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