Summary: The latest model in Pentax's credit-card-sized Optio S range is instantly desirable thanks to its size, tidy design and bright LCD. Ease of use, a wide range of scene modes, a high-res movie mode and generally good snapshot performance add to its appeal
Pros: Very compact and neatly designed; bright, contrasty LCD; charging stand with space for a second battery; Green mode for quick snapshots; 640 x 480-pixel movie mode.
Cons: Memory card has to be purchased separately; flesh tones slightly pink.
Summary: Ultra-slim compact cameras are all about style, and the S5n has a Gucci handbag-full of it. Luckily, it’s also simple to use, responsive and can capture good snaps. The dumbed-down, super-bright colours won’t be to everyone’s taste, however, and perfectionists may question the slightly soft images.