Fevzi Turkalp - The Gadget Detective joins Mike Mendoza
On Friday mornings from 3.00 to 4.00am to answer your tech questions
and take a look at the latest from the world of Gadgets and Technology.
Gadget Detective on
Gadget of the Week
Pentax Optio S5i
Tiny can be hidden behind a credit card!
Solid build quality
High quality still thanks to 5 megapixel sensor
3x (35mm to 105mm equivalent) optical zoom lens
Large 1.8 TFT LCD screen
Optical viewfinder too
Movie clip duration limited only by the available memory
Has a fun time lapse photography mode
Movie clips are limited to 320 x 240 pixels and 15 fps
Power on/off button next to shutter release button
Small flash provides only a moderate reach
Small proprietary battery means you should budget for a spare battery
Also budget for a decent SD card as the S5i comes only with 10MB built-in memory but no SD card.
Can only save images as jpegs. No TIFF or RAW option
Charger unit is bulky in comparison to the camera itself
No case supplied as standard
Guide Price: £279.99 inc. VAT
Competitive Internet price: £214.99 inc. VAT (www.Ebuyer.com)
Star Rating: 8 Stars A good choice for those wanting an ultra small, stylish digital still camera which still takes good quality pictures. Also check out the Sony DSC-T3 before parting with your hard earned cash.