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11-02-2012, 11:44 PM   #61
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As for the screen protector on a x-5, would the ones for k-5 fit well?

11-12-2012, 12:38 PM   #63
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video recording Lenght

Can anyone tell me the lenght of the video recording with X5. I read someone saying it can record up to 25mins regardless of the capacity of the SD card. I need a confirmation as i would like to buy the X5 next week.thanx
12-29-2012, 09:55 AM   #64
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QuoteOriginally posted by sam-joseph Quote
Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone has a new Pentax X5 bridge camera yet?
I'm thinking about getting one for a travel camera, as there's a Hawaii trip planned, and I don't really want to lug the K7 around everywhere. I just sold an X70, and I wasn't impressed with the tiny battery and hard-to-control zoom.
Any thoughts?

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I got the X5 and its fantastic. That back lit cmos sensor works really well.

12-30-2012, 04:20 AM   #65
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QuoteOriginally posted by sam-joseph Quote
Due to a lack of reviews, and a fear that it might be too similar to the X70 that I wasn't happy with, I'm now considering a Panasonic FZ150 or FZ200 (constant f2.8 zoom!)

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Oh dont do that the X5 is superb for the price.
01-06-2013, 02:09 AM   #66
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QuoteOriginally posted by Anton Magus Quote
For the price, the X-5 looks like a pretty good value for money proposition for someone looking for a super-zoom camera.
From a few reviews and looking at some sample images, I like :-
  • The image quality is better than expected from the sensor
  • Colors are very crisp and natural
  • The EVF is the same as on the X-90 which is OK in general use.
  • The tilting LCD is nice
  • It is powered by 4 AA batteries which last about 500 shots. I like this.
  • It can capture 10 images per second in burst mode, but only at 10MP resolution
  • It has the same lens as the X-90 which gave pretty good results

Some points that I don't much like are:-
  • Shutter speed is 1/4 sec - 1/1500 (up to 4 sec in night mode) (X-90 is 4 sec - 1/4000)
  • Aperture f3.1 - f5.9 (X-90 is f2.8 - f8). I think f2 - f8 or f11 would have been great
  • Program & Manual settings, but no quick Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority. I use Av and Tv a lot!
  • No time lapse mode as on the X-90. Not often used but nice to have?

Things I really would have liked, but which are missing:-
  • A manual zoom control ring on the lens OR a manual focus control ring on the lens
  • A RAW option
  • Ability to screw filters onto the lens

Overall I don't think its a bad buy for $279. I just wonder if Pentax could not have made this the BEST bridge camera for say $350 instead of the CHEAPEST bridge camera for $279...
The X5 does have time lapse, check your setting or the instruction manual
01-06-2013, 02:11 AM   #67
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QuoteOriginally posted by kiaris09 Quote
Can anyone tell me the lenght of the video recording with X5. I read someone saying it can record up to 25mins regardless of the capacity of the SD card. I need a confirmation as i would like to buy the X5 next week.thanx
Now that depends on the size in Gb of your SDHC card.
01-12-2013, 09:08 AM   #68
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I just dont see many reviews about the X5, and the ones out there says its neither here nor there. Not good or bad. Does anyone know what this Pentax X5 is really like

01-12-2013, 10:35 AM   #69
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QuoteOriginally posted by JEREMYHN100 Quote
I just dont see many reviews about the X5, and the ones out there says its neither here nor there. Not good or bad. Does anyone know what this Pentax X5 is really like
X5 is a good all-in-one PS camera, and I have one. Have you try the K01 yet? K01 gets way better photo than X5, and the price is not far away from X5.
01-12-2013, 11:15 AM   #70
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I think you might be a little confused.

The X5 bridge camera sells for £170 in the UK The K01 sells for over £350 in the UK a very large price difference.
01-12-2013, 06:18 PM   #71
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QuoteOriginally posted by JEREMYHN100 Quote
The X5 bridge camera sells for £170 in the UK The K01 sells for over £350 in the UK a very large price difference.
I see. Itís around 70 dollars difference in U.S.
01-12-2013, 06:39 PM   #72
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f3.6
ISO-100
41mm focal length 35 mm equivalent
Exposure time max out 4 sec only
no tripod and timer
M mode by Pentax X5



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01-13-2013, 03:05 AM   #73
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QuoteOriginally posted by NSX167 Quote
I see. Itís around 70 dollars difference in U.S.
Its £170 difference in the UK. About 274$ in your money.A very big difference. Then you have to take into account the lenses.
01-17-2013, 09:34 PM   #74
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X-5 is now down to 207.98 at US amazon. That's a fine price for what you are getting.
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Back up to $246 now. Was a great deal at $207 while it lasted!
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