Pentax K-x White Just Arrived

2009-11-29
pentax k-x white
I just got my white K-x. I prefer to pick up red on the hand grip but I don't want to wait and special order from Japan

pentax k-x white test shots

The white K-x is beautiful as others have noted. I am a bit weary of the build material with light plastic as I get used to the sturdy material as in the K20D, K10D and I don't think it matches the build material as in the K100D that I had. More use will tell. The LCD is very useful with the latest update on the screen user interface and I don't seem to mind the missing of red dot in focusing and the top LCD. Test pictures come out decent even for the DA-L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

pentax k-x white test shots

pentax k-x white test shots

pentax k-x white test shots

pentax k-x white test shots

pentax k-x white test shots

pentax k-x white test shots


The missing of the top display or single dial don't bother me much as the LCD is much improved. The missing of red dot in focusing will be a problem if one relies on it for precision such as macro and tele shot. But in general shooting as in street scenes, I am fine without the focal point indicator as long as I stick to single center point.

7 comments:

street_vision said...

Hin, I did not know there was a hand grip available for the K-X. i LOOK forward to reading more of your thoughts on this cam.

Somanna said...

That's a crazy good bokeh you have on your duck shot! From the kit lens?!
-Somanna

Anonymous said...

What about the batteries Hin?
John

Hin Man said...

I have been using Sanyo Eneloop battery combo with charger that I bought from Amazon and I have not ran into battery issues.

Rastislav Stanik said...

I have one on my own, use always properly charged Sanyo NiMH 2700 and get around 500 shots with AF, some LV, some videos and flash use
but I was curious and put the K-x on a tripod, set the drive mode to remote, switched to MF and I got quite good number of 2754 shots, with time to time chcecking pics on the LCD
I think this is good news for anyone doing animation or sequencies

Hin Man said...

@Rastislav, thank you for the visit and comment. I also note longer battery life on MF lens. But in your case, you have both MF and SR off on tripod. Perhaps the AF and SR mechanics do take out more battery juices than MF on a tripod.

Rastislav Stanik said...

that is right, I forgot to mention
I have the SR turned off all of the time, to me it is more annoying than helpful :)
and of course, I have turned off all of the time the distortion and CA compensation, because it really slows down the shooting and processing
as with the SR, I am saving some money for the sigma 17-70 2,8-4 HSM OS, so this should be sorted that
in tests on dpreview.com, guys claim that in camera SR gives you just 1 EV advantage, but they also found out its effect is more visible with longet times than shorter, odd, isn´t it?
and those lens tests show, that they give you some 2,2 EV advantage
and some about me? I am a Slovak guy, who started to shoot 6 years old with daddys medium format all manual Ljubitel, which is very simple and easy to use (third camera down http://www.thecamerasite.net/06_TLR_Cameras/Pages/lubitel.htm)
then I used film SLR for years, this was Zenit 11 with external meterig, this is real robust thing rather easy to use with really goot pics (http://www.pkim.org/files/pfotozenit11.jpg)
and the digi era? well, it started for me with the olympus C 740UZ, them I moved to Fuji S9600 where I finally discovered thanks to raw, what it means when the sensor is big, and this year in january I have finally got the K-x, which for me is just the perfect camera :)
sorry for making you reading this, and I am very glad that I found this blog of Yours
best regards!

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