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Pentax X-5 Compact Digital Camera (Black)

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26X zoom lens (22.3-580mm equivalent) Close the distance between you and the perfect shot with the X-5's super-telephoto 26X zoom lens (22.3-580mm equivalent). This zoom feature ensures extreme flexibility for any scene or subject, near or far. Tiltable 3.0 inch, high definition LCD screen Enjoy effortless image composition and image playback with ... read more

 Pentax X-5 Compact Digital Camera (Black)

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beware of lack of zoom

By Donna

from California


  • Easy to use
  • Good quality pictures
  • Most Buttons Make Sense


  • Does not focus well
  • Does Not Refocus In Video
  • No Optical Zoom With Vide

Best Uses

  • Pictures of people
  • Still Pictures

This works fine for taking pictures of people but it tries to focus on whatever it thinks is a face even though that is not what I want to take a picture of. It is possible to force it to focus on the center of the frame but no way to default to that so it has to be reset every time the camera sleeps or is turned off.

Only the digital zoom is avaliable during video filming so if you zoom during video the picture gets grainy and pixalated. To use optical zoom you must stop the video, zoom, then start the video again and hope it focuses on your subject. Not really good for action pictures.

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