Pentax intros X-5 superzoom camera with 26x lens, tiltable LCD
We’d been worrying that Pentax would be left out of the flurry of new cameras in the run-up to Photokina. With the new X-5, there’s reason to relax. The new shooter sits at the higher end of the by-the-numbers superzoom crowd, centering most of its energy on a 26x, 22-580mm equivalent lens as well as a backside-illuminated CMOS sensor that should keep the resulting 16-megapixel photos and 1080p videos relatively clean. Most of the effort to stand out from the pack, however slightly, involves previewing pictures rather than capturing them — an electronic viewfinder and a tilting, 3-inch LCD will help perfect those macros and overhead concert shots. The X-5 won’t shake the foundations of personal photography, especially not when it’s using AA batteries for power, but hitting all those right notes at a $280 price could persuade more than a few of us to take the plunge after the September launch.
Pubblicato il 23/08/2012, in Photography con tag 16 megapixel, AA batteries, backside-illuminated, camera, cameras, cmos, compact camera, CompactCamera, electronic viewfinder, ElectronicViewfinder, Pentax, pentax x-5, PentaxX-5, Photography, Photokina, point and shoot, PointAndShoot, superzoom, x-5, zoom. Aggiungi il permalink ai segnalibri. Lascia un commento.