Pentax Optio S50

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Pentax Optio S50 Digital Camera

 

Pros

Takes standard AA batteries

Easy to use with good ergonomics

Good build quality

 

Cons

Pictures are somewhat soft and not quite crisp as they should be for a 5 Megapixel camera

Auto focus struggles at times and there is no focus assist lamp to help out

 

 

Typical Internet Price: c £150 inc. VAT

 

Star Rating: 6  Outperformed by the smaller, betterand more desirable Pentax Optio S5i camera which with recent price drops costs only around £15 more. Also look out for the Optio S5n due to be released in April 2005.