Summary: I have the Pentax K2000 which is a NO nonsense No frills DSLR camera. It takes outstanding photos!!!!...That's what it was made for!...No video...Just photos!!!...I made the upgrade to the new Pentax KX about a month ago & couldn't be more pleased!!!...This DOES do video!!!..
Summary: Seems the time has come for a PENTAX. Being loyal to Canon and loving Nikon DSLRs, I just gave this new camera the chance and think its going to change the top list for the first time. So long, it has been a fight between Canon and Nikon, but now PENTAX got ready to go for it.
Summary: I've owned this camera for over a month and I am pleased with the images and quality. The quality of the camera is exceptional and the image results are exceptional. However I have has problems with dust on the sensor and have had to clean it already.
Summary: Don't let other brand loyalists sway you away from Pentax. You can buy EXCELLENT vintage lenses for these cameras. Manual focus is truly where it is at, at least for me. If you do not agree, Pentax has plenty of new AF lenses to suit anyone.
Summary: I have had a manual pentax slr camera my whole life and finally they made an affordable digital slr . I Purchased this for my daughter who will be studying in Italy for a semester and wanted her to be able to use my pentax lenses . Yes they all fit !
Summary: I chose the K-x over the K7 because of its low light performance(being half the price helps as well). I have read reveiws that state the K7 performs slightly worse than the k20 at high ISO levels. Being an owner of a k20, I can state that the K-x far out performs the k20 at ISO 1600.
Summary: Great camera, decent lenses, amazing price ($643). I highly recommend. The addition of old lenses make this a very fun camera. The high-iso performance is amazing. You can take pictures at 6400 that are very much usable, 12800 isn't that bad either.
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.