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 got this camera for my husband for Christmas because he said he wanted it and because we were expecting our first baby and wanted a high quality camera to capture our first memories. The camera takes really nice quality photos but only half of the time. The other half of the time, the photos are blurry. We've had it over a year now and in the beginning it was great with indoor photos and almost brightened up the pictures more so than a compact digital camera would.
Summary: This is a very good camera. A tad bit heavy but most D-SLR cameras are. The Electronic Viewfinder is decent, not as good as compared to the Panasonic G10. The colors on pictures taken with this camera is very good. The colors come out very bright and crisp. I am a novice in taking pictures but I experience good pictures with people but excellent pictures taking scenery. This is an all around great camera. Takes great pictures at High ISO so there is no need for flash.
Summary: I bought my KX used in 1977. It was my second 35mm SLR (after using an old Praktica for a few years), and I have literally taken tens of thousands of photos with it. I was only 14 when I bought it, and it was really a top-of-the-line 35mm at that time. As a school newspaper and yearbook photographer, I got a ton of experience using the KX and it was an ideal camera for a student photographer.
Pros: Absolute reliability. Built like a tank. Superb metering, huge selection of compatible lenses, including the wonderful Pentax SMC line. Also, any Prakica/Pentax screw mount lens is easily adaptable to this camera. The only, minor, fault that I can think of for this camera is that it's exposure meter uses up batteries relatively quickly, but as the batteries are cheap and readily available, this is of minor consequence. Best of all, KX's are common today and inexpensive.
Cons: The aforementioned tendency to use up batteries quickly--hardly a liability. I also would have liked a split image focusing screen, but in practical terms, I never found the existing focusing aids to present any sort of liability. A great, great, camera.
Summary: I bought a Pentax K-x with the 18-55 and 50-200mm lenses for $539.It was a really great deal. This is my first DSLR camera. I have always just had a point and shoot camera and boy is there a difference.There is so much to learn and the manual will be your best friend if you do not have any prior experience. My first Pentax k-x had a black dot on the viewfinder,but amazon quickly sent me another one the very next day with no problems.The second camera was perfectly fine.
Summary: This is my first digital SLR camera. I just chose this because of its color. Almost all SLRs are just black and look everything same. But this is different. When I'm using this outside and people just say "I love your camera!". If you want something unique, this is good one. Of course it's pretty good and useful camera. Easy to use for beginner, and I think it has all basic functions as any other camera has.
Summary: I ordered my camera 1.14.2011 & got it 1.15.2011. I love it! Granted I am still reading up on everything. I have a traditional 8 mp digital & still love taking pics with my good ol' 35 mm. The K-x fits right in. The two lenses are great. My fave feature so far is the manual option. Do invest in a UV filter & read all of the other reviews, they helped a lot when it came time to purchase.