Pentax K-x Digital SLR Twin Lens Kit £449.99 @ PC World - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
This looks like a good deal for the Pentax k-x.. next best prics I could see for the twin lens kit is £529 at Camerabox... £449 is a good price for the single lens kit so grab a bargain!

Type Type Entry-level Digital SLR
Sensor Resolution 12.4 effective megapixels
Type CMOS
Size 23.6 x 15.8mm
Format 3:2
Crop factor 1.5x
ISO positions Automatic and manual (from 200 to 6400 ISO)
Can be extended from 100 to 12,800 ISO
Cleaning Vibration cleaning system
Super-Protect sensor coating
Dust alarm
Image stabiliser Sensor-shift stabilisation system (gain: 4 shutter stops)
Lens Focal length 18-55mm (supplied lens)
50-200mm (supplied lens)
35mm equivalent 27-82.5mm (supplied lens)
75-300mm (supplied lens)
Aperture Depending on lens used
Digital zoom No
Minimum distance Depends on the lens used
Normal distance Depending on lens
Focusing Manual and autofocus
Viewfinder Type Optical and Live View
Screen 2.7" LCD colour screen
230,000 dots
Angle of view: 170 degrees
98% coverage
Brightness adjustment to one of 14 levels
Viewfinder features Pentamirror viewfinder
Coverage: 96%
0.85x magnification (with 50mm f/1.4 lens)
21.5mm eye relief
Dioptre correction: -2.5 to 1.5 dioptre
Non-interchangeable "Natural Bright" focusing screen
Shutter Speed Shutter speed: 1/6000 to 30 second and bulb mode
Flash sync speed: 1/180 sec, P-TTL, high-speed, wireless
Burst mode Quick shot: 4.7 frames per second for 17 shots with JPEG format and 5 shots for RAW format
Slow shot: 2 frames per second with JPEG format until memory card full, or 11 shots with RAW format)
Self-timer 2 or 12 seconds
Settings Exposure modes 16-segment TTL metering: programme (programme hyper), sensitivity priority, shutter priority, aperture priority, combined shutter/aperture priority, manual, flash sync speed, bulb mode and video
Effects Settings for colour vibrancy (natural, bright, vivid)
Controls for landscape and portrait photos
Black and white function with different filter modes and a choice of tones
White balance Automatic, daylight, overcast, shade, tungsten, fluorescent (white, daylight, neutral and L), flash, CTE, manual, colour balance
Video Video mode Yes, with sound
TV output NTSC or PAL video output
Memory Photo file formats RAW (Original PEF, DNG)
JPEG (Exif 2.21), DCF 2.0
Simultaneous RAW+JPEG available
Maximum photo resolution 4288 x 2428 pixels
Video file formats AVI Motion JPEG
Maximum video resolution 1280 x 720 - 24 fps
Memory card SD and SDHC
Internal memory No
Flash Built-in Automatic, manual (on/off), 2nd shutter sync, slow sync, red-eye reduction, high-speed sync (with external flash)
Guide number / Flash range 12 (100 ISO/m)
Hot-shoe adapter for external flash Yes
Connections Interface USB 2.0
Pictbridge / direct printing Yes
Wireless function No
Other Start-up time Information not provided
Power options 4 AA rechargeable batteries (lithium, alkaline or Ni-MH)
Optional mains adapter
Battery life 1,100 shots with four lithium batteries
420 shots with four 1900m Ah Ni-MH batteries
Internal menus English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, simplified and traditional Chinese and Japanese
Other functions Programme modes: auto-picture, portrait, landscape, macro, sport, nocturnal portrait and flash off

Scene modes: nocturnal, sea and snow, gastronomy, sunset, children, pets, dim light, museum, concert, night snapshot

RAW button programming
22 custom features
Digital filters
Colour extraction
Stainless steel chassis
Accessories supplied 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens, 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Lens, Lens caps & hoods, USB cable, 4 x lithium AA batteries, O-ST53 strap, CD
Software supplied PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4.0 (PENTAX Photo Browser 3 & PENTAX Photo Laboratory 3)
Dimensions 122.5 x 91.5 x 67.5mm (camera body)
67.5 - 68.5mm (18-55mm lens)
66.5mm x 78.5mm (50-200mm lens)
Weight 515g for K-x camera only
580g for K-x camera with batteries and memory card
230g (18-55mm lens)
255g (50-200mm lens)
More From PC World:
×
Get the Hottest Deals Daily
Stay informed. Once a day, we'll send you the deals our members voted as the best.
Failed
mercury97 Avatar
6y, 5m agoFound 6 years, 5 months ago
Options

All Comments

(21) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
Its rubbish as its not a Canon and every pro knows they make the best DSLR's :p



(joking before anyone rips into me!!!)
#3
chcezary
If u dont have own brain buy nikon or canon (like many other sheep), or if u claver enough buy this amazing camera in good price!!!!


Yeah, because buying a Nikon or Canon would be really stupid. Buying a Pentax would make you really claver, as above.

