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.
Pros: Color rendering, Hand grip, plethora of filter/exposure options, size, two kinds of RAW, long battery life (honestly, this camera is like the energizer bunny), low-light capacity, useful first layer customization
Cons: limited dynamic range (highlight are often clipped), limited focusing consistency (due to focus point guessing game), too many options that make the photographic experience a nuisance, not the most intuitive playback operation
Summary: I had/have many digital cameras but for the short time I tried this one, it is a keeper. The settings and menues are nice - the low light quality is great. Even the lens is great - especially for being a "kit" lens.
Great little DSLR Penatx got it right with this one!
fgm2001 "fgm2001", Amazon
15 January 2010
Summary: I am an advanced amateur and have been shooting with an SLR since the early 70's. I bought my first digital in 1999, a Nikon 900s, and fell in love with the technology. I've owned many many DSLR's since Canon introduced the first affordable (it was $3k)EOS D30 many years back.
Summary: This is my third Pentax dSLR, the others are Ds and K10. I was not really planning on getting a K-x, especially after I bought a Panasonic LX3 just 2 months ago. The published reviews suggested that it is too good to pass up; the price may go up as a result of the reviews. So I jumped.
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.
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...
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.
Summary: After looking through a lot of options this camera seems to offer the best combination of price performance. Some first impressions are: 1. Good Hi Iso Performance with little noise. (Much better then Canon Xt then I used to own that only had 1600 max iso.) 2. Able to do HD Video (720p).
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.