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Pentax X-5
8.2 out of 10

Pentax X-5

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

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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax X-5 Review

Digital Photography School
23 April 2013
  • Conclusion: average, although you may find atmospheric haze at at long tele settings.
  • Pros: nice long 26x zoom range; 16 megapixels capture.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax X-5 ( Body Only, Black)

CNET
1 April 2013
  • Summary: 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 results.
  • Pros: Long zoom; Low price; Articulated screen.
  • Cons: No optical zoom when recording movies; Some noise in flat colours.
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Overall 8
8.4
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 8
8.0

Pentax X-5 Review

What Digital Camera
15 January 2013
  • Summary: On the whole, images produced by the X-5 are of a respectable level, although there are certain issues that are worth highlighting. If you’re looking for an affordable bridge camera, the chances are that the X-5 will be on your shortlist.
  • Pros: Well designed body; Good handling; Affordable price
  • Cons: Poor LCD screen performance; Choice of AA batteries won’t please all; Image quality issues; No Raw
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax X-5

Imaging Resource
22 August 2012
  • Conclusion: 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 shrunken Pentax K-30 -- might want to look...
  • Pros: 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 useful for many different photo opportunities, 2...
  • Cons: 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, Only two apertures available at a given focal length, No RAW shooting capabilities, Weird video record button placement, Autofocus...
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax X-5 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: 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, too.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax X-5 review

TechRadar UK
12 March 2013
  • Summary: Set to impress the bridge market with a gigantic zoom range
  • Pros: Huge focal range, DSLR aesthetics, Plenty of auto options, Manual mode, The eye-popping focal range is perhaps the main draw of the Pentax X-5, while the camera's incorporated manual mode will also seek to interest more advanced users - although it can be a tad trickier to operate than other bran...
  • Cons: No AP or SP modes, No raw support, Requires 4 AA batteries, Purple glare in some images, While a manual mode is included, aperture priority and shutter priority are sadly forgotten, as is support for raw file shooting. Although image quality is of a solid level, there were slight issues with glar...
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax X-5 Bridge Camera Review

ePHOTOzine
14 November 2012
  • Excerpt: The Pentax X-5 was released in August 2012 and is the latest bridge camera from Pentax, featuring a tilt-able screen, 26x optical zoom and 16 megapixel sensor. It is available for around £190.00 in either black or silver.
  • Pros: Feature packed, Great value for money, Takes good pictures, Tilting screen, Manual controls, Body has ample rubber grip
  • Cons: 10 fps high-speed shooting only capable at a lower resolution, No aperture or shutter priority modes, Alkaline battery life wasn't as long as hoped
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Pentax X-5

PhotographyBLOG
24 October 2012
  • Excerpt: The 16 effective megapixel X-5 is a digital SLR-styled 26x optical zoom camera. It is, in fact, the kind of semi-chunky bridge camera that was all the rage before Compact System Cameras came along and introduced another meeting point between compact user-friendly snapshot and fully-featured DSLR.
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Pentax X-5: назвался груздем – полезай в кузов!

Migom
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Pentax занимается фотоаппаратами далеко не первый день, поэтому неудивительно, что ультразум X-5 представляет собой отличное «фотожелезо» за очень разумные деньги. Мы бы, наверное, выдали камере все мыслимые и немыслимые медали, если бы качество получаемых фотографий и возможности камеры в целом...
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Test av Pentax X-5

digital-foto.no
3 December 2013
  • Summary: Ingenting utenpå avslører at X-5 er testens nest billigste kamera. Design og materialvalg ligger nært Pentax’ speilreflekser, og i motsetning til testens andre billige deltaker, Olympus, har Pentax både elektronisk søker og en fleksibel ...
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