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: 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.