Thoughts on the X-5

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Phill Downunder
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Thoughts on the X-5
Dec 18, 2012

Hi There,

I have had the X-5 for a few weeks now. At first I was dissapointed and felt like selling it.

But slowly it is growing on me.

For a small sensor camera it performs quite well. Exposure is usually correct. Default settings put out a pretty lifelike jpg. NR is fairly brutal and no option to cut it down is offered, but I will not be printing larger than 12x8, it should produce reasonable prints.

I am pretty confident to set it to auto iso and a max of 400. I would alter this to 800 only in emergencies. Up to iso400 cleans up quite well in LR.

I am not sure if the stabilization works very much at all, still experimenting.

Full res at low quality (one star) seems ideal. I use the high speed continuous if I am running at slow S/S's at a long FL. This brings the res down to 5mp, but gets very sharp results at long FL's.

That's all for now. Any questions welcome.

Cheers

Phill.

Pentax X-5
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