Blue Earth
Glazer's Camera

Pentax Releases K-x Entry-Level DSLR with High-End Features, Interchangeable Lenses

Pentax K-x DSLR Pentax K-x DSLR

Pentax has released the K-x, a 12.4-megapixel, entry-level camera with high-end features such as HD Video, Live View functions and two new compatible zoom lenses. The wide-screen HD video mode also captures images in 720-pixel resolution at 24 frames per second (fps).

Images can be viewed quickly on the 2.7-inch LCD screen by using the Live View function. While in this mode, users can manipulate contrast, detect phase difference and identify up to 16 faces with face-detection autofocus.

Other high-end functions of the K-x include true high dynamic range, which blends three bracketed images together to optimize shadow, highlight and midrange detail, a 4.7-fps capture speed, and 1/6,000-second shutter speed. The camera also uses an 11-point, wide-angle auto-focus system.

Pentax has released two lenses exclusively for the K-x: the DA L 55-200mm and DAL 55-300mm super-telephoto zoom.

The K-x is available in three configurations: The single-lens kit with the Pentax DA L 18-55mm lens retails for $649; the K-x twin-lens kit with the 18-55mm and 50-200mm zoom lenses retails for $749; and the K-x twin-lens kit with the 18-55mm lens and 55-300mm zoom lenses retails for $849.

Additional Info

  • Company: Pentax
  • Company Phone #: 800-877-0155