Pentax XG-1 16 Digital Camera with 52x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Black)

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Pentax XG-1 16 Digital Camera with 52x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Black)

Pentax XG-1 16 Digital Camera with 52x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Black)

  • Fast f/2.8-5.6, 52X extreme-telephoto zoom lens (24mm – 1248mm equivalent) and 4X digital zoom (combined 208X)
  • Large 3 inch LCD screen (460K dots) provides clear viewing for ease of composition and playback
  • 16MP CMOS sensor offers superior quality, high-resolution imaging. Macro focus as close as 1 centimeter from the subject to capture the smallest details.
  • Shake Reduction technology includes mechanical sensor-shift mechanism, Dual SR (Sensor-Shift and Pixel-Track), High-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR) and Movie SR, for sharp images, even in the most challenging lighting conditions.
  • Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards. Capture full HD 1080p widescreen video at 30 FPS with high- quality h.264 compression

The Pentax XG-1 Digital Camera (Black) is ultra zoom imaging all purpose device with 52 times zooming capability. with its high-magnification 52-times optical zoom lens covering ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto ranges, this model performs superbly in a wide range of shooting opportunities, without the need for lens changes. The zoom lens featuring a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-1,248mm and a variable aperture of f/2.8-5.6, providing you with a wide-angle to super telephoto perspective. The camera features a 16-megapixel 1/2.3″ backside-illuminated CMOS image sensor capable of shooting up to ISO 3200. Its compact, lightweight, easy-to-carry body contains outstanding basic features including approximately 16.0 effective megapixels for high-resolution images and a large, easy-to-view 3.0-inch LCD monitor. It also features with a sensor-shift-type SR (Shake Reduction) system, which effectively minimizes annoying camera shake, even under demanding, shake-prone conditions, such as when using the zoom lenss telephoto range, shooting with incident light only in poorly lit locations, or photographing sunset scenes. It has 60 and 30 fps high speed continuous shooting modes as well as a Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction system for sharp photographs at super telephoto focal lengths, low-light shooting, and movie recording. The camera also has macro focusing as close as 0.4″ and a Micro HDMI port that allows for the streaming of video to a TV or other display, the XG-1s technology are a High Dynamic Range mode which creates a single image from three different exposures and multiple scene modes for shooting. These modes include Digital Panorama and Face Beautifier and can be used with 19 digital filters for more creativity. Features: – Fast f/2.8-5.6, 52X extreme-telephoto zoom lens (24mm – 1248mm equivalent) and 4X digital zoom (combined 208X)! – Large 3 inch LCD screen (460K dots) provides clear viewing f

List Price: $ 400.00

Price: $ 434.37

Pentax X-5 silver 16 Digital Camera with 26x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Silver)

Pentax X-5 silver 16 Digital Camera with 26x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Silver)

  • 16 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor
  • A large 26X optical zoom (22.3-580mm equivalent) lens
  • Large 3″ tiltable LCD screen for easy shooting at any angle and electronic viewfinder with 230k pixels and diopter
  • Sensor shift image stabilization
  • 1080p video @ 30 FPS with h.264 compression

The stylish Pentax X-5 is a 16MP camera with 26X optical zoom, tiltable 3″ LCD screen for the perfect still or video shot

List Price: $ 229.95

Price: $ 349.00

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  1. 88 of 90 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars NOT PERFECT, BUT..., October 7, 2014
    This review is from: Pentax XG-1 16 Digital Camera with 52x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Black) (Electronics)
    I have a ton of experience with Pentax cameras from old style film to the newer DSLR's. I have always found Pentax cameras to be under rated. At their price point you can usually find features that are found on their higher priced competitors. I have also found that when people complain about picture quality 80% of the time it is the fault of the photographer. I currently have a Pentax K50 and recently purchased the XG-1. As with any fixed lens cameras there are trade offs. The ability to use an array of lens that have a better fit and finish than a fix zoom gives the DSLR more of an advantage, That being said I am very happy with the XG-1. The color saturation is great and the pictures are sharp and crisp. Using the auto setting gives very good pictures There is a slight amount of distortion at the extreme zoom range but it is not very noticeable. It is very simple to use but has enough controls for the advanced amateur. I found the zoom feature to be quiet and fast. The auto focus was also very good although it was a little iffy in low light. After all is said and done I would recommend this camera to anyone who is looking for a well made all around camera that gives you a bunch of features to play with if you don't want to "auto pilot" all the time.

    UPDATE:Just thought I would let anyone interested know that original replacement batteries (LB-060) can be purchased from B&H Photo. Also I saw one reviewer complained that there wasn't a stand alone charger for the battery. After a little investigation I found that the Casio BC-31L charger will work for the LB-060 battery. It also works for some of the Kodak Astro Zoom cameras that also use the same battery. Actually the Kodak AZ 521 is basically the same as the XG-1. I find that if you hunt around you can find items that will work between different manufacturers. They just don't want you to know.
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    Smile'in Jack2017-07-30 11:11
  2. 43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning images in a compact, easy-to-use package., October 18, 2014
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    This review is from: Pentax XG-1 16 Digital Camera with 52x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Black) (Electronics)
    Stunning images. Incredible zoom range for a compact, easy to use package. Although the power zoom is quick, I would have preferred a manual zoom for better control. Battery life is better than expected. However, since this model is very new, spare batteries are expensive and difficult to find. At this writing, Amazon does not offer them. Also, the camera does not come with a separate charger and battery has to be charged while in the camera, which I feel is an inconvenience. Perhaps as this camera becomes more popular, someone will offer an external charger. Still, this camera offers great value and produces beautiful results.
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    Milwaukee Gadget Hound2017-07-30 11:40
  3. 33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Zoom! But..., October 26, 2014
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    This review is from: Pentax XG-1 16 Digital Camera with 52x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Black) (Electronics)
    Outstanding zoom, however, I have some issues with the camera. First, the focus is automatic only. When zoomed all the way out (at a very distant object - like the moon), the focus may only work one out of 5 times! (for the optical zoom) If the digital zoom is used, the camera will not focus at all. Manual focus is definitely needed to make this a useful camera. Secondly, the EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) is terrible! It's no better than the video cameras of 20 years ago! Why not stay with a "normal" viewfinder? Third, there are ".THM" files, which I understand are thumbnail files, supposedly read by photo programs to display a small version of the larger .JPG files. None of my photo programs read them, and I get a thumbnail automatically from the .JPG file, so these files are simply a waste of space (and time to avoid copying them all to the hard drive), and you can't turn them off! Fourth, the file numbering changes back to the beginning if you insert a new card or format the old card! This is unacceptable. I end up having to leave the last photo on the SD card so it will continue the count properly. Fifth, the sensor is super sensitive to white (or lighter) areas of the photo and are "blown out" (overexposed). Also, I could see VERY little (or no) discernible difference between "best/fine/normal" photo settings.

    If you want an amazing zoom ratio in a very unimpressive camera, then you might like it. I chose this camera over a $2,000 lens for my "big" camera, and I've used it to bring the wildlife in the back yard much closer, as well as some awesome moon shots, but getting a clear moon shot is really a challenge with the focus issue. I really debated whether to send the camera back or not. I ended up keeping it, but I am underwhelmed because of the "problems."
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    Rufus2017-07-30 12:14