Summary: My first Pentax was a Spotmatic many years ago, great camera. Obviously Pentax has only gotten better over the years. This is an exceptionally easy camera to use, lightweight, fun, and produces fantastic photos. Great buy!
Summary: I love this camera. I am not a professional, but bought this learn the art of being a photog. I have taken amazing shots and have learned a lot. It is fun to play with all the different settings. It is not a bulky camera which is great as I have small hands and I can hold with one hand. I have even taken pics using a tripod with excellent quality.
Summary: I'm not even near to being a professional photographer. However, it's a long time since I started to think about getting more photo-power in my hands. My previous "super zoom" camera has a number of weaknesses that became more and more frustrating: * inability to shoot in low light (ISO 400 is the maximum and that is with terrible noise) * slowness - from turning on to being ready to shoot, zoom, focus, frame-to-frame lag, etc., etc.
Summary: There are some great reviews here, so there's not much for me to add, but I'll try. 1. For a DSLR, the price is about the best you can find for a body plus two reasonable zoom lenses. My nice Nikon plus lenses got destroyed in an accident, so I was looking a replacement using the insurance money. In fact, I was considering one of the ultra-zoom cameras from Panasonic, Nikon or Canon.
Great Camera! wish I could get a defect free one though...
O. Shaheen, Amazon
9 September 2010
Summary: The Pentax K-x was my first SLR, and I got it after a lot of research in which emphasis was on compactness, image quality and features/ease of use, and a huge plus for the K-x was that it accepts standard AA batteries. The K-x did not disappoint in all categories, and if anything proved to meet or exceed my expectations especially in low light shooting with extended exposures.
Summary: Well, as a first time DSLR owner, I must say this product is great for beginner like me. The AutoMode is great, it is helping me to shoot really nice pictures already. There are 2 things I don't like. 1. Video - it is limited to 4GB or 25 minutes of video 2. Live View - I found that Live View is difficult to focus.
Summary: After many years of Point and Shoot compacts (Minolta S414, Canon S400, S410, Fuji F10, F30) and Ultra Zooms (Panasonic FZ18) I finally bit the bullet and bought the Pentax K-x Dual lens kit DLSR from Amazon. After a couple of weeks of wait, it was delivered much ahead of the original 1 month delivery period and at a great price too! Initially I was using the camera on the Auto mode as that is what I usually used in the P&S cameras. And was I terribly disappointed!
Summary: K-x is a good solid reliable camera. It is an entry level DSLR. I've compared my image quality to the more expensive Canon DSLRs. The K-x produces fuzzier images with a bit more noticeable chromatic aberration. That being said, you do have to look pretty closely to see the difference between the K-x to the results from a Canon's almost 3 times the price of the K-x. But if you do care about such things - yes, there is a difference and it is visible to the naked eye.
Summary: I have had my Kx for about 3 weeks now and taken about 200 shots. As most reviewers have stated for the money it's a great value. The one and only flaw that was a shocker are the sounds it makes when in "auto foucs" and shutter noise. If you can live with manual focus or the noise isn't an issue this camera is a great buy. I am realy impressed with the low light pictures. Read the other reviews I have nothing more to add. They were my deciding factor before I got mine.
Outstanding camera the quality minded at a low price.
Lloyd W. Hayes "Lloyd", Amazon
25 August 2010
Summary: This K-x was a no-brainer for me. I have Pentax cameras and lenses going back over 30 years. I also have Nikons, Canons, Minoltas, Mamiyas, and some others. Pentax makes an extremely good product for the price and is my favorite because of this. The Pentax lenses can be compared to any other top quality lens. The camera can easily be setup for professional photography with optional wireless flash and remote shutter release.