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: 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: 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: 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! Fortunately there are a few websites that can help you with removing the lense and can help you determine what brand of lense you have. That moment when the camera is new and the lense is stuck on it is really a heart stopper!!!
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!
Summary: I got this camera two weeks ago (an early Christmas present for myself). Last week I took it to Disneyland for its first big test, and I'm happy to report that it passed with flying colors. The camera feels really good in my hand(s), solid, and ready. It powers up quickly so I didn't miss a shot. And the pictures were terrific in bright sunlight and in low light situations as well.