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Digital Compact Camera: Optio M50

optio M50
5X Optical Zoom Lens to Capture Large, Beautiful Images

Despite its super-compact, ultra-slim body, the Optio M50 features a high-power 5X optical zoom lens to zoom in on the subject. When combined with its digital zoom capability, it offers an astonishing 25.5X zoom range, making it possible to capture large, exciting images of distant subjects with great ease. In addition, since its LCD monitor features a wide-view IPS panel, you can review captured images clearly from many different angles — a convenient feature for group and family viewing.

Advanced Natural Skin Mode with a New Smile Capture Function

The Optio M50 features the upgraded Face-Recognition AF & AE function. Coupled with the Natural Skin shooting mode, it automatically captures as many as 15 faces across the image field sharply and beautifully. It also features the new Smile Capture function, which automatically releases the shutter the instant it detects your subject’s smile. Since both the Face-Recognition and Smile Capture functions can be activated or turned off with a single push-button action, you can very easily preserve sparkling smiles.

Super-High ISO 6400 Sensitivity to Minimize Camera Shake and Subject Shake

When shooting under low-lighting conditions, take advantage of the Optio M50’s Digital SR (Shake Reduction) system, which automatically raises the sensitivity level as high as ISO 6400 for a higher shutter speed. This takes away all worries in demanding shooting conditions prone to camera shake and subject shake — such as sunset and indoor scenes — and captures images exactly the way you want them.

Automatic Switching to the Macro Mode for Close-Range Subjects

Automatic Switching to the Macro Mode for Close-Range SubjectsThe Optio M50 automatically measures the distance to the subject, and switches its autofocus system to the macro mode when it detects a subject at a close distance. This saves you from troublesome mode-switching operations, and allows you to capture well-defined, close-up images instantly and effortlessly.


Digital Wide Mode
to Composite One Spectacular Scene from Two Images

The Optio M50’s Digital Wide mode lets you effortlessly preserve a breathtaking landscape or extra-wide subject in a single image. Simply take a pair of vertical images by following the camera’s instructions, and the Optio M50 automatically composites them into a single image, which appears so natural and seamless to everyone’s eye.

Digital Wide Mode to Composite One Spectacular Scene from Two Images

Auto-Tracking AF
to Maintain Constant Focus on Active Subjects for Timely Shutter Releases

Once the subject is captured in focus, the Optio M50’s auto-tracking AF mode keeps it in focus, even when it moves around in the image field. By eliminating the need for frequent refocusing, this lets you effortlessly capture the decisive moment, even when the subject is an active child or unpredictable pet.

Mode Palettes
to Offer Instant Setting of Desired Shooting and Playback Modes via Simple Icon Selection
Shooting Mode Palette

The Optio M50 features a user-friendly shooting mode palette to simplify the troublesome mode-selection process. Simply select an icon corresponding to the desired mode on the screen, and the Optio M50 takes care of the rest for you to produce beautiful images, frame after frame.

Playback Mode Palette

The Optio M50’s playback mode palette offers a set of icons corresponding to the image-editing and photo-retouching functions available after shooting, including trimming and resizing tools and digital filters. It assures quick, effortless setting of the desired function to facilitate image-processing operations.

VGA Movie Format
For High-Quality, Blur-Free Movie Clips

The Optio M50 lets you capture VGA-format movie clips (30 frames per second) at sizes up to 640 x 480 pixels. Coupled with the digital movie shake-reduction function, this assures high-quality, blur-free movie clips in a wide variety of applications.

Digital Filters
to Add Personal Touches for Creative Expressions

Since the Optio M50 incorporates an array of digital filters, including black & white, sepia, color, soft and illustration, you can easily add creative and artistic touches to your images — one of the great benefits available only to digital photography.

Photo Frames
to Customize Images for Special Occasions

The Optio M50 lets you create an eye-catching framed image with great ease, either by displaying your choice of frame on the screen during shooting or by adding the most fitting frame to a recorded image. You can also replace these frames by downloading new ones from the PENTAX Web site.

World-Time and Calendar Functions
for On-the-Road Convenience around the Globe
World-Time Clock to Display Standard Time in 28 Time Zones

The Optio M50’s built-in clock is a handy tool on your overseas trips, since it provides real-time display of standard time in 75 cities in 28 time zones around the world. You can even check the time difference between your home town and travel destination on the menu screen.

Calendar Function for Day-by-Day Display of Captured Images

Since the Optio M50’s calendar function automatically files captured images into day-by-day folders, you can instantly recall the images recorded on a particular day by selecting that day on the calendar screen. This feature allows you to keep accurate track of a trip or past events.


For Printing
PictBridge Compatibility for Direct Printing Convenience

PictBridgeWhen connected to a PictBridge-compatible printer via the included USB cable, the Optio M50 offers convenient direct printing, eliminating the need to transfer image data to your PC. This direct-printing convenience is available with any PictBridge-compatible printer, regardless of make or model.

Compatibility with Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching and DPOFCompatibility with Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching and DPOF

The Optio M50 is compatible with Exif Print and PRINT Image Matching III to produce beautiful printouts faithful to the camera data. It is also compatible with DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) to control the number of prints and date imprint information.

For TV Monitor Viewing and Image Copying
AV Output Terminal for Easy TV Monitor Viewing

AV Output Terminal for Easy TV Monitor ViewingWhen you like to share recorded images and movies with your family or friends, simply connect the Optio M50 to a TV monitor via the included AV cable. You can play back memorable scenes and sounds on a larger screen for great fun.

Copying Memorable Images and Movies to DVD and Videotape

When you want to share special memories with your friends or relatives, you can make copies of recorded images or movies on a DVD or videotape, simply by connecting the Optio M50 to a DVD recorder or video deck via the included AV cable. Such copies also allow other people to watch the memorable scenes comfortably on a larger TV or projector screen.

For Image Editing
Image Transfer to PC via USB Cable

Image Transfer to PC via USB CableUsing the included USB cable, you can easily transfer images captured by the Optio M50 to your PC, for use on a Web site or in a photo album.

ACDSee for PENTAX (Windows and Mac versions) for Image Viewing and Filing

ACDSeeThe Optio M50 comes with the ACDSee for PENTAX software (available on the accompanying CD-ROM) for the viewing and filing of recorded images on a PC. The Windows version offers a host of image editing functions, including brightness and color controls and special effects, for the production of refined, original images.


Convenient All-in-One Package

• Rechargeable lithium-ion battery • Battery charger •AC power cord • USB cable • AV cable • Strap

Software (CD-ROM)

ACDSee for PENTAX image viewing, editing and filing software for Windows
ACDSee 2 for Mac image viewing and filing software for Macintosh

USB connection requirements:

PCs running Windows 2000, XP or Vista™.
Macintosh computers running OS 9.2 or X (Ver. 10.1.2 to 10.5).

Notes:
The operating system must be pre-installed and updated to the latest version.
The computer must be equipped with USB terminals.


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