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Pentax 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

21 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Pentax has excellent average ratings across all digital cameras, however it has poor ratings specifically for its compact cameras.

Nice Design

Some people who bought it agreed that it was good looking. Techradar wrote in their Pentax LS465 review “Small and quite stylish”. Gizbot.com wrote in their review “It can be referred to as a pocket camera as this camera with fashionable appearance fits into any small jacket pockets”.

One Pentax LS465 owner mentioned that the product was a good design. Five years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert review site Expert Reviews “A fun design.” however they only gave the Pentax LS465 a rating of 3 stars.

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Easy to Use

Some Pentax LS465 owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Four years ago Techradar wrote “Uncomplicated and easy to use” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Size

Some Pentax LS465 owners wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar “The entry-level ultra compact camera market has always been fierce” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only gave the product a score of 40 out of 100.

Robust

One customer reckoned that the Pentax LS465 was well made. Techradar wrote “Good build quality”. One Pentax LS465 owner wrote in their reviews that it was reliable. Techradar wrote in their Pentax LS465 review four years ago “Reliable autofocus” .

Good Quality Lens

One Pentax LS465 reviewer who purchased the product thought it had a good autofocus. One Pentax LS465 reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it had a good zoom.

Good Technical Features

One customer who bought it said that it had good features.

Good Product Quality

Two Pentax LS465 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk said “Better image quality is available at this price” in their review.

Good Quality Pictures

Two people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Techradar wrote “Image noise at high sensitivities, using the entire screen only at reduced resolution of 12megapixels, images are soft at full zoom”.

One Pentax LS465 owner who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “It has a 16 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens” nonetheless they scored the Pentax LS465 3 stars.

One customer wrote that it had a good ISO range. Techradar mentioned “Acceptable results at low ISO settings” but they gave it a rating of 40 out of 100.

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CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price], the Sony DSC-W630[plb_1873640_price], or the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y[plb_1786919_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the GE E1410SW[plb_1861642_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price].

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|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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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 7.2 times zoom factor, the Pentax LS465 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the LS465. The digital zooms of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

Alternative 7.2x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the FinePix JZ 200[pl_1520169_price], or the T400[pl_1505419_price] both from Fujifilm.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider 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 is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the LS465 which do not support video capability, the Pentax LS465 supports video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Fujifilm FinePix JZ 200[plb_1520169_price], or the Canon IXUS 130[plb_1644860_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Pentax LS465 has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the D300s[pl_994_price], or the 3200[pl_1729050_price] both from Nikon or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Pentax LS465 is more than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The white balances "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Pentax LS465 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Pentax digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the LS465. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution(s)

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 comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. In addition, this Pentax digital camera have a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080 and 3072 x 2304. Across all compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the LS465 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Pentax LS465 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Multi Point Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this Pentax digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Light

The average weight of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 170g. The Pentax LS465 is fairly light (only 105 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the LS465.

We compared all the other 105g digital cameras to this camera and we think the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 59 out of 100. This puts this compact camera digital camera in the bottom 7% of all the comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax LS465 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the LS465 do have an image stabilizer.

Other cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE J1250[plb_1773000_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the LS465, the Pentax LS465 does not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price], or the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the LS465, the Pentax LS465 does not support wi-Fi.

Other cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the ST200[pl_378406_price], the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the LS465 are not 3D. The Pentax LS465 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Vivitar T135[plb_1838910_price], or the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the LS465, the Pentax LS465 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Pentax LS465 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the LS465 are also not waterproof.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Pentax LS465 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This Pentax camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this Pentax digital camera.

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Only Nine Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

The Pentax LS465 is a nine auto Focus (AF) points digital camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Pentax LS465 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the LS465. Across all the compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the LS465 the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the LS465 is 230 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels. The Pentax LS465 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the LS465.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. The Pentax LS465 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (28 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Pentax LS465

Released Over Four Years Ago

Pentax released the LS465 over four years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Pentax LS465 has a pretty typical megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the T400[pl_1505419_price], the FinePix F750EXR[pl_1270902_price], or the FinePix Z1000EXR[pl_394895_price] all from Fujifilm.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the DMC-SZ9[pl_1971915_price] (16.1MP), or the Lumix DMC-TZ36[pl_1725803_price] (16.1MP) both from Panasonic or the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F[plb_1513072_price] (16.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Pentax LS465 has a pretty average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the LS465.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F[plb_1513072_price], the Canon ELPH 320 HS[plb_1385328_price], or the Nikon COOLPIX S3100 + 4GB[plb_955911_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Nikon 4200[plb_1830640_price] (6x), or the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Pentax LS465 has a pretty average display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the LS465.

There are a number of alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS[pl_987590_price], or the Powershot ELPH 300 HS[pl_1426159_price] both from Canon or the Olympus VG-150[plb_1335671_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8" and higher rated), the Canon PowerShot N2[plb_2697704_price] (2.8" and higher rated), or the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F[plb_1513072_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Compatible Operating Systems
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed
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
Barcodes 00027075205604, 00027075216358, 00027075216365, 00027075216495, 00027075216501, 00027075216648, 04549212216398
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