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Pentax Optio S5n

Pentax has been a leader in the photographic field for many years. Many Pentax innovations have become standards in the industry. Pentax's enthusiasm ...

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Excellent

ProSmall, so you can take it anywhere, but packed wit...

ConsCan be a bit fiddly to use

I spent a long time researching cameras before I chose this one, and I have to say, all of my research paid off! The very best thig about this camera is its size! It is so small that it fits easily into even my tiniest handbag (or my boyfriends pocket!). This means that I have it with me for all...

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“Farewell to SLR ?”

published 27/01/2006

ProCompact yet powerful. Lots of features to play wit...

ConsBattery hungry, cumbersome manual operation, limit...

The colour and depth of slides taken with an SLR are still, in my view, unrivalled but I no longer want to to carry my much-loved Ricoh around round my neck. So when I saw a shop-worn Pentax Optio S5i offered at a knockdown price I thought I'd give digital a go. It's very good, it really is! It...

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Excellent

“Pentax S5N”

published 28/04/2005

Prosmall, extremely quick, huge lcd screen, functions

Conscant think of one...

I have had an olympus digi camera for a couple of years now and was getting fed up with it as it was slow and bulky so after some research i found this camera. It is new to the market and perect for what i was after. -quick start up time -very short lag time between photo taking and display -huge...

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“Pentax Optio 5Sn”

published 16/12/2008

ProHandy size, well built

Conspoor flash

I have owned this camera for 12 months. The picture quality is very good, and it can be used easily - more or less the same as a point and shoot camera. The viewing screen is large enough, and the menu is easy to use. It seems to be shock resistant ! I dropped mine onto a tarmac road and it...

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Excellent

“Pentax Optio S5i”

published 06/12/2004

ProIt has everything you could want and more and it's...

ConsVery small for big hands

A fantastic small camera with every feature you could imagine. The price is very reasonable and many features are included in cameras costing twice as much. It is very easy to ue and has pre-set settings for any type of photo you wish to take, including black and white and sunsets. Make sure you...

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Excellent

ProPrice and the fantastic size

ConsHaven't found any yet

Excellent range of features including night shots, black and white, other colour effects, soft focus, 3-D etc. Probably my favourite feature of all is the posterisation - this turns your photo into a pop art picture reminiscent of Andy Warhols picture of Marilyn Munro, excellent for images of...

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Excellent

“Excellent Camera easy to use”

published 07/11/2005

ProEasy to use, big LCD screen

ConsProprietary battery

I have had this camera for a while now and apart from the battery needing to be charged, I yet to find anything to maon about. Out of the box it is to use with all the pre-sets. The menu's are reasonably intuitive and the screen us great. It uses the SD type memory card which I believe tends to...

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Excellent

“great little camera”

published 19/01/2006

Proneat and compact

Conshaven't found any yet!

Having had my previous Pentax Optio S camera stolen, I spent ages searching for a new one - only to realize that pentax are about the only ones that are small and thin with a decent zoom. The new bigger LCD screen makes this version even easier to use. It's great both for fitting in my handbag...

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Excellent

“Pentax Optio S5z”

published 11/01/2006

Proeasy to use, stylish, compact

Consuser guide

This camera is both stylish and compact making it a must for anyone looking for a 5 mega-pixel digital camera. The screen size is amazing, but this means that there is no viewfinder so in dim light it can be more difficult to set up your shot. However, there are many different settings that may...

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“Pentax Optio s5i”

published 19/01/2007

Pro Usability, Docking station

Cons None

This is a great compact camera and I have taken great quality pictures around the world with this camera. Like all compacts it is not suitable for taking distance pictures at night time (There is no manual setting to set the exposure and shutter speed). The night time setting on the camera is...

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Super

ProSmall, light weight, 5 megapixels.

ConsHas become blurry on one side, too many functions

I have been using this camera since early 2005 and its lasted among newer and flashier models. Because of its 5 megapixels it takes fantastic pictures, which can be printed up to A3 in size. One disadvantage has become apparent: When developing the pictures and even when viewed on screen I have...

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Excellent

“Pentax Optio s5z”

published 13/07/2006

ProCompact Easy to use Very powerful zoom

ConsYou gotta buy a memory card

I have owned this camera for nearly a year now and consider it to be the best camera purchase I ever made. The pictures are fantastic quality and the zoom is much better than you think it is going to be. Capable of recording aswell its great for quick videos for those treasured moments and save...