Good find OP, nice entry level DSLR.
#4
#5
Been reading up abou this camera over the last few days... i'm very tempted... just the fact that the auto focus points aren't illuminated... so you dont know what part is in focus. Be good to know how much of an issue this actually is though..
#6
RTi
Been reading up abou this camera over the last few days... i'm very tempted... just the fact that the auto focus points aren't illuminated... so you dont know what part is in focus. Be good to know how much of an issue this actually is though..


Yeah, thats the only real bad point I've heard the reviews mention... Im hoping Pentax wouldn't be as stupid as to remove something that would cripple the camera!

Im still not sure what to go for myself.. I've been looking at the Sony Alpha a330 which Jessops are currently doing for £329, similar specs, built in stabiliser etc, The Sony gets a marginally better write-up by which? (and a best buy) but Im not convinced one way or the other, I think the D5000 is slightly out of my price range at the moment
#7
mercury97
Yeah, thats the only real bad point I've heard the reviews mention... Im hoping Pentax wouldn't be as stupid as to remove something that would cripple the camera!

Im still not sure what to go for myself.. I've been looking at the Sony Alpha a330 which Jessops are currently doing for £329, similar specs, built in stabiliser etc, The Sony gets a marginally better write-up by which? (and a best buy) but Im not convinced one way or the other, I think the D5000 is slightly out of my price range at the moment


The D5000 is £10 more?
#8
twist
The D5000 is £10 more?


Only one lens though if I read it right?
#9
mercury97
Only one lens though if I read it right?


Yeah, however, better camera imo. Can always save for another lens. Youll kick yourself if you buy the wrong body.

What photos you planning on taking as you may not even need a telephoto.
#10
yeah...just the D5000 doesn't have in-body autofocus motor.. so will have to spend more on getting the len's with the AF motor...

am in a no win situation
#11
twist
Yeah, however, better camera imo. Can always save for another lens. Youll kick yourself if you buy the wrong body.

What photos you planning on taking as you may not even need a telephoto.


hmm bit of everything really, off on Safari in a few months though so I'd need the telephoto it for that
#12
mercury97
Yeah, thats the only real bad point I've heard the reviews mention... Im hoping Pentax wouldn't be as stupid as to remove something that would cripple the camera!

Im still not sure what to go for myself.. I've been looking at the Sony Alpha a330 which Jessops are currently doing for £329, similar specs, built in stabiliser etc, The Sony gets a marginally better write-up by which? (and a best buy) but Im not convinced one way or the other, I think the D5000 is slightly out of my price range at the moment


It's important to go and handle the cameras before you buy (Currys is good because most are on display and you can just grab one without an sale assistant breathing down your neck).

Nikon d5000 is the same price to buy but remember it has no stabilizer in the body (like Pentax, Olympus, Sony), so lenses will be more expensive (stabilized lenses).

I find the viewfinder of the Nikon d5000 unexeptional dark compared to almost any other camera, so Nikon d3000/5000 would not be my first choice.
#13
The quality of the photos you get will mostly come down to the quality of the lenses you are using so all the camera bodies you mention will all produce more or less the same quality photos. I have a Nikon D5000 which I am happy with ; my brother also has a Nikon and so after having tried some different bodies this for me was a more sensible choice (we can share lenses/flash guns etc).

However that aside I think I would have been tempted by this deal but do try to find reviews of the kit lenses. Losing the autofocus indicator may not be a problem in most situations.

As per pet2000's comments you need to try out the different camera bodies because the camera you feel most happy using will at the end of the day be the one that you would use and enjoy the most.
#14
Theres gonna be positives and negatives for all cameras the D5000 may or may not have a dark viewfinder depending on your eye, Pentax hasnt got the greatest white balance. Sony isnt great in low light and Canon hasnt got the greatest build quality.

Thats why its down to what feels good in your hands and what your budget is. I had a tough choice between a K7 a 50D or a D90, I tried all 3 and bought the D90 as it felt right and it edged slightly ahead in certain areas that suited what I wanted to photograph. Also, plenty of used Nikon and Canon lenses available.
#15
Hot from me.

Just ordered one... thanks :-) From some hunting the web I found voucher code 5PCW for 5% off any purchase over £300 (valid until 30th June), making the total £427.49.
#16
chcezary
If u dont have own brain buy nikon or canon (like many other sheep), or if u clever enough buy this amazing camera in good price!!!!


Baaaaaa :roll: watch it gents...... we have a biter :-D
#17
hmm.. cant seem to find this on the site anymore!!!
#18
very good camera

note this is the only current DSLR that takes AA batteries. makes it heavier but might appeal to some who might be worried about being caught without a charger.

BTW I shoot Sony and Samsung DSLRs and EVIL, so no vested interest here. just read the reviews :)
#19
expired :( was just about to buy one of these
#20
ahh cant decide wether to get this or the k7....but this is such a good price....
btw i dont think its expired..i sill see 450

Edited By: stovy on Aug 21, 2010 16:21: not expired
#21
The replacement K-r has been announced... expect to see K-x prices drop further in the near future!

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Top of Page
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!