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Pentax K-x

alaTest has collected and analyzed 734 reviews of Pentax K-x. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the image quality and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Views about the image stabilizer and viewfinder are different, while some have doubts about the contrast and zoom.

performance, usability, portability, price, image quality

screen, focus, zoom, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K-x is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Pentax K-x 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. Comments about the lens and portability are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the video and screen.

performance, usability, price, portability, lens

size, screen, video

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax K-x

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Pentax K-x from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and durability. The usability and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the zoom. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

price, performance, usability, durability, portability

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax K-x DSLR camera

 

With a design based on its previous starter model in the Pentax K-m, and some trickle down features from the higher end K7, the new K-x in offering 12.4 effective megapixels from a 12.9-megapixel CMOS sensor should in theory offer a best of both...

Comprehensive feature set that ticks most of the boxes for today’s DSLR user, sharp results with kit lens and at optimal settings

No HDMI output for hooking the camera up to a high-def TV or monitor despite it offering HD movies, no rechargeable battery provided

Ultimately the K-x is a camera that will endeavour to provide both beginners and more experienced users with their, er, kicks. It’s an affordable, well-featured all-in-one device and very capable with it too, making it a tempting proposition for those...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Dave Stevenson (techradar.com)

Pentax K-x review

 

A terrific DSLR for beginners with masses of headroom for those learning the ropes

Well built ; Great image and video quality ; Excellent kit lens ; It's speedy

Frame wobble in video mode ; Expensive at launch ; No autofocus in video mode ; AA batteries a double-edged sword

Oct, 2009

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

Pentax K-x review

 

Offering a conventional digital SLR design and layout, the 12.4Mp Pentax K-x won't baffle anyone trading up from a compact camera, as a point-and-shoot auto picture mode is the most prominent setting among the 14 options on its top-mounted mode dial....

The Pentax K-x digital SLR camera is a beginner-friendly model featuring most of the latest must-haves – and the best choice here for those wanting video too – but the lack of a rechargeable battery is a pain.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pentax K-x

 

This capable all-rounder has excellent performance and image quality, but lens upgrades can be expensive.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pentax K-x review

 

The K-x is available in red, blue and white, but in its more conservative black finish we'd struggle to distinguish it from the cheaper K-m.

This capable all-rounder has excellent performance and image quality, but lens upgrades can be expensive.

Dec, 2009

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Expert review by (tipa.com)

Pentax K-x

 

Equipaggiata con sensore CMOS da 12 MP, modalità di rimozione della polvere, stabilizzatore applicato al sensore, modalità di registrazione video, otturatore da 1/6000s e gamma di sensibilità espandibile da ISO 6400 a ISO 12.800, questa reflex digitale...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Pentax K-x review

 

With competition very fierce in this sector of the market, it is perhaps no surprise that the K-x comes in a choice of four colours, including a bright red that may attract a few more fashion-conscious photographers than the dowdy, conservative black...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by (digitalslrphoto.com)

Pentax K-x Review

 

Guide price: £450 (18-55mm kit)/ Street price: £400 (18-55mm kit)

In terms of specification, the K-x has plenty to offer. The 12.4-megapixel resolution is good enough for A3 prints and as well as shooting stills, it’s also capable of HD video at 1280x720 pixels (24fps). The 11-point AF system and a choice of three...

Dec, 2010

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Expert review by : Catherine Monfils (reghardware.co.uk)

Pentax K-x

 

A great all-rounder with little to complain about as a stills camera. However, the video sound picks up a lot of internal noise.

If you can tolerate the slow Live View autofocus and a few minor handling flaws then this camera is a near perfect choice for a first DSLR. Just be sure the firmware is up-to-date to avoid possible power issues. Overall, the K-x offers an image quality...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by (photographymonthly.com)

Pentax K-x Firmware Update

 

Pentax K-x Firmware Update

8. Once complete, delete the firmware file from the SD card via a PC to avoid potential damage to other devices

Dec, 2009

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