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Pentax X5 Digital Camera

16MP 26x CMOS Aug 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The PENTAX X-5 will close the distance between you and the perfect shot. Its 26X super-telephoto zoom lens, articulated LCD and high-resolution electronic viewfinder enable effortless composition... More
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36 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 100 owner reviews this digital camera has an excellent overall owner rating. This puts this camera in the top 18% of all the cameras of a comparable age and spec when ranked by average owner review score.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few customers who reviewed the Pentax X5 wrote that it had a good screen. Francis Cochrane mentioned “Despite the fact the screen is movable, in bright conditions the screen is difficult to see, unless you have perfect eyesight” in his Pentax X5 review. James wrote on Amazon “The tilt screen is genius - my previous Canon had a flip out reversible screen.”. Me "geoff" said in their review “The screen is bright and clear with a nice quality” and scored the Pentax X5 5 stars.

Several Pentax X5 reviewers said in their reviews that the Pentax X5 had a good viewfinder. Aglaecwif mentioned on Amazon “This one is living up to the brand reputation!I chose this model because it has an eye-level view-finder” in their review of the Pentax X5. Coloin Cousins wrote on Amazon “I like it a lot and the viewfinder option is most useful- as is the ability to angle the lcd screen” in their Pentax X5 review and gave it an excellent rating. Gillian Fantazi said on Amazon “The diopter adjustment on the electronic viewfinder is a great convenience”.

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Good Video Capture

Twelve Pentax X5 owners said in their reviews that the Pentax X5 was good for video recording. Composerman wrote in their review “Secondly, that it should be able to take reasonable to good quality video footage” and gave it an excellent rating. Dave said on Amazon “It comes with a CD to enable you to load its own picture/movie viewer, its OK.”. Two years ago Ggday said on Amazon “However I will give it 4 stars because I like to video as much as snap” in their review of the Pentax X5.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Pentax X5 reviewers who purchased the Pentax X5 wrote that it had a good zoom. Alan Gray gave the product a score of 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The x26 zoom capability is very useful” in his Pentax X5 review. Alan Gray also mentioned “That zoom is especially useful for anyone on mobility scooter or wheelchair since it enables close-ups of objects positioned to prevent close approach by users in this category of mobility”. Alan Smith wrote in his Pentax X5 review on Amazon three years ago “It has a meggar zoom so useful in nearly every situation” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

A number of customers wrote that it had a good lens. Ed.f wrote four years ago “Erm, has a lens at the front” in their review of the Pentax X5. Harry1 mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Very sharp lens with a great range”. John Mcdermott mentioned “This is a wonderful camera, very flexible from ultra wide angle to ultra telephoto lens, all in one, full features, which takes very good photos”.

A number of Pentax X5 owners thought the product had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer said “The viewfinder made it easy to focus and cut out glare” in their review of the Pentax X5. P. D. H mentioned “The focusing is fast and most of the time accurately meters the scene” in their Pentax X5 review. T Lee rated this digital camera as excellent and said on Amazon “Focusing is pretty quick and it's accurate - you can be confident that you will get your shots in focus with this camera without it being hit” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer considered that the product had a good image stabiliser. Two years ago Basso Profundo wrote on Amazon “The image stabilisation is good enough to make the zoom useable even without a tripod.I haven't come close to exploring all the possibilities.” in their review.

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Good Quality Pictures

Seventy people said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Aglaecwif mentioned on Amazon “The quality of the images is excellent, though”. Alan Gray gave the product a rating of 4 stars and he said on Amazon “It is ideal for 'beginner' photographers especially when they are interested in family” in his review. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon four years ago “The shake reduction has been great for taking pics on the move, be it out of a car window or from the back of a tuk tuk” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Some people who bought the product thought it had a good picture resolution. Alessandro wrote in their review of the Pentax X5 on Amazon three years ago “I found a great camera, with a high resolution, incredible zoom, Shake Reduction System, tiltable LCD monitor” and gave it a score of 5 stars. David Benham wrote “Understand GOOD features ie easy set up, drive modes to select burst or continuous shooting, timers, remote contol etcTilt Screen” in his review of this digital camera. Robert Simpson said in his Pentax X5 review on Amazon “The screen resolution is decent”.

