Pentax X-5 Hands-On Preview
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Pentax X-5 Hands-On Preview - We go hands-on with the new Pentax X-5, the stylish bridge camera from Pentax with SLR styling.
Posted : 21 Sep 2012 10:45PM
by Joshua Waller
The Pentax X-5 is a new ultra zoom bridge camera from Pentax with a 26x optical zoom lens, built in shake reduction, and SLR like styling, with the camera looking a lot like a mini-Digital SLR.
The camera has a tilting rear screen, and ample rubber grips for both hands, including a rubber grip surrounding the lens. It also features Pentax's trade-mark green ring around the lens. The Pentax X-5 is available in silver or black, and takes 4 AA batteries.
Pentax X-5 Hands On Tilting rear screen.
Pentax X-5 Hands-On Photos of Equipment
Pentax X-5 Specifications
Max Aperture f/3.1 - f/5.9 35mm equivalent 22.3mm - 580mm
Optical Zoom 26x
CCD pixels 16Mp (Megapixels) Pixels (W) 4608 Pixels (H) 3456 Sensor Type CMOS Sensor Size 1/2.33 inch Sensor Size (width) No Data Sensor Size (height) No Data
LCD Monitor 3in Screen resolution 460000
Touch Screen No
Min Focus 1cm
Focusing modes Autofocus Manual Spot AF Tracking Infinity
Shutter speeds shortest 1/1500sec Shutter speeds longest 4sec Exp modes Program Scene modes A Manual Metering Centre-weighted - Average Multi Pattern Spot ISO sensitivity 100 - 6400 White balance Auto Manual Outdoors/Daylight Incandescent Fluorescent Shade
Exposure Comp +/-2
Continuous shooting 1fps
Movie mode Yes Video Resolution Video FPS 30 Stereo Sound No
Optical Zoom with Video No
Image Stabilisation Yes
HDMI Yes USB USB 2
Battery Type 4 AA batteries (Alkaline, Lithium, Nickel and Rechargeable Ni-MH)
CIPA Rating 330
Box Contents PENTAX USB Cable I USB7, AA Alkaline battery for X-5, Lens cap O-LC129 & Strap O-ST92
Weight 599g Width 120mm Height 86.5mm
Depth 106.5mm View Full Product Details
Photographs taken using the Pentax X-5
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