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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Ergonomics ok Battery life : keep some spare at hand Problems: aperture only 2-3 steps
A good camera but lack of a user manual a problem, and being told I could buy one from another company!!
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...