Summary: I have purchased my K-x about 1 yr ago with 18-55 and 55-300 kit lenses and I was glad that I got a 2-lens kit. I like the option of having the zoom lens and do use it quite often for outdoors and indoors/church. This was my first DSLR and my previous camera was Lumix FZ28, which is a nice point and shoot super zoom with all manual controls. I like the option of adding K-mount manual lenses and being able to use them with build-in image-stabilizer.
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.
Summary: This was my first DSLR, and I've got to say it's not a bad little camera. Love the fact that it's got a white body, I get comments all the time about it. Though the quality of some of the photos are lacking a bit, and for a few hundred more I could have gotten something really awesome. All in all I love it and use it all the time, but I'm going to upgrade soon.
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 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. I sold all my film cameras and bought my first digital camera a Fuji S20-pro ($800.00). The Fuji is essentially a bridge camera-permanently attached zoom lens. This Pentax repesents my re-entry into the interchangeable lens area.
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.
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.