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Pentax X-5 Digital Camera

16MP 26x CMOS Aug 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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38 Reasons For

Excellent User Reviews

Users have rated this camera as marvellous on average. This bridge camera camera in the top 17% of all the cameras that came out more than two years ago when ranked by user rating.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Pentax X-5 owners who purchased it concluded that it had a good screen. Francis Cochrane mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Despite the fact the screen is movable, in bright conditions the screen is difficult to see, unless you have perfect eyesight”. James scored this digital camera 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “The tilt screen is genius - my previous Canon had a flip out reversible screen.”. In the same month Me "geoff" gave the product a very good review score and said on Amazon “The screen is bright and clear with a nice quality” in their review.

A number of Pentax X-5 reviewers reckoned that the product had a good viewfinder. Aglaecwif mentioned “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 this digital camera. Coloin Cousins mentioned 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 review of this digital camera. Four years ago Gillian Fantazi said “The diopter adjustment on the electronic viewfinder is a great convenience”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several Pentax X-5 reviewers who bought the Pentax X-5 mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Aglaecwif gave the Pentax X-5 a rating of 5 stars and said “The quality of the images is excellent, though”. Alan Gray said in his Pentax X-5 review four years ago “It is ideal for 'beginner' photographers especially when they are interested in family”. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “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” in their Pentax X-5 review.

A few Pentax X-5 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Alessandro mentioned on Amazon “I found a great camera, with a high resolution, incredible zoom, Shake Reduction System, tiltable LCD monitor” in their Pentax X-5 review. David Benham rated the product as very good and he said in his review three years ago “Understand GOOD features ie easy set up, drive modes to select burst or continuous shooting, timers, remote contol etcTilt Screen”. Robert Simpson wrote on Amazon “The screen resolution is decent” in his Pentax X-5 review.

A number of people agreed that it was good in low light. Me "geoff" said on Amazon “I have posted a photo taken of a young blackbird that was taken in low light at full optical zoom, then cropped a little” in their review. Witty007 mentioned “The photos in low light levels are bright” in their review and gave the Pentax X-5 a rating of 5 stars.

A number of customers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was able to produce clear pictures. Tony Wrench gave it a score of 4 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera four years ago “The lens gives great clarity on optical zoom”.

One person who purchased the Pentax X-5 said that it had a good ISO range. Mr. Peter Jackson mentioned on Amazon “Most obvious Fn mode to assign is ISO sensitivity, to bypass the menu” in his Pentax X-5 review.

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Good Video Capture

Several people who purchased this digital camera thought it was good for video recording. Composerman wrote “Secondly, that it should be able to take reasonable to good quality video footage” in their review of the Pentax X-5 and rated the product as excellent. Two years ago Dave rated it 5 stars and he said “It comes with a CD to enable you to load its own picture/movie viewer, its OK.” in his review of the Pentax X-5. Ggday mentioned in their review on Amazon three years ago “However I will give it 4 stars because I like to video as much as snap” and scored it 80 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

A few Pentax X-5 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had a good zoom. Alan Gray gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon four years ago “The x26 zoom capability is very useful” in his Pentax X-5 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 on Amazon “It has a meggar zoom so useful in nearly every situation” and rated it as very good.

Some Pentax X-5 owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good lens. Ed.f wrote “Erm, has a lens at the front” and gave this digital camera an excellent review score. Four years ago Harry1 wrote “Very sharp lens with a great range”. John Mcdermott wrote in his Pentax X-5 review “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” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Five Pentax X-5 owners wrote that it had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The viewfinder made it easy to focus and cut out glare” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Ed.f wrote “The auto-focus is fast, even in low light” in their Pentax X-5 review. Four years ago P. D. H wrote on Amazon “The focusing is fast and most of the time accurately meters the scene” in their review.

One Pentax X-5 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. Three years ago Basso Profundo mentioned in their review of this digital camera “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.” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

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Easy to Use

A number of people who reviewed the Pentax X-5 reckoned that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Bought for the wife ( amatuer David Bailey !) easy to use and excellent for the price”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “I was able to use the likes of multi-shot function to take photos of moving animals”. Anthony Dunn said in his review on Amazon “Wanted a camera that is easy to use and produces decent quality pictures”.

Some Pentax X-5 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. A D Gillespie wrote in their Pentax X-5 review “The "Auto" settings are generally very good” . Gillian Fantazi wrote on Amazon “The menu is fine” in her review. John Ryder wrote “It straight forward to use and once you have mastered the settings you get great photos”.

