• 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
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 42.0x zoom 24mm - 1000mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $319 Average Retail $430 MSRP

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Advantages

Pentax X-5 over Nikon P510

  • Longer battery life
    500 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos

Nikon P510 over Pentax X-5

  • Lens zoom ratio
    42.0x vs 26.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Fast startup
    1.50 vs 2.60 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • High-res screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Longer shutter
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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.

  • 24-1,000mm equivalent zoom range; Built-in GPS; Articulated LCD; Very good print quality; Many movie options.

  • Focus sometimes difficult to achieve; Short shoulder strap; Battery charged in the camera; Low battery life.

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
Nikon P510
Fujifilm SL300
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $527
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe

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
Nikon P510
Sony H200
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $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
Nikon P510
Fujifilm S6800
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Fujifilm S4800

Pentax X-5
Fujifilm S4800
  • $409
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer shutter
Nikon P510
Fujifilm S4800
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer

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
Nikon P510
Nikon L830
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Newer
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