As well as being compared against other compacts, the Pentax Optio LS465 is also often compared to pro DSLRs and mirrorless. The Pentax Optio LS465's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D610) and Sony (such as the Alpha A6000 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W710)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Pentax Optio LS465 doesn't have a built-in flash, has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 220 shots), is older (may 2012 vs january 2013), is thicker (0.9" vs 0.8") and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the Optio LS465)

  • Built-in flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1200 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the Optio LS465)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W710 and Optio LS465

  • Very small: Super compact (97×55×20 mm) vs Super compact (101×46×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 114 g vs 122 g

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax Optio LS465 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (101×46×23 mm) vs professional size (141×113×82 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($164.72 vs $789.99), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.2") and is much lighter (122 g vs 760 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24.2 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
1 year newer
$790 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,774 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the Optio LS465)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the Optio LS465)

  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 0.9"
  • Much larger: Professional size (141×113×82 mm) vs Super compact (101×46×23 mm)
  • Much heavier: 760 g vs 122 g

common strengths of the D610 and Optio LS465

  • Very inexpensive: $789.99 vs $164.72
  • Light weight: 760 g vs 122 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax Optio LS465 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (101×46×23 mm) vs mid size (120×67×45 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.8") and is slightly lighter (122 g vs 285 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Optio LS465)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the Optio LS465)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.8" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the A6000 and Optio LS465

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Super compact (101×46×23 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 122 g
  • Thin: 1.8" vs 0.9"