X-5

X-5

Pentax X-5 Preview

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Pentax has announced a new budget-friendly, yet versatile super-zoom camera, the X-5. All for less than $300, you'll take advantage of a 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor paired with a 26x optical zoom lens, Full 1080p HD video recording, high-speed burst shooting (up to 10fps), and a host of Auto, Creative, and Shake Reduction Modes that aren't usually included in this price range.

Viewing and framing is accomplish on either a high-quality 3.0-inch tilting LCD screen, or an eye-level EVF (Electronic ViewFinder). The camera has a dSLR-like feel, thanks to and enlarged handgrip and similar control layout.

Pentax X-5 Features
  • 16 megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor
  • 26x super telephoto lens (22.3mm - 580mm)
  • 3.0-inch tilting display and electronic viewfinder
  • Full 1080p HD Video Recording at 30 frames per second
  • High-speed burst shooting up to 10 images per second (maximum of 30)
  • Three Aspect Ratio Choices (4:3, 16:9, 1:1)
  • Auto Picture Mode selects from 16 shooting modes, including:
    • Landscape
    • Portrait
    • Candlelight
    • Pet
    • Auto Macro
  • Quick Set Dial with access to:
    • Auto Picture
    • Scene
    • Program
    • Manual
    • Landscape
    • Handheld Night Snap
  • Shake Reduction (SR) Modes for video and stills
  • Super Resolution Technology
    • Low-noise up to 6400 ISO
    • Handheld Night Scene
  • Macro Mode (shoot as close as 0.4 inches)
  • Micro HDMI out
  • 12 Digital Filters including:
    • Miniature
    • Toy Camera
    • Creative Image Processing Tools including
    • Stretch Filter
    • SMall Face Filter
    • Collage
  • MediaImpression 3.5 (Windows) / 2.1 (Mac) Image Viewing, Editing, and Filing Software Included
  • Compatible with Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards
  • Optional remote controller
  • Powered by AA Batteries

The Pentax X-5 will be available in silver or black, and should start shipping sometime in September (2012) with an MSRP of $279.95 USD.


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