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Pentax X-5
7.0 out of 10

Pentax X-5

26X Zoom lens (22.3-580mm) Backlit 16 megapixel CMOS Read more

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Megazoom Digital Camera
Type: 1/2.33” backlit CMOS sensor with primary color filter Effective pixels: 16MP Total pixels: 16.37MP Recorded resolutions (pixels): Still: 16M (4608x3456), 12M (1:1) (3456x3456), 12M (16:9) (4608x2592), 7M (3072x2304), 5M (16:9) (3072x1728), 5M (2592x1944), 4M (16:9) (2592x1464), 3M(2048x1536), 2M(16:9)(1920x1080), 1024(1024x768), 640(640x480) * Burst Shooting(L/H) mode - fixed 5M (2592x1944) or 4M (2592x1464) per frame. * Digital Wide mode – fixed 5M (2592x1944 - after Merge) - fixed 3M (2048x1536 – before merge) in single frame. * Frame composite mode, resolution fixed to 3M (2048x1536). * Digital Panorama mode, resolution fixed to 2M (1600x1200) per frame. * Stage Lighting mode, resolution fixed to 2M (1600x1200). Movie: HD 1920(1920x1080): approx. 30fps, 1280(1280x720): approx.60/30fps, 640(640x480): approx. 30fps Quality levels: *** (best), ** (better), * (good)
Type/construction: smc PENTAX zoom lens - 12 elements in 9 groups (3 aspherical elements) Optical zoom: 26X Focal length (equiv.): 4.0 - 104mm (22.3 - 580mm) Digital zoom: approx. 7.2X Combined zoom: 187.2X Intelligent zoom: approx. 39X at 7M, approx. 187.2X at 640 (including optical zoom) Aperture: f/3.1- 5.9
Focus System
Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus. Focus modes: 9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity Landscape, Manual, Focus Point Selection Manual focus: Yes Macro focus: Yes, Macro and Super Macro available Focus lock: Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way Focus range Normal: 1.31’ to infinity (wide), 5.6’ to infinity (tele) Macro: 0.33-1.64’ (wide to mid zoom) Super Macro: 0.03-0.98’ (at mid zoom, set automatically)
Viewfinder: Electronic Viewfinder, approx. 230K dots. (Equipped the with diopter adjustment dial).
LCD Monitor
LCD screen: 3.0-inch tiltable LCD (Can be lowered to approx.60° or raised to approx.90°) LCD resolution: 460,000 dots Wide angle viewable:
Type: Retractable popup series-control auto flash Flash modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye Effective range: Wide: approx. 0.66- 38 ft (ISO Auto) Tele: approx. approx. 4.9 – 20ft (ISO Auto) Flash Exposure Compensation
Storage Media
Internal memory: (approx. 75.3 MB)` Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC Eye-Fi Compatible
Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, PC/AV Out, HDMI (type D), DC Input Terminal Video out: NTSC, PAL (HDMI out supports Auto, 1080i, 720p, 480p)
Power Supply
Power source: 4 AA batteries (Alkaline, Lithium, Nickel and Rechargeable Ni-MH), Optional AC adapter kit is also available. Recordable images (approx): (330 - w/ Alkaline batteries), (500 w/ Rechargeable w/ Ni-MH batteries), (950 w/ Lithium batteries) Playback time (approx) : (420 min. w/ Alkaline batteries), (500 min. w/ Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries), (950 min. w/ Lithium batteries) Movie recording time (approx): (75 min. w /Alkaline batteries), (150 min. w/ Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries), (280 min. w/ Lithium batteries) AC adapter available: Yes (optional)
Physical Specs
Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.7 x 3.4 x 4.2” Weight: Without battery or removable memory: 17.9 oz Loaded and ready: 21.1 oz Construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate plastic Operating temperature: 32-104°F Weather Resistant: n/a Shock Resistant: n/a
Language Support
English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Image Stabilization
Still: Sensor-Shift SR, Dual (Sensor-shift SR and Pixel-Track SR), Digital SR (High-sensitivity anti-shake mode) Movie: Movie SR
Metering System
Type: TTL Multi-segment: Yes Center weighted: Yes Spot: Yes Exposure compensation: +/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, Manual (ISO 100 – 6400)
White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light(D, N, W), Manual setting
Type: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter w CCD electronic shutter Shutter speed: 1/1500 to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec Manual, Night Scene modes)
Capture Modes
Mode selection Auto Picture, Program, Manual, USER, Movie, Handheld Night Snap, Sport, Landscape, Portrait,, Scene (Flower, Blue Sky, Sunset, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, , Fireworks, HDR, Surf & Snow, Baby, Kids, Pet, Food, Digital SR, Stage Lighting, Text, Museum, Digital Wide, Digital Panorama, Frame Composite), Green Green simplified mode available: Yes Face detection available: Yes (AF&AE is available in all modes, up to 32 faces), Smile Capture, Blink Detection P/A/S/M/B: P, A, S, M Date stamp: Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode) Digital filters (capture): Image Tone (Bright, Natural, Monochrome) Dynamic Range Adjustment: (Highlight and Shadow correction)
Drive Modes
Mode selection: One shot, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting (L/H), Self-timer, Remote Control, Auto Bracketing Continuous FPS: Approx 1.12 FPS, Burst L (5M or 4M), Burst H (5M or 4M) Self-timer: Yes (10 sec, 2 sec) Remote control: Yes
Playback Modes
Mode selection: One Shot, Index (4 or 9 thumbnails), Magnification, Movie Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar Mode pallet: Slideshow, Image Rotation, Stretch Filter, Small Face Filter, Collage, Digital Filter, HDR Filter, Frame Composite, Movie Editing, Red-eye Compensation, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, DPOF, Start-up Screen Magnification: Up to 10X, scrollable Digital filters (playback): (B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature Filter) Movie edit: Save as still image, movie divide
File Formats
Still: JPG (EXIF 2.2), DCF 2.0, DPOF, Print Image Matching III Movie (compression): AVI (Motion JPG) Sound: WAV (PCM), monaural
Computer Requirements
For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary. Windows: Windows XP/Vista/7, USB port Mac: Mac OS-X 10.3.9, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, USB port
Release Date
First seen
16 August 2012