Summary: I bought this camera to replace paying a professional photographer to take family photos. What a great investment! The camera is great! It takes great photos, I'm able to use AA batteries (so if the batteries fail I can go to any convenience store and still be able to shoot), and its white - very...
Excerpt: When my original 1957 Asahi Pentax shutters got too worn, I sold it to a collector and bought a used KX with 55/1.8 lens and a mount adapter K to continue using my screw mount lenses until I could replace them with bayonet lenses. It worked hard for me, and it always worked.
Pros: All mechanical. Batteries only required for meter needle. Full view viewfinder including both shutter speed and aperture.
Summary: I bought this camera right before Christmas 2011. This is my third Pentax Camera but first SLR. I would not consider myself an avid photographer but I do take a lot of pictures especially in during the Summer months.
Excerpt: Great camera,cheap, smart, all features in one small DSLR . Good low loght photos, good sensitivity,high ISO- low noise, good shutter speed range, very powerful flash, sensor auto clean. Recommend.
Excerpt: I owned a K-x for just over a year. At the time the K-r was rather well featured for an entry level DSLR it has a solid strong spec which is clearly a cut above most other makers at this price point Lots of things to get stuck into the K-x actually has a more mid level spec compared to most other...
Summary: I don't know where to start-I really love this camera! I have been interested in photography for 55 years. I shot weddings (my speciality) for most of my professional photographic life. With the advent of the "digital" age.
Summary: I bought this camera just before leaving on a two-week photographic tour through nine states, and it's the first DSLR I've used. I read the 315-page manual, but wish there was more detail to it.
Excerpt: I love my Stormtrooper... This is my first dSLR and I am glad I went with a Pentax. When I was looking for a new camera. A friend of mine suggested the d5000. I checked it out but it felt big and the price of the camera was a little out of my range.. At that time about $800+ for a kit setup.
Summary: After 2 years of use the camera is still working great. It was used in a variety of environments, ranging from freezing cold to jungle tracks, ocean sailing and mountainbiking, always carried on the shoulder strap or inside a backpack. Solid, light and efficient.