• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 22mm - 580mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1000mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Pentax X-5 over Nikon P530

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer battery life
    500 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Nikon P530 over Pentax X-5

  • More lens zoom
    42.0x vs 26.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Newer
    14 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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 S4200

Pentax X-5
Fujifilm S4200
  • $183
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
Nikon P530
Fujifilm S4200
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Nikon P520

Pentax X-5
Nikon P520
  • $183
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer battery life
  • $363
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon P530
Nikon P520
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Newer
  • $363
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Fujifilm S6800

Pentax X-5
Fujifilm S6800
  • $183
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $168
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer exposure
Nikon P530
Fujifilm S6800
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $168
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Fujifilm S4800

Pentax X-5
Fujifilm S4800
  • $183
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer exposure
Nikon P530
Fujifilm S4800
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Nikon L840

Pentax X-5
Nikon L840
  • $183
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $245
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC
Nikon P530
Nikon L840
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $245
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
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