Summary: I got my first job in 1987 to buy my first camera, a Pentax K-1000. It's a manual workhorse that's never let me down and I've been a die-hard Pentax fan since. I've also been reluctant to make the jump to DSLR from film. I have a point and shoot digital but nothing for serious photography. I've been intimidated by all the features and functions of a grown up DSLR. I now know this is the camera I've been waiting for.
Summary: Overall I am very happy with the K-x, it's lighter and more compact than my K-10 or 20 was. because it's more compact some of the dials and buttons got thrown into a menu style access. This doesn't bother me that much because I'm not doing weddings anymore, if I were I would try to at least get my hands on the K-10.
Summary: I recently made the switch from my SLR Canon to a Pentax K-X DSLR. My SLR captured stunning detail and I just wish I could get that detail with my new Pentax. I cannot and it saddens me. However, I like the easy to use settings on the Pentax and I like it's ability to utilize high ISO that I could not do with my canon. I am not extremely happy with the stock lens- It is the same lens as my canon but its capabilities seem severely limited in comparison.
Summary: I have had the chance to try several brands of DSLR's (Nikon, Canon, Olympus) and as they all have great qualities in each, I have found that the Pentax Kx has all that I could need and ever want in a camera at this time. I say 'at this' time because as my photography grows so will my needs. The Pentax Kx is super light weight and fits the hand so nicely for one hand shooting. It snaps pics in a jiff with great clarity and gives you that instant gratification.
Summary: Having done a ton of research before purchasing this camera, I was not dissapointed once if started using it. While it is one of the cheaper options for entry level DSLR, it certainly does not lack in features. Maybe the biggest benefit of this camera would be the ability to use older Pentax lenses, which is perfectly compatible to this model.
Summary: Me pasé nuevamente de COMPACTA a SLR, lo dudé en comprar PENTAX (antes había usado dos CANON), pero me atrajo el DISEÑO y el KIT ofrecido con un buen precio, la he usado una semana y me ha gustado mucho, práctica de usar, buenas fotos, y software amigable, hasta ahora 5 estrellas, esta semana la usaré al aire libre y haré mis comentarios.
Summary: This camera lives up to it's Pentax Brand Name. The quality is there, and the images are excellent. My only issue and the reason I returned the camera, is one of personal choice. On the plus side, all Pentax lenses ever made do work with this camera, auto focusing, manual, and all. This is not true of other brands such as Canon or Nikon.
LOVE THIS NEW CAMERA ! TAKES GREAT PICTURES, LOTS OF COOL FUNCTIONS.
20 June 2010
Summary: IT'S EASY TO USE, TAKES GREAT PICTURES,HAS LOTS OF COOL FUNCTIONS, LIKE THE FILTER OPTIONS AFTER YOU TAKE THE PICTURE.NICE TO HAVE HIGH DEF VIDEO OPTION TOO. I'LL HAVE LOTS OF FUN WITH THIS COOL LITTLE GADGET. IT'S NOT JUST A TOY,YOU CAN DO SOME REAL SERIOUS ART WITH THIS ONE, THE PRICE ON AMAZON WAS RIGHT TOO, LOVE IT!!
Excerpt: The first DSLR that i brought after a long history with Point and Shoots. However i had already tried a few Olympus units before purchases. Not going to repeat what the reviews say, but overall the camera has been stellar specially in the high ISO department. The 18-55mm kit lens is more than adequate for most users, though the 50-200mm i got was not that great. My mistake as i should have got the 50-300mm which i hear is a very good kit lens.