Summary: I upgraded to my first dslr and after much research chose the Pentax kx. What sold me was that this package came with an additional lens and the fact the camera uses AA batteries. So far I have been very pleased. It focuses quickly, and it has many different shooting options (which I am still learning!). The batteries (lithium) do not drain fast. I added some photos above so you can see the results.
Summary: I sent my camera in for repair after maybe 500 shots. Shortly after, I received and email saying that the repair wasn't going to be covered by the warranty. Pentax concluded that I improperly used the batteries (leaving them in the camera for about a month). I contested that something was wrong with the camera when I purchased it - where a fresh set of batteries would last maybe 3 or 4 hours at best and be burning hot when I would replace them.
Everyone will ask you where you bought this cutie!
28 April 2011
Summary: I have been having K-x(White) for about a year and used it almost every day. 1) Design : It's prettier than pictures. If you are already a fan of Pentax camera, you will be in love with K-x.It's even better. The first thing I worried before I bought K-x was whether the paint comes off easy. But, it's still pretty as I first bought. The paint is pretty strong. 2) Weight : If it is your second purchase of DSLR, you would be sick of carrying a heavy camera.
Summary: I've been looking to get a entry level DSLR camera for some time now and i finally settled with this Pentax over the Cannon rebels. My main reason was the price and because of what everyone has said about how amazing this camera is. I don't know half of the features on it yet but from what i've done with it so far i'm very impressed. It takes beautiful pictures. I paid $580 for this camera and it came with the white 18-55mm and black 50-200mm lenses.
Summary: I love, love, love this camera. Lots of bang for the buck. If you are looking for a professional quality camera, you may want to keep looking, but this is definitely the real deal. I prefer auto focus to manual (the manual can be a little slow). This camera has the easiest, most comprehensive instruction manual of any I've ever seen. Since I am still learning the art of photography, I keep my book with me at all times.
Summary: I have had this camera for about 5 months now! I have been going on 6,000 pictures and two photography classes! for the price it has an impressive array of features EX: (shake reduction, sensor cleaning, wireless capabilities) The software that is included has crashed a few times in windows 7 but for the most part has done well! its great on batteries and I have managed to keeep the shutter open for about 3 hours :) (night shooting)!