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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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Pentax X5 Review
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39 Reasons For

Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this Pentax camera is excellent based on 100 user reviews. If all the bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years are ranked by average user review score then this camera is in the top 16%.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eleven Pentax X-5 reviewers who purchased it considered that it had a good screen. Francis Cochrane rated the product as very good and he said three years ago “Despite the fact the screen is movable, in bright conditions the screen is difficult to see, unless you have perfect eyesight” in his review. James wrote on Amazon four years ago “The tilt screen is genius - my previous Canon had a flip out reversible screen.” in his Pentax X-5 review. Me "geoff" wrote “The screen is bright and clear with a nice quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Some Pentax X-5 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Aglaecwif wrote on Amazon “This one is living up to the brand reputation!I chose this model because it has an eye-level view-finder” and gave the product an excellent rating. Coloin Cousins wrote in their Pentax X-5 review on Amazon “I like it a lot and the viewfinder option is most useful- as is the ability to angle the lcd screen”. Gillian Fantazi mentioned on Amazon “The diopter adjustment on the electronic viewfinder is a great convenience”.

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Good Video Capture

Twelve Pentax X-5 reviewers agreed that it was good for video recording. Composerman mentioned in their review of the Pentax X-5 “Secondly, that it should be able to take reasonable to good quality video footage”. Dave mentioned “It comes with a CD to enable you to load its own picture/movie viewer, its OK.”. Ggday said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “However I will give it 4 stars because I like to video as much as snap”.

Good Quality Lens

A few Pentax X-5 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Pentax X-5 had a good zoom. Alan Gray wrote on Amazon “The x26 zoom capability is very useful”. Alan Gray also wrote “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 rated it as excellent and he mentioned on Amazon “It has a meggar zoom so useful in nearly every situation”.

Ten Pentax X-5 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. Ed.f mentioned on Amazon “Erm, has a lens at the front” in their review. Harry1 gave this digital camera an excellent review score and wrote “Very sharp lens with a great range”. John Mcdermott said four years ago “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”.

Five people said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Four years ago Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote “The viewfinder made it easy to focus and cut out glare” in their review. P. D. H mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The focusing is fast and most of the time accurately meters the scene”. T Lee gave it a very good rating and said “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 person wrote in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. Basso Profundo gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned 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 of the Pentax X-5.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several people wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Aglaecwif gave it a very good review score and mentioned three years ago “The quality of the images is excellent, though”. Four years ago Alan Gray wrote “It is ideal for 'beginner' photographers especially when they are interested in family” in his review and scored the product 4 stars. Amazon Customer mentioned 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”.

Some Pentax X-5 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Alessandro mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I found a great camera, with a high resolution, incredible zoom, Shake Reduction System, tiltable LCD monitor”. David Benham mentioned on Amazon “Understand GOOD features ie easy set up, drive modes to select burst or continuous shooting, timers, remote contol etcTilt Screen” in his review of the Pentax X-5. Robert Simpson mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The screen resolution is decent”.

Some Pentax X-5 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light. Ed.f mentioned “The auto-focus is fast, even in low light and the facial recognition thing supporting the multi point focusing is a real treat” in their review of this digital camera. Me "geoff" wrote on Amazon four years ago “I have posted a photo taken of a young blackbird that was taken in low light at full optical zoom, then cropped a little”. Witty007 said “The photos in low light levels are bright” in their review of the Pentax X-5.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce clear pictures. Four years ago Tony Wrench wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The lens gives great clarity on optical zoom”. One person who bought it concluded that it had a good ISO range. Two years ago Mr. Peter Jackson he said on Amazon “Most obvious Fn mode to assign is ISO sensitivity, to bypass the menu” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Size

Several people who reviewed this digital camera said that it was compact. Aglaecwif mentioned on Amazon “I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a camera which does more than the modern compact” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer scored it 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera 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”. L. Currie wrote in their review of the Pentax X-5 “The wonderful thing is you can see what you are taking even with the sun shining which I couldn't do with my compact” .

Several customers agreed that this digital camera was a good weight. Four years ago Gillian Fantazi she said in her Pentax X-5 review on Amazon “And its a nice weight to carry”.

Several Pentax X-5 owners who purchased it reckoned that it was a good body shape. Gillian Fantazi scored this digital camera 4 stars and she mentioned four years ago “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 X-5.

