Oct 20, 2005

Pentax Optio S5z Digital Camera Preview

The Pentax OptioWP is a compact digital camera that features JIS Class 8-equivalent waterproof performance and has a body only 22mm thick. What's more, the OptioWP also features a 2.0-inch LCD monitor, a 3x optical zoom lens, and the imaging power of 5.0 effective megapixels.

DigitalCameraReview.com have just posted their Pentax Optio S5z Digital Camera Preview and said-
"What really sets the S5z apart from other currently available micro-cams is that it is incredibly easy to use, it can actually deliver first-rate images (despite its diminutive size), and it's fun.
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Shutter lag (with pre-focus) is about 1/10th of a second and noise levels are lower (even at ISO 400) than many full sized digicams. Battery life is also surprisingly good (for such a tiny camera). The S5z has a slight tendency to over expose outdoor images and Pentax's highly distinctive take on color interpolation can be a bit perplexing, in some situations. Colors look slightly off and a bit under saturated when viewed on the LCD screen, but when viewed on a larger monitor they usually look pretty good."