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User-friendly yet full-featured, ISO range expandable to ISO 12800 (otherwise ISO 6400), 1280-by-720 HD video.
Small body, Good heft with batteries installed, Very good grip, Live view mode with 3 autofocus options, Faster maximum shutter speed than most at this price range (1/6,000), Fastest frame rate in its class, at 4.3 to 4.6 fps, HD (720p) movie mode, Exc...
Very good noise profile; nice-size viewfinder for its class; relatively speedy.
A lot of camera for the money, Very good photo quality, with good high ISO performance, Well designed, easy to hold compact body; available in four colors, Sensorshift image stabilization, Full manual controls, with unique sensitivity priority mode, Two R
Stylish, durable design, Better specs than similarly priced competitors, Packs technology for boosting dynamic range, Fast burst shooting
Very solid image quality. Impressive low-light performance. High-definition (720p24) video capture. Fast 4.7 fps burst mode. Available in blue, red, or white.
Good detail and color in JPEGs at base ISO, Class-leading image quality in low light, very good retention of fine detail at high ISOs, Good quality 720p video output (but Motion JPEG format produces large files), Decent build quality, Quick and responsive
Plenty of useful features, easy and fun to use, AA batteries available everywhere
Excellent image quality, Great ISO/Lowlight performance, Unique incamera processing, Competitively priced, Solidly built.
Cool built-in HDR and Cross Process features, CTE control for pin point white balance, Small body, Good price point, Excellent noise performance
Excellent image quality in low light conditions, Incamera RAW conversion and two RAW formats, Decent build quality
No rechargeable battery, Plastic feel and basic control layout, No HDMI-out
Doesn't display AF points in viewfinder; no HDMI connector; slow Live View autofocus; mediocre LCD; unreliable image stabilization.
Tends to clip highlights; exposure is frequently off slightly, Some redeye, AF points not shown in optical viewfinder, Kit lens is a bit soft toward edges of frame, and has moderate amounts of purple fringing at times, LCD isn't terribly sharp; viewin
Mediocre image quality, HD video shows some motion blur
Lacks in-viewfinder focus-point indicators. Flimsy-feeling build. Proprietary USB and A/V connectors.
Tendency to clip highlights in high-contrast scenes, Relatively little RAW headroom means it is difficult to pull back blown detail even when shooting RAW, No visible AF points in viewfinder, Shake-reduction not too efficient, AF in live view very slow (l
No illumination of AF points, menu system a little dated, no rubberised thumbrest
Eats batteries for breakfast, HD video has some noise, AF in Live View mode slow and uncontrollable.
Weather sealing would be nice, Batteries need to be better
Compare Prices, The Pentax Kx is squarely aimed at the entrylevel market. It's one of the smallest DSLRs on the market, and it's ideal for any photographer who prefers to travel light. Pentax has designed a camera that's easy to use and feels
By PC Pro on November 04, 2010
Extraordinary value and capable of terrific results; 720p video is the cherry on top...
By Digital Photography School on June 01, 2010
Budget-priced DSLRs make up a pretty crowded sector and one that deserves investigation from anyone about to enter the wonderful and empowering world of this type of shooting gear.As a DSLR, the Pentax K-x is about as good as it gets and, aside from...
By Shutterbug on May 01, 2010
The awkwardly named yet highly competent K-x is another entry-level D-SLR from Pentax (www.pentaximaging.com) that combines impressive for-the-money 12.4-megapixel resolution with copious amounts of style. The K-x is available in your choice of...
By Popular Photography Magazine on April 12, 2010
When knowledgable (and thrifty) photographers want a good deal on a budget SLR, Pentax has been the go-to brand for decades. To this day, you can still fi nd young photography students shooting with Pentax K1000 fi lm SLRs. Does the company’s...
By Macworld on April 02, 2010
The K-x is a beginner-friendly SLR featuring most of the latest must-haves (and a very good choice for anyone wanting video too) but the lack of a rechargeable battery is a pain. The camera is available in black, white, red and navy blue....
By Digital Arts Online on April 01, 2010
The Pentax K-x is a feature-packed alternative to the bigger-name brands. Offering a conventional digital SLR design and layout, the 12.4-megapixel K-x won’t baffle anyone trading up from a compact camera, as a point-and-shoot auto picture mode is...
By Enticing the Light on March 22, 2010
Pentax K-X shown with FA50mm f1.4 lens which is not included in the kit. Battery for size reference. As a very active shooter I’m always looking at new gear to see what’s happening with all brands. I was also looking for a camera that could...
By infoSync World on March 19, 2010
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By CNET UK on March 19, 2010
The Pentax K-x is a fast, inexpensive dSLR with better-than-average low-light photo quality. But it has some flaws to watch out for as well, such as unreliable image stabilisation...
By The Imaging Resource on March 17, 2010
As I packed up my K-x review unit, I found myself in two minds as to whether I'd consider buying the camera myself. On the one hand, I could see it being a very useful second body to accompany my K-7 for low-light, high ISO shooting. On the flip...
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