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Pentax LS465

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Expert Review

1 June 2013
  • Excerpt: The entry-level ultra compact camera market has always been fierce, and now even more so with high-end smartphone cameras now rivalling the image quality of a dedicated point and shoot camera.
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Expert Review

8 November 2012
  • Summary: This camera is stylish, portable and lightweight. It will take better photos than you get with a smartphone, and its user-friendly controls and menus make it easy to use.
  • Pros: The Pentax Optio LS465 is stylish and affordable, and it comes with an impressive 2-year warranty.
  • Cons: The Pentax Optio LS465 lacks image stabilization features, making it difficult to capture sharp photos when using the zoom lens.
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Overall 9
Design 9
Value for money 9
Features 9
Performance 8
Picture quality 9

Pentax Optio LS465 Review

What Digital Camera
27 July 2012
  • 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. It’s probably obvious by now that the Pentax Optio LZ 465 is unlikely to suit most people, but it is inexpensive, fun to use, looks great and has enough kit to keep you happy.
  • 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
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Pentax Optio LS465

TechRadar UK
1 June 2013
  • Conclusion: For those who just want a simple and cheap point and shoot camera, the Pentax Optio LS465 will deliver and should be a solid and reliable companion. However, the shortcomings in image quality are clear to see, and are likely to disappoint even casual users. Image quality must also stand up to close scrutiny, and in this area the Pentax Optio LS465 just can't compete with similarly priced offerings from brands like Canon or Panasonic, such as the Canon IXUS 115 HS or...
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Overall 6

Pentax Optio LS465 Digital Camera Review

24 August 2012
  • 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. The Pentax website shows the camera alongside a lipstick, so does this mean it's a camera for the ladies?
  • 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
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Overall 6

Pentax Optio LS465 review

26 July 2012
  • 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. These acrylic inserts fit under a clear plastic cover, and include polka dots, Dalmatian print, a leather effect and a relatively dull address label.
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Overall 7

Pentax Optio LS465

Trusted Reviews
4 July 2012
  • Summary: With it's snap-on covers the LS465 is a stylish and easy-to-use budget compact.
  • Pros: Small and quite stylish, Uncomplicated and easy to use, Acceptable results at low ISO settings
  • Cons: Poor image quality at higher ISOs, Slow image processing times
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