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Pentax Optio LS465

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and value for money are generally positive. The usability and image quality also get good views. The low light performance and performance get mixed opinions, and some have doubts about the features and screen.

portability, image quality, usability, value for money, design

screen, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio LS465 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 18 reviews)

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Pentax Optio LS465 review


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

Good build quality ; Simple operation ; Reliable autofocus ; Customisable front panel

Substandard image quality ; Imprecise zoom controls ; No image stabilisation ; Poor LCD viewing angles

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Pentax Optio LS465 review


Just in case there was any doubt as to who the LS465 is aimed at, Pentax's website shows it next to a stick of pink lipstick. It's available in a choice of black, purple or pink finishes and comes with 10 front panel designs. These acrylic inserts fit...

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

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Pentax Optio LS465


With it's snap-on covers the LS465 is a stylish and easy-to-use budget compact.

Small and quite stylish ; Uncomplicated and easy to use ; Acceptable results at low ISO settings

Poor image quality at higher ISOs ; Slow image processing times

One area where the price does lead to a compromise is in the LS465’s movie recording abilities. Unlike more expensive compacts the LS465 isn’t able to record 1080p Full HD videos, however it does offer 720p HD capture at 30fps alongside a standard...


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Pentax Optio LS465 Digital Camera Review


Daniel Bell reviews the ultra tiny Pentax Optio LS465 digital camera.

Customisable skins is a fairly unique feature; Extremely compact body with plenty of buttons; Good value for money; Decent image quality; Easy-to-use

4:3 pictures look really small on screen

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Pentax Optio LS465 review


The Pentax Optio LS465 is a budget 5x optical zoom snapper that features swappable ‘skins' to customise its looks and a 16-megapixel resolution sensor – it's eminently pocketable but is it any...

Small, features, ease of use, price, value

Image noise at high sensitivities, using the entire screen only at reduced resolution of 12-megapixels, images are soft at full zoom

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Pentax Optio LS465 Sample Photos


Sample photos from the ultra compact Pentax Optio LS465 with changeable front cover.

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Amazon review summary for Pentax Optio LS465


alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Pentax Optio LS465 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, usability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Pentax Optio LS465 Digital Camera - Purple (16MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD Screen

Consumer review by:

Very good purchase


Very easy camera to use very easy to access all controls right colour and very compact.

Consumer review by:

Fab little camera


A very compact lightweight little camera, easy to use, has interchangeable fascias so you can change the look too! its fast with lots of preset modes, image quality even at low light is excellent, definitely recommend if you're looking for a good...

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tiny but great pocket camera


This is NOT a toy,it has great picture quality and many advanced features such as colour filters and manual settings for more experienced photographers,novel features like the option of taking negative shots in documents scene setting etc.The...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CCD
Sensor Size:1/2.3''


Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1200


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Pentax D-LI108
Battery Type:Pentax D-LI108


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No