Pentax K-x White with DA and FA Limited Lenses

2009-11-30
pentax k-x white with limited primes

With several forum member inputs, it is possible that my minor negative impression on K-x build is due to the white color. My copy is the beautiful white color. I love white and hence I pick on white color even if it means the feeling of cheaper plastic. Given the choices, I prefer the style over the norm and that is my irrational impulse in buying and there is not regret.

pentax k-x white with limited primes

But honestly, I can't compare the build in the white k-x with that of my k20D or even my previous copy of K100D. Perhaps, the white color gives me the hollow and cheap plastic feeling that I have. The body is lightweight and that may add towards my somewhat to my negative impression on the build. I should look for a copy of K-x in black color and handle for comparison. I think I am the first one who reports this as a negative impression. This is likely solely my personal impressions. I love the K-x white but I sure do hope that the plastic is actually strong and sturdy like my past extremely good experience with K100D and K10D. Those old digital bodies were built to last and I sure hope the same stay for the K-x for all colors


pentax k-x white with limited primes


pentax k-x white with limited primes


I pair up the DA 40mm limited with the K-x white and it looks dead gorgeous to me for a small form factor and lightweight. I bought the combination for traveling light and hence, I will not think of the need of battery grip unless the grip has portrait shooting button with green button.

pentax k-x white with limited primes

pentax k-x white with limited primes

The blue light is cool in the dark
pentax k-x white with limited primes


Impressions & Notes

  • It is more of a style thing for one's preference. I love white and I am dead happy to have a white camera. Forget about the potential of smudges, the glossy type of surface seem to work out well for cleaning
  • Specific to the white color choice, I am not too impressed with the build material. It is a personal impressions not shared with other members. Perhaps, the white color with smooth surface lead me more into the impression of cheap plastic. I was assured by other members who have chosen on blue and black that their impressions are rock solid like the older models as in K100D and K20D.
  • White seems to go well with the black limited lens. It is a compact body especially when I mount the DA 40mm f/2.8 limited
  • White goes okay with silver limited but other color may seem to match better. I think both the blue, brown, especially the golden silver, the normal black and perhaps others will work well for the silver limited colors.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks great!

Do you happen to have a F and/or FA 50 lens? I'd like to see that combination!

Miserere said...

It looks pretty in white. Kick-ass camera too, which makes it a winning combination, huh?

eolake said...

Hin Man,

While many love the white camera, I get the same feeling as you: it seems cheap-plasticky. This is purely subjective, I'm sure the build quality is great, and attraction or not is a matter of taste. But I'm anyway wondering if it can be painted something fun.

FattoreWow said...

Hi.
I think i'm gonna buy it in white, but i'm still in doubt.
I cannot understand if it is simple to clean or if it gets dirty soon.
Also you wrote it seems to be a toy. Well i'm a motorbiker and I need the plastic to works on travel and being longlasting.
What is your opinion?

Thanks from Italy.

eolake said...

Unless you work with it in very dirty environments, I doubt it gets dirty fast, it's slick after all.

Bigger, heavier, and more expensive cameras are stronger, but this is not a fragile toy I think. And I don't see any reason it should be less strong than the black model. I *could* be wrong, but I have the white one, and it feels like a normal entry-level DSLR.

eolake said...

BTW, how do you like my pink K-x?

Hin Man said...

Thank you for the comments and visit.

@FattoreWow, after over two months of usage, I don't think I have serious concerns on the white plastic. Though I maintain the subjective opinion that the white color has a hollow feel of plastic impression as compared to the black color, my white k-x does not get smudges and it is easy to clean. I have used it for weekend trips on a backpack and so far I have not ran into issues with build quality.

@eolake, I am with your assessment that it does not get dirty fast. Your pink k-x is pretty but I still prefer the white.

FattoreWow said...

@ELOAKE:
Well the fact is that I haven't seen one white yet.
I love that color and it seems to me to be different from the old boring black bodys of my brother's DLSR.
My doubt comes from a video review I saw on YouTube in wich the white K-X looked like made of bad plastic. You know, when they try to sell it to you, they come out with amazing photos of every product: for that I'm asking. Should i believe on Pentax product image (in wich is brillant and amazing?)?
Then the white color leads me to ask if I should spend more time cleaning it then shooting pictures:-). I need an answer from Hin 'couse he got one.
It will be my first real camera so I just want to be sure on my purchase.

About your K-X...I REALLY LOVE YOUR CAMERA!
You know what? Here in Italy, and whole Europe I think, the K-X comes just in 4 colors: black, red, white and navy blue.Sob.
Nice choose!

Lastly sorry for my english; here is 2.03 in the night and i'm goig to attend my last degree in a week soo I'm soooooo confused.
Hope I'm not annoying you guys.

FattoreWow said...

@Hin:
Sorry I'm so slow to write at night.

Thanks for the informations, thos worth like gold to me.
One last question: Any scratches problem?

Also compliments for you pictures; loving it!

Rastislav Stanik said...

@ FattoreWow:
apparently they come in more now, the question is..will this be reality?
http://www.dpreview.com/news/1002/10021501pentaxkxcolors.asp

I have got the classic black, not liking the blue/white/red version, but honestly, would die for the olive green version, as I spend most of my shooting time outdoors :)

Hin Man said...

@FattoreWow and @Rastislav, thanks for visit and comments. After 4 months, now I get one nick close to the pop up flash and another nick on the silver trimming on the side. It comes with frequent usage on my part. No biggie. I would have chosen the same white camera if I spend my money again on K-x.

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