A number of people said in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Ed.f said on Amazon “The auto-focus is fast, even in low light and the facial recognition thing supporting the multi point focusing is a real treat”. Me "geoff" said in their review of the Pentax X5 “I have posted a photo taken of a young blackbird that was taken in low light at full optical zoom, then cropped a little” and scored the product very highly. Two years ago Witty007 wrote in their review on Amazon “The photos in low light levels are bright”.

A few customers considered that it was able to produce clear pictures. Tony Wrench mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The lens gives great clarity on optical zoom” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

One Pentax X5 reviewer thought the product had a good ISO range. Mr. Peter Jackson mentioned “Most obvious Fn mode to assign is ISO sensitivity, to bypass the menu” in his Pentax X5 review.

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Good Size

Several customers said that it was compact. Aglaecwif mentioned in their review on Amazon “I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a camera which does more than the modern compact”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “I found that the 'Gem Compact Easy Access Camera Case for Pentax K-01, X-5' case on amazon was a perfect fit” in their review and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. L. Currie mentioned on Amazon “The wonderful thing is you can see what you are taking even with the sun shining which I couldn't do with my compact” in their Pentax X5 review.

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was a good body shape. Gillian Fantazi wrote “A camera you would pay three times as much for with a metal body and the build was better on the battery cover.I wanted to give it 5” in her review of the Pentax X5.

Some Pentax X5 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good weight. Gillian Fantazi mentioned in her Pentax X5 review “And its a nice weight to carry” . One customer considered that this digital camera was tight. Four years ago Ed.f said in their review on Amazon “Zooms in smoothly to x26 for tight/detailed shots”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Pentax X5 was heavy and bulky. Two years ago Carol mentioned “Not too heavy” in his Pentax X5 review.

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Easy to Use

Fourty-seven customers concluded that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “Bought for the wife ( amatuer David Bailey !) easy to use and excellent for the price”. Amazon Customer also wrote “I was able to use the likes of multi-shot function to take photos of moving animals”. Anthony Dunn said “Wanted a camera that is easy to use and produces decent quality pictures” in his review of this digital camera and rated the product 5 stars.

Some customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. A D Gillespie gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The "Auto" settings are generally very good” in their review of the Pentax X5. Gillian Fantazi mentioned in her Pentax X5 review “The menu is fine”. John Ryder mentioned on Amazon “It straight forward to use and once you have mastered the settings you get great photos”.

Several people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mr. Peter Jackson said in his review in October last year “The camera body is comfortable to hold and although quite chunky” . Steve Moore mentioned on Amazon “It is a comfortable weight” in his review of the Pentax X5. T Lee said on Amazon “A pleasure to hold” and rated this digital camera as excellent.

One Pentax X5 owner who purchased the Pentax X5 reckoned that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Pentax X5 “Is very easy to set up” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars. One Pentax X5 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good experience.

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Good Battery Life

Nine people who reviewed the Pentax X5 concluded that it had a good battery life. Busy Housewife said “It also took great movie of the fireworks - the only downside being that using the movie function drains the battery very quickly” in their review. Colin James wrote on Amazon “It's the exact same battery endurance levels as 1080p 30fps” in his Pentax X5 review. Four years ago Ed.f wrote “The view finder/LCD screen can be toggled to save battery life and the screen is a large 3 inch model which tilts out to allow new shooting angles”.

Good Technical Features

Several Pentax X5 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had good features. Ed.f mentioned on Amazon “The anti-shake features really do seem to work, especially when zoomed in a lot” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Francis Cochrane said on Amazon “Aside from the manual issue this is a great camera offering many features and the quality of the product is high as are the results obtained” in his review of the Pentax X5. James wrote in his review of the Pentax X5 “Buy it because it has some of the best features, because it is very user friendly” .

Robust

A number of Pentax X5 owners who bought it concluded that it was well made. Alan Smith mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “A solid easy to use bridge camera” and rated this digital camera as very good. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Pentax X5 “Well made quality product at a great price” . Del gave it a rating of 4 stars and he said in his Pentax X5 review on Amazon three years ago “It has many built in options which should suit most amateur users”.

Two customers who bought it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Ed.f said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera takes 4 AA batteries which is frankly brilliant since I never go anywhere too far from AA batteries (shops are common” and gave the product a very good review score. Three years ago New Pete rated this digital camera 5 stars and mentioned in their Pentax X5 review on Amazon “It gives the impression of being mechanically sturdy”.

