Pentax Optio S5i camera

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Pentax Optio S5i

 

Pros

Tiny  can be hidden behind a credit card!

Stylish

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

 

 

Cons

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.