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 easy to find in my camera bag :)
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. I traded it on an SF-1 when I was a stringer taking sports for a newspaper and discovered that my KX did not have the winder drive on the bottom. To this day, I regret not keeping it.
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. We do a lot of hiking in the Summer so I take a lot of wildlife and scenery photos and felt it was time to upgrade. The camera is very easy to use.
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 models in this price range.
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. Most of the pics I took were from using the auto pic mode, and they turned out very well - both indoors and outdoors. Later I attended a week long National Geographic photo workshop where I was only allowed to operate the camera using the manual setting.
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.
Summary: I have had my Pentax k-x for about 6mos now. I absolutely LOVE it! I researched cameras & consumer reviews for a good 6mos prior to purchasing. I was impressed with the overall good reviews on this camera,& it's price (which has gone up since my purchase). My camera has the white body & 200zoom - perfect for sports photos! I get tons of compliments on its look (which is accented by a black/white damask print camera strap)..
Excerpt: I have had the KX for almost a year now and I can say after owning a Pentax 200d,this camera has it all!!! I love the High ISO/Low Noise pictures I am getting with it. The white "Stormtrooper" model I have,has people stopping me and wanting one :) Have not used the movie mode much but it's nice to know it;s there in a pinch t.