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Pentax K-x
6.6 out of 10

Pentax K-x

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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-x DSLR Review

Digital Photography School
14 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Budget-priced DSLRs make up a pretty crowded sector and one that deserves investigation from anyone about to enter the wonderful and empowering world of this type of shooting gear. As a DSLR, the Pentax K-x is about as good as it gets and, aside from engaging with a venerable name in cameras, taking...
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Overall 7
7.3

Expert Review

DP Review
2 May 2010
  • Summary: A very impressive DSLR with an excellent feature set and possibly the best high-ISO performance in its class. The lack of visible AF points is a frustrating omission, but if you can live with that the K-x is a little cracker, and a bargain, too.
  • Pros: Good detail and color in JPEGs at base ISO, Class-leading image quality in low light, very good retention of fine detail at high ISOs, Good quality 720p video output (but Motion JPEG format produces large files), Decent build quality, Quick and responsive operation, Coherent user interface, Very ...
  • Cons: Tendency to clip highlights in high-contrast scenes, Relatively little RAW headroom means it is difficult to pull back blown detail even when shooting RAW, No visible AF points in viewfinder, Shake-reduction not too efficient, AF in live view very slow (like most SLRs), Unreliable Auto White Bala...
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-x

PC Magazine
2 May 2010
  • Conclusion: Breaking the boring, black D-SLR mold, the colorful Pentax K-x is the least expensive HD-video-capable D-SLR you'll find. And it takes great pictures, too, even in low light.
  • Pros: Very solid image quality. Impressive low-light performance. High-definition (720p24) video capture. Fast 4.7 fps burst mode. Available in blue, red, or white.
  • Cons: Lacks in-viewfinder focus-point indicators. Flimsy-feeling build. Proprietary USB and A/V connectors.
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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax K-x Review

LAPTOP Magazine
12 February 2010
  • Summary: Thanks to its durable design with multiple color options, fast burst shooting rate, 11-point Autofocus sensor, and the option of taking home two lenses for less than what you'd pay for a competing model, the $599 Pentax K-x is a compelling buy.
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Autofocus 7
7.0

Pentax K-x review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: With competition very fierce in this sector of the market, it is perhaps no surprise that the K-x comes in a choice of four colours, including a bright red that may attract a few more fashion-conscious photographers than the dowdy, conservative black we are now used to.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.3
Performance 8
8.3

Pentax K-x

PC Pro
4 November 2010
  • Conclusion: Extraordinary value and capable of terrific results; 720p video is the cherry on top
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Overall 8
8.2

Pentax K-X – Review – 34

D-Photo and The Photographer's Mail
24 March 2010
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, Uses standard AA batteries
  • Cons: Slow Live View autofocus, Dim pentamirror viewfinder
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-x

expertreviews.co.uk
23 December 2009
  • Excerpt: The K-x is available in red, blue and white, but in its more conservative black finish we'd struggle to distinguish it from the cheaper K-m. The layout of their controls is almost identical, as are the run-of-the-mill 2.7in, 230,000-pixel screens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-x DSLR camera

Pocket Lint
25 November 2009
  • Conclusion: Ultimately the K-x is a camera that will endeavour to provide both beginners and more experienced users with their, er, kicks. It’s an affordable, well-featured all-in-one device and very capable with it too, making it a tempting proposition for those not already wedded to a rival system due to...
  • Pros: Comprehensive feature set that ticks most of the boxes for today’s DSLR user, sharp results with kit lens and at optimal settings
  • Cons: No HDMI output for hooking the camera up to a high-def TV or monitor despite it offering HD movies, no rechargeable battery provided
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-x review

TechRadar UK
14 October 2009
  • Summary: A terrific DSLR for beginners with masses of headroom for those learning the ropes
  • Pros: Well built, Great image and video quality, Excellent kit lens, It's speedy
  • Cons: Frame wobble in video mode, Expensive at launch, No autofocus in video mode, AA batteries a double-edged sword
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