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Pentax LS465 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x CCD Jun 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Poor expert reviews
Imprecise zoom controls
Unacceptable noise level
9 Reviews

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Reviews

Pentax Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 2,026 expert and owner reviews (including 121 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent ratings for its cameras. Pentax also has excellent ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 97% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Poor Expert Reviews

Seven experts from sites including What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews have rated this camera on average 59%. The expert review sites don't rate this Pentax camera very highly.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two owners who purchased the Pentax LS465 reckoned that it was compact. Techradar.com said on Techradar “The entry-level ultra compact camera market has always been fierce”.

Very Light

The Pentax LS465 is one of the lighter digital cameras of this spec and age (only 105 grams) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The lightest digital camera that has been available for more than two years is 20g and the heaviest is 1.3kg.

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Design

Small and Quite Stylish

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

One owner said in their reviews that this digital camera was well designed. Expertreviews.co.uk scored it 6 stars and mentioned on Expert Reviews “A fun design.”.

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Reliable Autofocus

One owner who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was reliable. Techradar wrote in their review of the Pentax LS465 “Reliable autofocus” yet they only gave the product a rating of 16.4 out of 100. One person who purchased it wrote that it was well made.

Uncomplicated and Easy to Use

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the Pentax LS465 was easy to use. Techradar mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Uncomplicated and easy to use” but in spite of that they only scored the product 16.4 out of 100.

One person who purchased this digital camera thought it was easy to use the menus. Techradar wrote “Acceptable results at low ISO settings” but in spite of that they only rated it 16.4 out of 100.

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Good Build Quality

Two people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good quality. Techradar mentioned “Good build quality”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “Better image quality is available at this price” and gave it a score of 7 stars.


Features

Good Technical Features

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


Audio

Image Noise At High Sensitivities, Using the Entire Screen Only At Reduced Resolution of 12megapixels, Images Are Soft At Full Zoom

One person reckoned that it was noisy. Techradar wrote “Image noise at high sensitivities, using the entire screen only at reduced resolution of 12megapixels, images are soft at full zoom” in their Pentax LS465 review.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Pentax LS465 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One person reckoned that it was noisy. Techradar wrote “Image noise at high sensitivities, using the entire screen only at reduced resolution of 12megapixels, images are soft at full zoom” in their Pentax LS465 review.


Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera range from 1x to 120x. The Pentax LS465 has a fairly big digital zoom (7.2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 7.2x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix JZ200, or the Pentax X-5.

If this Pentax digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DSC-W530L (8x and higher rated), the DSC-W610 (9x and higher rated), or the DSC-W580 (10x and higher rated) all from Sony.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Pentax LS465 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera. Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F, or the Canon Powershot A3500 IS ($83) which has better reviews.

If this medium megapixel camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (5.8x), or the 4200 (6x) both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 28 millimeters, the Pentax LS465 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Pentax LS465 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might also want to consider including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the DSC-W610 both from Sony or the Fujifilm FinePix JZ200 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Pentax LS465 has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 ($299), or the Nikon 3200 which has better reviews.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Pentax LS465 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Pentax LS465 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Pentax LS465 has a hand strap, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Pentax LS465 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax LS465 has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Pentax camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080 and 3072 x 2304. The still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Imprecise Zoom Controls

Three customers who reviewed the Pentax LS465 agreed that it did not have a good zoom. Techradar wrote “Tylko zoom cyfrowy podczas nagrywania” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar also wrote “Imprecise zoom controls” in their review.

One owner who reviewed it considered that it did not have a good image stabiliser. Techradar said “No image stabilisation” .

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No Image Stabilisation

Five owners wrote in their reviews that the Pentax LS465 was not able to produce good images. Techradar wrote “Slow image processing times”. Techradar also wrote “Poor image quality at higher ISOs” in their review. Techradar also wrote “Substandard image quality” in their review.

One owner who bought it said that it did not have a good ISO range. Techradar said “Wski zakres uytecznych czuoci ISO” .

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Pentax LS465 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the SLT-A57Y both from Sony or the Casio EX-ZR400 which is also higher rated.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Pentax LS465 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera. The display diagonals of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 2" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

We compared all the other 2.7" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon S3100, the Fujifilm AX500, and the Samsung ES75 is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8"), or the X-E1 (2.9") both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot N2 ($236.99) (2.8") which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera is 230 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Pentax LS465 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Pentax released the LS465.

Product Identifiers

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

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