Summary: Updated: 8/2/11 - Ever since selling the T2i, I've become adept with the k-x especially because of its outstanding handling and features. And even now after owning a new Canon 60D (for its swivel screen), I still cannot let go of the k-x! Updated: 7/20/11 I bought the Canon T2i at the same time as the Pentax k-x for a direct comparison. After much debate, I ended up returning the T2i for my own personal reasons.
Summary: I have been using this camera for the past 2 years now and it has never failed to deliver - whether I am shooting landscapes, portraits or just plain walk-around shots. Just a few of the things I like most: - Value for money - no other camera provides the combination of features, quality and price that the K-x does.
Excerpt: This is an amazing camera, especially looking at it's price. The sensor is simply outstanding and can beat much more expensive cameras. The body is rugged and althought it's not weather sealed it can stand some bad weather conditions, I photographed in the Sahara desert without any problems at all (no sandstorm though
Pros: low noise, fps, body construction, IQ, value
Excerpt: I'm very happy with my k-x. It is very usefull the feature to command external flashes in wireless mode (P-TTL). I like to develop raw file in camera for a better white balance setting, CA correction and so on...
Pros: Image quality at high ISO, small, raw file development, external flash wireless control
Summary: I purchased the K-x in October of 2010 and within a few months the card writer/reader inside the camera went bad. The camera would read "Memory Card Full" and then it writes a whole bunch of corrupt files to the card. No one at Pentax really helped me out. I had a return warranty and now have to wait months to have problem resolved.
Summary: I sent my camera in for repair after maybe 500 shots. Battery life was terrible, a fresh set of batteries would last only a few hours. When I would remove them, they would be incredibly hot. I ran into a friend who purchased the exact same camera and found that he didn't have this problem. My camera was still under warranty, so I decided to send it in for repair Shortly after, I received and email saying that the repair wasn't going to be covered by the warranty.
Summary: I'm going to make this short and sweet. I looked and looked for a great dslr read tons of reviews, and when it came down to it for the price I could not pass up this amazing camera. It does everything and so much more than any entry level dslr camera owner needs, plus the two lenses it comes with take great pictures. I have used this camera for about 6 months now, and love it.