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Model Name: Pentax Optio M50 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: M50
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $229.95
Street Price: $139.95
Date Available: 2008-03-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 4.1 oz (116 g)
Size: 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
(94 x 56 x 23 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 8.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.35 inch
Sensor size: 27.2556mm2 (6.03mm x 4.52mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.85 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2304 x 1728 (4.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30/15)
320x240 (30/15)
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Pentax zoom lens, 8 elements, 6 groups (4 aspherical elements)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 36 - 180 mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 100 cm
3.9 - 39.4 in
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 5.1x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point TTL contrast detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder:  
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 8.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto (64 - 3200); 6400 only available in Digital SR mode
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, daylight, shade, tungsten, fluorescent, custom
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Night Scene, Landscape, Flower, Natural Skin Tone, Portrait, Surf & Snow, Sport, Digital SR (5M), Kids, Pet, Food, Panorama, Digital Wide Angle (5M)
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto flash, flash on, flash off, red-eye reduction
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: 14’ (wide, auto ISO), 9.2’ (tele, auto ISO)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): DC Input
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG):  
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus):  
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI78
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI78 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 210
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: TBA
OS Compatibility: TBA
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features:

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