One person concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Carol said in his review on Amazon “Not too heavy”. One Pentax X-5 owner considered that it was tight. Five years ago Ed.f mentioned on Amazon “Zooms in smoothly to x26 for tight/detailed shots” in their Pentax X-5 review.

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Good Support

Several Pentax X-5 reviewers considered that this digital camera had good technical guidance. A D Gillespie said “Aren't looking to jump straight into full manual modes, this camera is ideal”. A.joynson mentioned “The online manual indicates that a user manual should be included as well as the quick start guide” in their review of the Pentax X-5 but they gave it a rating of 3 stars. Busy Housewife mentioned 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 rated the product 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

Twelve customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Ed.f mentioned on Amazon “The anti-shake features really do seem to work, especially when zoomed in a lot” and scored it very highly. Francis Cochrane wrote “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”. James mentioned on Amazon “Buy it because it has some of the best features, because it is very user friendly” in his Pentax X-5 review.

Good Product Quality

A number of people who reviewed the Pentax X-5 considered that it was good quality. Alan Smith wrote 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” and gave it an excellent rating. Alessandro said “My budget was too low for a certain kind of cameras, I know Canon or Fuji offer high quality.” and rated the Pentax X-5 as excellent. Amazon Customer said four years ago “It's got great image quality and options included in the camera” in their review of the Pentax X-5 and gave the Pentax X-5 a score of 80 out of 100.

Easy to Use

A number of Pentax X-5 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Alan F Southcott mentioned four years ago “Maintains Pentax quality and ease of use”. Alessandro said “Finally a good camera, for a good price, great quality and easy to use!” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer wrote “Bought for the wife ( amatuer David Bailey !) easy to use and excellent for the price”.

A few customers who bought it wrote that it was easy to use the menus. A D Gillespie said in their Pentax X-5 review on Amazon “The "Auto" settings are generally very good” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Gillian Fantazi wrote “The menu is fine” and gave the Pentax X-5 a rating of 80 out of 100. John Ryder wrote on Amazon “It straight forward to use and once you have mastered the settings you get great photos” in his Pentax X-5 review.

A number of customers who purchased it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mr. Peter Jackson mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera body is comfortable to hold and although quite chunky”. Steve Moore wrote in his review “It is a comfortable weight” . Two years ago T Lee mentioned on Amazon “A pleasure to hold” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 5 stars.

One Pentax X-5 reviewer reckoned that the Pentax X-5 was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned “Is very easy to set up”. One person who bought the Pentax X-5 mentioned that it had a good experience.

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Good Battery Life

Nine people who purchased the Pentax X-5 agreed that it had a good battery life. Busy Housewife said on Amazon four years ago “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 in his review on Amazon “It's the exact same battery endurance levels as 1080p 30fps”. Ed.f rated it 5 stars and mentioned “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 the Pentax X-5.

Nice Design

Some customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good looking. Four years ago Amy gave the product a rating of 5 stars and she wrote “The quality of the photographs are beautiful, crisp and clear”. Dr. G. A. Warwick mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Over-ride features) it seems to work best when left in the Auto Scene Select mode, which is pretty foolproof”. Mr. Francis V. J. Hyde scored the product very highly and he mentioned “This camera takes beautiful, pin-sharp pictures”.

Some Pentax X-5 owners who reviewed it considered that it was neat. Del said on Amazon “This camera is excellent being neat & compact with easy to use features”. Michael Hunt mentioned four years ago “A small, neat SLR style camera that is bursting with features” in his review of the Pentax X-5 and rated it 5 stars.

One Pentax X-5 reviewer who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was smooth. T Lee wrote on Amazon “The zoom lever is smooth and responsive”.

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Robust

A few Pentax X-5 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Alan Smith wrote “A solid easy to use bridge camera” in his review of the Pentax X-5. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and wrote “Well made quality product at a great price”. Del gave it a rating of 4 stars and he said in his review four years ago “It has many built in options which should suit most amateur users”.

A few Pentax X-5 owners who purchased it mentioned that it was strong and durable. Ed.f mentioned “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 “It gives the impression of being mechanically sturdy” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who bought it thought it was reliable. P. D. H wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “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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Reasonably Priced

Fourty-four Pentax X-5 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money. A D Gillespie gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Really good value for money”. A D Gillespie also mentioned “A friend of mine who has DSLR commented that "it's a lot of camera for the money" and I'd agree”. A D Gillespie also said “I doubt that you'll find another bridge camera with better value for money”.

