Pentax X-5 Digital Camera
Digital Camera Description
The Pentax X-5 is a Large Digital Camera with a 1/2.3" sensor. Its 16 Megapixels CCD sensor offers an ISO 100-6400 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-6400. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in relatively low-light. With 16 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.
A builtin Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Pentax X-5 to compensate for camera shake.
This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/1500 to 4s. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/1500, fast action cannot be frozen. Given that is does not support very slow shutter-speeds, this camera is unsuitable for night photography. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.
The Pentax X-5 features a 9-point Contrast-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. A Real-Time Autofocus Tracking System allows focus to follow a moving subject within the frame. Manual Focus is also available.
A single control-dial on this camera makes it easy to use semi-automatic modes by adjusting the current exposure parameter directly This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Pentax X-5 is performed via a 0.20" Built-in EVF with 230K Pixels. This EVF shows 100% coverage.
|Sensor||16 Megapixels CCD||Sensor Size||6 x 5mm
|Anti-Alias Filter||Yes||Sensor Aspect||4:3 Aspect-Ratio|
|Stabilization||Built-In||Dust-Reduction||N / A|
|Sensitivity||ISO 100 - 6400||Shutter-Speed||1/1500 - 4s|
|Lens||22 - 580mm F/3.1 - 5.9||Mininum Focus||1cm (w) / 1.5m (t)|
|Filter Diameter||Focus System||9-point Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp *Tracking AF-C|
|Viewfinder Type||Built-in EVF||Viewfinder Size||0.20" EVF 230K Pixels 100% Coverage|
|Display Attachment||Tilting||Display Size||460K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage|
|Exposure Modes||P, A, T, M||Scene Modes||22Handheld Night, Sport, Landscape, Portrait, Flower, Blue Sky, Sunset, Night, Night Portrait, Fireworks, HDR, Surf&Snow, Baby, Kids, Pet, Food, Stage Lighting, Text, Museum, Digital Wide, Panorama, Composite|
|Metering||Multi-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot||Bracketing|
|Exposure Compensation||±2 EV, 1/3 EV||Flash Compensation||±2 EV, 1/3 EV|
|White Balance||Auto , Presets, Custom||White Balance Tuning|
|Continuous Drive||1.1 FPS, Unlimited JPEG||Self Timer||Yes *2s, 10s|
|Command Dials||1||DOF Preview||No|
|Digital Level||Tripod Mount||Yes|
|Remote Trigger||Infrared||Eye-Start Sensor||No|
|Interval Timer||No||Multiple Exposure||No|
|Image Formats||JPEG||Flash Ports|
|Built-In Flash||Yes, 11.6 - 6.1m (W-T)||Flash Sync|
|Video Capture||1920x1080 @ 30 FPS 16:9||Sound Input|
|Video Format||Quicktime H.264||WiFi||No|
|Memory||Secure Digital Extended Capacity, Internal Memory||GPS||No|
|Battery||Standard AA||Battery Life||950 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.|
|Size||120 x 87 x 107mm (W x H x D)||Weight||599g|
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Pentax X-5 Highlights
Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|16 Megapixels Ultra Zoom||ISO 100-6400|
|26.4X Ultra-Wide Optical Zoom||Shutter 1/1500-4s|
|Built-in Stabilization||Full manual controls, including Manual Focus|
|0.20" Built-in EVF 230K Pixels||Custom white-balance|
|1.1 FPS Drive, Unlimited Images||Spot-Metering|
|1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video Recording||Standard AA Battery|
|3" LCD 460K Pixels||Secure Digital Extended Capacity|
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