Excerpt: The Pentax Optio S5z - The little digital camera in the Altoids tin grows up Pentax was not really a player in the digital camera wars until early 2003 when (in a brilliant marketing move) the company introduced the World's smallest 3 megapixel digital camera, the Optio S, pictured nestled in an empty Altoids tin.
Excerpt: Continue on to Features & Controls Optio S5z Specifications Camera Type: Compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure and auto flash Effective Pixels: 5.0 megapixels Image Capture Device: Type - 1/2.5 inch interline transfer CCD with a primary color filter Total Pixels - 5.25 megapixels Color Depth - 12 bit x 3 colors Recorded Pixels: Still: 2560x1920, 2304x1728, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480 Movie: 640x480 Focus System:...
Summary: The Pentax Optio S5z hangs onto its four-star rating despite an uneccessary screen upgrade. The excellent build quality, reliable images and superb video make it worth a closer look. The ease of use is another factor in its favour. This is still a wonderful pocket-sized camera with a lot to offer the keen beginner.
Summary: The Optio S5z takes almost all the things we've liked about previous models -- compact design, contrasty LCD, acceptable image quality -- and adds 13mm to the size to the screen. On balance we'd trade the bigger screen for the previous model's docking station, but it's still a good option if you're looking for a very small camera
Pros: Tidy and compact design, Big, bright, contrasty LCD, Impressive movie mode, Reasonably powerful flash (for an ultracompact)
Cons: Small, cramped controls, Can be difficult to grip, Comes with battery charger rather than docking station, Slight tendency to overexposure
Summary: The smallest and lightest of the Optio 'S' series cameras Pentax has made thus far, the Optio S5z fits easily in a shirt pocket and its smart, brushed aluminium alloy body has a 'quality' look. A large 2.5-inch LCD monitor covers most of the rear panel, leaving no space for a viewfinder and five tiny rubber buttons provide a secure finger grip.
Excerpt: L'Optio S5Z est le nouvel appareil compact format carte de crédit de Pentax. Vraiment miniature, vraiment élégant et vraiment performant ! Un appareil de si petite taille qui intègre un capteur de 5 mégapixels c'est très bien. Un appareil de si petite taille qui fait office d'un véritable camescope, c'est encore mieux ! Le S5Z dispose de fonctions multimédia vraiment abouties, il ne s'agit plus de gadget à ce niveau.
Excerpt: La Pentax Optio S5z ha una dotazione così composta: 5,0 Megapixel effettivi, Zoom 3x (eq 35-105mm),Monitor TFT 2,5', Appena 2 cm di spessore, Batteria ric. al Litio, 21 modi d'esposizione, Schede di memoria: SD, Filmati AVI con audio, Zoom digitale 4X, VoiceRec.