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Pentax K-m

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 reviews of Pentax K-m. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the lens and performance. The price and portability also get good reviews. The shutter and viewfinder get mixed opinions. Many are negative about the video and low light performance.

usability, portability, price, performance, lens

sensor, low-light, video

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K-m is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax K-m

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Pentax K-m from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and size. The lens and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, lens, size, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax K-m

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Pentax K-m from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the lens and image quality. Many are critical about the size.

usability, portability, price, performance, design

size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax K-m DSLR

 

DSLR photography has never been easier thanks to the latest entry-level model from Pentax.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax K-m digital camera

 

Pentax's pared down DSLR, the K-m, is a DSLR for beginners; those trading up from a compact, say, but wanting a less complicated experience. And as such, it does - pretty much - exactly what it says on the tin. However, is that simplicity a step to...

Image quality, price, ergonomics and handling, simple menu system, simple operation info panel, custom setting

Limited flash modes, slow RAW writing, lightweight build, murky viewfinder, LCD lacks anti reflection coating, slight underexposure issues

Overall, in the final analysis, the Pentax K-m provides a reasonable balance between ease of use and DSLR flexibility. My major disappointment is in the lack of more advanced flash controls, which is something I feel is (usually) a reason to buy a DSLR.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Rod Lawton (techradar.com)

Pentax K-m review

 

Pentax is pitching its new SLR right at the bottom end of the market. Have corners have been cut?

Tough build ; Effective anti-shake system ; Great pictures

Poor quality kit lens

Pentax has produced another rugged, down to earth SLR with excellent dynamic range and tonal quality, a surprising degree of control over picture styles and a terrific built in anti-shake system. The only thing preventing the K-m from getting over 90%...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Ashley Raines (techadvisor.co.uk)

Pentax K-m - In Brief

 

Pentax K-m is one of the lightest, most compact and portable SLR cameras available

May, 2009

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pentax K-m with DA L 18-55mm lens review

 

There are some fantastic digital SLR cameras for first-time buyers, with Canon's EOS 1000D currently leading the pack.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techadvisor.co.uk)

Pentax K-m review

 

Despite this the Pentax K-m remains one of the lightest, most compact and portable SLR cameras available at only 525g.

Those looking to make the jump from digital compact to more fully featured (and better performing) digital SLR will discover the Pentax K-m a very competent example. Given its current price it’s also something of a bargain for the beginner, coming with...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (digitalslrphoto.com)

Pentax K-m Review

 

The arrival of the budget K-m offers an extra option for the beginner. Priced at only £400 with the standard 18-55mm zoom lens, it's set to go head to head with the likes of the Sony Alpha 200 and Canon EOS 1000D. Models at this price point are...

The viewfinder is very similar to others at this price point – the screen is sharp and reasonably bright, with exposure information running along the bottom. Black markings at the centre show the area covered by the AF points, but there is no visual...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Duncan Evans (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Pentax K-m

 

In hard times you need a tough camera. The K-m marries a budget-pleasing price with brick-like durability

Rock-solid build quality, great handling, and even if the looks don't set the pulse racing, the Pentax is a great option for those on a budget

Jul, 2009

Expert review by (thedigitalnewsroom.com)

Pentax K-m / K2000 digital filters review

 

10-megapixel sensor, dustproof system, mechanic stabilization built in the body, 5-point AF in cross, compact body and 2.7" screen of 230 000 pixels: the Pentax K-m / K2000 shows rather complete technical specs despite a starting price among the lowest...

The Pentax K2000 is an SLR aimed at beginner photo amateurs, or at least at those buying their first DSLR. For most of them, being able to apply nice effects on their pictures, from time to time, without having to learn how to use Photoshop or an...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techworld.com)

Pentax K-m camera review

 

Want more professional looking photographs from an interchangeable lens camera without the need to forfeit a king's ransom? Pentax's 10.2Mp entry-level Pentax K-m ticks all three boxes.

Those looking to make the jump from digital compact to more fully featured (and better performing) digital SLR will discover the Pentax K-m a very competent example. Given its current price it's also something of a bargain for the beginner, coming with...

Mar, 2009

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