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Press Release

May 22, 2012

PENTAX Optio LS465
A pocketable, stylish digital compact camera, combining an
ultra-compact, low profile body with a full array of
user-friendly features

PENTAX Optio LS465 Sapphire blackPENTAX Optio LS465 Ruby pink PENTAX Optio LS465 Amethyst purple

Sapphire black Ruby pink Amethyst purple

PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX Optio LS465. It not only offers a host of advanced, user-friendly features assuring the simple, effortless capture of beautiful, high-quality images, but also comes in a low profile body that is both compact and stylish; one you can carry along on every occasion.

The Optio LS465 is much smaller and lighter than conventional standard-class models, despite its outstanding basic specifications that include high-resolution images assured by approximately 16.0 effective megapixels, optical 5X zoom lens with a 28mm wide-angle coverage, and pushbutton start of HD movie recording. Its unique low profile body is just 46.5mm in height, so the user can carry it even in a small pocket or the spare corner of a bag, as if carrying a fashionable accessory. By attaching a dress-up sheet to the camera’s front panel, the user can easily change its look to match a particular fashion, mood or occasion. By combining outstanding portability and stylishness with a host of imaging tools, the Optio LS465 makes high-quality digital photography fun and effortless for all types of subjects and scenes.

The Optio LS465 also offers a choice of body colors: Sapphire black, Ruby pink and Amethyst purple.

PENTAX Optio LS465
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Major Features
  1. Ultra-compact, super-lightweight, low profile body

    Thanks to its newly developed, downsized optical 5X zoom lens unit and 2.7-inch wide-screen LCD monitor, the Optio LS465 is just 46.5mm in height. Its horizontally extended, low profile design not only has a more fashionable appearance than conventional models, but also fits comfortably in a small coat pocket or the spare space of a bag, making it a perfect imaging tool for all types of shooting — from everyday snapshots and souvenir photos of trips and leisure outings to business records.
  2. Easy-to-replace dress-up sheets included to match any occasion

    Thanks to an easy-to-remove transparent panel placed on the camera front, the user can easily and quickly change the Optio LS465’s appearance. Just insert one of 10 dress-up sheets (included) between the panel and the camera body, and fix the panel using a removable lens ring, and the user can give a fresh look to the camera. Since the camera’s front panel is made of high-quality aluminum and processed with an elegant hairline finish, the Optio LS465 offers an elegant, refined appearance, even without a dress-up sheet.
  3. High-quality images

    The Optio LS465 delivers sharp, high-quality images, thanks to the combination of exceptional image resolution assured by approximately 16.0 effective megapixels, a state-of-the-art imaging engine and the high-performance smc PENTAX zoom lens. Even when images are enlarged to poster size, it assures beautiful, high-resolution prints with excellent edge-to-edge sharpness.
  4. Optical 5X zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle coverage

    The Optio LS465 comes equipped with an optical 5X zoom lens covering focal lengths from 5.1mm to 25.5mm (equivalent to approx. 28mm wide angle to approx. 140mm telephoto in the 35mm format). Thanks to this wide zoom coverage, it captures beautiful, lively images of a wide range of subjects and scenes — from wide-perspective images such as spectacular landscapes, majestic architectural photos and family/group shots in confined spaces, to long-range telephoto shots. The Intelligent Zoom function further extends the camera’s zoom range to approximately 36 times without compromising image quality.
  5. User-friendly Auto Picture mode for hands-off selection of a scene-specific shooting mode

    The Optio LS465 features the PENTAX-original Auto Picture mode, which automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene by accurately and instantly assessing various photographic conditions affecting the subject. This user-friendly mode instantly and unfailingly selects one of 14 scene modes, including Portrait, Blue Sky and Sunset, and optimizes camera settings such as sensitivity and shutter speed to assure the best result while minimizing the photographer’s effort.
  6. Automatic face detection with creative tools

    The Optio LS465 features the advanced Face Detection AF&AE function, which instantly and accurately detects human faces within the image field, then optimizes focus and exposure settings — all automatically. It also offers other handy tools designed for the easy capture of beautiful, lively snapshots and portraits, including: the Smile Capture mode, which automatically releases the shutter the moment the camera detects the subject’s smile; the Small Face filter, which makes the subject’s face appear slightly smaller in the captured image than in reality; and the Natural Skin mode, which gives the subject a smooth, healthy skin tone.
  7. High-quality HD-standard movie recording with pushbutton start

    The Optio LS465 provides the HD movie recording function* for the capture of high-quality movie clips (1280 x 720 pixels, 16:9 aspect ratio) at a frame rate of approximately 30 frames per second. Since an independent movie recording button is provided on the camera’s back panel, the user can switch to the movie recording mode from any shooting mode without delay. It also comes equipped with the sophisticated Movie SR (Shake Reduction) mode,** which automatically compensates camera shake during movie shooting through the use of exclusive software. Everyone can enjoy high-quality movie shooting with minimal effort.

