Excerpt: I have not experienced too much hassle with the LV. However, I want to mention that the auto focus is a little sluggish when shooting using LV. The internal computer is quick enough to "remember" where a good focus spot might have been while it racks through the barrel and whips back once it has determined there is no better focusing option. I like the speed of that.
Excerpt: i would call myself fairly experienced, having a few years ago used a Minolta Dynax 35mm SLR, and then moving to a canon powershot superzoom. I've also had a friends old Canon 10D for the past month.
Summary: For the price, this camera is perfect for beginners. Pros: shutter speed, simple menu and picture modes, cool color-red, battery type AA (available everywhere, be sure to use eneloop), size (slightly smaller than other SLRs), many options in menu, video capability. Cons: Still have to find one. some customers mentioned that this camera is a battery guzzler but it's not that bad if you use eneloop or any other Lithium battery.
Summary: This camera is the best value in DSLRs on the market today. I got it to replace an Olympus e-510 which is a fine camera, but the K-x blows it away. My favorite features are the high ISO performance which allows for shooting without a flash in lower light, and using faster shutter speeds with the relatively slow kit lens, the quick auto focus, and it's small size and low weight.
Summary: This is my first DSLR purchase since I was tired of the limitations of most P&S cameras - slow and poor in low level lighting. My Canon 3mp from 2002 made excellent prints up to 8x10 and had manual features but was bound to break or wear out - it did. Image quality, handling, build quality, etc all good as mentioned in the 5 star reviews.
Summary: While attempting to find a good ,mid range ,entry level DSLR, I stumbled across the pentax K-x. I mean, how could I miss that flashy red color. And after extensive research it wasnt just the red color that attracted me to this camera. First off ,after testing many of the canons and nikons around the k-x's class. ( i.e. canon xsi, t1i, nikon D3000, D5000) I found the pentax much eaiser to pick up and get started.
Summary: Well, more excited about getting this camera than anything i can think of in the last year or so, i ripped into the box and was taken by this beautiful camera. At first i just rolled it around an looked it over. When i went to flip it over and put batteries in it made a strange noise as if something was loose, not unattached, but loose which made me very uneasy.
Summary: As soon as I saw this red camera, I absolutely had to have it. I did tremendous amounts of research to figure out if it was actually worth upgrading from my D40, then ordered it the day it became available on Amazon. While a few things might have been nicer on the Nikon, this camera is a wonderful upgrade. If the color isn't enough (this is for the red model if reviews become merged later on), it has some very nice specs to it.
Summary: I just got mine this week and have not yet had time to learn how to use all the features but can make some comments immediately on preliminary inspection: 1. I like the build quality better than comparable Canon or Nikon models. The Pentax seems to have a metal body and has a solid feel while others feel more like plastic. 2.