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.
Summary: This is one of the best buys I have made on Amazon. I love this camera. It was a great deal with both lenses.The build is nice,the red color is a plus, people ask about about it and I get to tell them how great Pentax cameras are. Pentax is underrated big time. Cost less the Cannon and Nikon and more features to compatible models. The thing that is great is the amount of old film lens you can buy cheap. They can be used no manual focus but the stabilizer does work.