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08-21-2012, 01:54 AM   #1
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Pentax X-5


A new bridge camera from Pentax, as seen on RiceHigh blog :

(edit: now official Pentax X-5 Announced - Pentax Camera News & Rumors -


08-21-2012, 02:20 AM   #2
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If I'm honest, that's a pretty hideous camera.

It looks cheap, really cheap.
08-21-2012, 02:25 AM   #3
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Badly done fake, really.
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in black it look better

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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Badly done fake, really.
Why? It looks 100% the real deal to me, although I find it strange that it looks so much like a K-5 clone
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QuoteOriginally posted by hks_kansei Quote
If I'm honest, that's a pretty hideous camera.

It looks cheap, really cheap.
Have you SEEN the X90 this thing will be replacing? I think it looks fine. Also it sort of suggests Pentax will remain with the K-5/7 aesthetic for the APS-C DSLRs for a while yet, which is a good thing in my books.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Badly done fake, really.
If that's your definition of "bad" then I can't even imagine what your idea of "good" is...

It looks real, and assuming it is real... the fact they've put an articulated screen on a bridge camera is quite interesting to say the least.
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that looks pretty good to me.

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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Badly done fake, really.
So cynical.

If it is a fake(which clearly it isn't) then I would say it is extremely well done.

The design is distinctly K-5 inspired, but obvious from the unique lens and rear design that it is not just a photoshop job.

I like it.
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i actually think it looks good. is this something i would buy for my usage? no. if pentax does come out with a new travel friendly P&S i might buy one to replace my lx3. sometimes, i just dont want to bring my dslr. so a nice p&s would still be awesome.
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I think it actually look very good....and i like the swivel screen...
08-21-2012, 03:49 AM   #12
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Looks very good for a X90 replacement. I like how it design was inspired by the K5 and K30. The tilt screen looks like a nice addition. Now could it have the specs and user ability to compete against the high-end p&s cameras like the Canon G series?

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This will have a small P&S type sensor right? Looks good. I really don't see where the comments that it looks "cheap" or that its a "badly done fake" are coming from. Clearly this isn't meant to replace DSLR's and i t looks good for what it is.
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If it has a 1/2.33" sensor, it would have a 22-580mm equivalent zoom. But with an even smaller 1/2.7" sensor, it'd be 26-676, just like the X90. So, the latter seems incredibly likely.
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That's a very big body for a very small sensor

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