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Pentax K-X

alphr.com Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Essential DP Review Highly Recommended
A multi award winning SLR digital camera with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites
SLR 12.4MP 4288 X 2428 Pixels CMOS Feb 2016
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Pentax K-X Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Pentax K-x number 461 across all digital cameras.
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34 Reviews + 11 Awards
60
Good Features
71
18 Months Old
Overall Score
54
Average

Why Has it Scored 55?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 85%, based on 34 reviews. This digital camera has received 11 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Macworld.co.uk plus two other sites and a "Recommended" from Alphr.com. Canon digital cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, good technical features and picture quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 4288 x 2428 pixels image resolution

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Pentax K-X In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

11 Industry Awards

This camera has received 11 awards from experts.

This digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by websites Macworld.co.uk, Digicam Buyer.co.uk and Photoreview.com.au all of whom decided that this Pentax camera was fantastic.

The authors at two additional expert review sites endorsed this Pentax camera. The writer at website Alphr.com conluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it a "Recommended" award and review site DP Review conluded that they would definitely endorse it and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

The writers at three more expert review sites all concluded that this Pentax camera was very good. Itespresso.de gave this digital camera a "Very Good" award, Dinside.no/data gave it a "Best in Test" award and 01net.com gave it a "5 Star" award.

The experts at three additional expert review sites all concluded that this camera was very good. This Pentax camera received a "Technical Image Press Association Award" from Tipa.com, it received a "Buy It" award from Computeractive.co.uk and it received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Good Expert Reviews

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 85 out of 100 based on 34 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com. If all the digital cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the top 17%.

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Pentax Has Excellent Camera Reviews

Based on 2,540 expert and owner reviews (including 474 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two customers reckoned that it was good value for money.

  • A cheap and cheerful camera that lacks features…
    Alphr.com November 2010
  • It’s a formidable camera that represents excellent value for money…
    Digicambuyer.co.uk November 2009

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Two customers said in their reviews that it had good features.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Three owners said in their reviews that the Pentax K-x was able to produce good images.


Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Pentax K-x of only 12.4MP is quite low compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 24% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 4288 X 2428 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Pentax K-x is 4288 x 2428 pixels. That's 35% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Pentax digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This camera was released in February 2016.


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