advanced functions and high resolution, yet is easy to operate. And with a $150 pricetag, the Pentax E50 is easy on the...

The Pentax E50 is priced at about US$150 and available from March 2008

Expert review by:

Pentax Optio E60 Review at Cnet


The Pentax Optio E60 is an inexpensive compact camera that produces good photos and doesn't require much expertise to snap them.

Expert review by:

Pentax Optio E50 Review at


Even when compared to other inexpensive digital cameras the Pentax Optio E50 is some way off in terms of quality. Yes it is cheap, but I'm not convinced it offers value for money.

Expert review by:

Pentax E60


The brand name changed, but the camera brand's logo is the same as before. HOYA Corporation Pentax Imaging Systems Division is pleased to announce the launch of the new Pentax Optio E60 compact digital camera, an entry-class camera that is easy to use...

Expert review by:

Pentax Optio E50 Review


The Pentax Optio E50 is Pentax's answer to the Canon PowerShot A470 and Nikon Coolpix L models - all basic entry-level, point-and-shoot digital cameras. With its low price and dead simple operation, this camera aimed directly at digital newbies and...

Good telelphoto and wide angle range, Fast zoom speed, Face detection

Face detection has hidden intentions towards cheese crackers, Lots of ISO noise, even at lowest setting, Purple fringe that turns the sky purple

Expert review by:

Pentax Optio E50


The Pentax Optio E50 (announced 23 January 2008) is an 8.1 megapixel point and shoot camera with a 2.4 inch LCD and 3x optical zoom lens (38mm - 113mm equivalent). The Optio E50 features face recognition technology (Auto Focus and … Continue reading →

Product Specifications

With 10.1 megapixels, the stylish PENTAX Optio E60 offers digital users high-resolution images and easy-to-use features at a budget price. This member of the PENTAX Optio E series is equipped with an optical 3X zoom lens featuring a wide angle of view for group shots, landscapes and architecture. A popular green mode on the Optio E60 sets exposure, sensitivity and other parameters with a touch of a button for the digital users. A fine travel companion compatible with easy-to-find AA batteries and featuring world time and date imprint functions, the camera even offers an image recovery to retrieve accidentally-erased, once-in-a-lifetime pics.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Anti shake / Flower / Food / Frame composition / Half-length portrait / Kids / Landscape / Night scene / Night scene with portrait / Panorama assist / Pet / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Surf & snow/Anti shake / Flower / Frame composition / Kids / Landscape / Night scene / Panorama assist / Pet / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Surf & snow


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pentax Optio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.2/F/2.9-5.2
Max Focal Length:17.1mm/18.6mm
Min Focal Length:5.7mm/6.2mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33"/1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )/10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10.1Megapixel/8.1Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI/AVI / MJPEG
Digital Zoom:4/5.7
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600/6400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100-1600 / ISO auto (100-1600)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White/Black & White / Color Filter / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None