A few Pentax X-5 reviewers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was a bargain for the price. Gillian Fantazi mentioned on Amazon “Its a marvelous piece of kit FOR A PENNY LESS THAN 150 QUID THE PRICE IS A REAL BARGAIN - IT REALLY IS!Note” in her review. Jayemp mentioned on Amazon “A Bargain”. North of England Way wrote in their review of this digital camera “Charger, these can be pretty cheap compared to constantly buying new batteries-No manual zoom (the zoom is motorised”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was cheap. Aglaecwif rated it as very good and said “The only thing which shows that it's not a more expensive camera is that the autofocus could be a little faster on moving objects.” in their review.

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Pentax Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Pentax digital cameras and also specifically for Pentax bridge cameras and found that in both cases Pentax had excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Flash

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

Good Connectivity

One Pentax X-5 reviewer who bought this digital camera thought it 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”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Pentax X-5 owner who purchased the Pentax X-5 wrote that it was noisy. Esk said four years ago “Has a lot of noise in low light pictures, colour reproduction can be washed out in artificial lighting, easily goes into candle setting”.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price].

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the Sony DSC-RX10[plb_1872321_price].

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Pentax X-5 supports video capability, unlike most of the other bridge cameras that came out around the same time as the X-5 which 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, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price] is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Sony DSC-RX10[plb_1872321_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the X-5, the Pentax X-5 has an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price].

Other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-RX10[plb_1872321_price].

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The Pentax X-5 has a fairly big digital zoom (7.2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest digital zoom of cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the X-5 is 2x and the biggest is 210x.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This digital camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is typical of many cameras that were released around the same time as 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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Four Number of Batteries Supporteds

Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the X-5 only have between one and three number of batteries supporteds, however the Pentax X-5 has four number of batteries supporteds.

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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 similar age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the X-5. The white balances "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Pentax X-5 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras that were launched around the same time as the X-5. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Pentax 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 that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras that were launched around the same time as the X-5. 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 Pentax camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Pentax X-5 has a fairly big internal memory (75.3 megabytes) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the bridge cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the X-5 the internal memorys range from 8MB to 200MB, and the average internal memory is 54MB.

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Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Pentax X-5 is more than most bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years. 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 cameras that are a comparable age to it. In addition, this Pentax camera 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 worst still image resolution of all bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X-5 is 640 x 360 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and 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 the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which 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 of this type and age 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 digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on cameras of a similar age and type 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 the most commonly found maximum image resolution on bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Pentax X-5 is more than most bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Pentax X-5 has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. 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 digital camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the X-5 is 4.5mm and the longest is 28mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 22.3 millimeters, the Pentax X-5 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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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 cameras of a comparable spec and age to the X-5 also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Pentax X-5 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the X-5 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Pentax X-5 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Pentax X-5 is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X-5 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 460 pixels and 1,500,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 460 pixels, the Pentax X-5's display resolution (numeric) is one of the lowest amongst bridge cameras that are a similar age to the X-5.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Pentax X-5 is more than most bridge cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the X-5. 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 Pentax X-5 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of this age and type. This camera features a Tracking Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years. 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 bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to the X-5. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Modes

The Pentax X-5 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 digital camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Pentax X-5 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the X-5. The slowest camera shutter speeds of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the X-5 range from 2s to 120s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 19s.

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Only Nine Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

The Pentax X-5 is a nine auto Focus (AF) points camera. Most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have between 9 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Pentax X-5 is more than most bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X-5.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras of this age and type have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 100mm and 1,600mm. At only 580 millimeters, the Pentax X-5 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Interval

The fastest camera shutter interval of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the X-5 is 0.14s and the slowest is 4s. At 4 seconds, the Pentax X-5 has a very slow camera shutter interval compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the X-5.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Pentax X-5

Released Over Four Years Ago

Pentax released the X-5 over four years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Pentax X-5 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on bridge cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Lumix DMC-FZ1000[pl_2413606_price], or the Lumix DMC-FZ1000[pl_2413606_price] both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 26 times zoom factor, the Pentax X-5 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 507 grams, the Pentax X-5 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the X-5.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Pentax X-5 has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price] (20.1MP and higher rated), or the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price] (20.2MP and 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 frequently found optical sensor size on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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MOS Sensor Type

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

Alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider include the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
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Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
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Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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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

(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, 05053973128160

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