• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 22mm - 580mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23mm - 765mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Pentax X-5 over Nikon L830

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon L830 over Pentax X-5

  • More lens zoom
    34.0x vs 26.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Longer battery life
    680 vs 500 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.7 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

User reviews

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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 S8600

Pentax X-5
Fujifilm S8600
  • $183
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $178
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Thinner
Nikon L830
Fujifilm S8600
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $178
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm S9200

Pentax X-5
Fujifilm S9200
  • $183
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Newer
Nikon L830
Fujifilm S9200
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $226
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Pentax X-5
Samsung WB1100F
  • $183
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $212
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon L830
Samsung WB1100F
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $212
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon P530

Pentax X-5
Nikon P530
  • $183
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • More dots on screen
Nikon L830
Nikon P530
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony H300

Pentax X-5
Sony H300
  • $183
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $176
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • More pixels
Nikon L830
Sony H300
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $176
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More pixels
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