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!
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.