• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 22.00mm - 580.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1440.00mm (35mm eq.)

Buy From

Differences

Pentax X-5 advantages over Nikon B700

  • Less expensive
    $187 vs $499
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon B700 advantages over Pentax X-5

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,440 mm vs 580 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    4 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    230k vs 153k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

Buy From

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 S4500

Pentax X-5
Fujifilm S4500
  • $187
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $260
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure
Nikon B700
Fujifilm S4500
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $260
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Fujifilm S4200

Pentax X-5
Fujifilm S4200
  • $187
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
Nikon B700
Fujifilm S4200
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Fujifilm S6800

Pentax X-5
Fujifilm S6800
  • $187
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure
Nikon B700
Fujifilm S6800
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon P610

Pentax X-5
Nikon P610
  • $187
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Nikon B700
Nikon P610
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Canon SX70

Pentax X-5
Canon SX70
  • $187
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Nikon B700
Canon SX70
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Faster shutter
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • External Mic Jack
  • Newer
Compare Other Cameras?