Summary: I compared the images from my camera and those of my friends Nikon D3000. we were taking the same photos at the same time. The Pentax output was far superior and excelled in low light levels (July 4 fireworks)
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality
Summary: Very Versatile SLR. Is as easy to use or as complex as you want to make it. In auto mode its as easy as point & shoot, but has all the shutter/ISO /apeture settings for the advanced user. Battery indicator not that accurate with rechargeables, but the battery life is excellent with the new extra life alkalines. The image stability system works well. Get a class 6 memory card and the delay between shots is about the same as film SLRs.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Stabilization
Excerpt: Anything I want from a DSLR after a Nikon FE and a Minolta X700. Color respect is very nice. May be I will forget the beautiful skies formerly given by the Kodakrome 64. Autofocus in LiveView mode is extremely accurate. Problems: Shutter is noisy. And the worse : autofocus accuracy is uncertain with the DA 35 mm macro limited. Lots of shots are blurred. A pity given the high potential of the censor and lens.
Excerpt: tough to be negative about this very capable camera. Coming off a k10 which i gave to my son. lighter and easier to handle. I do miss the wheel in the front. As i find working the wheel in the back a bit ackward. Image quality is great!
Summary: I am a photography student and a painter. This DSLR is mainly used to take high quality photos of my paintings. I love this cameras ease of use and high quality components. I get clear shots without glare and very high quality high resolution down loadable images. I would recommend this camera for any Photo Enthusiast!
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, Tilt /swivel lcd
Summary: Finally a DSLR that will allow me to utilize all my old Pentax screw mount lenses and adapt easily to astronomical telescopes. I've been using Sony point & shoots ever since I went digital. Being limited to 30 sec. exposures, I've missed that old Bulb Setting. Now I can do long exposures again to capture lightning, night scenes, and astro subjects. Previously DSLRs were just to expensive and seemed to doom all my old equipment to the scrap heap.
Pros: Bulb setting, Lens Mount, Many features at low cost
Excerpt: The viewfinder - excellent information, really a joy to use. While not the largest or brightest Pentax ever, the KX excells in focusing: the image pops into focus better than with any other Pentax I've used.
Summary: My daughter bought this after I purchased one in red for my wife. She's gotten accolades from photography teachers on her shots and has been asked to do still album shots for small bands. The quality of the images is fantastic and it's great for a beginner to moderate dslr user.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, High ISO Performance