Pros: * Price * Small Size * Kit lens image quality * Really good glass for budget prices * Community support * If I decide to change to another camera, all the major brands make bayonet adapters * Nice, usable pictures up to ISO 6400 (using fast lens)
Cons: * Lack of USB Remote control * 11 pf AF not much use in viewfinder (no indicators)
Summary: I keep a camera with me at all times because I take photos for work and for personal use such as wildlife, family events,etc. I think this K-X is a great value for the money. So far, I haven't found anything on it that I don't like. I certainly make no claim to being a photography expert, but I know what I like and after using this camera a while, I put my Canon and Nikon away.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Excerpt: After a brief use of an ME, I bought a black KX in 1980s and frankly, the mere possession of the KX (with 2.8/35, 2.0/85 and 4.0/200 Pentax-M lenses) kept me from going digital. This camera is so rock solid, has indeed such a good design (the viewfinder info is spot on and not distractive, as I found the ME and MX ones), that I could never see myself part from it. I only ever coveted the LX after the KX, but not as a replacement—as an extra.
Summary: The K-x is perfect for someone intimated by manual controls... there are enough digital filters, scene modes, custom options, and "intelligent" exposure settings to keep someone busy for days. But for those of us who prefer to shoot manually, it's not the world's most friendly camera, and for one simple reason: only one thumb dial to change both exposure and shutter speed. Big pain, and something I didn't really consider when I purchased the camera. My bad.
Summary: I am an avid reader of reviews and many times use this information to help in my buying decision. Since I suppose I am like most others who shop, compare, read, read some more and still can't decide I hope this might help in your quest for the right camera. Of the cameras I tried, all were very nice and I would be happy with any of them. I have been looking for a camera that will give me the biggest bang for my buck! I hope to spend more time using my camera as a hobby.
Summary: This camera is a good entry-level DSLR. It has all the fundamental features one would be looking for. I especially like the different color offerings they have. It's a break from the traditional BLACK we all see from DSLRS these days. Very trendy and hip. You can not go wrong with PENTAX, they sure did create a winner with the K-x. I would give it a 5 stars except for one small thing, the battery does go out fast. So remember to invest on good quality rechargeable ones.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance
Summary: The kx is my first dslr and I am enjoying it. However I thought it would perform better inside than it does...but I only have the kit lens. I am just learning everything that it can do. It is a great camera for someone just starting out. I will note that the color of the blue camera is quite subtle. If you are looking for something flashier, go with red or white.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Battery Life, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Summary: 33 year automotive, sports and wedding photo-journalist. Since 1976 have used Nikon F, Pentax 6x7, Canon AE-1, Minolta Maxxum/Konica/Sony Alpha and Nikon 880, 8400 and 8700 cameras. Sony Alpha a200 and a350 utilize all of my Minolta Maxxum autofocus lenses. I can't afford to buy all the best cameras nor do I care to compare but when I saw the Pentax K-x RED digital I figured I owed Pentax a shot.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD