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Pentax K-x 16203 Digital SLR Camera with DA L 18-55 and 50-200mm Lenses (Red)

by Pentax

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  • High resolution 12.4 megapixel CMOS image sensor features sensor-shift Shake Reduction for stabilized image
  • Large 2.7 inch LCD features Live View with contrast, phase difference, and Face Detection autofocus (up to 16 faces).
  • Capture widescreen HD video in full 720p resolution (1280x720) at 24 FPS cinematic framerate, using any PENTAX 35mm lens.
  • Highly compact DSLR body design allows for 1 handed operation and comfort when travelling.
  • Powerful automatic modes, including PENTAX Auto Picture and scene modes, ensure the perfect shot in any situation
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Pentax
  • Model: 16203
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 12.4 MP

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 2.7 x 4.8 inches ; 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003IHVKOC
  • Item model number: 16203
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,852 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 18, 2005

Product Description

Choose a camera that redefines the entry-level digital SLR category. The PENTAX K-x offers high-end features including Live View, HD video and photographic performance that challenges higher class models. Since there’s no rule that SLR cameras must come in one color, try the K-x in a choice of white or black, as well as special, limited edition red and navy. With a one-handed shooting design that is extremely compact, lightweight, and easy-to-use, the very affordable K-x is perfect for users stepping up from a point and shoot digital camera to their first digital SLR.

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It has a lot of bang for the buck.
K. York
It's a great beginner camera, with auto getting just the right conditions, and with a manual mode for those who want to really get personal with the picture.
Ilikakada
They can be used no manual focus but the stabilizer does work.
Bret

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. York on January 14, 2011
I have had this camera for four months now and am really impressed. It has a lot of bang for the buck. You can keep it as simple as you want or take advantage of all the manual settings. The menu is very simple to navigate. I bought this on a recommendation from my brother who not only sells cameras, but owns two of this model now. When I saw the red one, I knew I had to have it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mire on January 18, 2011
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I ordered my camera 1.14.2011 & got it 1.15.2011. I love it! Granted I am still reading up on everything. I have a traditional 8 mp digital & still love taking pics with my good ol' 35 mm. The K-x fits right in. The two lenses are great. My fave feature so far is the manual option. Do invest in a UV filter & read all of the other reviews, they helped a lot when it came time to purchase. As to the color, don't buy a red camera unless you want one & the strap was not that hard to insert.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ilikakada on August 10, 2010
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I bought this camera after looking at many different digital SLRs. I've had it for about three weeks now, and I don't regret the purchase. Too much. I'll get into that. First, the best things about it.

-It's a great beginner camera, with auto getting just the right conditions, and with a manual mode for those who want to really get personal with the picture.
-Speaking of modes, it's loaded with them for every situation you might be faced with.
-Came with TWO lenses. The kit lens matches the color of the camera, which is great, and the 50-200mm is a wonderful addition for those who want to stand back from everything while still capturing it.
-The in-camera digital filters are great for tweaking your photos. I really like the subtract color and toy camera filters myself.
-The built-in flash is plenty fine for beginning photography and the occasional night-time shot.
-SD card storage means no card readers and compact flash cards, another plus for beginners.
-Nice strap, easy on the neck.
-Is a K-mount camera. Pentax has made K lenses for a few decades, and they all will fit any K mount body made. Invest in some antique glass if you can.
-Has live-view on the back screen, a true advantage for digital cameras these days.
-Now, this could be a pro AND a con, but it takes four AA batteries. As long as your batteries are rated at 2300 mAs or higher, you should be alright. Anything less will be eaten up by this thing.

As for the things that I don't like about it, which are more personal issues, are actually minor things. Such as..

-The color is a little obnoxious, but you'll never mistake it for someone else's camera for sure.
-Autofocus is just odd to me, but I use Manual.
-Neither of the lenses go below f4.
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By Pat on November 14, 2013
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This camera held up with all the other brands. Took it with me to a trip where I had horrible luck in the past. Pictures turned out OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! Cant be beat!!!
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By Geodude on December 19, 2011
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I bought this camera just before leaving on a two-week photographic tour through nine states, and it's the first DSLR I've used. I read the 315-page manual, but wish there was more detail to it. Most of the pics I took were from using the auto pic mode, and they turned out very well - both indoors and outdoors. Later I attended a week long National Geographic photo workshop where I was only allowed to operate the camera using the manual setting. I was the ONLY Pentax user amongst 20 other gizmo'd up Nikon or Canon users. The result was my K-x kept up with the best of them!
One minor issue I noticed was that the viewfinder shows only 96% of the actual field of view. So, unless you're a cropper, you need to be aware that even though it looks perfectly framed, you might pick up little distractions around the edges of the shot. It may be designed that way so one does not inadvertently crop off the top of a head of someone.
I am quite happy with this camera and see no reason to want to upgrade to something with LCD readouts or whatever. Also, a lot of people stop me since they've never seen a totally red camera before - you can definitely pick it out in a crowd!
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