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.
Summary: I checked many on line reviews. For my purposes the K-x sounded fairly equal with the Nikon D-5000 (both sounded like they produce a better picture than the Canon T1i). Both cameras had a handful of negative reviews and handfuls of positives. The K-x won out due to price combined with the fact my Pentax K-1000 lasted 20 years before needing repairs and I have lenses from it that will work with the K-x.
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 received my camera and in a few minutes I was out shooting pictures and HD videos. I had went online and read up on the camera weeks leading up to the purchase, so I had some knowledge of the camera's setting. It is a great camera for the price. I took about 500 pictures this weekend up at Queen Mary's Park in Long Beach, Ca covering the 18th LAcalendar Motorcycle Show. The pictures came out beautifully.
Summary: The Camera is by far the best starter level DSLR on the market. Having used both the Cannon Rebel and the Nikkon D3000, I can say that the Pentax is the best. The only complaint I have is that the auto focus, particularly up close, takes forever to work. However, for those who don't use the auto-focus, like myself, that is not a problem. The Manual mode allows you to control every last bit of the camera.
Summary: I am not a picture person. I have never been the "point and shoot in my pocket at all times" kind of girl. I did decide that taking photographs might be something I could get into, however. I chose this camera for some features it has over others in the lower price range (mp, in-camera filters, LV). I haven't even gotten around to ordering the rechargeable batteries yet b/c the first set just died after something like 1200 pictures. This camera has not disappointed.
Summary: This Camera is amazing, definitely the best entry level Dslr on the market, by far! it's light weight, stylish, easy to use, while also having advanced features, such as the in camera processing, which spares you from purchasing such software, i highly recommend this camera.
Summary: Excellent camera! More than satisfied! The screen is normally on for just a few seconds so battery life is extremely good - most often 2000-3000 shots per set of batteries. Viewfinder is excellent, too, especially in sunny conditions. The viewfinder can be adjusted to provide sharp viewing even for users of eyeglasses. The camera can be used in a simple way and still give good pictures.