Pentax Optio S5z review

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Pawel Mazur New Member • Posts: 4
Pentax Optio S5z review

I really enjoyed using this camera for a few years. It broke once when I took it to a beach and sand stopped the lenses to move when turning on and off but I got it fixed under my warranty (nice!).

Now it broke again with the lens cover fins not to open and close when turning on/off and there is an ugly dot visible in the pictures when shooting at any focal length other than at the wide angle (might be a dirt or mold on lenses or sensor). Apparently I could get it fixed for $140, but this cost does not make any sense... It is a pity,
as this was a great pocket camera which I used on many occasions including parties and traveling.

Colours and details were very nice. It is shame it is a discontinued model. I also think that none of the later Pentax little cameras is as great as the s5z model.


lens fins got blocked (with dirt probably) and now (after 4-5 years of usage) every photo ends up having a dot when shooting with any degree of zooming in.

Pentax Optio S5z
5 megapixels • 2.5 screen • 36 – 107 mm (3×)
Announced: May 11, 2005
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