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Good: 1. cheap (Â£429,99 for camera + 18-55mm and 50-200mm lenses) 2. fast AF when using viewfinder 3. best high-ISO performance in its class (very usable 6400 and even 12,800 is acceptable) 4. FAST (4.7fps) 5. fantastic screen despite the low-res (only 230k dots) 6. video is good for a dslr.
Bad: 1. No AF Points in viewfinder 2. slow AF when in live view 3. screen quite low res (230k dots) but still good for its resolution. 4. stuck with 24fps in video 5. video codec is Mjpeg (makes massive files) 6. video has the rolling shutter effect (then again i think all DSLR's have that)
Comment: Overall, the Pentax K-x is a fantastic SLR. this is my first digital SLR, i previously owned a Panasonic FZ38. this, obviously, completely destroys it, (unfair comparison of course because this costs nearly twice as much)
yes, there are a couple of problems, such as no AF points, amnd slow live view autofocuus, but for someone who has half a brain, these aren't really "problems", for example, its very easy to just picture the AF points in the viewfinder anyway. i had the choice between this (with 2 lenses) or the K-r with one 18-55mm lens, but i choose this, because the K-r cost Â£50 more and my zoom would be very restricted, and i don't plan on buying new lenses anytime soon (maybe Christmas, might get a 18-200mm or a prime lens, or telephoto like 300mm+ etc) but still, i couldn't justify the cost of the K-r, and its not that much better, its just a slight improvement over the K-x.
Al in all, the K-x is a fantastic camera.
Comment: A great value digital SLR with excellent build quality. Delivers stunning results for the money. The only downside is the limited availability of lenses and flashes on the shelves, but there easy to get hold of online.
Good: good low light quality, nice grip and easy to use, great value for money. got mine for Â£399
Bad: no af indicators in view finder, not that i use them though.
Comment: this is my first slr. and i am over the moon.
this camera is no entry level light weight but a good mid range camera that in some ways out performs its big brother the k-7.
pentax have really pulled it out of the bag with this camera. it fits a nice slot in the market for the photographer who wants pro quality in a light weight housing (perfect for the traveller).
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