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Pentax K-X

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alphr.com Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Essential DP Review Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and great value for money 12.4 megapixel camera
SLR 12.4MP CMOS 3.5 Feb 2016
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Pentax K-X Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Pentax K-x number 639 across all digital cameras.
100
34 Reviews + 11 Awards
92
Excellent
50
Good Features
Overall Score
67
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 85%, based on 34 reviews.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available.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 cameras 2017.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, excellent technical features and good picture quality.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite large maximum aperture number
3936 x 2624 still image resolution
Quite low megapixel
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

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Pentax K-X In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

11 Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most awarded by experts of all the cameras.

The editors of three expert review sites all thought that this Pentax camera was exceptional and gave it their highest award. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Macworld.co.uk, Digicam Buyer.co.uk and Photoreview.com.au.

Another two expert review sites endorsed this camera. This Pentax digital camera received a "Recommended" award from review site Alphr.com and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from website DP Review, confirming their endorsement.

Itespresso.de gave this Pentax camera a "Very Good" award, Dinside.no/data gave it a "Best in Test" award and 01net.com gave it a "5 Star" award.

This camera received a "Technical Image Press Association Award" from Tipa.com, it received a "Buy It" award from Computeractive.co.uk and PhotographyBlog.com gave it an "Essential" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 85 out of 100 based on 34 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera and CNET.com. This puts this Pentax camera in the top 16% of all the cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent Brand

We checked 2,538 owner and expert reviews (including 473 verified purchases) for Pentax cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Pentax has excellent reviews specifically for its cameras. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two customers mentioned in their reviews 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 people mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Three customers said that it was able to produce good images.


Value For Money

Good Value

The cheapeast digital cameras that we found costs $29 and the most expensive costs $6,895. We think that this Pentax camera represents good value.

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Features

Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 12.4 megapixels, the Pentax K-x has a fairly low megapixel compared to most of the other cameras. The average megapixel of digital cameras is 16MP.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 82.5 millimeters, the Pentax K-x has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras. Cameras have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of cameras range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. At 38, the Pentax K-x has a very large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of cameras range from -2 to 22. At 3.5, the Pentax K-x has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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3936 X 2624 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K-x has a 3936 x 2624 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 3072 x 2048 and 1728 x 1152. Across all cameras the still image resolution ranges from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 to 6016 x 4000.

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Age

Released 17 Months Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since February 2016.


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