Excerpt: Overall a very good camera but missing some components that would have made it sell better and really blown the competition away. A switch for SR is really needed, and the lack of AF illumination points is almost unforgivable in this range now. It's like a step backwards to cut a bit of size and cost. Not worth the bad press.
Pros: Small, super-sensor
Cons: No AF indicators, missing some manual controls
Summary: I was looking to replace my old Canon EOS Rebel SLR for quite some time. The Pentax K-x fit the bill nicely. I love the fact that I was able to use my brother's Pentax lenses that he had purchased 20 years ago. The camera has a nice heft to it, unlike some other entry level models I looked at. Using the K-x is intuituve and so far, I have yet to refer to the manual very often.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Excerpt: As a K10D owner, I feel K-x is a big step forward. It has a quieter shutter, faster AF, much better low light image quality, less AF hunting, and more responsive. The video function does not hurt.
Pros: Fast AF, High ISO image quality, light weight, more responsive, and quieter shutter
Excerpt: I have owned the pentax Kx for about 2 years now and I love the thing. This is my first DSLR camera, and the reason I decided to buy one was just to be able to fiddle with more controls. I am not a photographer or anything, I just like to take pictures of family and travels. This camera is great because it is small enough to take just about anywhere.
Summary: Used a couple of days and works great so far. Of course compared Nikon and Canon with HD video and this gives you the same thing pros and cons to each but this is much less expensive and is just as good. Unless you have Nikon lenses lying around this camera will save you a lot of money because the lenses you buy do not need an internal motor or stabilizer like Nikon and you can use almost any older or newer Pentex lens with it.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: I am very happy with my K-x. I usually shoot in low light no flash condition and I am very impressed with the results in High ISO settings as compared with what I used to do with my Nikon D-80.
Excerpt: This camera has been my workhorse since I got it, and it has served me well. The only known fault my KX has is that the blue shutter indicator in the viewfinder stops working below around -18°C. Otherwise it has not had a single error since I got it.
Pros: Rigid, user friendly, ISO range, Fully mechanical, Timer and MLU at once.
Cons: Viewfinder could be brighter, shuttertimes, film lever has to be half cocked to use exposure meter.
"Great Camera for its features, performance & price"
4 May 2010
Pros: This is a fast, easy to use camera with two decent kit lenses (18-55 & 55-300) covering the entire range. Never thought pictures in low light can be so good with a camera I could afford - K-x takes sharp pictures even at ISO 3200 & 6400.
Cons: IS is not as good as Panasonic cameras I've used but better than not having it(More expensive cameras from Nikon/Canon do not have IS at all) Note: Firmware update 1.01 eliminates some battery indicator issues which were frustrating initially.