Pentax Optio E50 Review

By Movable Type Admin



Click for main menu

Pentax Optio E50



Record Modes & Menu Options



Pentax Optio E50

Here you can the camera in "Green" mode. It selects all of the exposure settings, you just simply point-n-shoot, perfect for beginners.



Pentax Optio E50

Auto Picture mode is very close to "Green" mode, it is automatic but it does allow you to choose Image size and quality, ISO, EV Compensation, and movie controls.


Pentax Optio E50

Program AE mode is geared more toward the novice user, and offers a wealth of camera settings, like ISO, White Balance, Sharpness, Saturation, Contrast, Exposure Compensation, etc.



Pentax Optio E50

When the shutter is half-pressed and the autofocus locks, the active AF point bracket will shrink and turn green.



Pentax Optio E50

Press the 4-way controller "MODE" button to change the exposure mode. Choices are: Auto Picture, Program, Night Scene, Movie, Voice Recording, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Surf & Snow, Sport, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Digital Panorama, and Frame Composite.



Pentax Optio E50

Record Menu options:

    Recorded Pixels - 8M, 5M, 4M, 3M, 2M, 1024, 640
    Quality Level - Best (***), Better (**) or Good (*)
    AF Mode - Choose focusing area
    Sensitivity - Auto, or User select ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
    EV Compensation - ±2.0 in 1/3EV steps
    Movie - Adjust movie mode settings (shown below)
    Memory - Saves shooting function settings when camera is turned off
    Date Imprint - On or Off





Pentax Optio E50

Presssing the 4-Way controller left gives you the flash options. Up is the drive mode and timer, and Right is the focus mode including macro focus mode. Macro covers macro: 0.49-1.64 ft.



Pentax Optio E50

You can record 640x480 or 320x320 motion video at 15 or 30 fps with audio. Movie clips are stored as .AVI (Motion JPEG) format video files. While the optical zoom may Not be used during recording, you can preset the desired focal length. The length of these movies is limited only by available memory.






Continue on to
Playback Modes



Return To Our
Reviews Menu







Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
Trade Twin Pack 2 x 32GB Memory Card class 10 SD SDHC class 10 Fast Secure Digital Memory Card class 10 for Pentax Optio *ist DS, *ist DS2, A20, A30, A40, E30, E40, E50, E60, E70, E70L, E75, E80, E90, H90, I-10, K5, K-5, K7, K-7, K10D, K11D, K20D, K100D Super, K200D, K2000, KR, K-R, KM, K-M, KX, K-X, L30, L40, L50, L60, M20, M30, M40, M50, M60, M85, M90, P70, P80, S7, S10, S12, T30, V10, V20, W20, W30, W40, W60, W80, W90, WS80, X70, X90, Z10 Trade Twin Pack 2 x 32GB Memory Card class 10 SD SDHC class 10 Fast Secure Digital Memory Card class 10 for Pentax Optio *ist DS, *ist DS2, A20, A30, A40, E30, E40, E50, E60, E70, E70L, E75, E80, E90, H90, I-10, K5, K-5, K7, K-7, K10D, K11D, K20D, K100D Super, K200D, K2000, KR, K-R, KM, K-M, KX, K-X, L30, L40, L50, L60, M20, M30, M40, M50, M60, M85, M90, P70, P80, S7, S10, S12, T30, V10, V20, W20, W30, W40, W60, W80, W90, WS80, X70, X90, Z10 $159.98
Trade Twin Pack SDHC UHS-1 Series 32GB Class 10 High Speed Secure Digital Memory Card for Pentax Optio *ist DS, *ist DS2, A20, A30, A40, E30, E40, E50, E60, E70, E70L, E75, E80, E90, H90, I-10, K5, K-5, K7, K-7, K10D, K11D, K20D, K100D Super, K200D, K2000, KR, K-R, KM, K-M, KX, K-X, L30, L40, L50, L60, M20, M30, M40, M50, M60, M85, M90, P70, P80, S7, S10, S12, T30, V10, V20, W20, W30, W40, W60, W80, W90, WS80, X70, X90, Z10 Trade Twin Pack SDHC UHS-1 Series 32GB Class 10 High Speed Secure Digital Memory Card for Pentax Optio *ist DS, *ist DS2, A20, A30, A40, E30, E40, E50, E60, E70, E70L, E75, E80, E90, H90, I-10, K5, K-5, K7, K-7, K10D, K11D, K20D, K100D Super, K200D, K2000, KR, K-R, KM, K-M, KX, K-X, L30, L40, L50, L60, M20, M30, M40, M50, M60, M85, M90, P70, P80, S7, S10, S12, T30, V10, V20, W20, W30, W40, W60, W80, W90, WS80, X70, X90, Z10 $79.98
Montana Stylish & Hip Digital camera / Camcorder bag case cover & Raincoat / colour: Turquoise / compatible with / compatible with (Pentax Optio 750Z A10 A20 A30 A40 E10 E20 E30 E40 E50 E60 E70 E70L E75 E80 E90 H90 I-10 L50 M10 M20 M30 M40 M50 M60 M85 P70 P80 S10 S12 S30 S40 S45 S50 S55 S5i S5z S6 S60 S7 Sv T10 T20 T30 V10 V20 W10 W20 W30 W60 W80 W90 Wp WS80 Z10 S1 RS1500 DC Comics Pentax Q VS20 RZ18 WG-1 GPS K-01 WG-2 GPS RS1000 M90 WG-3, WS-10, RZ10, PX, MX-1, LS465, GRD IV, GR, CX6) Montana Stylish & Hip Digital camera / Camcorder bag case cover & Raincoat / colour: Turquoise / compatible with / compatible with (Pentax Optio 750Z A10 A20 A30 A40 E10 E20 E30 E40 E50 E60 E70 E70L E75 E80 E90 H90 I-10 L50 M10 M20 M30 M40 M50 M60 M85 P70 P80 S10 S12 S30 S40 S45 S50 S55 S5i S5z S6 S60 S7 Sv T10 T20 T30 V10 V20 W10 W20 W30 W60 W80 W90 Wp WS80 Z10 S1 RS1500 DC Comics Pentax Q VS20 RZ18 WG-1 GPS K-01 WG-2 GPS RS1000 M90 WG-3, WS-10, RZ10, PX, MX-1, LS465, GRD IV, GR, CX6) $24.99
3.70V,680mAh,Li-ion,Replacement Digital Camera Battery for NIKON Coolpix S550, Coolpix S560,PENTAX Optio L50, M50, M60, Optio V20, Optio W60, Optio W80,RICOH R50,SANYO Xacti VPC-E10,OLYMPUS FE-370,Compatible Part Numbers:EN-EL11,D-LI78,DB-80,DB-L70,LI-60B, 3.70V,680mAh,Li-ion,Replacement Digital Camera Battery for NIKON Coolpix S550, Coolpix S560,PENTAX Optio L50, M50, M60, Optio V20, Optio W60, Optio W80,RICOH R50,SANYO Xacti VPC-E10,OLYMPUS FE-370,Compatible Part Numbers:EN-EL11,D-LI78,DB-80,DB-L70,LI-60B, $23.66
USA Gear DualGRIP DSLR Camera Stabilizing Hand Grip Strap for Pentax K-50 , K-500 , K-5 II , IIs , K-3 , K-5 , K-r & More - Includes Mini Tripod & Cleaning Cloth USA Gear DualGRIP DSLR Camera Stabilizing Hand Grip Strap for Pentax K-50 , K-500 , K-5 II , IIs , K-3 , K-5 , K-r & More - Includes Mini Tripod & Cleaning Cloth $19.99