Pentax K-x review

Price as reviewed

£599.99
with 18-55mm lens

Scores

Metering
7/10
Dynamic Range
8/10
Autofocus
7/10
Build/Handling
8/10
Noise/resolution
26/30
Features
8/10
LCD viewfinder
8/10
Tested as
Digital SLR
Overall Score
80%

User Score

Based on the Pentax K-m, the latest K-x has inherited a number of features from the K-7 to entice the entry-level photographer. We put it to the test.

Pentax K-x front
Pentax K-x front Pentax K-x back
Pentax K-x at a glance:
  • 12.4-million-pixel CMOS sensor
  • HD video capture
  • 4.7fps shooting rate
  • Street price around £550, including 18-55mm lens

Pentax K-x - Introduction

Although the Pentax K-x is based on the same design as the K-m, it actually inherits a number of features from the high-end enthusiast-level K-7. These include an 11-point AF system, in-camera HDR and HD video capture.

When we reviewed the Pentax K-m in AP 6 December 2008, we awarded it a score of 75%. While this is a good score, it lost some marks because we felt its performance lagged behind that of other entry-level cameras. Hopefully, Pentax will have made improvements in these areas rather than simply adding a few new ‘glamour’ features to appeal to the entry-level photographer.