New Pentax Superzoom: X5 (Photokina Leak)


Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 15:22
Yes, it looks like a mini-K5, with a swivel screen. Fingers crossed for an Exmor sensor.


Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 15:29
same sensor as q.
too bad they did not make this with a q lens mount...
I'm like this would totally sell more q system lenses then I saw "16 mp" on the lens and was like WTF?
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.


Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 15:50
If that is the same sized sensor as the Q then the 35-mm equivalent focal length starts at 22mm, which is quite wide. The long end becomes 572mm, which again is quite impressive.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 17:53
Do you reckon that the lens is fixed or interchangeable? If it had a k-mount you could presumably get some pretty monstrous (equivalent) focal lengths with existing lenses, but my guess is that the lens is fixed like a bridge camera... Like the swivel screen, I could do with one of those.

Mat W

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Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 18:05
matwhittington wrote:
Do you reckon that the lens is fixed or interchangeable? ...

The X series are bridge cameras like X90 or X70. Those have 4.6-119.6/110.4mm zoom range that is similar to the range of this camera.
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Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 18:20
I've owned bridge cameras, noisy above low ISO, burnt out highlights, poor detail, cheap glass. I moved on to Pentax DSLRs. Never looked back.


Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 18:21
It doesn't look to have the button to press to remove the lens as far as I can see. Bridge camera lenses are usually fixed so doubt that this would be an exception. Some comments on the American forum talk of using DA etc. lenses, not sure what has given them that idea.

John K


Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 19:23
I enjoyed using the X90 and only moved on to other cameras for the usual reason - an itchy "Buy Now" finger.....
Best regards, John


Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 19:47
I had one of those today; then I had a quick look in the second hand section of London Camera Exchange (as I was passing), and now i have a Pentax Q and two lenses! Top fun these itchy Buy Now fingers but I hope I don't have one every day as my wallet will not be able to handle it
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Link Posted 23/08/2012 - 08:17
Full details announced on Japan web site.

K5, K20D, Bigma, Sigma EX 105, Sigma EX 10-20, Sigma EX 28-70 F2.8, Sigma Ex 1.4TC,
Pentax 135 F3.5, Pentax 30mm F2.8 , Pentax 50mm F1.7, Pentax 55mm F1.8,
Super Taks: 35mm F3.5, 50mm F1.4, 135mm F3.5, 200mm F4
Vivitar TX 200mm F3.5,Vivitar (Komine)135mm f2.8, Vivitar 2X TC, Vivitar T4 400mm F6.3
Tamron SP 35-80,80-210 F3.8, Helios 44M, Mir 1B 37mm F2.8, Jupiter 9 85mm F2, Chinon 28mm F2.8, 3M-5A 500mm F8 etc etc
Last Edited by beachboy2 on 23/08/2012 - 08:17


Link Posted 23/08/2012 - 09:08
And lots of detail on DPR
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Primes: DA*300 F4 | DA40 F2.8 Ltd. | SMC-A 50/1.7 | Sigma 30mm F1.4 | Sirius 28/2.8
Macro : SMC-A Dental 100 macro
Zooms: 12-24 SA | 18-55 SA | 50-200 SA | 28-80 FA | 35-80 F | Vivitar 28-200
Other: Bellows | Tube sets | Vivitar 2x PK/A Tele | SEF-36PZF Flash | SBG-D1V Grip | Billingham 335

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Link Posted 23/08/2012 - 09:22
And now officially launched: link
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Link Posted 23/08/2012 - 09:22
All the info is already on Pentax User - see the panel to the right of the page.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 23/08/2012 - 13:48
Just had a look through, now I don't know if it is just me but can someone decipher the sensor size 1/2.33"

is that 1/2" x 1/3" or just a ratio with v.poor skills mixing decimal, not massively important I'm just hurting my head trying to suss it out.
Pint o' rough & a game o' darts anyone
Last Edited by InFESTation on 23/08/2012 - 14:06


Link Posted 23/08/2012 - 17:16
The 1/2.33 is ane example of the semi-standard - if slightly bizarre - way of indicating sensor size:

"Sensor formats of digital cameras are mostly expressed in the non-standardized "inch" system as approximately 1.5 times the length of the diagonal of the sensor. This goes back to the way image sizes of video cameras used until the late 1980s were expressed, referring to the outside diameter of the glass envelope of the video camera tube."

Cf. the article on Wikipedia (the relevant information is towards the bottom of the article)
Tony Milner
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Last Edited by amilner on 23/08/2012 - 17:17
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