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8.9 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 6
6.0

Pentax is not what it used to be.

Farthion, Amazon
24 February 2014
  • Summary: The X-5 is a GREAT camera, except at night with the flash. The pictures were clear and crisp. The color was fine. The start-up and shutter speeds were OK and it has a hell of a telephoto ability. The sliding screen in the back makes for easy awkward-angle pictures. The options were sufficient for most people's point 'n shoot needs or for something a touch more sophisticated. Why just three stars, then?
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Overall 6
6.0

Okay

steven emmons, Amazon
7 January 2014
  • Summary: Camera is okay but not quite what I was expecting. The focus is difficult and it's hard to take a clear shot.
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Overall 6
6.0

Very good Stabilized Zoom

F. Lum, Amazon
28 July 2013
  • Summary: I got this to replace my SP-560UZ 8.0 megapixel with18x zoom, which just fits in my pants pocket. This camera is a little too large to fit. I do a lot of outdoor shots so both have the eye piece to get good shots. The on/off button on this camera is quite difficult to find and activate, especially in a rush to take a shot. I have to remove the cover to look at shots I took, which is a hinderance, because I have to put it back on, when done, to protect the lens.
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Overall 6
6.0

Lens needed repair.

David Kagel, Amazon
28 May 2013
  • Summary: After 5 months of infrequent use, the lens stopped working and camera shut down. The lens did not retract into housing at shut down, then would not turn on. Error message. Sent to Pentax for warranty repair, no charge repair. Overall easy to use for beginner and many functions to use as my daughter learns more about photography.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax X5

Jojn Pacetti, Amazon
29 April 2013
  • Summary: it is a decent camera. just a little slow, but this is what I expected. takes good pictures outside with zoom.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice handling camera, but with strong reservations

James G. Towns "tech corner", Amazon
13 February 2013
  • Summary: Having been a professional photographer with experience in Pentax quality, the X-5 is a mixed blessing to me. I like very much the design and layout of controls, the dual viewing screens (eye and tiltable 3 inch) and the overall feel in your hands. It gives you the DSLR feel, although on a smaller scale. The software is very logical and easy to figure out, plus the large instruction manual explains things nicely.
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Overall 6
6.0

really waterproof??

atila, Amazon
31 October 2012
  • Summary: Pentax X-5 Waterproof Digital Camera with 26x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD i bougth this camera, last mont-4 th oct. i want to learn that this camera really Waterproof Digital Camera or not. to days deals i show that only ;Pentax X-5 16 Digital Camera with 26x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (S ...so i want to know that camera realy waterproof or not?
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

schipp, DP Review
10 October 2012
  • Excerpt: amazing good camera for its price (€ 220-250 in EU) Good lens, even at the max zoom (optical) Low noise up to 1600 ISO Good video cap.
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Overall 6
6.0

A good camera but lack of a user manual a problem, and being told I could buy one from another company!!

A.JOYNSON, Amazon
14 March 2014
  • Summary: The camera seems to be good enough but I expected a user manual, which I could carry around with me while getting used to the camera on holiday etc, to be included in the box. The online manual indicates that a user manual should be included as well as the quick start guide but when I contacted the manufacturer they say this is not the case and directed me to a website where I can purchase one for £13.99. This is a dissapointment to what I expected to be a good purchase.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but has limitations

Esk, Amazon
9 January 2013
  • Summary: Good camera, well built, good quality pictures with a powerful zoom. But - has a lot of noise in low light pictures, colour reproduction can be washed out in artificial lighting, easily goes into candle setting and so over emphasises with orange. Good for the price but you get what you pay for.
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