• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 26.0x zoom 22mm - 580mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $409 Average Retail $280 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 30.0x zoom 24mm - 720mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $230 MSRP

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Advantages

Pentax X-5 over Fujifilm S4800

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • High-res screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer

Fujifilm S4800 over Pentax X-5

  • Lens zoom ratio
    30.0x vs 26.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Longer shutter
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Review Excerpt

  • Impressive 26x optical zoom lens delivers crisp images, even when at full tele; Comfortable, ergonomic camera build feels higher-end than its low price point suggests; Lots of effective, automated features make picture-taking a fun experience for the beginner.

  • DSLR-style camera body might attract enthusiasts who will be disappointed in the X-5's consumer focus; Frustratingly slow to use all around; AA batteries can fall out when retrieving the SD card; Some design quirks are off-putting.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm SL300

Pentax X-5
Fujifilm SL300
  • $409
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $527
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Hot shoe
Fujifilm S4800
Fujifilm SL300
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
  • $527
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • High-res screen

Compared to Sony H200

Pentax X-5
Sony H200
  • $409
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More pixels
Fujifilm S4800
Sony H200
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Manual focus
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More pixels

Compared to Fujifilm S6800

Pentax X-5
Fujifilm S6800
  • $409
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer shutter
Fujifilm S4800
Fujifilm S6800
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 1080p
  • High-res screen

Compared to Nikon L830

Pentax X-5
Nikon L830
  • $409
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • High-res screen
Fujifilm S4800
Nikon L830
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer shutter
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Sony H300

Pentax X-5
Sony H300
  • $409
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
Fujifilm S4800
Sony H300
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • HDMI out
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
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