Pentax Optio S5n

Announced Feb 13, 2005 •
5 megapixels | 2 screen | 36 – 107 mm (3×)
kaiden
 
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Brought second hand. This camera along with the S5i are still amongst the best ultra compact digitals out there... Problems: None yet

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Gary Dunshea
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This is my second digital camera. I was looking for a competent camera that would fit easily into a pocket whilst travelling. It has so far lived up to expectations. The major plusses with the camera are: - excellent selectable options for different types of shots - panorama assist mode (works well with the supplied software) - simplicity of use with the automatic green mode (although you can usually enhance your images by using the features where appropriate) - quite decent movie mode

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Thrakatak
 
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I have been choosing between Canan Ixus 500, Panasonic Lumix Fx7 and this camera Pentax Optio S5n. Finally I chose Pentax and I should say it is incredible. Menu is easy to use. Fast response when connected to PC. Highst quality images as in Green Mode (fully automated) as when you decide to what to do when. Problems: I'd rather say no problems so far. Petax doesn't aim to do it absolutely suitable. That's why many new users of the camera could find it 'out of focus', 'overexposed' and ...

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garyydpreview
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The pros : 1. Small size, very handy 2. Have remote controller 3. Some blurring at the corners. Optics not very good. 4. Movie mode quite good. 5. Cycle times reasonably good. Problems: The cons : 1. Flash very weak and in auto mode always bumps to ISO200, yielding noisy pics. 2. Mis-focus shots are quite frequent even though it is quite fast. 3. Remote controller light always on and blinks brightly, irritating. Cannot be switched off. 4. Outdoor on a sunny day, always over exposure. I have ...

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seyfi
 
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i m a begginer user, that reason i searched nearly 3 weeks for buy a camera. In the end i choise this little, sweet and able camera. It has got many advanced specification in spide of the price. When i saw the camera in the first time i was a little bit anxious till i was use. After than use, i like photo and specially video quality of this machine. If you want to take exellent pictures and movies at the same time in a one machine, i certainly suggest pentax optio S5n. It is really magnificent.

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Problems: Would be great if the movie mode worked on a Mac computer. That is REALLY short-sighted of them.

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digcamera
 
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I bought the Optio S5N at the same time as the Canon SD 300 to test out. For ease of use, the Pentax is quite simple to use and can fit into Altoids can or in my shirt pocket which is why I bought the camera. The quick button made accessing features quite simple. The colors were brighter than the Canon although I had some occasional pictures with the Pentax that seemed blurry whereas with the Canon I didn't but majority of the Pentax pictures turned out well when printed out. You can zoom in ...

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rpgurd
 
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This is an extremely practical and well thought out 5MP point and shoot camera, with excellent still photo capability and a well featured movie mode, using regular TV resolution and with the option of doing time lapse. It is truly pocketable and delightfully light. Although there is no optical viewfinder, the 2 inch lcd is quite viewable and usable in direct sunlight. It only gains up in night mode, though. The display, which overlays the current picture, can tell you everything you need to ...

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Mr PJB
 
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I was looking for an ultracompact digital camera and purchased the Pentax Optio S5n. After a couple hundred pictures here is my first ever camera review. Construction: Amazingly small camera with beautiful 2" display that has worked well for me even outside on a sunny day. The rubber thumb grip (strip) really helps me hold this tiny camera. The sliding doors on the two interface ports seem to work better than the plastic plug-type covers on my other camera. The camera is so light it is no ...

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Tomaz24
 
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Very good camera. It is very small and light, and what is best quite cheap if you compare it with other cameras. For example in EU countryes it is only 260 EUR and most other cameras are quite more expencive. I tested its mpeg4 mode and am very happy with it. The quality is very good on TV, it is maybe just a bit worse than in sd400 but you can have 4 times more taken in SD card with mpeg4 mode. And it is still very good for such a small camera. You can zoom optical before shooting video, ...

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