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X-5 16MP 26x Optical Zoom Megazoom Digital Camera Kit (Silver)
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Pentax X-5 16MP 26x Optical Zoom Megazoom Digital Camera Kit (Silver)

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Large 3 inch tiltable LCD screen, Triple Shake Reduction technology, 26X super-telephoto zoom lens, 260,000 dot resolution electronic viewfinder, Backlit 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, Super Macro mode, Fast Face Detection technology, HDMI port

The stylish PENTAX X-5 is a 26X Megazoom camera with DSLR-like features.

  • Large 3 inch tiltable LCD screen provides convenient viewing for playback and composition.
  • Triple Shake Reduction technology includes a mechanical sensor-shift mechanism, digital high ISO SR, and Movie SR, for sharp images, even in the most challenging lighting conditions.
  • A 26X super-telephoto zoom lens (22.3-580mm equivalent) ensures extreme flexibility for any subject near or far.
  • 260,000 dot resolution electronic viewfinder provides DSLR like handling and a clear view of your subject.
  • Capture JPG or unprocessed archival RAW images in Adobe's open DNG format.
  • Backlit 16 megapixel CMOS sensor offers superior quality, high-resolution imaging.
  • Capture even the smallest and closest subjects as near as 1cm with Super Macro mode.
  • Fast Face Detection technology quickly finds up to 32 faces for perfectly focused and exposed portraits.
  • An HDMI port plays back beautiful high resolution images and video on HDTV's.
  • Capture full HD 1080p widescreen video at 30 FPS with high quality h.264 compression.


- Type: 1/2.33" interline transfer CCD w primary color filter
- Effective pixels: 16MP
- Total pixels: 16.37MP
Recorded resolutions (pixels):
Still: 16M (4608x3456), 12M (1:1) (3456x3456), 12M (16:9) (4608x2592), 7M (3072x2304), 5M (16:9)
(3072x1728), 5M (2592x1944), 4M (16:9) (2592x1464), 3M(2048x1536), 2M(16:9)(1920x1080), 1024(1024x768), 640(640x480)
- Burst Shooting(L/H) mode - fixed 5M (2592x1944) or 4M (2592x1464) per frame.
- Digital Wide mode ? fixed 5M (2592x1944 - after Merge) - fixed 3M (2048x1536 ? before merge) in
single frame.
- Frame composite mode, resolution fixed to 3M (2048x1536).
- Digital Panorama mode, resolution fixed to 2M (1600x1200) per frame.
- Stage Lighting mode, resolution fixed to 2M (1600x1200).
Movie: HD 1920(1920x1080): approx. 30fps, 1280(1280x720): approx.60/30fps, 640(640x480): approx.
Quality levels: ***(best), ** (better), * (good)

- Type/construction: smc PENTAX zoom lens - 12 elements in 9 groups (3 aspherical elements)
- Optical zoom: 26X
- Focal length (equiv.): 4.0 - 104mm (22.3 - 580mm)
- Digital zoom: approx. 7.2X
- Combined zoom: 187.2X
- Intelligent zoom: approx. 39X at 7M, approx. 187.2X at 640 (including optical zoom)
- Aperture: f/3.1- 5.9

- LCD screen: 3.0-inch tiltable LCD (Can be lowered to approx.60? or raised to approx.90?), LCD
resolution: 460,000 dots, Wide angle viewable
- Viewfinder: Electronic Viewfinder, approx. 230K dots. (Equipped the with diopter adjustment dial).

- Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus.
- Focus modes: 9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity Landscape,
Manual, Focus Point Selection
- Manual focus: Yes
- Macro focus: Yes, Macro and Super Macro available
- Focus lock: Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way
- Focus range: Normal: 1.31' to infinity (wide), 5.6' to infinity (tele), Macro: 0.33-1.64' (wide to mid
zoom), Super Macro: 0.03-0.98' (at mid zoom, set automatically)

- Type: Retractable popup series-control auto flash
- Flash modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye, Slow Sync,
- Slow Sync + Redeye
- Effective range: Wide: approx. 0.66- 38 ft (ISO Auto) Tele: approx. approx. 4.9 ? 20ft (ISO Auto)
- Flash Exposure Compensation

- Internal memory: (approx. 75.3 MB)`
- Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC
- Eye-Fi Compatible

- Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, PC/AV Out, HDMI (type D), DC Input Terminal
- Video out: NTSC, PAL (HDMI out supports Auto, 1080i, 720p, 480p)

- Power source: 4 AA batteries (Alkaline, Lithium, Nickel and Rechargeable Ni-MH), Optional AC adapter
kit is also available.
- Recordable images (approx): (300 - w/ Alkaline batteries), (500 w/ Rechargeable w/ Ni-MH
batteries), (950 w/ Lithium batteries)
- Playback time (approx) : (420 min. w/ Alkaline batteries), (500 min. w/ Rechargeable Ni-MH
batteries), (950 min. w/ Lithium batteries)
- Movie recording time (approx): (75 min. w /Alkaline batteries), (150 min. w/ Rechargeable Ni-MH
batteries), (280 min. w/ Lithium batteries)
- AC adapter available: Yes (optional)

- Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.7 x 3.4 x 4.2"
- Weight:Without battery or removable memory: 17.9 oz, Loaded and ready: 21.1 oz
- Construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate plastic
- Operating temperature: 32-104?F
- Weather Resistant: n/a
- Shock Resistant: n/a

