Excerpt: Anything I want from a DSLR after a Nikon FE and a Minolta X700. Color respect is very nice. May be I will forget the beautiful skies formerly given by the Kodakrome 64. Autofocus in LiveView mode is extremely accurate. Problems: Shutter is noisy. And the worse : autofocus accuracy is uncertain with the DA 35 mm macro limited. Lots of shots are blurred. A pity given the high potential of the censor and lens.
Pentax K-x Digital SLR - Using non-auto focus Vivitar lenses
1 August 2010
Summary: I'm still learning how to use this camera. I had an old Super-program Pentax 35mm, moved to digital point-n-shoot, now the K-x. I have used my new K-x for landscapes only and have been on two trips so far. I think the resolution and clarity is very good, and the features and options are fantistic! Also, it works well with old Vivitar 28-85 and 70-210 lenses, just don't have autofocus.
Summary: I bought this as a back up for the K-7. I shoot wildlife only. I know nothing about any other photography. But i find myself reaching for this sometimes. It is really an excellent camera for the price. I also want to comment on the excellent sensor in the camera. It is better than my K-7 at hight ISO settings. Which is very important to me. Very good product for the price.
Summary: I couldn't beat the price for this entry level DSLR. It's got all the features I want, a neat look and is overall sturdy. I went with Pentax because all their older lenses (even going back into the '70s) work with the new cameras. They don't have the pull of Nikon or Canon, but they still have a good reputation with a small cultish community backing Pentax products.
Excerpt: tough to be negative about this very capable camera. Coming off a k10 which i gave to my son. lighter and easier to handle. I do miss the wheel in the front. As i find working the wheel in the back a bit ackward. Image quality is great!
Summary: I checked many on line reviews. For my purposes the K-x sounded fairly equal with the Nikon D-5000 (both sounded like they produce a better picture than the Canon T1i). Both cameras had a handful of negative reviews and handfuls of positives. The K-x won out due to price combined with the fact my Pentax K-1000 lasted 20 years before needing repairs and I have lenses from it that will work with the K-x.
Excerpt: The viewfinder - excellent information, really a joy to use. While not the largest or brightest Pentax ever, the KX excells in focusing: the image pops into focus better than with any other Pentax I've used.
Summary: I am a photography student and a painter. This DSLR is mainly used to take high quality photos of my paintings. I love this cameras ease of use and high quality components. I get clear shots without glare and very high quality high resolution down loadable images. I would recommend this camera for any Photo Enthusiast!
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, Tilt /swivel lcd
Summary: Finally a DSLR that will allow me to utilize all my old Pentax screw mount lenses and adapt easily to astronomical telescopes. I've been using Sony point & shoots ever since I went digital. Being limited to 30 sec. exposures, I've missed that old Bulb Setting. Now I can do long exposures again to capture lightning, night scenes, and astro subjects. Previously DSLRs were just to expensive and seemed to doom all my old equipment to the scrap heap.
Pros: Bulb setting, Lens Mount, Many features at low cost