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    Pentax Optio E50 Problems

    Well this may not seem like the place because it seems more like a place for people with dSLR's but I can still try.

    I just bought a new Pentax Optio E50 (8.1mp) digital camera.
    I recently had a family BBQ and took loads of great pictures, the quality was fine but today I turned it on at school (to work on a portfolio) and the photos that were taken seemed... off.

    See for yourself;

    Link to photo

    This was taken on the Digital SR setting, but it does this for every setting. (auto, portrait, landscape)

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Pentax Optio E50 Problems

    Yeah, that's definitely not right. I'd return it for an exchange.
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    Re: Pentax Optio E50 Problems

    Yes, Kersh, I'd definitely take it back. Something isn't working right.
    Ken


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    Re: Pentax Optio E50 Problems

    Yep, it is broken.
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    Re: Pentax Optio E50 Problems

    Did you ever get this problem figured out? I have the same problem and my camera is not under warranty anymore so I wanted to see if its any easy fix or if its worth sending it in or not to pay for it to be fixed.
    Thanks

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    Re: Pentax Optio E50 Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by hillmanjohn2
    Did you ever get this problem figured out? I have the same problem and my camera is not under warranty anymore so I wanted to see if its any easy fix or if its worth sending it in or not to pay for it to be fixed.
    Thanks
    Hello hillmanjohn2 and welcome to PR. I'm afraid that Kersh has not updated us on the status of his repair since 2008 nor has he posted anything else since then. So, I doubt we are going to get a response. I've looked around a bit to see if I could learn something about your camera and it seems to be a nice p/s.

    Here's my thoughts. I recently sent a camera in to have it cleaned. Mine was a dslr, but the prices are probably similar. It cost me, after shipping, over a $100, just for the original cleaning. I did have some things fixed that were found which ran it up to $180. The MSRP on your camera was only around $150. Taking this into consideration, and since you are out of warranty, I'd seriously consider looking into a new camera with a new warranty.

    One of the nice things about upgrading is that some of the newer cameras are now coming with 720p and 1080p video which is great for family gatherings, vacations, etc. And the prices are, in many cases, very affordable.

    Sorry I don't have better news about a fix for your camera, but hope this helps you out. Please let us know how it turns out.
    Ken


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    Re: Pentax Optio E50 Problems

    Thanks Ken. I kind of figured it wouldn't be worth it but wanted to get another opinion first. I am probably just gonna pick up a cheap camera for now on eBay or something.
    I used to use a Minolta Dimage 5 but that broke and I just haven't had the cash to get anything comparable to that yet. So I am just settling for something for general use right now.

    Thanks again,

    John

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