• 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.)

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Advantages

Pentax X-5 over Nikon P530

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Longer battery life
    500 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos

Nikon P530 over Pentax X-5

  • Lens zoom ratio
    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
    9 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Longer shutter
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • 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

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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 Nikon P520

Pentax X-5
Nikon P520
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • $412
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon P530
Nikon P520
  • $314
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • 24p
  • $412
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Nikon L830

Pentax X-5
Nikon L830
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus
  • $217
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More dots on screen
Nikon P530
Nikon L830
  • $314
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $217
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Pentax X-5
Samsung WB1100F
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon P530
Samsung WB1100F
  • $314
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Olympus SP-100

Pentax X-5
Olympus SP-100
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Newer
Nikon P530
Olympus SP-100
  • $314
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • 24p
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Pentax XG-1

Pentax X-5
Pentax XG-1
  • $214
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $320
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Newer
Nikon P530
Pentax XG-1
  • $314
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • 24p
  • $320
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer shutter
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