- Startup: Approx 1.9 sec
- Release lag: Approx 0.046 sec

- English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish,
Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

- Still: Sensor-Shift SR, Dual (Sensor-shift SR and Pixel-Track SR), Digital SR (High-sensitivity
anti-shake mode)
- Movie: Movie SR

- Type: TTL
- Multi-segment: Yes
- Center weighted: Yes
- Spot: Yes
- Exposure compensation: +/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)

- Auto, Manual (ISO 100 ? 6400)

- Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light (D, N, W), Manual setting

- Type: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter w CCD electronic shutter
- Shutter speed: 1/1500 to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec Manual, Night Scene modes)

- Mode selection Auto Picture, Program, Manual, USER, Movie, Handheld Night Snap, Sport, Landscape,
Portrait,, Scene (Flower, Blue Sky, Sunset, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, , Fireworks, HDR, Surf & Snow, Baby, Kids, Pet, Food, Digital SR, Stage Lighting, Text, Museum, Digital Wide,  Digital Panorama, Frame Composite), Green
- Green simplified mode available: Yes
- Face detection available: Yes (AF&AE is available in all modes, up to 32 faces), Smile Capture, Blink

- P/A/S/M/B: P, A, S, M
- Date stamp: Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode)
- Digital filters (capture): Image Tone (Bright, Natural, Monochrome)
- Dynamic Range Adjustment:  (Highlight and Shadow correction)

- Mode selection: One shot, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting (L/H), Self-timer, Remote Control,

Auto Bracketing
- Continuous FPS: Approx 1.12 FPS, Burst L (5M or 4M), Burst H (5M or 4M)
- Self-timer: Yes (10 sec, 2 sec)
- Remote control: Yes

- Mode selection: One Shot, Index (4 or 9 thumbnails), Magnification, Movie Playback, Histogram,
Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar
- Mode pallet: Slideshow, Image Rotation, Stretch Filter, Small Face Filter, Collage, Digital Filter, HDR
Filter, Frame Composite, Movie Editing, Red-eye Compensation, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, DPOF, Start-up Screen
- Magnification: Up to 10X, scrollable
- Digital filters (playback): (B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis,  High
Contrast, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature Filter)
- Movie edit: Save as still image, movie divide

- Still: JPG (EXIF 2.2), DCF 2.0, DPOF, Print Image Matching III
- Movie (compression): AVI (Motion JPG)
- Sound: WAV (PCM), monaural

(Best, Better, Good)
16M: 727, 1284, 2117
12M (1:1): 856, 1676, 2568,
12M (16:9): 856, 1676, 2568,
7M (4:3): 1284, 2366, 3771
5M (16:9): 1527, 2943, 4162
5M (4:3): 1527, 2943, 4162
4M (16:9): 2011, 3771, 5486
3M: 2366, 4642, 6705
2M: 3448, 6352, 9284
1024: 8046, 13411, 17243
VGA (640 x 480): 17243, 24140, 30175

For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.
- Windows: Windows XP/Vista/7, USB port
- Mac: Mac OS-X 10.3.9, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, USB port

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4 out of 5 stars   Great bridge camera for the price
By Hardware Hank (Green Bay WI) January 01, 2014
Review submitted for Pentax X-5 16MP 26x Optical Zoom Megazoom Digital Camera Kit (Silver) (PKX5S)
Pros: Ease of Use, Electronic View Finder, Tilting Led Screen, Light Weight, Looks Of A Dslr
Cons: Battery life, Clumsly Battery Door
Other Comments: I was looking for a better point & shoot camera with a view finder. Frankly there aren't many out there. The x-5 is a great camera for the price. Controls are easy to use and the instructions are easy to follow. I've had mine for 5 days now and I am still finding more features. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the first time I used it it "froze up" on me 3 times. All I had to do was open and close battery cover and turn it back on but still a pita. It hasn't done it since so I'm not sure just what the problem is/was. It could have been something that I did but not sure. Overall this is a great camera for the price. The zoom is incredible although it is a little jerky.
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5 out of 5 stars   A great camera for newbies for sure!
By Em the crazy busy mom (Nebraska) March 01, 2013
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Pros: Easy to use for beginners
Other Comments: I'm a beginner in photography really. I wanted a camera that I could use as a point and shoot while learning the ins and outs of using the camera. The manual that comes with the book is filled with great info and between that and the info two photog friends are teaching me, this camera is really great. I've seen a lot of people who've reviewed it complaining about how the pics turn out in low light. My advice as a true point and shoot gal: LEARN the manual! I've never had an issue with picture quality or anything so far. My pics have turned out well lit, gorgeous in color (with no photoshopping program). I would recommend this camera to anyone!
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4 out of 5 stars   Pleasing Pentax Photos
By Craving for Film (Huntington Beach, CA) March 01, 2013
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Pros: Quick Focusing, Comfortable in hand, Price to quality ratio, Preset Modes Work Well, Accurate color, Long Aa Lithium Batt Life, Selectable Focus Zones
Cons: no shutter priority mode, no aperture priority mode, no filter thread
Other Comments: I've been using the camera since Christmas. This silver edition Pentax contains features that cover a large number of shooting situations. Some existing preset modes make up for the lack of shutter or aperture priority settings. Just become familiar with the camera's capabilities. The maximum sharpness setting is not available in Auto Scene mode. It defaults to "normal" sharpness in this mode. Auto Scene mode is very accurate, however. Compared to other Megazoom category cameras, this is a winner for the price.
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