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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Nice camera for a really good price. I have an issue with the camera information, Pentax older K-mount lenses will work with this camera but, and this is a big but, you cannot use an old Ricoh lense on this camera or it will jam!