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.
Summary: Great feature set including a view finder. Good ergonomics if a little small. Plastic lenses. Slightly washed out color. Extreme end of zoom range gives blurry pictures at long distance. Mine had a fly spec on the inside of the outer lens and it took about 5 tries in setting the date and time for it to take. I returned the camera. This camera has been discontinued by Pentax.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Summary: En plus de mon reflex qui est polyvalent, il me faut un appareil plus petit et plus simple pour faire des photos spontanées. Un compact étant trop limité au niveau zoom et réglages , j' ai acheté un bridge , le Pentax X5. Caractéristiques : Capteur CMOS 16 mégapixels Zoom 26 x Sensibilité 100 - 6400 ISO Viseur électronique , écran LCD orientable Stabilisation mécanique ( SR : shake reduction ) Carte mémoire : SD , SDXC Alimentation : 4 piles AA _Mes premières impressions...
Pros: look, qualité des photos
Cons: plastique médiocre , fragilité dans certains endroits
Summary: le plus du produit, son prix peu élevé par rapport aux autres bridges ayant quasiment les mêmes caractéristiques... Le moins, manque certains réglages manuels comme priorité à l'ouverture Mais une quantité d'autres réglages sympa pour faire un peu plus que de la jolie photo...même si ce n'est pas un réflexe !