One fairly minor reservation

Started Aug 18, 2013 | User reviews thread
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Todd E New Member • Posts: 1
One fairly minor reservation

Of all the camera's attributes, the one that caught my attention was that it has an actual viewfinder, in addition to the LCD screen. Now, I don't have to worry about glare when there's a lot of ambient light, nor disturbing people around me when I shoot without flash in clubs and other relatively dark situations. All the settings are visible in the viewfinder, as they are on the LCD screen.

What's wrong with the X-5 (which I recommend anyway, especially at the price)? While the camera seems generally well-made, its pop-up flash and the door that covers the battery-SD compartment are both made of rather cheap-feeling plastic. While I haven't had any problems (in a couple months' sporadic use), I feel that I have to be a little more careful about opening and closing them than I really should.

I was also considering buying a DSLR; now, for my purposes, I think that I'd be better off spending the extra money buying batteries (AA; four at a time) for the X-5

Pentax X-5
16 megapixels • 3 screen • 22 – 580 mm (26×)
Announced: Aug 22, 2012
Todd E's score
4.0
Average community score
3.8
bad for good for
Kids / pets
unrated
Action / sports
good
Landscapes / scenery
great
Portraits
great
Low light (without flash)
good
Flash photography (social)
unrated
Studio / still life
great
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