Pentax K-x

Announced Sep 17, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
Tord S Eriksson
 
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My last SLR I bought 40 years ago (a Mamiya), the last picture I took with a SLR was with my Edixa Reflex (made in Germany 1957!), a heavy quality camera, that feature-wise compared well with the famed Nikon F (that first appeared in 1959), if not the optical quality! Then I switched to compacts, from Minox, and Konica. After a lot of digital compacts (from Nikon, Fuji, Konica, Minolta, & Olympus) it was now (New Year's Eve 2010) time to buy a DSLR. One that I could afford (so no Leica, nor ...

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Wim Banink
 
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After a few years of using a K10d ( my second Pentax) I found myself wondering why everybody is always talking about Canon ( far too commercial) and Nikon, we've found the best (Pentax) camera ever ! Compact, well priced, loaded with features and the best IQ except for FF camera's. get out there and start taking pictures ! BTW If you've found yourself loving pixelpeeping more than taking pictures ( what camera's actually are made for) you'll also enjoy this one ! Cheers

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DPo
 
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It took pretty decent pics compared to some others: d5000, t1i. You definately get a lot for your money with the Kx. It actually did a great job in low light. Was very inexpensive. All in all not bad for the buck. Problems: Here's what drove me nuts. The IS is a magnetic based system. You could hear the sensor moving at every point. It was just annoyingly loud. It also has the loudest, most obnoxious auto focus I have ever heard. I took it back and got the K-7. OMG! The K-7 is INCR ...

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ilya80
 
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All-in-All awesome camera. Would recommend to a friend. Problems: Had problems with AA performance, gone with firmware 1.01 upgrade.

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MightyMike
 
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Awesome IQ, and abilities for such a simple entry level camera, I have used the K10D, K20D and have the K-7 and K-x and the K-x is going to win over the K-7 in low light and a few other situations... Best money i spent on a DSLR

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binky
 
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Dollar for dollar the best image quality in any camera in the market . simply stunning sharp clear rich low noise camera excellent!! Problems: It lacks many features, it has real a gem of a sensor in a low end camera

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Jonathan Wilson
 
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I'm very happy with it. Even though this is my first DSLR, I have had a SLR for a long time. Tried a number DSLRs before choosing the K-x (including Nikon D5000 and Canon 450 / 500) and like the look and feel of the K-x better. Positive points: * Light and relatively compact * Very good image quality (although my ISO performance does not seem to be quite as good as the review camera images I have seen) * Lots of cool effects and features to play with (including multiple - exposure!) * Seems ...

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Arijit Banerjee
 
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A Good camera by all means. value for money, responsive and great out of the box images. Sufficient controls to allow creativity and excellent low light performance. The kit lenses are kit lenses - we get what we pay for. Problems: The battery issue remains. The firmware update might work - am yet to try. The DAL 55-300mm lens is good but at times soft at the edges.

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GP Bob
 
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This camera is easy to use and has all of the features needed on a non-professional camera & then some. Focus is fast & accurate, shutter speed when using continuous Hi speed blows my mind. White Balance Auto is much improved over my K10. I have had no focus issues with any of my lenses including M42 mounts & no battery problems. I am happy with the K10 at ISo 100-400. It takes wonderful picts but the K-x blows it away when takings picts of ice hockey and basketball and other dim light photog ...

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noou
 
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Imo the K-x just rocks! It's easy, fast, small, it takes great pictures even with low light, and I can use my father's old manual lenses, much to my satisfaction! Also I can assure that I'm totally unbiased: I chose Pentax basically only for saving on lenses as my father has some (which are also quite good). The dynamic range is outstanding, as well as the colours and image grain. As for the latter, especially when using high sensitivities, it seems to me very much similar to film prints than ...

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