The Pentax Optio 50 is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Pentax Optio 50's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the FE-250)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax Optio 50 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (32 mm vs 38 mm) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), is slightly larger (compact (91×61×27 mm) vs super compact (94×57×22 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 8 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (200 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and is older (february 2005 vs january 2007).

Olympus FE-250

Olympus FE-250
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the FE-250 (vs the Optio 50)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the FE-250 (vs the Optio 50)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 32 mm
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the FE-250 and Optio 50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×57×22 mm) vs Compact (91×61×27 mm)