The Pentax K-x has been around for a little while, despite the trendy colors available (Red, White, Navy and Black) it is a good entry level HD DSLR with 24 fps and 720p video. At a street price of $699 with both 18-55mm and 55-200mm zoom lenses, this is not a bad way to start shooting.
The camera runs on â€œAAâ€ batteries, a plus and minus. Interchangeable lenses, Live View, and 24 fps movie mode is the big draw for this camera. For an inexpensive way to get into the best of both worlds, this may be the ticket.
Pentax K-x Features.
â–ªHigh resolution 12.4 megapixel CMOS image sensor features sensor-shift Shake Reduction for stabilized image and video capture up to 4 stops max.
â–ªLarge 2.7 inch LCD features Live View with contrast, phase difference, and Face Detection autofocus (up to 16 faces).
â–ªCapture widescreen HD video in full 720p resolution (1280×720) at 24 FPS cinematic frame rate, using any PENTAXÂ 35mm lens.
â–ªHighly compact DSLR body design allows for 1 handed operation and comfort when travelling.
â–ªPowerful automatic modes, including PENTAX Auto Picture and scene modes, ensure the perfect shot in any situation, while helping new photographers learn DSLR photography.
â–ªCreative processing and filter modes produce high quality finished images, while offering the ability to explore artistic freedom through unique special effects.
â–ªTrue HDR image capture blends 3 bracketed images into a single picture with outstanding shadow, highlight, and midrange detail.
â–ªFast 4.7 FPS capture speed and 1/6000 second maximum shutter speeds are possible with the PENTAX PRIME II image processing engine.
â–ªResponsive 11 point wide angle SAFOX VIII autofocus system focuses quickly and accurately, and can easily track moving subjects.
Capture up to 1900 shots with universally available, easy-to-find AA lithium batteries (also compatible with AA NiMH rechargeable and alkaline batteries).