Editors Liked

  • 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

Editors Didn't Like

  • 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