Pentax X-5 Digital Camera, Black - Bundle - with Camera Case, 8GB SDHC Memory Card, Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

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About the Pentax X-5

Pentax introduces the X-5 digital camera, an ideal choice for photographers who want to easily capture beautiful, high-quality images of a wide variety of subjects and scenes. Featuring a powerful high-magnification optical 26X super-telephoto zoom lens, the Pentax X-5 provides photographers with a focal length of 4mm-104mm (22.3mm ultra-wide angle to 580mm super telephoto 35mm equivalent). Coupled with the camera's Macro mode, which allows photographers to capture dramatic close-up images of subjects as near to the lens as 0.4 inches, the X-5 delivers an extensive range of creative photographic possibilities.

Pentax X-5 is the ideal compact travel companion for photo enthusiasts who want a digital camera with them wherever they go that's capable of taking every type of image from gorgeous portraits, to scenic landscapes to extreme close-ups and more.

And for effortless image composition and image playback, the PENTAX X-5 also features a large tiltable 3.0-inch, high-definition LCD screen that offers sharp image viewing, even in bright sunlight, while allowing users to shoot from high and low angles to keep the subject neatly framed in the image area. By combining a state-of-the-art image processing engine and back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with low-noise, even up to ISO 6400, and approximately 16.0 effective megapixels, the X-5 provides very high-resolution images.

Pentax X-5 Includes

  • Pentax X-5 Digital Camera
  • Camera Strap O-ST92
  • Lens Cap O-LC129
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • Software (CD-ROM) S-SW129
  • 4x AA Batteries
  • Pentax One Year Limited Warranty
  • Camera Case
  • 8GB SDHC Memory Card
  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast (8) , Long battery life (8) , Comfortable keyboard (7) , Good power output (7) , Quality display (7) , Lightweight (6) , Quiet (6)
Best Uses:
Graphics (7) , Business use (6) , Video (6) , Music (5) , Web browsing (4) , Word processing (4) , Educational purposes (3) , Multimedia (3) , Travel (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Tech savvy (5) , Photo enthusiast (2) , Multimedia professional (1) , Semi-pro photographer (1)

Pentax X-5 Features

  • State-of-the-art imaging engine: Supported by the latest Super Resolution technology, the X-5's imaging engine offers outstanding image-processing performance to produce clear, high-quality images with well-defined details.
  • Handheld Night Scene: The camera's Handheld Night Scene shooting mode helps the photographer capture blur-free nighttime images by taking multiple images at once and blending them into a single composite picture.
  • Triple shake-reduction technology: The X-5's triple Shake Reduction (SR) system couples the PENTAX-developed mechanical sensor-shift-type SR mechanism with a digital SR mode for stills or movie SR mode for video to more effectively compensate for camera shake.
  • Electronic viewfinder: The X-5 features an electronic viewfinder with diopter adjustment for a clear view of the subject even under bright sunshine. This comes in handy when shooting a subject in harsh backlight or when the photographer needs a more solid hold of the camera.
  • Full HD movie recording: The X-5 features a Full HD movie recording function employing the h.264 recording format. The user can capture high quality, extended movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels at a 16:9 aspect ratio) at a frame rate of 30 frames per second.
  • Time-lapse Movie: The camera also offers creative movie playback features, such as High-speed Movie mode for slow-motion playback and Time-lapse Movie mode for fast-forward playback, and features a micro-HDMI terminal (Type D) for the output of recorded movies and sound to external devices.
  • User-friendly Auto Picture mode: The X-5 features the PENTAX-original Auto Picture mode, which automatically assesses the subject's conditions and selects the most appropriate shooting mode from 16 distinctive shooting options, including Landscape, Portrait, Candlelight and Pet.
  • Auto Macro function: It even comes with an Auto Macro function, which automatically switches the focus mode to Macro when it detects the subject is close to the lens.
  • Quick-set mode dial: The X-5 lets the user quickly and effortlessly select the desired shooting mode from a total of 10 modes including the hands-off Auto Picture, Scene, Program, Manual, Landscape, and Handheld Night Snap with a single turn of the mode dial, without having to access the on-screen menu.
  • Powered by easy-to-obtain AA batteries
  • Remote control operation using a PENTAX optional remote controller
  • High-speed burst shooting of up to 10 images per second, for a maximum of 30 images in a single sequence
  • 12 digital filters including Miniature and Toy Camera to add creative touches tocaptured images
  • A range of creative image processing tools including Stretch filter, Small Face filter and Collage function
  • A choice of three aspect ratios (4:3, 16:9 and 1:1) to accommodate specific applications
  • Image viewing, editing and filing software included: MediaImpression 3.5 for PENTAX (Windows version compatible with Windows 7) and MediaImpression 2.1 for PENTAX (Macintosh version compatible with Mac OS X 10.7)
  • Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards

Pentax X-5 Specifications

Resolution Effective: 16 Megapixel, Actual Pixels: 16.37 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.33"
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: AVI, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: WAV
Max Resolution 16MP: 4608 x 3456 @ 4:3
Other Resolutions 12MP: 3456 x 3456 @ 1:1
12MP: 4608 x 2592 @ 16:9
7MP: 3072 x 2304 @ 4:3
5MP: 3072 x 1728 @ 16:9
5MP: 2592 x 1944 @ 4:3
4MP: 2592 x 1464 @ 16:9
3MP: 2048 x 1536 @ 4:3
2MP: 1920 x 1080 @ 16:9
1024 x 768
640 x 480
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Mechanical
Lens 12 elements in 9 groups
3 Aspheric
EFL: 4-104 mm (35 mm equivalent: 22.3-580 mm)
Aperture: f/3.1 (W) - 5.9 (T)
Filter Thread None
Zoom Optical: 26x
Digital: 7.2x
Intelligent Zoom: 39x
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-6400
Shutter Type: Charge-coupled Electronic
Speed: 1/4 - 1/1500 sec
Type: Charge-coupled Electronic
Speed: 4 - 1/1500 sec in Night Scene Mode
Type: Charge-coupled Electronic
Speed: 4 - 1/1500 sec in Manual Mode
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot, TTL 256-zones
Exposure Modes Modes: Manual, Programmed Auto
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 10 fps at 5 MP for up to 30 frames
Self Timer 2 Seconds, 10 Seconds
Interval Recording None
Remote Control Optional
Built-in Flash Yes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Effective Flash Range Wide: 0.66 - 38' (0.20 - 11.58 m)
Telephoto: 4.9 - 20' (1.49 - 6.10 m)
External Flash Connection None
Built-in Memory 75.3MB
Memory Card Type SD
Still Images per GB JPEG: 182 @ Highest Resolution - 7544 @ Lowest Resolution
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video Video Clip Length: Up to 25 Minutes
Audio Recording: With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder Viewfinder Type: Electronic
Screen 3" LCD Rear Screen (460000 pixels)
Connectivity AV Output, DC Input, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
Software Requirements Windows: XP (SP1), Vista
Mac: OS X 10.3.9 or later
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Battery 4x AA Batteries
AC Power Adapter K-AC106 (Optional)
Dimensions WxHxD 4.7 x 3.4 x 4.2" / 11.94 x 8.64 x 10.67 cm
Weight 17.9 oz / 507g without battery or memory card
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