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.
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...
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
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.
Excerpt: Inget på utsidan avslöjar att X-5 är testets billigaste kamera. Design och materialval ligger ganska nära Pentax spegelreflexer, och till skillnad från testets andra billiga deltagare, Olympus, har Pentax både elektronisk ...
Excerpt: Knapperne er solide, reagerer prompte, og det store håndgreb giver et solidt tag. Der benyttes fire styk almindelige AA batterier og det betyder, at vægten er oppe på næsten 600 gram. Det er altså ret tungt.