Pentax K-x

Announced Sep 17, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
dpreview conclusion

A very impressive DSLR with an excellent feature set and possibly the best high ISO performance in its class. The lack of visible AF points is a frustrating omission, but if you can live with that the K-x is a little cracker, and a bargain too.

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Highly Recommended
73%
dpreview score
Good for

Beginners wanting a well-featured DSLR on a tight budget, low light (high ISO) work

Not so good for

Movies, sports action

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Other reviews
DCRP Review: Pentax K-x
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Mar 6, 2010)

he K-x is well built, feature-packed, responsive, and a great value for the money at just $649 (the street price is even lower). And it takes very good photos too. It has its share of flaws, but the list is fairly short. The most annoying things about it are the lack of AF point illumination in the viewfinder, a mediocre LCD, and a tendency to clip highlights. Despite those issues, the Pentax...

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Pentax K-x review
By: Matt Golowczynski, What Digital Camera (Dec 14, 2009)

The Pentax K-x manages to offer plenty of functionality in a small package, and produces images of a high standard. As a beginner's camera it provides plenty to explore, while equally it wouldn't be out of place as backup to a more expensive model, given its portability. The lack of AF-point illumination and the low-resolution LCD screen may put some off, but for such foibles it makes up in...

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