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09-16-2009, 10:18 PM   #1
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Thoughts on the NEW K-X

Any thoughts? This came at a good time. I think C & N have some tough competition.

If you were waiting for a price drop for the K7, would you consider this as an option?

K-x White - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site

Pentax announces K-x entry level DSLR: Digital Photography Review

Pentax K-x brief hands-on: Digital Photography Review

Tech specs: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-digital-slr-reviews/73845-pentax-k-x.html

09-16-2009, 10:54 PM   #2
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I think this is a kickass move from Pentax. If they can get their marketing engine in gear, this would be a very serious contender against the C&N entry-level models.
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I second juice's opinion. I think Pentax did make a really really good move on this one. I personnally like the colour option as well as the orientation feature (useful if you are using ND400) as well as the 4.7FPS capabilities.

Seems like a worthy K-7 alternative!!
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Speechless, this thing is the same size as my K-m yet it kills it in every way. Wow how much does this thing even cost? 11 point AF, 4.7 FPS, 720p 24FPS video, and 12mp? This is a beast in a little body. Can you select focus points and see where it is focusing in the viewfinder with this improved K-M?

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wow... i hope it would be better that my k200d... had been waiting for an upgrade with AA batteries...
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Loosk like a great marketing move by Pentax. I wonder whether a shift from Samsung sensors back to Sony might open up the door for a top end FF DSLR??
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QuoteOriginally posted by LeDave Quote
Speechless, this thing is the same size as my K-m yet it kills it in every way. Wow how much does this thing even cost? 11 point AF, 4.7 FPS, 720p 24FPS video, and 12mp? This is a beast in a little body. Can you select focus points and see where it is focusing in the viewfinder with this improved K-M?
With 18-55mm kit lens, $650 USD
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you can select the active AF-point but it's still not displayed in the viewfinder

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I know Pentax needed a very good camera to stay in the game, but this came as a surprise to me. It's even better than I expected
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here, paint it as you like : )

????????????PENTAX K-x ????????

all 100 options.

http://www.pentax.jp/japan/imaging/digital/slr/k-x/image/fea5_img03b.jpg

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At that price my initial impression is that it needs to go on the shelves of every Best Buy in the US, that's too good of a deal to keep it out of the mainstream stores here and would help Pentax's market share quite a bit.
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I think the next generation will be named K-2 and K-2DMD.

Mike Cash would not be pleased with this new camera name... lol
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if the thing with focus points is true, I mean if they're still not displayed in the viewfinder, then again, pentax stumbled on a smooth road, while it could be a total bestseller, with this flaw, every reviewer, will notice that and will beat k-x for being handicapped..

c'mon please dpreview, be wrong on this point!
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now I have to decide whether video is more important to me than a K20D
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mystic Quote
if the thing with focus points is true, I mean if they're still not displayed in the viewfinder, then again, pentax stumbled on a smooth road, while it could be a total bestseller, with this flaw, every reviewer, will notice that and will beat k-x for being handicapped..

c'mon please dpreview, be wrong on this point!
It's human nature to believe that our personal preferences are universal but no they're not. This camera will sell like hot cakes (just like K-m before it) because it's small, cute, different from others and offers a real kicka$$ (performance+quality)/price ratio. In between the 49 out of 100 new users using a dslr for the first time that use the central point only (most of them without any intention of recompose) and another 49 out of 100 who'll use Live View stay 2 disgruntled forum users that moan about this feature not being available.

Please understand me correctly it's not like you're wrong or something just you can bet that this feature is not too popular among the users that this camera targets and including it would of meant further complications in the interface and added cost. Besides I am pretty sure that you can select via back LCD the desired point if you like and I bet it won't take very much to do that.

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