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
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.
Summary: 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 spectrum.
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