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The Pentax K-x is a DSLR camera built to replace the K2000 as Pentax’s new entry-level solution.

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Pros

120 built in digital filters for interesting shots without the need for post processing

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compact and lightweight

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capable of shooting 720p video at 24fps

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can store images in RAW format

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fast 4.7FPS continuous shooting (17 images)

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11-point auto-focus

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HDR shooting mode

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good build quality

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auto picture mode - automatically selects the best preset mode for the photo you're trying to take, ideal for newbies

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available in red, black, white and blue

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Accepts Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries

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AA batteries are easy to find, universal, affordable

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sensitivity mode suggests specific camera settings based on what the photographer is attempting to achieve - great for those trying to learn through experimentation

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accepts any k mount lens ever made

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Live view mode

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Affordable

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Image stabilization built-in the camera (not in lens)

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records to affordable, easy to find and capacious SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards (SDXC support was added in a firmware update)

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Cons

viewfinder doesn't show selected auto-focus points

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crazier coloured bodies will be Japan only

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runs on AA batteries

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The Pentax K-x is a DSLR camera built to replace the K2000 as Pentax’s new entry-level solution. It is compact and utilizes an easy-to-use interface; which Pentax hopes will draw in a whole new audience. It features a powerful 12.4MP CMOS sensor with an onboard A/D conversion system that allows it to shoot at 4.7 fps, as well as capture 24 720p high-definition frames per second. Included with the K-x is a superior ISO (up to 12,800), an improved shutter speed up to 1/6000 sec, and a large 2.7” LCD screen that features Live View w/contrast, phase difference, and Automatic Face Detection. Note also that the unit inherits the K-7’s 11-point AF system and PRIME II imaging engine. Signature to the Pentax K-x is that it compatible with every PENTAX interchangeable lens that has ever been produced—which lends tremendously to its versatility.

Features
  • Compact DSLR
  • True High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • Fast Capture/Shutter Speeds
  • Automatic Modes (Picture, Scenes, Face)
  • SAFOX VIII AutoFocus System
  • Interchangeable Lens
  • Shake Reduction Mechanism
  • High-Speed Continuous Shooting
  • PRIME II Imaging Engine
  • Live View Function
  • Digital Filter Function
  • Cross Process Mode
  • 11-Point AF Sensor
Specifications
  • Body: Plastic on Stainless Steel
  • Sensor: 12.4MP CMOS
  • Image Size (Max): 4288x2848
  • Formats: JPEG, RAW (PEF), RAW (DNG)
  • Color Space: sRGB
  • Lenses: PENTAX K, KA, KAF, KAF2, KAF3
  • FOV Crop: 1.5x
  • Sensitivity: Up to 12,800
  • Shutter Speed: 30 to 1/6000 sec
  • LCD: 2.7” (230,000)
  • Self Timer: 2, 12 sec
  • Continuous Shooting: 4.7fps
  • Connectivity: USB
  • Storage: SD/SDHC
  • Power: Four AA (Lithium, Alkaline, Ni-MH)
Available Models
  • Pentax K-x | $649.95 (with 18-55mm DA L lens)
  • Pentax K-x | $749.95 (with 18-55mm + 50-200mm DA L lenses)
  • Pentax K-x | $849.95 (with 18-55mm + 55-300mm DA L lenses)
Color Options
  • Pentax K-x | White
  • Pentax K-x | Black
  • Pentax K-x | Red (Limited Edition)
  • Pentax K-x | Navy (Limited Edition)
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