Excerpt: I've always liked the Optio line of cameras. Pentax uses top quality lenses for them, ensuring that you get crisp, clear images that look good even when blown up. The camera has a moderate set of features, and they are laid out in an easy to use interface. If you are looking for advanced features, this camera is not for you. One thing I love about Optios is that they are extremely durable.
Excerpt: When I was in the market for a digital camera, of course my first requirement was that it was reasonably priced. Secondly, I wanted something that took good pictures. Finally, I wanted something that was durable and had lots of options so that I could learn to take better photos. I did some research, and it lead me to the Pentax Optio M50 digital camera. I bought the pink one and have not been disappointed in it! I got a super deal off of an online store.
Excerpt: My husband bought me this camera after my sony one was dunked in the toilet by my three year old. I was unsure of it at first because i was always one to go for what i thought was a well known brand. I tried the camera and went and had some pictures printed off and was floored they came out so well. the camera had more megapixals than my last camera and was so much clearer with the pictures.
Summary: I bought this for myself to replace an older digital and this one "rocks". I've had it now for approx. a year and my granddaugther just had to have one like it. Just bought one for her--only way she would considering allowing me to keep mine. Happy Birthday Ashley!!!
Summary: I love this new camera. I heard about in my American Photography magazine and haven't been disappointed. The LCD screen is nice and big, much bigger than my past camera. I love the sick blue color, it rocks and it's very original.
Summary: My best friend recommended this camera to me and I have to say that it is the BEST CAMERA EVER!!! I love the "smile capture" feature - it works great. The in camera red-eye reduction feature is awesome, I was shocked it actually worked! I can't say enough wonderful things about this camera. It is small so I can carry it everywhere. The battery life is amazing and the pictures are clear and bright.
Summary: This is a great camera. I've had the older Optio 550 for years and it's been wonderful and served me well. My daughter's camera died just before Christmas, so I decided to her an Optio. This was one of the latest models, and it's small and packed with power. She took great videos of the wolves in Yellowstone. It has marvelous zoom for such a small package. It takes higher quality pics than my older model, so now I'm wanting one, too!
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Summary: This was a Christmas present for my 20 something year old daughter. I did my research & this seemed to be everything she would want & more. The rechargable litium-ion battery was a huge factor. This little camera does more than an average user would ever need but it is great to have the options. My daughter is very pleased with the camera and all I have heard so far are good things about it. Time will tell as far as longivity goes.