Pentax has long been famous for its high-end film SLR cameras and now its Pentax DSLR cameras. However, since its acquisition by Ricoh, Pentax has been trying to branch out with a few different models, including some DIL models, as well as some advanced point and shoot models.
One of the latest cameras from Pentax is an ultra zoom model that looks like a DSLR but is actually a fixed-lens camera, called the Pentax X-5.
The X-5 offers a 26X optical zoom, 16MP of resolution, a 3.0-inch LCD that swivels, and 1080p HD video capture.
You'll find the X-5 at a price of about $279 (Compare Prices), so it would seem to offer a pretty good value versus other ultra zooms. The X-5 is available in a black or silver camera body with black trim. (Don't confuse the X-5 with the DSLR model from Pentax, the K-5.)
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