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5.0 out of 5 stars I was worried I had made big mistake buying this..., 11 Feb. 2013
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This review is from: Pentax X5 Bridge Camera - Black (16MP, 26x Wide Angle Optical Zoom) 3 inch Tilt LCD (Camera)
I was worried I had made big mistake buying this..

First off, this is a bridge camera...at the sub £200 mark.
So I had no expectations of a true DSLR performance, just worries that it would take naff, noisy pictures.

Three weeks of solid shooting got rid of those fears.
This camera, for it's price, is a bargain. Why buy a compact when you can buy this?

The larger lens brings so much more light to each shot.
The manual mode is great and my preferred setting to use this camera. I also prefer to set the white balance myself.

Saying that the auto modes are okay, I just prefer more control.

The unit takes great pictures, but it can sometimes struggle in lower light, but this is a sub £200 bridge camera(!), it is going to have some limitations.

Overall the Pentax X5 is a fun Camera to use, I have no regrets about purchasing mine.

Tip: Buy quality rechargeable batteries, you will be glad you did!
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Initial post: 26 Nov 2014 16:58:19 GMT
I have recently bought a Pentax X5. I have used a SLR, followed by an Olympus C720 bridge camera (before they were called bridge cameras) So I needed TTL with viewfinder. Everything seems fine, but I have a niggling doubt about the display in Manual mode. The EVF or LCD do not display any change in the image whatever F/Number (there are only 2) or shutter speed I select. I can turn the e-dial from 1/1500 to 8 seconds and the display is the same throughout. Ricoh tell me that the display should reflect the photo as taken. This is what I expected. Can you describe what happens when you adjust the e-dial in manual. Does the display change - or does it stay the same?
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