Camera News
by Brad Soo on September 17 2009

Pentax announced a new entry-level digital SLR today. The new Pentax K-x SLR succeeds their popular K2000 as an affordable, yet fairly feature-rich entry-level solution. The Pentax K-x is also the first digital SLR to come in your choice of four colors (besides the regular black and silver).

pentax k x

Pentax K-x
(Entry-level digital SLR camera)

  • 12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor (1.5X crop factor)
  • Pentax K-mount
  • Sensor-shift image stabilization
  • Dust reduction
  • Pentax K lens mount
  • Viewfinder with 0.80X magnification, 96% frame coverage
  • New Pentax Prime 2 imaging processor
  • 11 point AF; 9 cross-type points
  • 2.7 inch LCD
  • Live view with contrast detection AF and face detection
  • Full manual controls with hotshoe, RAW and wireless flash
  • ISO range 200 - 6400 (expandable to 100 - 12800)
  • High Dynamic Range HDR feature
  • 4.7 FPS burst mode (take up to 17 JPEG or 5 RAW photos)
  • 720p (1280 x 720) at 24 FPS movie mode with sound
  • Takes SD/SDHC cards
  • Uses 4 AA batteries
  • Available in October for $650 (with 18-55 mm kit lens), $750 (dual lens kit: 18-55 mm and 55-200 mm) or $850 (dual lens kit: 18-55 mm with the new 55-300 mm)
  • Comes in your choice of black, white, dark blue and bright read

Pentax also announced their new 55 - 300 mm, f4.0 - f5.8 DA L telephoto zoom lens today. The lens is fairly cheap and is currently available with the Pentax K-x $850 dual lens bundle only.

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