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Pentax X-5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 532 reviews of Pentax X-5. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the shutter.

usability, performance, price, portability, image quality

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax X-5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 286 user reviews of Pentax X-5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The performance and price are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the low light performance.

usability, price, performance, portability, image quality

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax X-5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 user reviews of Pentax X-5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and price. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the shutter.

usability, performance, portability, price, image quality

shutter

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Pentax X-5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Pentax X-5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the image quality and usability. The durability and zoom also get good feedback, whereas the performance and portability get critical opinions.

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portability, performance

83% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Pentax X-5 26x zoom camera shows up ready to compete

 

Some key features set the X-5 up to be a solid, budget-friendly bridge camera.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax X-5 Preview

 

Pentax has announced a new budget-friendly, yet versatile super-zoom camera, the X-5. All for less than $300, you'll take advantage of a 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor paired with a 26x optical zoom lens, Full 1080p HD video recording, high-speed burst...

Aug, 2012

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Pentax X-5 Review

 

The Pentax X-5 is a super-zoom digital bridge camera that looks and feels very much like a DSLR. Featuring a 26x, 22.3-580mm lens with a sensor-shift Shake Reduction system, the X-5 should cover most photographic bases. Also on offer are a 16 megapixel...

Looking at first glance like a fully-fledged DSLR with its pretend lens ring and hotshoe flash cover, the Pentax X-5 soon reveals itself to be something of a wolf in sheep's clothing, leaning much more to the point-and-shoot end of the compact camera...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Pentax X-5

 

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...

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...

The 16MP Pentax X-5 may look and feel like a digital SLR, but it clearly belongs in the entry-level superzoom class. Photo enthusiasts who have shot with a DSLR and who may be drawn to the X-5's serious-looking but compact design -- it reminds us of a...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Digital Camera-HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

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...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Barrie Smith (digital-photography-school.com)

Pentax X-5 Review

 

But it is of course a bridge camera, with a magnificent 26x zoom lens reach, operable from the top zoom lever.

Expert review by : Natalie Denton (techradar.com)

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

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Lexy Savvides (cnet.com.au)

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...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Pentax X-5 review

 

There is no doubt that Pentax has made radical improvements across the board to the X90 in producing the X-5. Those who tend to shoot landscapes should appreciate the camera's class leading wideangle focal length, and the camera feels good in the hand,...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Paul Nuttall (whatdigitalcamera.com)

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

Jan, 2013

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