Summary: Overall, the performance is best described as adequate. Start-up time is around 3.5-seconds, while image processing times are quite slow with single-shot mode taking around 10-seconds to shoot three images, each shot taking just under three-seconds to process.
Pros: Small, features, ease of use, price, value
Cons: Image noise at high sensitivities, using the entire screen only at reduced resolution of 12-megapixels, images are soft at full zoom
Excerpt: The Pentax Optio LS465 is a tiny digital camera where you can replace the front panel with a different skin. It has a 16 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens and is available in black, pink and purple for £84.95.
Pros: Customisable skins is a fairly unique feature, Extremely compact body with plenty of buttons, Good value for money, Decent image quality, Easy-to-use
Cons: Won't switch on when attached to a tripod / tripod plate, Poor noise performance from ISO 400 upwards, 4:3 pictures look really small on screen
Excerpt: Just in case there was any doubt as to who the LS465 is aimed at, Pentax's website shows it next to a stick of pink lipstick. It's available in a choice of black, purple or pink finishes and comes with 10 front panel designs.