One Pentax X5 owner wrote in their reviews that it was reliable. Three years ago P. D. H wrote in their review of the Pentax X5 “Whilst I can't fault the service provided by Amazon I am a bit weary now of the reliably of this brand”.

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Nice Design

A number of people considered that it was good looking. Amy said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “The quality of the photographs are beautiful, crisp and clear”. Dr. G. A. Warwick wrote “Over-ride features) it seems to work best when left in the Auto Scene Select mode, which is pretty foolproof” in their Pentax X5 review. Mr. Francis V. J. Hyde wrote in his review of the Pentax X5 on Amazon “This camera takes beautiful, pin-sharp pictures”.

Three Pentax X5 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was neat. Del mentioned on Amazon “This camera is excellent being neat & compact with easy to use features”. Michael Hunt mentioned on Amazon “A small, neat SLR style camera that is bursting with features”.

One customer thought the Pentax X5 was smooth. T Lee wrote in their review of the Pentax X5 on Amazon “The zoom lever is smooth and responsive”.

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Good Support

Some people agreed that the product had good technical guidance. A D Gillespie said “Aren't looking to jump straight into full manual modes, this camera is ideal” in their review. A.joynson said “The online manual indicates that a user manual should be included as well as the quick start guide” in their review. Three years ago Busy Housewife said in their review on Amazon “I have had not had time to read the manual through properly so have been 'playing' with the camera to find out how it works”.

Good Product Quality

Some customers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Alan F Southcott said three years ago “Maintains Pentax quality and ease of use” in his review of the Pentax X5. Alan Smith gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review on Amazon also three years ago “The piccies are fantastic quality and I have found that even indoors in the early evening the X5 takes lovely soft photo's”. Alessandro said in their review “Finally a good camera, for a good price, great quality and easy to use!”.

Pentax Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

Pentax bridge cameras have excellent ratings on average and across all digital cameras Pentax is one of the top rated brands.

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Good Flash

Some customers thought the product had a good flash. David Benham mentioned “Nice fold away flash, easy play back” in his review of this digital camera. Elmsyrup said in their review of the Pentax X5 on Amazon “The results of relying on auto focus and auto flash are impressive enough by themselves to justify a purchase”. Four years ago North of England Way said in their review “Can be remedied by using the flash - fairly normal practice at night”.

Good Connectivity

One person considered that the product was able to connect to the internet. Rob C said “You also have to search the internet to download the full manual as you only get a quick start leaflet” in his review of this digital camera but he only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Pentax X5 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Pentax X5 was noisy. Esk mentioned on Amazon “Has a lot of noise in low light pictures, colour reproduction can be washed out in artificial lighting, easily goes into candle setting” in their Pentax X5 review.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Pentax X5 supports video recording. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X5 do not support video recording.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support video recording currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Pentax X5 supports Full HD video. Most of the other bridge cameras that are a similar age to the X5 also support Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], or the PowerShot SX50 HS[pl_1497435_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62[plb_1884253_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X5, the Pentax X5 has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix S8200[plb_1565851_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Pentax X5 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 7.2 times zoom factor, the Pentax X5 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst bridge cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that are a comparable age to the X5 the digital zooms range from 2x to 500x.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price] (126x).

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Four Supported Batteries

The Pentax X5 has more supported batteries than most of the cameras of this age and type. Most of the bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the X5 only have between one and three supported batteries, however this Pentax camera has four supported batteries.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Pentax X5 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Pentax camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Pentax X5 is more than most bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found photo effect is Vivid, but this photo effect is not found on this Pentax camera. The photo effects Black&White and Solarisation are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax X5 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most cameras of this type and age. This digital camera also have still image resolutions of 640 x 480, 1024 x 768, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1464, 2592 x 1944, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2304 and 3456 x 3456 and 4608 x 2592.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 75.3 megabytes, the Pentax X5 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst bridge cameras of this age. Bridge cameras that are a similar age to the X5 have internal memory of between 8MB and 200MB, and the average internal memory is 54MB.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Pentax X5 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Pentax camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X5.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Pentax X5 is more than most cameras of this type and age. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Pentax camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Pentax X5 is more than most bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by cameras that are a comparable age to the X5.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

At only 22.3 millimeters, the Pentax X5 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the X5. The average minimum focal length of bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X5 is 24mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Pentax X5 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the X5 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price], or the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X5, the Pentax X5 does not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to look at include the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Pentax X5 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Pentax X5 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS.

