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Pentax Optio LS465
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Pentax Optio LS465 Digital Camera

16MP 5x CCD 1/2.3" Jun 2012
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The Optio LS465 Not Only Offers A Host Of Advanced, User-friendly Features Assuring The Simple, Effortless Capture Of Beautiful, High-quality Images, But Also Comes In A Low Profile Body That Is... More
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Pentax Optio LS465 - My Review

26 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Based on 1,276 owner and expert reviews, Pentax has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. However, Pentax has poor ratings for its compact camera digital cameras compared to compact camera digital cameras made by other manufacturers.

Nice Design

Several Pentax Optio LS465 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. Techradar said “Small and quite stylish” in their Pentax Optio LS465 review. Expert website Gizbot.com said in their Pentax Optio LS465 review four years ago “It can be referred to as a pocket camera as this camera with fashionable appearance fits into any small jacket pockets” .

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a good design. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote four years ago “A fun design.” .

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Easy to Use

A few people who purchased it thought it was easy to use. Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera “Uncomplicated and easy to use”.

Good Size

Two Pentax Optio LS465 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Techradar.com mentioned on Techradar “The entry-level ultra compact camera market has always been fierce”.

Robust

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was reliable. Techradar said “Reliable autofocus” . One Pentax Optio LS465 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was well made.

Good Quality Lens

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. One customer who bought this digital camera considered that it had a good autofocus.

Good Technical Features

One customer said in their reviews that it had good features.

Good Product Quality

A number of Pentax Optio LS465 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Techradar wrote in their Pentax Optio LS465 review “Good build quality” but even so they gave it a score of 2 stars. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said “Better image quality is available at this price” .

Good Quality Pictures

Several people wrote that the Pentax Optio LS465 was able to produce good images. Techradar mentioned “Image noise at high sensitivities, using the entire screen only at reduced resolution of 12megapixels, images are soft at full zoom”.

One Pentax Optio LS465 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it had a good ISO range. Techradar wrote three years ago “Acceptable results at low ISO settings” in their review of the Pentax Optio LS465 however despite that they gave it a rating of 2 stars.

One customer who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good image sensor. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned “It has a 16 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens” in their review.

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CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price], or the GE G3WP[plb_1772968_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix L120[pl_1186_price], or the Coolpix L820[pl_2153075_price] both from Nikon.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-W730[plb_2083671_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. The Pentax Optio LS465 has one of the bigger digital zooms (7.2 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

Other 7.2x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the FinePix JZ200[pl_1520169_price], or the FinePix T400[pl_1505419_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the DSC-W530[pl_1873911_price] (8x), or the DSC-W510[pl_1610607_price] (8x) both from Sony or the Lexibook DJ052[plb_1959055_price] (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Optio LS465 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price], or the Sony DSC-HX20[plb_1543754_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Optio LS465, the Pentax Optio LS465 has a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at include the Coolpix L120[pl_1186_price], or the Coolpix S4200[pl_1830640_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix AX600[plb_1735654_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Optio LS465 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Pentax camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Optio LS465. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this camera.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Pentax Optio LS465 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Pentax digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras that are a similar age to the Optio LS465. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Optio LS465 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this Pentax digital camera.

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Features Two Flash Modes

The Pentax Optio LS465 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly featured flash mode is Auto, but this flash mode is not featured on this Pentax camera. The flash modes Flash off and Flash on are also featured on this camera.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The Optio LS465 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Pentax camera has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution, whereas most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 3072 x 2304. The worst still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on cameras of this type and age.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Optio LS465 has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Optio LS465. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this Pentax camera.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The Pentax Optio LS465 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Multi Point Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this Pentax camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Light

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the weights range from 20g to 710g. With a weight of only 105 grams, the Pentax Optio LS465 is one of the lighter compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Optio LS465 amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Short

The shortest compact camera digital camera that has been available for more than two years is 16mm tall, the tallest is 750mm, and the average height is 61mm. With a height of only 46 millimeters, the Optio LS465 is quite short compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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11 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this compact camera digital camera is 59 out of 100. If all the digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the bottom 8%.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Optio LS465 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the GE G3WP[plb_1772968_price], or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Optio LS465 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Optio LS465 also do not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price], or the GE G100[plb_1861772_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Optio LS465, the Pentax Optio LS465 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the ST200[pl_378406_price], the WB200F[pl_2071998_price], or the ST200F[pl_1682904_price] all from Samsung.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Optio LS465 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Optio LS465 does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Optio LS465 also do not have a GPS.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Optio LS465 are not waterproof. The Optio LS465 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The Optio LS465 supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The best supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Nine Auto Focus Points

The Optio LS465 is a nine auto focus point camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Optio LS465 have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Optio LS465 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Optio LS465.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the minimum focal lengths range from 2.6mm to 290mm. The Optio LS465 has a fairly long minimum focal length (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Pentax Optio LS465

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Pentax digital camera was released.

Average Megapixel Count

The Pentax Optio LS465 has a relatively standard megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Optio LS465.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 16MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm Finepix F800[plb_1518759_price], the Nikon Coolpix S9200[plb_399792_price], or the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price].

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50[plb_1975491_price] (16.1MP), or the Nikon Coolpix L27[plb_1968351_price] (16.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Optio LS465 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Optio LS465.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Samsung DV300[plb_1513072_price], or the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5[plb_406570_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x), the Coolpix S4200[pl_1830640_price] (6x), or the Coolpix S2750[pl_2334073_price] (6x) all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Pentax Optio LS465 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Optio LS465.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6200[plb_1146785_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6[plb_1353105_price], or the Samsung ST96[plb_1338363_price].

Cameras with a larger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Fujifilm FinePix X100S[plb_1609683_price] (2.8"), the Samsung DV300[plb_1513072_price] (3"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35[plb_1974789_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Operating System
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

(9)
1 June 2013

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.... Read more…

Good build quality
Simple operation
Reliable autofocus
Customisable front panel
Small, features, ease of use, price, value
Substandard image quality
Imprecise zoom controls
No image stabilisation
Poor LCD viewing angles
Image noise at high sensitivities, using the entire screen only at reduced resolution of 12megapixels, images are soft at full zoom

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... Read more…

24 August 2012

It does appear that Pentax have very much designed this camera with the ladies in mind, it's picture with a lipstick on their website and is available in pink and purple, possibly not the ideal...

The new Pentax Optio LS465 is a budget, ultra-compact digital camera that can customise its looks thanks to swappable ?skins' designed to change the camera's face plate, presumably in order to... Read more…

26 July 2012

A fun design, but better image quality is available at this price...

4 July 2012

Targeted primarily at casual snappers and young about-town types, the Pentax Optio LS456 is a style-driven, easy-to-use budget compact that comes boxed with a set of interchangeable front covers... Read more…

23 May 2012

Pentax is in news in the camera market with the launch of an innovative entry-level digital camera Optio LS465. It can be referred to as a pocket camera as this camera with fashionable appearance... Read more…

1 December 2012

Pentax Optio LS465 zosta? zaprezentowany pod koniec maja tego roku. Tak jak poprzednie konstrukcje tego producenta, przykuwa uwag? specyficznym wzornictwem. Jednocze?nie jest to sprz?t bud?etowy,... Read more…

21 December 2012

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optiols465bk, pentax 14056, pentax optiols465, pentax optiols465b, pentax optiols465bk
Barcodes 00027075205604, 00027075216358, 00027075216365, 00027075216495, 00027075216501, 00027075216648, 04549212216398
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