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Pentax X-5

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Pentax X-5

$319.93
Pentax X-5
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An affordable and award winning bridge digital camera, with very good features
Bridge 16MP 26x Yes Aug 2012
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Pentax X-5 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Pentax X-5 number 174 across all digital cameras and number 255 in best selling cameras.
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108 Reviews + 1 Award
89
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 80%, based on 108 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Pentax digital camera has some great features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
E your work with ease as the x-5's micro-hdmi port (type d) plays back beautiful high resolution images, video and sound to external devises such as HD
Fast face detection technology
260,000 dot resolution electronic viewfinder provides effortless composition and dslr-like handling. what you see is what you get as the x-5's viewfinder diopter adjustment delivers a consistently clear view of the subject, even under bright sunsh
260,000 dot resolution electronic viewfinder
X-5's triple shake reduction system couples the PENTAX developed mechanical sensor-shift-type shake reduction (sr) mechanism with a digital SR mode for stills or movie SR mode for video to more effectively compensate for camera shake. this hybrid system assures sharp, blur-free images and video, even in the most challenging camera-shake prone and low lighting conditi
Triple shake reduction
Ure beautiful, high resolution, low noise imagery with a state-of-the-art image processing engine and back-illuminated, high performance, 16 megapixel CMOS sensor. even while shooting up to ISO 6400, the PENTAX x-5 provides users with very high resolution ima
16 megapixel CMOS sensor
Closer to the flowers, capture the smallest details, and reveal super crisp expressions from your subject, from as near as 1cm, with the super macro mode. the x-5 also comes with an auto macro function, which automatically switches the focus mode to macro when it detects the subject is close to the l
Super macro mode
HDMI port
Bigger than average optical zoom
Ure full HD 1080p widescreen video at 30 FPS with high quality h.264 compression, and enjoy creative movie playback features, such as high-speed movie mode for slow-motion playback and time-lapse movie mode for fast-forward playb
Full 1080p30 HD video, h.264 compression
Y effortless image composition and image playback with the x-5's large tiltable 3.0 inch, high definition LCD screen. this exceptional LCD screen offers sharp image viewing, even in bright sunlight, and allows users to shoot from high and low angles to keep the subject neatly framed in the image a
Tiltable 3.0 inch, high definition LCD screen
E the distance between you and the perfect shot with the x-5's super-telephoto 26x zoom lens (22.3-580mm equivalent). this zoom feature ensures extreme flexibility for any scene or subject, near or
26X zoom lens (22.3-580mm equivalent)
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 and convenient playback. so go ahead, hike a little higher up that mountain the x-5 will minimize the distance between you and the perfect s
Getting you closer to the perfect shot
Average minimum aperture number
Has an image stabilizer
Te the perfect group shot or a gorgeous portrait with the x-5's fast face detection technology, as it quickly finds up to 32 subjects in any scene for impeccably focused and exposed fa

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How Big is the Pentax X-5?

The Pentax X-5 is 120mm wide and 86.5mm tall. It is 106.5mm deep and weighs 507g.

Pentax X-5 front dimensions
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Pentax X-5 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Great Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $319.93 it is still in the cheapest 35% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Pentax X-5 and the United States price of $319.93 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £614.52 ($614.52).

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Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The Pentax X-5's sensor megapixels of 16MP is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 50% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Pentax X-5 of 26x is bigger than 85% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Pentax X-5's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 41% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax X-5 has an image stabilizer. 78% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Pentax X-5's minimum aperture number of 3.1 is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 25% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Pentax X-5 of 0.000667s is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is faster than 40% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax X-5 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The Pentax X-5's weight of 507g is heavier than 83% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Pentax X-5 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax X-5 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other cameras, the Pentax X-5 does not feature bluetooth. 95% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Features Smile Detection

The Pentax X-5 features smile detection, unlike 89% of cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

The Pentax X-5's internal memory of 75.3MB is in the biggest 18% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average internal memory of all cameras is 50MB, with the smallest being 1MB and the biggest being 700MB.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Pentax X-5's maximum aperture number of 5.9 is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 68% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Pentax X-5 features date imprinting. 93% of cameras do not feature date imprinting.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Pentax X-5 does not support Wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that 69% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Pentax X-5 features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Smaller Than Average Image Sensor Size

The average image sensor size of all cameras is 0.47", with the smallest being 0.25" and the biggest being 1.5". The Pentax X-5's image sensor size of only 0.429" is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 10% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Face Detection

The Pentax X-5 features face detection, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not feature face detection.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The Pentax X-5's digital zoom of 7.2x is bigger than 84% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Pentax X-5 is 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax X-5 supports dioptic correction. 90% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Pentax X-5's display diagonal of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 62% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Pentax X-5 has a handheld remote control. 98% of cameras do not have a handheld remote control.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Pentax X-5 supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Pentax X-5 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax X-5 supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pentax x5silver, pentax x5black, pentax x5sl

Barcodes:

00027075206434, 00027075219182, 00027075219199, 00027075219298, 00027075219304, 00163120712526, 04549212219214, 04549212219320, 05053973128160

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