Summary: This camera has been easy to use from day one. It takes excellent pictures. I had some trouble using the flash indoors. The pictures were to bright. Then I started using the Tv selection on the dial with a setting of 1/60. I use this with ISO 200 or 400. Indoor flash pictures are now also excellent. The live view focus is slow but I read that most(maybe all) DLSRs with live view have some problems. I just don't use it. I considered myself an average amature photographer.
Summary: So far the Kx has done great. Its ability to take photo in low light situations is great. Using the flash still is somewhat confusing to me, but I am old and it will probably take me a while to learn. I have a 35 yr old slr so there has been a lot of improvements and automation. The camera was slightly larger than expected and much heavier. I have only taken around 500 photos and have been experimenting with different settings.
Summary: Great camera and very good value. Hard to go wrong unless you really want a professional quality camera. The video recording option is a big plus. The only downside is for the new DSLR user, there is a dizzying array of options and things to learn. However, this is the same, I would suppose, with all cameras of this quality and complexity.
Summary: I can write on & on about PENTAX. I was a Canon analog user since I was 8 years old. After a 10-year interruption with my photography, it was time to get into digital. I started with a FUJI bridge camera (S9100). Looking @ Canon dSLR models did not impress me at all until I handled a PENTAX *ist DL. To make it short, PENTAX is ART. Whether its handling, vivid colors, user-friendliness, and more importantly its pictures are closest to Film.
Excerpt: Now getting some great results from the K-x. I used to shoot quite a bit on film SLR and this is my first DLSR, so a bit of a learning curve. To start with had a few issues getting consistent exposure and focus but more on that later...
Summary: The Pentax K-x is probably the best dSLR in its price range and an excellent value for the money. Image and sensor quality, assuming good lenses, is excellent, better in some cases than more expensive semi-pro Canon models. The K-x has many of the innovative features introduced by Pentax in their well-regarded semi-pro K-7 camera but at about one-half the price. Although it is smaller and lighter than most dSLR cameras, the K-x is solidly built.
Summary: This is my first DSLR. I am impressed with this DSLR via the other great review and eventually jump in to obtain one for myself. After about 500 shoots, it performed excellently and up to my expectation. First, the performance is first rate at the same category. It is fast and quick. Second, the image quality is about same level as the other big brand such as Canon or Nikon. The image at low light conditions is about the best among the category.