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Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x
alaScore 90

827 reviews

Mar, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 827 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. Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The price and performance also get good feedback. The contrast and zoom get less positive opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the image stabilizer and shutter.

usability, performance, price, portability, image quality

screen, focus, viewfinder, 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 ( review summary for Pentax K-x


alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Pentax K-x from 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 People really like the lens and portability. 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 give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2024

Consumer review ( review summary for Pentax K-x


alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Pentax K-x from 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 Views about the portability and durability are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability. There are some less positive opinions about the zoom.

price, performance, usability, durability, portability


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

Mar, 2024

Expert review by : (

Pentax K-x sammelt Punkte


Die DLSR K-x von Pentax ist bisher vor allem durch ihre Bubblegum-Ästhetik aufgefallen. Im Test von Tech Radar geht es nun mehr um Können als um Äusserlichkeiten, wobei die Kamera wohl ganz gut abgeschnitten hat. Die Bildqualität ist fantastisch, und...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Pentax K-x


User-friendly yet full-featured ; ISO range expandable to ISO 12800 ; 1280-by-720 HD video

No rechargeable battery ; Plastic feel and basic control layout ; No HDMI-out

The K-x is a beginner-friendly SLR featuring most of the latest must-haves (and a very good choice for anyone wanting to shoot video), but the lack of a rechargeable battery is a pain.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Pentax K-x review: Pentax K-x


Pentax K-x

Very good noise profile; nice-size viewfinder for its class; relatively speedy.

Doesn't display AF points in viewfinder; no HDMI connector; slow Live View autofocus; mediocre LCD; unreliable image stabilization.

A fast, inexpensive dSLR with better-than-average low-light quality, the Pentax K-x nevertheless has some flaws, such as unreliable image stabilization, to watch out for.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (

Pentax K-x


Breaking the boring, black mold, the colorful Pentax K-x is the least expensive HD-video-capable D-SLR you'll find. And it takes great pictures, too, even in low light.

Very solid image quality. Impressive low-light performance. High-definition (720p24) video capture. Fast 4.7 fps burst mode. Available in blue, red, or white.

Lacks in-viewfinder focus-point indicators. Flimsy-feeling build. Proprietary USB and A/V connectors. ; Watch our Pentax K-x video review!

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Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Lars Rehm (

Pentax K-x Review


The Pentax K-x sits in the slot previously occupied by the company's K200D - one of the best-specified entry-level DSLRs on the market in its time - though that position has now been elevated by the arrival of a new breed of simplified models below it....

Good detail and color in JPEGs at base ISO ; Class-leading image quality in low light, very good retention of fine detail at high ISOs ; Good quality 720p video output (but Motion JPEG format produces large files) ; Decent build quality ; Quick and...

Tendency to clip highlights in high-contrast scenes ; Relatively little RAW headroom means it is difficult to pull back blown detail even when shooting RAW ; No visible AF points in viewfinder ; Shake-reduction not too efficient ; AF in live view very...

A very impressive DSLR with an excellent feature set and possibly the best high ISO performance in its class. The lack of visible AF points is a frustrating omission, but if you can live with that the K-x is a little cracker, and a bargain too.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by (

Pentax K-x


Simply put, there are a lot of new and upcoming digital SLRs, especially on the consumer-level market. Many of these entry-level models boast similar features to the more expensive cameras, and this is true. Although the Pentax K-X has very impressive...

Digital SLR with 12.4-megapixel sensorSturdy, compact camera with reliable performanceShoots pictures in 4288 x 2428 resolution, video in 720p high-definitionGreat entry-level D-SLR in a crowded digital camera market

Not as many features if you are looking to play with the camera

If you're ready to upgrade or go digital, consider the Pentax K-X Digita...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Pentax K-x Review


The Pentax K-x is a new mid-range digital SLR that combines the compact body and simple operation of the entry-level K-m camera with some of the advanced features of the prosumer K-7 model. The 12.4 megapixel Pentax Kx offers an uncluttered design that...

The new Pentax K-x occupies the sweet spot between the entry-level K-m and prosumer K-7 cameras, combining the ease-of-use of the former with many of the advanced features of the latter. The 4.7 fps continuous shooting speed, speedy and accurate...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (



(from $649) is an entry-level digital SLR that doesn't skimp on features. It features a 12.4 Megapixel CMOS sensor, a compact, well designed body, full manual controls (plus an auto scene recognition mode), fast continuous shooting, live view, 720p...

A lot of camera for the money ; Very good photo quality, with good high ISO performance ; Well designed, easy to hold compact body; available in four colors ; Sensor-shift image stabilization ; Full manual controls, with unique sensitivity priority...

Tends to clip highlights; exposure is frequently off slightly ; Some redeye ; AF points not shown in optical viewfinder ; Kit lens is a bit soft toward edges of frame, and has moderate amounts of purple fringing at times ; LCD isn't terribly sharp;...

Despite a few flaws, most of which are minor, the Pentax K-x is an impressive entry-level digital SLR. It brings very good image quality (especially with a decent lens), snappy performance, tons of features, HD movie recording, and good build quality...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (

Best entry-level digital SLR camera


The 12.4-megapixel Pentax K-x digital SLR camera is a reviewer favorite among budget DSLRs. Though not quite as capable as better cameras from market leaders Canon and Nikon, such as the well regarded Canon EOS Rebel T2i (*Est. $900 with kit lens), it...

Great image quality, sturdy construction, 720p HD video at 24 fps, takes AA batteries, available in many colors

Not the best LCD screen, some exposure/low light issues, small, so-so autofocus

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : dcworld (

Pentax K-x Review


Pentax K-x Review: Overview

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