Pentax X-5 Review

4.0
October 24, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Type
Camera Type Bridge
Sensor
Type 1/2.33" CMOS
Total Pixels 16.37 megapixels
Effective Pixels 16.0 megapixels
Still

Formats: JPEG (conforms to Exif 2.3), conforms to DCF2.0, DPOF, PRINT Image Matching III

Size:
16M(4608x3456), 12M[1:1](3456x3456), 12M[16:9](4608x2592), 7M(3072x2304), 5M(2592x1944), 4M(16:9)(2592x1464), 3M(2048x1536), 2M[16:9](1920x1080),
102(1024x768), 640(640x480)

3 Quality levels of JPEG: good, better, best

Sensitivity Auto, Manual (ISO 100 - 6400)
Shake Reduction Sensor-Shift-Type (SR : Shake Reduction), Dual (SR & Pixel Track SR), High-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)
Lens
Focal Length

4.0 - 104mm(35mm equivalent focal length: 22.3 - 580mm)

Aperture: F3.1 - F5.9

Digital Zoom

Digital zoom: Approx. 7.2x

Intelligent zoom: Approx. 39x at 7MP, approx. 187.2x at 640 (including optical zoom)

Construction smc PENTAX zoom lens, 12 elements in 9 groups (3 aspherical elements)
Focusing System
Type TTL contrast detection autofocus system
Functions

9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF

Infinity-landscape, Manual Focus, AF Point switching

Focus Range (automatic)

Standard: 0.4m - infinity (at wide setting), 1.5m - infinity (at tele setting)

Macro: 0.1 - 0.5m(from wide to the middle zoom position)

Super Macro: 0.01m - 0.2m (middle zoom position)

AF assist AF assist lamp at front
Viewfinder
Type Electronic Viewfinder, approx. 230K dots.
Diopter adjustment Yes
Screen
Type 3.0-inch tiltable LCD with acrylic protection
Resolution approx. 460K dots
Shutter
Speed 1/1500- 1/4 sec.  4 sec at most (Manual, Night Scene mode setting)
Exposure system
Metering Multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes

Modes: Program, Manual

Scene modes: Auto Picture, USER, Movie, Handheld Night Snap, Sport, Landscape, Portrait, SCN (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

Compensation ± 2EV (1/3EV steps)
Flash
Type Integrated auto flash control
Modes

Flash-on and Flash-off modes.

"Red-eye" compensation function employs a pre-discharge.

Low-speed synchro, Low-speed synchro + Red-eye

Automatic activation in low light conditions

Effective Range

Wide: approx. 0.2 - 11.6 m (ISO Auto)

Tele: approx. 1.5 - 6.1 m (ISO Auto)

Exposure Parameters
Modes One shot, Continuous Shooting (approx. 1.0 frame/sec, Burst Shooting (L/H), Self-timer (10 sec., 2 sec.), Remote Control (0, 3 sec.), Auto Bracketing
Face Recognition Face Detection AF&AE is available at all mode. 32 people at most. Smile Capture. Blinking Detection. Pet detection: Detect up to 1 pet's face(auto or select from pre-registered three faces)
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light (D,N, W), Manual setting
Digital Filter

B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis,  High Contrast, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature Filter

Movie
Recording

Sound: Yes

Shake reduction Mode (Movie SR)

Video format:MPEG?4 AVC/H.264

Resolution: 1920(1920x1080): approx. 30fps,
1280(1280x720):approx. 60/30fps,
640(640x480): approx. 30fps


Duration: approx. 75 min. ( 4AA Alkaline batteries), approx. 150 min (4AA Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries), approx. 280 min. (4AA Lithium batteries)

Editing Save as still image, Divide movies, Adding title picture
Playback
Options

Slideshow, Image Rotation, Stretch Filter, Small Face Filter, Collage, Digital Filter (B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature Filter), HDR Filter, Frame Composite, Movie Editing, Red-eye Compensation, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, DPOF, Start-up Screen

Storage
Internal approx. 75.3 MB
External Compatible with SD, SDHC, SDXC Memory cards
File Format

Photo: JPEG (conforms to Exif 2.3), conforms to DCF2.0, DPOF, PRINT Image Matching III

Video format: MPEG?4 AVC/H.264

Sound format: WAV (PCM), mono

Special Features
Features

World time: 75 cities, 28 time zones

Language

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

Interface
Interface

Video output: PC / AV terminal (PAL/NTSC)

Connection Port: USB2.0(Hi-Speed) PC/AV terminal, HDMI terminal (Type D), DC Input terminal

Power
Source 4 AA batteries (Alkaline, Lithium, Nickel and Rechargeable Ni-MH).
Performance Still *: approx. 330 shots ( 4AA Alkaline batteries), approx. 500 shots (4AA Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries), approx. 950 shots (4AA Lithium batteries)

Playback **: approx. 420 min. ( 4AA Alkaline batteries), approx. 500 min (4AA Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries), approx. 950 min. (4AA Lithium batteries)

* Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing.  Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions.

** According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing.
Dimensions
Height 86.5mm
Width 120mm
Depth 106.5mm
Weight approx. 599g   (loaded and ready)
approx. 507g (without battery and SD memory card) 
Compatibility
PC Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Vista and 7
Mac Mac OS X 10.3.9 or above
Accessories
Included Software Software S-SW129
Kit Content PENTAX USB Cable I– USB7    
AA Alkaline battery for X-5    
Lens cap O-LC129        
Strap O-ST92
Optional PENTAX AV Cable I-AVC7  
AC adapter K-AC129  
Black neoprene case   
Remote Control E   
Remote Control F   
PENTAX Remote Control O-RC1

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