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Excellent

“Pentax S5n Great Improvement”

published 31/08/2005

ProSmall, Excellent Picture Quality

ConsNone

This camera is a really good product, it provides an excellent picture quality, as well as a large variety of camera modes to make it easy to take the best possible pictures of any object whether moving or stationary. The quality both the picture and sound on the movies that can be created by the...

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Product Information : Pentax Optio S5n

Manufacturer's product description

Pentax has been a leader in the photographic field for many years. Many Pentax innovations have become standards in the industry. Pentax's enthusiasm and devotion towards the development of high-quality products have thrived over the years and continues to be stronger than ever. PRODUCT FEATURES: Tiny, elegant body; 5 Million pixels; 3x 'Sliding Lens System' Optical zoom; 2.0" TFT LCD screen; 16 Picture taking modes; PictBridge compatible.

Product Details

Product Description: Pentax Optio S5n - digital camera, Pentax Optio S5i - digital camera, Pentax Optio S5z - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Sensor Resolution: 5.0 Megapixel

Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 5.8 - 17.4 mm - f/2.6-4.8

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 40 cm

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Viewfinder: Optical - real-image zoom

Display: LCD display - 2", LCD display - 1.8", LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 710 mAh ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video

Dimensions (WxDxH): 8.3 cm x 2.1 cm x 5.2 cm, 8.4 cm x 2 cm x 5.2 cm, 8.3 cm x 2.2 cm x 5.5 cm

Weight: 0.1 kg

General

MPN: 18372, 18342, S5Z, 18392

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Sensor Resolution: 5.0 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 5,250,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 5,000,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5"

Optical Zoom: 3 x

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 7

Digital Video Format: MPEG-4, AVI

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO auto

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, text, surf & snow, self-portrait, PET, food, panorama assist, flower, night scene, sports mode, sunset

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia, Slim, yellow, purple, blue, green, pink

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, shade

Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 4 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

Type: 3 x zoom lens - 5.8 - 17.4 mm - f/2.6-4.8

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 36.5 - 107mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 40 cm

Macro Focus Range: 6-50cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Lens Construction: 5 groups / 6 elements

Features: Built-in lens shield, aspherical lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Effective Flash Range: 0.2 m - 3.5 m

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 2.2 frames per second, 1.1 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: Audio recording, USB 2.0 compatibility, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, date/time stamp, DPOF support, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge support, histogram display, resizing an image

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - real-image zoom

Display

Type: 2" LCD display, 1.8" LCD display, 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 110,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x USB ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, ACD Systems Photostitcher Plug-in, ACD Systems FotoSlate, ACD Systems FotoCanvas

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98, MS Windows 98 SE, Apple MacOS 9.2 or later

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Battery charger, USB cable, audio / video cable

Body Material: Aluminium alloy

Battery

Battery Type: Pentax D-Li8

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 710 mAh ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

RAM Installed: 9.3 MB, 10 MB

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Supported Memory Cards: SD Memory Card

Image Storage: Fine JPEG 2560 x 1920 : 2 - with 9.3MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 2560 x 1920 : 5 - with 9.3MB built-in memory ¦ Economy JPEG 2560 x 1920 : 7 - with 9.3MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 2304 x 1728 : 3 - with 9.3MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 2304 x 1728 : 6 - with 9.3MB built-in memory ¦ Economy JPEG 2304 x 1728 : 9 - with 9.3MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 4 - with 9.3MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 8 - with 9.3MB built-in memory ¦ Economy JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 12 - with 9.3MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 7 - with 9.3MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 13 - with 9.3MB built-in memory ¦ Economy JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 18 - with 9.3MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 1024 x 768 : 17 - with 9.3MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 1024 x 768 : 31 - with 9.3MB built-in memory ¦ Economy JPEG 1024 x 768 : 41 - with 9.3MB built-in memory ¦ Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 37 - with 9.3MB built-in memory ¦ Normal JPEG 640 x 480 : 58 - with 9.3MB built-in memory ¦ Economy JPEG 640 x 480 : 78 - with 9.3MB built-in memory

Video Capture: MPEG-4 - 624 x 480 - 30 fps - 24 sec - with 9.3MB built-in memory, AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 672 sec - with 128MB card, MPEG-4 - 624 x 480 - 30 fps - 644 sec - with 256MB card

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 8.3 cm, 8.4 cm

Depth: 2.1 cm, 2 cm, 2.2 cm

Height: 5.2 cm, 5.5 cm

Weight: 0.1 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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