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Pentax X-5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 233 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen and performance. The portability and usability also get good comments. There are some negative opinions about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax X-5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Pentax X-5

 

In a nod to it's top-end K-5's styling, Pentax's X-5 looks like a DSLR but trades the APS-C sensor for a smaller 16 megapixel sensor and 26x manually operated zoom. Other key features include a 10fps burst mode, 1080/30p HD video capture, electronic...

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Amazon review summary for Pentax X-5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Pentax X-5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

performance, usability, value for money, screen, portability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax X-5 Digital Camera with 26x Optical Zoom and 3" LCD (Black)Pentax X-5 silver 16 Waterproof Digital Camera with 26x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Silver)

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Pentax X-5 review

 

Set to impress the bridge market with a gigantic zoom range

Huge focal range ; DSLR aesthetics ; Plenty of auto options ; Manual mode

No AP or SP modes ; No raw support ; Requires 4 AA batteries ; Purple glare in some images

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Pentax X-5 review

 

Line up these specs against the asking price for an X-5 and you'll see it's an absolute bargain. Naturally some corners have had to be cut to keep the price so low, but not to a degree that would leave a hobby photographer disappointed with the...

Long zoom ; Low price ; Articulated screen

No optical zoom when recording movies ; Some noise in flat colours

It's easy for forgive the X-5 its shortcomings when you consider what you're getting for the money. It costs comfortably less than £200, despite having the kind of zoom that would cost several thousand pounds if bought it as a separate lens.

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Pentax X-5

 

Pentax puts a 26x optical zoom lens on its cheap and cheerful superzoom camera, along with full HD video recording and AA batteries.

Given the price, the X-5 is particularly lightweight and is made from plastic, so it's not as sturdy as some other (more expensive) superzooms on the market. Expect the X-5 in Australia from October in silver and black, and our full review will be...

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Preview: Pentax X-5

 

Sporting a 26x optical zoom lens, the company's latest megazoom also comes with a tilting rear LCD and an inbuilt electronic viewfinder.

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Pentax X-5 review

 

The Pentax X-5 features an impressive 26x optical zoom, full manual control, a tiltable LCD screen and design styling akin to the manufacturer's range of DSLRs. Furthermore, the X-5 is priced so...

Well designed body; Good handling; Affordable price

Poor LCD screen performance; Choice of AA batteries won’t please all; Image quality issues; No Raw

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Pentax X-5 Ultra Zoom Hands-On

 

We go hands-on with the new Pentax X-5, the stylish bridge camera from Pentax with SLR styling.

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Amazon review summary for Pentax X-5

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 127 user reviews of Pentax X-5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, portability, battery, glare

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98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax X5 Bridge Camera - Silver (16MP, 26x Wide Angle Optical Zoom) 3 inch Tilt LCDPentax X5 Bridge Camera - Black (16MP, 26x Wide Angle Optical Zoom) 3 inch Tilt LCD

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Fab choice

 

I bought this for my husband for Christmas it has given him a surprise everyday with all the features that he finds.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:1/2.33''

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1500

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:4x AA (LR6/MIGNON)
Battery Type:4x AA (LR6/MIGNON)

Recording

Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
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