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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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Reviews and Problems with Pentax X-5

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Overall 4
4.0

didn't take a very nice clear pic at all

Wanda, Amazon
26 September 2014
  • Summary: I returned it, didn't take a very nice clear pic at all!
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Overall 4
4.0

2 or 3 second lag

J. Bickmore, Amazon
15 July 2014
  • Summary: Dissapointed! The camera is bulky and not so easy to handle. The real downer is the processing speed. With a 'Class 10' sd card there is about a 2 or 3 second lag. Go for a Nikon point and shoot instead. Sold it on eBay almost immediately.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not what I expected

Kimberly King, Amazon
20 June 2014
  • Summary: I was looking for a small point and shoot with a viewfinder. I am a Nikon person but thought this might work for a throw-in-the-bag for quick stuff. But I was not impressed. I did not like having to use separate batteries as opposed to the rechargeable battery packs.
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Overall 4
4.0

Defective--Freezes frequently

Richard Hill, Amazon
2 March 2014
  • Summary: I believe I would have rated this camera at 4 stars, except it was defective and needed to be returned. The problem was it froze repeatedly. I would press the button to release the shutter, capturing the shot in the view finder, but nothing happened after that.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

phazelag, DP Review
2 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I came across this camera when shopping for the Panasonic FZ200 and being a Ricoh/Pentax admirer, I checked it out, seem to have good reviews but planned to get the Panasonic FZ200 anyway.  But then I found it on sale for $149 so I bought it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Buy a Real Camera

Wellvideo, Amazon
19 November 2013
  • Summary: I didn't like it. It's inability to shoot fast as advertised is false even though there is a setting for it and even using a class 10 SD card. I don't use it and replaced it with a Pentax K5! For me it was a waste of money.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing

theredbird "T. Ritchie", Amazon
16 November 2013
  • Summary: This camera is something of a disappointment. I've been a Pentax used for 40 years and have always loved them. Well built, incredible SMC lenses, rugged perfection. But this one just isn't.
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Overall 4
4.0

beware of lack of zoom

Donna, Ritz Camera
15 August 2013
  • Excerpt: This works fine for taking pictures of people but it tries to focus on whatever it thinks is a face even though that is not what I want to take a picture of. It is possible to force it to focus on the center of the frame but no way to default to that so it has to be reset every time the camera...
  • Pros: Easy to use, Good quality pictures, Most Buttons Make Sense
  • Cons: Does not focus well, Does Not Refocus In Video, No Optical Zoom With Vide
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Overall 4
4.0

Guess I got the dud

CharlieSnAZ, Amazon
17 June 2013
  • Summary: Caught a sale at a brick & mortar. First thing I noticed was the size as it's a pretty chubby unit. It has to be for the size of the lens and to hold the 4 AA batteries. Parts, like the popup flash and battery door, felt flimsy.
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Overall 4
4.0

It's slow and clunky

Mary "jypsee", Amazon
17 June 2013
  • Summary: The camera is loaded with features, but so what? It's slow focusing, the optical (?) zoom during video is really, really bad. The camera hates and refuses to focus in low light. The EVF is really grainy and barely useable. I returned it.
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