Summary: Stock lens is a stock lens. Don't rate the body based on the "eh" lens. That's with ALL cameras in this range. I've only had it for a little bit and this camera feels like it was invented by me. Every function in every step I'd want it to be just happens to be that way. I use Canon and Nikon at work all the time and they are not intuitive for me at all but this Pentax is perfect!
Summary: I was looking for a starter DSLR, and after a little research I decided this would be a good choice- trust me, it was. Don't let the pink fool you, it gives great results even in low light. Once you play with it a little, you'll find it's easy to switch to fully manual mode to capture images exactly how you want. It was a big step up from my point and shoot, but it wasn't intimidating because everything is easy to figure out.
Summary: I'm a first time DSLR user and did a lot of research. I came down to the penatx and a cannon, I ended up getting the pentax and couldn't be happier. It's set up really well for first time DSLR users and the manual was actually readable. The in-camera color filters are amazing and camera itself is pretty simple to figure out. Definitely would recommend for anyone looking for an amazing camera at a very affordable price.
Summary: great beginner level dslr camera great picture quality takes good video, too get some rechargeable AA batteries, as those are the kind that this camera takes...the regular AA batteries will die very very quickly my only issue with the camera is that it has trouble dealing with 32g SD cards, it has erased a bunch of my pictures b/c of compatibility issues...my fault, not the camera's, i insisted on continuing to try the 32g cards even after i figured out the problem...
Summary: It's so great! This is my very first SLR, great camera to start off with. Color precision gets an A++! Though, the sharpness gets an A+. (I've seen better.) I love this camera in white! The only thing is, you must be very careful when handling it, because it gets dirty very easily. but other than that.. it's amazing!
Summary: This is my first DSLR (kind of the audience this camera was targeted to) and I love it. I read a lot of reviews for different cameras and it seems like this one hits a particularly sweet spot as far as quality, price and features go. I knew a very small amount about photography when I first got it and have since then learned a ton more. I found the manual (which is plenty detailed about most features) easy to reference when I had questions about things.
Summary: My daughter decided for the white version of the K-x and she was right, this camera is incredibly attractive and well made, the chromed line around the camera gives it a touch of class. The menu is full of interesting and useful options, many of them yet to test. We read a lot of professional reviews before purchasing this Pentax, so there are no surprises for me. Already ordered the wireless remote controller for this camera.
Summary: First know it uses AA batteries. You are never far from more. The 8x Energizers have lasted more than 800 pics so far. Easy lens swapping from earlier K mounts gives you a great base. Great for point and shoot or technical set your self work. Way more camera for the money than the department store Canon or Nikon. A 5 star all the way around. The second one I have gifted.
Summary: I have researched digital SLR entry level cameras extensively and compared the Pentax K-S with the Canon xs. The Pentax proved to be better built and had a much better feel in the hand. I wanted to buy a Canon because that is all I have ever owned. The Pentax takes excellent photographs of my very active 14 month old grandson. Excellent auto-focus with a higher ISO range than any camera I looked at. Amazon shipped it to me expeditiously with total satisfaction!