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.
Summary: I've been using the K-x for about 3 months now, and it's been a sweet little camera. I'm not a pro, don't care about the whole Nikon vs Canon debate, I just want a good camera I can operate that takes great photos, and I can afford. So far, this camera has done it all. I've got no compliants, I'd buy it again. Live view is slow, but I prefer using the view finder anyway. That'd be the only think I could tell you that you might not like. Highly recommended.
Great camera for anyone who is wanting to learn more about digital photography.
10 August 2010
Summary: I bought this camera after looking at many different digital SLRs. I've had it for about three weeks now, and I don't regret the purchase. Too much. I'll get into that. First, the best things about it. -It's a great beginner camera, with auto getting just the right conditions, and with a manual mode for those who want to really get personal with the picture. -Speaking of modes, it's loaded with them for every situation you might be faced with. -Came with TWO lenses.
Summary: Ok, so this is the first time I have reviewed any camera let alone a DSLR. I find the Pentax KX to be an awesome camera to which it fits all the needs I bought it for. My sons are involved in sports so one of the major reasons I purchased this camera was because of the high ISO rate. I was tired of missing all those great shots of line drives up the middle and photo finish swim meets.
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.
Pentax K-x Digital SLR - Using non-auto focus Vivitar lenses
1 August 2010
Summary: I'm still learning how to use this camera. I had an old Super-program Pentax 35mm, moved to digital point-n-shoot, now the K-x. I have used my new K-x for landscapes only and have been on two trips so far. I think the resolution and clarity is very good, and the features and options are fantistic! Also, it works well with old Vivitar 28-85 and 70-210 lenses, just don't have autofocus.
Summary: I bought this as a back up for the K-7. I shoot wildlife only. I know nothing about any other photography. But i find myself reaching for this sometimes. It is really an excellent camera for the price. I also want to comment on the excellent sensor in the camera. It is better than my K-7 at hight ISO settings. Which is very important to me. Very good product for the price.