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Pentax K-X Digital Camera

SLR 12.4MP CMOS Feb 2016
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The K-x combines a variety of advanced features and user-friendly functions to ensure an outstanding level of photographic performance within a compact, lightweight body. The K-x design is based... More
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Excellent Brand

We checked 1,276 owner and expert reviews for Pentax digital cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Pentax has excellent reviews specifically for its SLR digital cameras.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Pentax K-x owners who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Emily wrote “Once you play with it a little, you'll find it's easy to switch to fully manual mode to capture images exactly how you want”. Emily also said “As soon as I got it, I started playing around with it and taking great pictures without even reading the manual (I did later go back”.

One Pentax K-x reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good in low light. Emily rated the product 99 out of 100 and she said “It gives great results even in low light” in her review of this digital cameras.

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Reasonably Priced

One Pentax K-x owner thought this digital cameras was cheap. Emily rated the product 99 out of 100 and she said on Amazon five years ago “It's not super expensive as far as DSLRs go, which is another reason I chose to get it” in her review of the Pentax K-x.

Nice Design

One Pentax K-x reviewer concluded that the product was neat. Emily wrote on Amazon “The filters are really neat too- I especially love the toy camera filter because I'm into lomography” in her Pentax K-x review.

Good Support

One Pentax K-x reviewer who reviewed the Pentax K-x concluded that it had good technical guidance. Emily said in her Pentax K-x review on Amazon five years ago “Once you play with it a little, you'll find it's easy to switch to fully manual mode to capture images exactly how you want”.

MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A3000[plb_2681017_price], and the Canon SL1[plb_3345986_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a better sensor type then you might want to consider the D80[pl_3214002_price] (CCD), the D40[pl_3214006_price] (CCD), or the D3000[pl_3214012_price] (CCD) all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Pentax K-x is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for the last year. This camera supports a RAW image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by latest comparable spec digital cameras. The image format "JPG" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

At 38, the Pentax K-x has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the K-x. The biggest maximum aperture of SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the K-x is 3.5 and the smallest is 140.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most SLR digital cameras that came out in the last year do not support Full HD video. The Pentax K-x is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Sony Alpha A3000[plb_2681017_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the K-x do not support WiFi connectivity. The Pentax K-x is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to consider including the D5500[pl_3901067_price], or the D5300[pl_3823589_price] both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other new SLR digital cameras, the Pentax K-x is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Pentax K-x does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the K-x also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most SLR digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the K-x are not 3D compatible. The Pentax K-x is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Nikon D500[plb_3195942_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to the K-x do not have a GPS. The Pentax K-x is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D5300[plb_3823589_price], or the Pentax K-70[plb_3670792_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the K-x, the Pentax K-x does not support video recording.

Other cameras which also support video recording that you might want to consider include the Pentax K-3 II[plb_2900231_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Pentax K-x does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the K-x also do not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Sony Alpha A3000[plb_2681017_price], or the Nikon D3100[plb_3251217_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 12.4 megapixels, the Pentax K-x has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The megapixel counts of recently released similar spec digital cameras range from 6MP to 37MP, and the average megapixel count is 20MP.

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon Rebel T5i[plb_3343878_price] (18MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of recently released comparable spec digital cameras is 82mm, the longest is 220mm, and the average maximum focal length is 100mm. With a maximum focal length of only 82.5 millimeters, the Pentax K-x has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the K-x.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The least total megapixel count of SLR digital cameras that have been around for the last year is 6.2MP and the most is 38MP. With a total megapixel count of only 12.9 megapixels, the Pentax K-x has a quite few total megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the K-x.

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Only 4288 X 2428 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Pentax K-x has a 4288 x 2428 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most latest comparable spec cameras. Most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all latest comparable spec cameras is 8688 x 5792 pixels and the worst is 2560 х 1280 pixels.

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