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.
Summary: This is my first digital SLR. I have sparingly used my friends' Nikon and Canon cameras. When compared to those, the Pentax K-x red is very good and suits me well. The Pentax K-x is also very cheap. It looks like price has nothing to do with quality. Having used manual film SLR cameras for a long time, I am not a fan of all the bells and whistles that come with some of the latest cameras.
Summary: I've been searching for a new digital camera for a while now, thought I'd cross into the DSLR realm. I'm spending less time at bars with a point and shoot and more time with friends/family at events where I can actually carry around a decent camera if I wanted to. I considered the Pentax k-x and the Nikon D3000/D5000. What won me over on the Pentax were a few key features that the Nikon was missing.
Summary: I was looking for my first DSLR and at $470 shipped from Amazon, it was a low risk way to try it out. I shoot several thousand pictures during my trip to London and Paris and results look really good. I mostly used auto exposure bracketing at +-3 EV, with intention of converting the bracketed images to HDR images. I processed some of them already and results look good. Picture quality at ISO 6400 is comparable to picture quality of my other P&Ss at ISO 400.
Summary: I come from the world of point & shoot, but I recently had a European trip and needed a new upgrade. I looked into entry level DSLR's and came across this particular camera. I did my due diligence looking at offerings from Canon and Nikon but to me this camera offered the most appealing features at the lowest cost. I particularly liked the low noise at high ISO's.
Summary: For a first DSLR this is a great camera! Its direct competitor in my opinion would be the T1i. However with a much lower price point and very similar features, this seems to be the better buy. Overall it looks great, works very well and is lots of fun!
Summary: After a LOT of research, I settled on the K-x. The price, features and ease were what attracted me to it. And I haven't been disappointed so far. Clicked about a 200 pictures this week, battery life is still full. Found it great for taking pictures of my niece (a feisty 3 year old who runs amok) with the image stabilizer. Easy functions, all of which I can operate with one hand.
Summary: This is my first DSLR; my experience includes years of shooting film SLRs and digital point-and-shoots. After a month of shooting a few hundred photos I'm pleased with the K-x. The kit (body + 18-55mm and 50-300mm DA lenses) is a great package for under $700. The automatic and preprogrammed modes are sufficient for those graduating from point-and-shoot cameras to take good photos immediately.
Summary: The first one Amazon sent me had some coatings missing on the smaller lens. Both lenses in the second kit looked used (judging by the threading in the back of the lens), but at this point I did not care as long as the camera worked. Amazon returns are great! Coming from a point and shoot with a virtually silent shutter, this shutter sounds awfully loud. Even in comparison to the Nikon F2, the shutter sound is much louder.
Summary: I got my K-x early December and shot like a million pictures already. Image quality is superb and make sure you get yourself some quality filters, the IR remote control and a good quality tripod to make it even better. It does take a bit of time to figure out all the settings and controls since there are so many of them available (I am still finding things here and there that I had no idea the camera could do) but the interface and menu is VERY easy and very user...