Pentax Optio LS465 review

16MP, a tiny form factor and a very low price for a compact camera

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With good lighting and a simple, close-range subject, results can look good.

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Even in a high-contrast scene, the exposure metering has preserved a good balance of highlight and shadow detail.

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Viewed at full size, even this well lit subject lacks crispness and contains noticeable noise in shadow areas, even at the lowest ISO setting.

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With a wide angle equivalent to 28mm, most subjects can be contained within the frame easily.

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Maximum zoom reaches 140mm, but at the expense of detail, leaving images looking overly smoothed and unappealing.

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Default auto settings give vibrant colour reproduction that just avoids being over-saturated.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyOptio
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationDigital
ColourPurple
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom7.2x
Brand NamePentax
FeaturesSelf-timer, Face Recognition, Continuous Shooting Mode, Face Detection
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)105 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height46 mm
Width101 mm
Depth22.5 mm
Focal Length5 mm to 25 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerRicoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
Product ModelLS465
Product NameThe Ultraslim Compact Camera
Product LineOptio
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number14087
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.ricoh.co.uk
Marketing Information

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 both compact and stylish; one you can carry along on every occasion.

The Optio LS465 is much smaller and lighter than conventional standard-class models, despite its outstanding basic specifications that include high-resolution images assured by 16 effective megapixels, an optical 5X zoom lens with a 28mm wide-angle coverage, and a pushbutton start of HD movie recording. Its unique low profile body is just 46.5mm in height, so the user can carry it even in a small pocket or the spare corner of a bag, as if carrying a fashionable accessory. By attaching a dress-up sheet to the camera's front panel, the user can easily change its look to match a particular fashion, mood or occasion. By combining outstanding portability and stylishness with a host of imaging tools, the Optio LS465 makes high-quality digital photography fun and effortless for all types of subjects and scenes.

The Optio LS465 also offers a choice of body colors: Sapphire black, Ruby pink and Amethyst purple.

Package Contents
  • The Ultraslim Compact Camera
  • USB Cable
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • Battery Adaptater
  • Alternative Skin (10 types)
  • Software Media
Limited Warranty1 Year