Six customers who bought the product concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mr. Peter Jackson said in his Pentax X-5 review on Amazon two years ago “The camera body is comfortable to hold and although quite chunky” and rated the product 80 out of 100. T Lee gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera in the same month “A pleasure to hold”. Witty007 said in their review “Perfect size to hold and looks great” .

One Pentax X-5 reviewer considered that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Is very easy to set up” in their review and gave it a score of 4 stars. One Pentax X-5 reviewer who purchased it mentioned that it had a good experience.

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Good Battery Life

A number of people who purchased it agreed that it had a good battery life. Busy Housewife said on Amazon “It also took great movie of the fireworks - the only downside being that using the movie function drains the battery very quickly”. Four years ago Colin James said “It's the exact same battery endurance levels as 1080p 30fps” in his review of this digital camera. Ed.f wrote on Amazon five years ago “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” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Support

Several Pentax X-5 reviewers who purchased the product thought it had good technical guidance. A D Gillespie gave it a very good review and said “Aren't looking to jump straight into full manual modes, this camera is ideal” in their review of the Pentax X-5. A.joynson mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The online manual indicates that a user manual should be included as well as the quick start guide” however they only gave the Pentax X-5 a score of 3 stars. Busy Housewife wrote 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” and scored it very highly.

Robust

Some Pentax X-5 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Alan Smith wrote “A solid easy to use bridge camera” in his review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Amazon Customer said “Well made quality product at a great price”. Four years ago Del he said “It has many built in options which should suit most amateur users” in his review.

A number of Pentax X-5 reviewers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was strong and durable. Ed.f said in their review of the Pentax X-5 “The camera takes 4 AA batteries which is frankly brilliant since I never go anywhere too far from AA batteries (shops are common” . New Pete mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It gives the impression of being mechanically sturdy” .

One person wrote that it was reliable. P. D. H wrote in their review “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 Pentax X-5 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. Amy mentioned in her Pentax X-5 review on Amazon four years ago “The quality of the photographs are beautiful, crisp and clear”. Dr. G. A. Warwick wrote in their Pentax X-5 review on Amazon “Over-ride features) it seems to work best when left in the Auto Scene Select mode, which is pretty foolproof” and scored it 4 stars. Mr. Francis V. J. Hyde wrote on Amazon “This camera takes beautiful, pin-sharp pictures” in his Pentax X-5 review.

A number of people who reviewed the Pentax X-5 agreed that it was neat. Michael Hunt said in his review on Amazon four years ago “A small, neat SLR style camera that is bursting with features” and scored the product very highly. One Pentax X-5 reviewer who reviewed the Pentax X-5 thought it was smooth. T Lee mentioned “The zoom lever is smooth and responsive”.

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Good Size

A few people who purchased it agreed that it was compact. Aglaecwif said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a camera which does more than the modern compact”. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon four years ago “I found that the 'Gem Compact Easy Access Camera Case for Pentax K-01, X-5' case on amazon was a perfect fit” and scored this digital camera 4 stars. Also four years ago 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”.

A number of Pentax X-5 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was a good weight. Gillian Fantazi mentioned “And its a nice weight to carry” in her review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Steve Moore mentioned on Amazon “It is a comfortable weight” in his review of this digital camera.

A few Pentax X-5 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good body shape. Gillian Fantazi she mentioned on Amazon “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”.

One customer considered that it was heavy and bulky. Carol mentioned “Not too heavy” in his review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. One customer said in their reviews that the product was tight. Ed.f mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Zooms in smoothly to x26 for tight/detailed shots” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

A few Pentax X-5 owners concluded that it was good quality. Alan F Southcott said “Maintains Pentax quality and ease of use”. Four years ago Alan Smith rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The piccies are fantastic quality and I have found that even indoors in the early evening the X5 takes lovely soft photo's”. Alessandro mentioned on Amazon “Finally a good camera, for a good price, great quality and easy to use!” and gave the Pentax X-5 a rating of 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

Twelve Pentax X-5 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Del wrote in his review of the Pentax X-5 on Amazon “This camera is excellent being neat & compact with easy to use features”. Ed.f wrote in their Pentax X-5 review on Amazon five years ago “The anti-shake features really do seem to work, especially when zoomed in a lot” and scored it very highly. Three years ago Francis Cochrane rated the product as excellent and he wrote 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 X-5.

