Pentax X-5 Review

Overall Score

49

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 22-580 mm (26x) F3.1-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 230k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 119 x 86 x 107 mm, 595g.
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Pentax X-5 Overview


First introduced in August, 2012, Pentax X-5 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Pentax X-5 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Pentax X-5

Sensor resolution of Pentax X-5 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Pentax X-5 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Pentax X-5


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax X-5 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
230k dot Viewfinder Resolution
22 mm Wide Angle Lens
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
330 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
5.9 Lens at Tele
9 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/1500s
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.1
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/1500s
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
Type Scores

Pentax X-5 has an Overall Score of 49/100 and ranked #174 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #523 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Pentax X-5 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
59
Value for money score
65
Portability score
76
Overall score
49
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Pentax X-5


Pentax X-5 weighs 595g and has external dimensions of 119 x 86 x 107mm (4.69 x 3.39 x 4.21"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Pentax X-5 is 203 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Pentax X-5
595g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Pentax X-5
107mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax X-5 with the dimensions:

Pentax X-5

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight X-5 Dimensions X-5
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Sony H300 590 g 595 g 130 x 95 x 122 mm 119 x 86 x 107 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic FZ200 588 g 595 g 125 x 87 x 110 mm 119 x 86 x 107 mm
Fujifilm FinePix S9400W Fujifilm S9400W 670 g 595 g 123 x 87 x 116 mm 119 x 86 x 107 mm
Nikon Coolpix L830 Nikon L830 508 g 595 g 110 x 76 x 91 mm 119 x 86 x 107 mm
Pentax X90 Pentax X90 428 g 595 g 111 x 85 x 110 mm 119 x 86 x 107 mm
Fujifilm FinePix S8600 Fujifilm S8600 450 g 595 g 121 x 81 x 65 mm 119 x 86 x 107 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Panasonic FZ70 606 g 595 g 130 x 97 x 118 mm 119 x 86 x 107 mm
Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR Fujifilm HS50 EXR 808 g 595 g 135 x 101 x 146 mm 119 x 86 x 107 mm

Specifications of Pentax X-5


General
Brand Pentax
Model X-5
Announced August, 2012
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 230
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1500 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 9.10
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 330 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model 4 x AA
Physical
Weight 595 g
Physical Dimensions 119 x 86 x 107 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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