Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Pentax X-5

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. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and portability. The price and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about 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.

Review analysis

(Based on 532 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Features

Showing 445 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 428 of 445 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (17)

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. Reviews about the image quality and portability are generally positive. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the low light performance.

usability, price, performance, portability, image quality

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

Aug, 2020

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. Reviewers really like the image quality and price. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the shutter.

usability, performance, portability, price, image quality

shutter

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

Aug, 2020

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. People are impressed by the image quality and usability. The durability and zoom also get good reviews. There are some negative opinions about the performance and portability.

design, zoom, durability, usability, image quality

portability, performance

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

Aug, 2020

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

Recommended

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

Price comparison for Pentax X-5

  Store     Price
Pentax X-5
26 x Wide Angle Zoom Camera
£154.00 TO SHOP
Pentax Optio M60 Digital Camera - Black (10.0MP, 5x...
Advanced Auto Picture Mode
£79.00 TO SHOP
Pentax K-5 Digital SLR Camera - Body Only
16.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor 23.7 x 15.7mm High speed
£349.00 TO SHOP
Pentax Papilio II 8.5 x 21 Compact Bak4 Prism...
Pentax technology: Pentax papilio II offers not only distant views but also a fresh viewing experience with...
£113.00 TO SHOP
Pentax smc DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM Lens
15 x zoom covering the extra-wide range
£566.00 TO SHOP
Pentax 16-85mm F 3.5-5.6 HD ED Lens for K Mount...
5.3X ratio standard zoom (eq. 24-130mm in 35mm)
£599.00 TO SHOP
Pentax 50-200 mm/F 4,0-5,6 ED SMC WR 50 mm-200 mm Lens £330.00 TO SHOP Pentax Papilio II 6.5x21 Binoculars (Gray)
Unique Pentax technology: Pentax papilio II offers not only distant views but also a fresh viewing...
£99.00 TO SHOP
Pentax 1.4X AW HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter-black
The Pentax Rear Converter has Optical systems optimized for APS-C sensors
£379.00 TO SHOP
Pentax PAPILIO II 6.5x21 BaK-4 Porro Binoculars...
Pentax PAPILIO II 6.5x21. Width: 110 mm
£158.00 TO SHOP
Fuji Used Fujifilm X-A5 - Compact System Cameras
The Fujifilm X-A5 offers several functions and filters that aim to simplify your life while shooting. 4K...
£169.00 TO SHOP
Fuji Used Fujifilm X-A5 - Compact System Cameras
The Fujifilm X-A5 offers several functions and filters that aim to simplify your life while shooting. 4K...
£164.00 TO SHOP
Fuji Used Fujifilm X-A5 - Compact System Cameras
The Fujifilm X-A5 offers several functions and filters that aim to simplify your life while shooting. 4K...
£164.00 TO SHOP
Fuji Used Fujifilm X-A5 - Compact System Cameras
The Fujifilm X-A5 offers several functions and filters that aim to simplify your life while shooting. 4K...
£169.00 TO SHOP
Fuji Used Fujifilm X-A5 - Compact System Cameras
The Fujifilm X-A5 offers several functions and filters that aim to simplify your life while shooting. 4K...
£164.00 TO SHOP
Fuji Used Fujifilm X-A5 - Compact System Cameras
The Fujifilm X-A5 offers several functions and filters that aim to simplify your life while shooting. 4K...
£169.00 TO SHOP
Fuji Used Fujifilm X-A5 - Compact System Cameras
The Fujifilm X-A5 offers several functions and filters that aim to simplify your life while shooting. 4K...
£169.00 TO SHOP
Canon Used Canon PowerShot G5 X - Compact System...
An advanced compact camera characterised by a large image sensor and fast zoom lens, the PowerShot G5 X...
£314.00 TO SHOP
Fuji Used Fujifilm X-A5 - Compact System Cameras
The Fujifilm X-A5 offers several functions and filters that aim to simplify your life while shooting. 4K...
£164.00 TO SHOP
Fuji Used Fujifilm X-A5 - Compact System Cameras
The Fujifilm X-A5 offers several functions and filters that aim to simplify your life while shooting. 4K...
£169.00 TO SHOP

Note: Please check the product information and price with the store.

Top 5 Digital Cameras