Other cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Pentax X5 is more than most bridge cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Pentax digital camera.

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Only Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Pentax X5 is more than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Multi Point Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this Pentax digital camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Pentax X5 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on cameras of a similar spec and age to the X5. The shooting modes "Manual", "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this camera.

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Only Has Two Light Exposure Modes

The Pentax X5 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the X5. The light exposure mode "Auto" is also found on this Pentax camera.

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Only Nine Auto Focus Points

Most digital cameras of this type and age have between 1 and 255 auto focus points, including the Pentax X5 which has nine auto focus points.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the Pentax X5 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds amongst bridge cameras of this age. The average maximum camera shutter speed of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X5 is 20s.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Pentax X5 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

The Pentax X5 has a fairly few total megapixel count (only 16.37 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X5 the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 22MP, and the average total megapixel count is 17MP.

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Very Slow Shutter Interval

Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the X5 have shutter intervals of between 0.004s and 4s, and the average shutter interval is 1.4s. At 4 seconds, the Pentax X5 has a very slow shutter interval compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the X5.

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Very Tall

With a height of 106.6 millimeters, the Pentax X5 is one of the tallest digital cameras of this age and type amongst bridge cameras of this age. The average height of bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago is 85mm.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Pentax X5

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Pentax camera was released.

Average Screen Size

The Pentax X5 has a relatively typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price], or the Lumix DMC-FZ62[pl_1884253_price] both from Panasonic.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 26 times zoom factor, the Pentax X5 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the X5.

There are a number of alternative 26x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X-S1[plb_1367948_price].

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] (30x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The Pentax X5 has a pretty average weight (507.4 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix SL300[plb_1334660_price] (510g).

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Average Megapixel Count

The Pentax X5 has a pretty standard megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 16MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix HS30[plb_1334661_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth looking at include the Lumix DMC-FZ62[pl_1884253_price] (16.1MP), or the Lumix DMC-FZ72[pl_1983697_price] (16.1MP) both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Pentax X5 has a better sensor type than most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price].

If the sensor type of this Pentax digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix SL300[plb_1334660_price] (CCD), or the Kodak Pixpro AZ251[plb_2452647_price] (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Interval
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features
Operating System
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Minimum System Requirement

Expert Reviews

21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 16,4 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 3 cala i zoomem optycznym 26,4x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1920 x 1080 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki...

The painted silver finish and retro design give this camera a sleek, clean look and feel
Comfortable, digital SLR-like styling with nice ergonomics that should appeal to both novices and more advanced users
Very light and portable design despite the large 26x optical zoom lens
Highly versatile superzoom range 22 580mm equivalent) is use
Huge focal range
The X
5 has a lower focal length than other digital bridge cameras
Slow start-up, shot-to-shot and full-res continuous mode performance
Mediocre autofocus speed and noticeable shutter lag
Somewhat awkward layout for manual control

User Reviews

(99)
Reviewed 25 May 2015 by Mr. Peter Jackson
(Verified Purchase)

When I started looking around for a bridge camera, I was surprised to find that many current models only had an LCD screen. For me, a viewfinder was a must-have feature and the Pentax X5 with its... Read more…

Reviewed 10 May 2015 by T Lee
(Verified Purchase)

This camera is a joy to use and takes very nice pictures. Feels great in your hands, with generous rubberised grips and it feels high quality, a pleasure to hold. The shutter button has a good... Read more…

Reviewed 14 January 2015 by Dave

Bought elsewhere, so not sure if Amazon will post this.
Having had 3 previous compact cameras in the past with varying degrees of success, I gave up on my last one after it failed to hold a... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2015 by Coloin Cousins
(Verified Purchase)

Very good value. I like it a lot and the viewfinder option is most useful- as is the ability to angle the lcd screen.

Reviewed 20 December 2014 by Tog "Tog" | 2 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

The first item I received stopped working after a couple of days when the lens stayed fully extended and it refused to power up because it thought the lens cap was still on. Replaced without fuss... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax x5, pentax x5s, pentax x5b, pentax x5sl, pentax x5bl, pentax x5si, pentax x5sil, pentax x5bla, pentax x5blac, pentax x5silv, pentax x5black, pentax x5silve, pentax x5silver
Barcodes 00027075206434, 00027075219182, 00027075219199, 00027075219298, 00027075219304, 00163120712526, 04549212219214, 04549212219320, 05053973128160

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