Pentax X-5 26x Superzoom Officially Announced

Pentax X-5

After some earlier leaks of the camera, Pentax got official with the new X-5 superzoom camera today.  The Pentax X-5 sports a stabilized 26x optical zoom lens (22.3-580mm equivalent) and a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor.  While its not quite the reach as the massive 40x zoom Olympus SP-820UZ announced today, that’s still a great wide angle to telephoto reach.

The X-5 also features a 3-inch tilting LCD, an electronic viewfinder and 1080/30p HD video capture.  It can capture up to 10fps for a max of 30 images per sequence.

The X-5 is powered by four AA batteries and should be available in September 2012 for $279.95.  You can order the Pentax X-5 here at B&H Photo.