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Pentax K-x 16203 Digital SLR Camera with DA L 18-55 and 50-200mm Lenses (Red)
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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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|Auto Focus Technology||face detection|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||4.32 fps|
|Display Size||2.7 inches|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||6,400|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||200|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/180_sec|
|Item Dimensions||4.8 x 2.7 x 3.6 inches|
|Item Weight||1.3 pounds|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||One Year|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||cmos|
|Shipping Weight||3.75 pounds|
|Video Capture Resolution||720p_hd|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
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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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!
-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 f4.0, which is a little disappointing. But for the price, acceptable.
-I'm a little wary of just putting it in my backpack, I'm afraid of anything breaking (mostly a lens). I'd invest in a case for it as well.
-Does not come with any UV filters. Pick some up at a local photo store for each lens, and if offered, have them put them on. The filters will protect the lenses from any sort of damage. A filter is cheap to replace. A lens could cost as much as the camera.
-It's digital. In this age, I should accept this, but if you really care about photography, find an old film camera and shoot a few rolls of film. Learn to love an old camera, see the world in an analogue style.
Like I said previously, this is a great camera for beginners and hobbyists alike, but I'm a film person. This will satiate the digital aspect of photography, and with room to grow farther into this field. If you are a beginner, I'd suggest something a little less intense, and if you're more advanced, save up a couple hundred more and get a Nikon D90. Great camera for the price.