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Pentax K-x: Slow focus!

gubak
Posted 11/06/2010 - 12:33 Link
I owned it briefly and returned it. The battery issue was very bothering. Pentax should have done a better job before releasing. I returned it before the new firmware was release so I am not sure it fixes the problem. Two things I don't like through my limited use. 1)ver slow focus in low light in Live view 2)load shutter click ( it is presented on the third video: http://www.infoborder.com/Digital_Cameras/Video/PentaxK-x.php ). I understand some don't care. But one of the advantages of using a DSLR is its low light capability...for indoor activities. In many such instances the loud click sound is annoying. I got a Canon T1i instead. It costs a bit more, not much. But I got it during the Thanksgiving for about the same price. The Canon fitted with a Tamron 18-270mm weight, about the same of the Pentax fitted with a Tamron 18-250mm lens.
robbie_d
Posted 11/06/2010 - 12:56 Link
What battery issue are you referring to?
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.
felix
Posted 11/06/2010 - 14:22 Link
Using live view the focus tends to be slower. Using the camera as you should via the VF, there is no slowness issue. . .

i have used the K-x with a 50-200mm WR indoors for an event and the focusing is spot on.

Using an 18-250 lens indoors is not going to help you in low light. That lens's minimum aperture is F3.5 and you need at least F2.8 for low light.
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jack2012
Posted 16/06/2010 - 11:13 Link
The K-x is a very capable little camera indeed. Pentax has managed to squeeze what is, for this class of camera, an impressive feature set into the camera's minuscule, rather inconspicuous, body and the image quality, especially in low light, is the best we have seen so far in the entry-level bracket of the DSLR market. To put some icing on the cake, all of this comes at a currently, compared to the closest rivals, very attractive price point. To us the lack of visible.
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Anvh
Posted 16/06/2010 - 16:21 Link
He already has a Canon T1i so it's probably just a flame post.
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Hythloday
Posted 16/06/2010 - 19:05 Link
jack2012 wrote:
The K-x is a very capable little camera indeed. Pentax has managed to squeeze what is, for this class of camera, an impressive feature set into the camera's minuscule, rather inconspicuous, body and the image quality, especially in low light, is the best we have seen so far in the entry-level bracket of the DSLR market. To put some icing on the cake, all of this comes at a currently, compared to the closest rivals, very attractive price point. To us the lack of visible.

I cannot agree more. Today I received my K-x and although you have to get used to certain things, it is a pleasure to use. I also have a K200D but the IQ by the K-x is better.
techno-terminator
Posted 20/06/2010 - 12:09 Link
Have to admit that while I was away I realised that some pics weren't 'straight' so I started to use Live View - and it does seem slower focusing then - not to mention the number of rather loud clicks of things opening and shutting inside .

Having said that I would not part with my K-x -- I loooooove it
let the education continue

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