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Pentax X-5

Pentax X-5
alaScore 89

532 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 532 reviews of Pentax X-5. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the image quality and portability are overall positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the shutter.

usability, performance, price, portability, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax X-5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax X-5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 286 user reviews of Pentax X-5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and portability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the low light performance.

usability, price, performance, portability, image quality

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2021

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax X-5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 user reviews of Pentax X-5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the image quality and price. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the shutter.

usability, performance, portability, price, image quality

shutter

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2021

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Pentax X-5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Pentax X-5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Views about the image quality and usability are on the whole positive. The durability and zoom are also appreciated, but there are some negative comments about the performance and portability.

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portability, performance

83% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Natalie Denton (techradar.com)

Pentax X-5 review

 

Set to impress the bridge market with a gigantic zoom range

Huge focal range ; DSLR aesthetics ; Plenty of auto options ; Manual mode

No AP or SP modes ; No raw support ; Requires 4 AA batteries ; Purple glare in some images

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Pentax X-5 review

 

There is no doubt that Pentax has made radical improvements across the board to the X90 in producing the X-5. Those who tend to shoot landscapes should appreciate the camera's class leading wideangle focal length, and the camera feels good in the hand,...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Paul Nuttall (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Pentax X-5 review

 

The Pentax X-5 features an impressive 26x optical zoom, full manual control, a tiltable LCD screen and design styling akin to the manufacturer's range of DSLRs. Furthermore, the X-5 is priced so...

Well designed body; Good handling; Affordable price

Poor LCD screen performance; Choice of AA batteries won’t please all; Image quality issues; No Raw

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Pentax X-5 Bridge Camera Review

 

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.

Feature packed, Great value for money, Takes good pictures, Tilting screen, Manual controls, Body has ample rubber grip

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

Nov, 2012

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Pentax X-5 Ultra Zoom Hands-On

 

We go hands-on with the new Pentax X-5, the stylish bridge camera from Pentax with SLR styling.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Pentax X-5 26x zoom camera shows up ready to compete

 

Some key features set the X-5 up to be a solid, budget-friendly bridge camera.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax X-5 Preview

 

Pentax has announced a new budget-friendly, yet versatile super-zoom camera, the X-5. All for less than $300, you'll take advantage of a 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor paired with a 26x optical zoom lens, Full 1080p HD video recording, high-speed burst...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Lexy Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Pentax X-5

 

Pentax puts a 26x optical zoom lens on its cheap and cheerful superzoom camera, along with full HD video recording and AA batteries.

Given the price, the X-5 is particularly lightweight and is made from plastic, so it's not as sturdy as some other (more expensive) superzooms on the market. Expect the X-5 in Australia from October in silver and black, and our full review will be...

Aug, 2012

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Pentax X-5 Review

 

The Pentax X-5 is a super-zoom digital bridge camera that looks and feels very much like a DSLR. Featuring a 26x, 22.3-580mm lens with a sensor-shift Shake Reduction system, the X-5 should cover most photographic bases. Also on offer are a 16 megapixel...

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...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Pentax X-5

 

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...

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...

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...

Aug, 2012

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