Excellent Brand

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

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Good Flash

Four Pentax X-5 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good flash. Three years ago David Benham wrote in his review of the Pentax X-5 “Nice fold away flash, easy play back”. Elmsyrup wrote in their review of the Pentax X-5 on Amazon “The results of relying on auto focus and auto flash are impressive enough by themselves to justify a purchase”. Five years ago North of England Way said on Amazon “Can be remedied by using the flash - fairly normal practice at night”.

Good Connectivity

One Pentax X-5 owner said in their reviews that the Pentax X-5 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.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Pentax X-5 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it was noisy. Esk said “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 review.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Pentax X-5 supports Full HD video. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the X-5 do not support Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Pentax X-5 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the X-5 do not support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Pentax X-5 has a built-in flash. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon L830[plb_2169291_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Pentax X-5 has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Nikon L830[plb_2169291_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the X-5 is 2x and the biggest is 210x. At 7.2 times zoom factor, the Pentax X-5 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the X-5.

If this bridge camera camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] (52x), or the DSC-HX300[pl_1543709_price] (200x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is the most frequently found viewfinder type on bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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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Four Number of Batteries Supporteds

The Pentax X-5 is a four number of batteries supported digital camera.

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Has Six White Balances

The Pentax X-5 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balances "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Pentax digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Pentax X-5 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Pentax digital camera.

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Supports Twenty-One ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Pentax X-5 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Pentax camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2250", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 75.3 megabytes, the Pentax X-5 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the X-5 have internal memorys of between 8MB and 200MB, and the average internal memory is 54MB.

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Has Two Shooting Modess

The Pentax X-5 has a greater number of shooting modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly found shooting modes is Auto, but this shooting modes is not found on this Pentax camera. The shooting modess Movie and Scene are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Pentax X-5 has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of this type and age. This Pentax camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 480, 1024 x 768, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1464, 2592 x 1944 and 3072 x 2304 and 3456 x 3456. The still image resolution of all bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X-5 ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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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 digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Pentax X-5 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a comparable age and type to the X-5. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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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 typical of many cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Pentax X-5 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the X-5.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Pentax X-5 has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds WAV are also supported by this Pentax camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Pentax X-5 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 22.3 millimeters) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of this type and age have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 4.5mm and 28mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Pentax X-5 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the X-5 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago are not 3D. The Pentax X-5 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Pentax X-5 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider include the HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Pentax X-5 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X-5, the display resolution (numeric) of the Pentax X-5 of only 460 pixels is one of the lowest. Bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the X-5 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 460 pixels and 1,500,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 500,000 pixels.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Pentax X-5 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Pentax digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Pentax camera.

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Only Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Pentax X-5 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera features a Tracking Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this Pentax camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Pentax X-5 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Pentax digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the X-5. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this camera.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Pentax X-5 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Shutter priority AE, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Auto are also found on this Pentax camera.

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Only Nine Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

Most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the X-5 have between 9 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss, including the Pentax X-5 which has nine auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of cameras of a similar age and spec to the X-5 range from 2s to 120s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 19s. The Pentax X-5 has one of the shorter slowest camera shutter speeds (only 4 seconds) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Pentax X-5 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Pentax digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and type is 750mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 100mm to 1,600mm. The Pentax X-5 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 580 millimeters) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Interval

The camera shutter intervals of digital cameras of this type and age range from 0.14s to 4s, and the average camera shutter interval is 2.5s. When compared to other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X-5, the camera shutter interval of the Pentax X-5 of 4 seconds is one of the slowest.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Pentax X-5

Released Over Four Years Ago

This bridge camera camera was released over four years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The Pentax X-5 has a pretty average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras that were released more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the P600[pl_2176383_price], or the L830[pl_2169291_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62[plb_1884253_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 26 times zoom factor, the Pentax X-5 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 26x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm X-S1[plb_1367948_price], or the Sony DSC-HX200[plb_1475281_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 507 grams, the Pentax X-5 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the X-5.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Fujifilm SL300[plb_1334660_price] (470g).

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Average Megapixel

The Pentax X-5 has a fairly average megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the X-5.

We compared all the other 16MP cameras to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm HS30[plb_1334661_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6[plb_2147791_price] (16.05MP), or the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] (16.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Canon SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this Pentax camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-H300[plb_1611594_price] (CCD), or the Kodak Pixpro AZ251[plb_2452647_price] (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Interval
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
Dioptre Correction
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
System Requirements
Linux Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Mac Compatibility
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Face Detection
Compatible Operating Systems
On/off Switch
Panorama
Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum System Requirements
Electrical Viewfinder
Display Tilting

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

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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

Barcodes 00027075206434, 00027075219199, 00027075219304, 04549212219214, 05053973128160

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