13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Amazing for price...,
This review is from: Pentax Optio S50 Digital Camera [5MP, 3x Optical] (Electronics)What a camera for the price, I didn't buy it here but it is a good price.
The images are enormous and the quality is really good.
It has a loada modes to do all kinds of stuff, and the macro makes really close objects really clear.
The screen is good, and really clear, and the options on the menus are easy to navigate.
As other people have said there is a lag but this is only when using the flash really and basically all cameras have this anyway, it doesn't make a noticebale difference.
Obviously as with all digital cameras with screens the batterys given aren't going to last long so good photo rechargeables are a must, and again with all digital cameras the built in memory only lasts around 10 shots so buy a memory card. 1Gb ones are only around £50, so pretty damn cheap for how big it is.
The size is good, it will easily fit in your pocket, because whats the point of having a big camera, because you'll miss those spur of the moment shots because it's in your bag and you won't want to carry it around everywhere.
The camera is made of aluminium and looks really expensive if this is an issue for you. The weight is good, it's not really heavy but not so light that it seems cheap and tacky.
Overall I would highly reccomend this camera, as it is amazing value for the price and takes good shots. Also Pentax are a good make to go for as they are renowned for good cameras and their lenses are quality unlike other cameras which might be 5Mp but may have a bad lens so will take worse pictures.
If in doubt get it, as I looked through loads of cameras before choosing this one and don't regret it for a minute.