Pentax DSLR Camera

Last updated date: February 18, 2019

DWYM Score
8.3

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 136 expert reviews, the Pentax Pentax DSLR Camera placed 12th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.3
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
317 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Very good noise profile; nice-size viewfinder for its class; relatively speedy
- CNET
March 10, 2010 | Full review
Image quality was deemed fantastic, and without qualification, that's easily the most important aspect of a camera
- Engadget
October 27, 2009 | Full review
Like Nikon's Motion-JPEG cameras, video quality from the Pentax K-x DSLR is excellent.
- Tech Radar
October 14, 2009 | Full review
Images are sharp and you can have them in JPEG or raw format or both
- Tom's Guide
May 14, 2010 | Full review
Plenty of useful features, easy and fun to use, AA batteries available everywhere
- Trusted Reviews
The Pentax K-x's list of features is impressive, including much of what was introduced on the K-7.
- Imaging Resource
March 9, 2010 | Full review
Excellent high ISO image quality.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
The AF system was largely on track, especially when it came to action photography.
- Photocrati
November 16, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Doesn't display AF points in viewfinder
- CNET
March 10, 2010 | Full review
The K-x's image quality really stands out, and the kit lens is superb. We also like the build quality, which feels tough, and the ergonomics.
- Tech Radar
October 14, 2009 | Full review
No illumination of AF points, menu system a little dated, no rubberised thumb-rest
- Trusted Reviews
The only potential downfall is the lack of an AF-point display overlay, something also missing from the K2000, which means that no LEDs will light up in the viewfinder when you half-press the shutter button to focus.
- Imaging Resource
March 9, 2010 | Full review
Limited autofocus during video recording.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
No, not every feature was to my liking-especially the part about requiring four AA cells, since the camera does not come with a rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack.
- Photocrati
November 16, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Sensor-shift Shake Reduction for Image StabilizationWidescreen HD video in full 720p resolution at 24 FPS cinematic frame rate, using any Pentax 35mm lensTrue HDR image capture blends 3 bracketed images into a single picture with outstanding detailFast 4.7 FPS capture speed and 1/6000 second maximum shutter speeds11-point wide-angle focusUses SD/SDHC memory cardsUses 4 AA batteriesIncludes 4 AA batteries, USB cable, hotshoe cover, eyecup, body mount cover and strap

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Expert Reviews: 3
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Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 14
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Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 8
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Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 16
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Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 4
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Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 8
8. Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 4
9. Nikon D7500 DSLR Camera
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 9
10. Nikon D3400 Digital SLR Camera
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 11
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Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 6
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Overall Score: 8.3
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Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 4
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