    * When the Optio LS465’s AV output terminal is used, movie clips are output as normal-image-size data. If the user wishes to play back movie clips at high-definition-TV proportions (1280 x 720 pixels), the data must be transferred to a personal computer for playback.
    ** During movie shooting, the angle of view becomes narrower than normal shooting.

  8. A variety of imaging processing tools for creative visual expression

    The Optio LS465 offers a choice of nine distinctive digital filters, such as Toy Camera and Retro, for the easy processing of captured images without requiring a computer. For more creative, personalized visual expressions, the user can select the Miniature filter to turn an actual scene into an image full of miniature models, or the HDR filter to add a painting-like finishing touch.
  9. Other features

    1. Extra-wide, easy-to-view 2.7-inch LCD monitor with approximately 230,000 dots
    2. Direct recharge system, for the convenience of a place-and-recharge stand of a mobile phone
    3. A choice of three image sizes (4:3, 16:9 and 1:1)
    4. Single-action switching to playback mode by press-holding the playback button
    5. Green mode to automatically optimize all camera settings (exposure, sensitivity, etc.) for a given subject/scene
    6. Image viewing, editing and filing software included: MediaImpression 3.1 for PENTAX (Windows version compatible with Windows 7); MediaImpression 2.1 for PENTAX (Macintosh version compatible with Mac OS X 10.7)
Optio LS465 Specifications
Lens   smc PENTAX zoom lens, 8 elements in 8 groups (5 aspherical elements)
Focal Length 5.1 - 25.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length approx. 28 - 140mm
Aperture F3.9(W)-6.3(T)
Zoom Optical Zoom 5X
Digital Zoom approx. 7.2X
Intelligent Zoom approx. 7.5X at 7M, approx. 36X at 640 (including optical zoom)
Motion Blur Reduction Still Hi-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)
Movie Movie shake reduction mode (Movie SR)
Focus Type 9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF
Focus Range
(From lens face)
0.4m - infinity (at wide setting), 1.0m - infinity (at tele setting)
1.31 ft - infinity (at wide setting), 3.3 ft - infinity (at tele setting)
0.1 - 0.5m (at wide setting) 0.3 -0.5m (at the meddium magnification length)
0.33 -1.64 ft(at wide setting), 0.98 -1.64 ft(at the meddium magnification length)
Super Macro:
0.05 - 0.2m (at wide setting)
0.16 - 0.66 ft (at wide setting)
Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus: available
Face Detection   Face Detection AF&AE is available for all modes up to 16 faces. Smile Capture
Pet Detection  
Number of Effective pixels   approx. 16 megapixels
Image Sensor   1/2.3" CCD
Number of
Recorded pixels
Still 16M, 12M (1:1), 12M (16:9), 7M, 2M (16:9), 640
Movie 1280, 640
(Standard Output Sensitivity)
  Auto, Manual (ISO 64 - 6400)
White Balance   Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual setting
Display   2.7" LCD, approx. 230K dots
Exposure Control Metering System Multi-segment metering
Exposure Compensation ±2EV (1/3EV steps)
Scene modes   Auto Picture, Program, Blue Sky, Landscape, Flower, Sunset, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Portrait, Natural Skin Tone, Food, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Sport, Surf & Snow, Fireworks, Frame Composite, Party, Candlelight, Text, Miniature Filter, HDR Filter, Movie, Green
Playback modes   Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Miniature Filter, HDR Filter, Digital Filter(B&W , Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, Soft, Brightness Filter), Frame Composite, Movie Editing, Red-eye Compensation, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, DPOF, Startup Screen
Shutter Speed   1/2000 – 1/4sec. 4sec at most. (Night Scene mode setting)
Built-in flash Modes Flash-on and Flash-off modes. "Red–eye" compensation function employs a pre–discharge
Flash Range Wide:
approx. 0.3 - 3.6m (ISO Auto)
approx. 0.98 - 12 ft (ISO Auto)
approx. 1.0 - 2.2m (ISO Auto)
approx. 3.3 - 7.2 ft (ISO Auto)
Drive Modes   One shot, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting
Storage Media   Built-in Memory (approx. 41.7MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Power Source   Rechargeable D-L108 lithium-ion battery
Battery life Still*: Approx. 200 shots (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
Playback**: approx. 130 min. (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
Interfaces   USB2.0 (Hi-Speed): PC/AV terminal
Video Output   NTSC/PAL
Water proof / Dustproof  
Dimensions   approx. 101 (W) x 46.5(H) x 22.5 (D)mm (including lens depth)
approx. 4.0 (W) x 1.8 (H) x 0.9 (D) inches
Weight With battery & SD card approx. 122g (loaded and ready)
approx. 4.3 oz.
Body approx. 105g (without battery and SD memory card)
approx. 3.7 oz.

*Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions.
** According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing.

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