• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 26.0x zoom 22mm - 580mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 42.0x zoom 24mm - 1000mm (35mm equiv.)

Advantages

Pentax X-5 over Nikon P510

  • Longer battery life
    500 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options

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
  • $265
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Hot shoe
Nikon P510
Fujifilm SL300
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Nikon P520

Pentax X-5
Nikon P520
  • $265
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon P510
Nikon P520
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS

Compared to Fujifilm S6800

Pentax X-5
Fujifilm S6800
  • $265
  • 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
  • 60p
  • Newer

Compared to Fujifilm S4800

Pentax X-5
Fujifilm S4800
  • $265
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer shutter
Nikon P510
Fujifilm S4800
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer

Compared to Nikon P530

Pentax X-5
Nikon P530
  • $265
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $310
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Newer
Nikon P510
Nikon P530
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $310
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • Newer
Compare Other Cameras?
  1. Welcome

    This is our newly designed camera comparison feature!

    Would you like to take a quick tour?

  2. At a Glance

    Here are a few features that give an at-a-glance view of the cameras.

  3. Purchase from our trusted partners

    Purchasing cameras (or any other products) through our trusted retailers helps support this content!

  4. Comparative Advantages

    These are what we think are the key advantages of each camera over the other.

  5. Review Excerpts

    What you see here is an excerpt of the pros and cons for these cameras from our reviews.

    You can click to see the review page for each camera, or ask us to review them if we haven’t already

  6. The Competition

    Here are some other competitors that you might be interested in.

  7. A Competitor, In Brief

    This is a brief summary of the comparison.

    Click to view the full analysis!

  8. Choose Another Matchup

    Click on a camera name or manufacturer to choose a different camera to compare.