LCD and Viewfinder
Pentax K-x has a Fixed Type 2.7″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7″, the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
K-x has a built-in Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a coverage of 96% and a magnification ratio of 0.85×
Pentax K-x can shoot continuously at max speed of 5 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/6000 sec . K-x has a built-in flash, and you can also mount your external flashes too.
Pentax K-x features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 11 points to choose from.
With Pentax K-x, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 24 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution . K-x has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Pentax K-x doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a DSLR camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Pentax K-3 or Pentax K-S2 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Pentax K-x has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Pentax K-x is powered by 4 x AA battery which provides a shooting life of 1900 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 876 shots, Pentax K-x has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level DSLR Cameras
Pentax K-x is the longest battery life Entry-Level DSLR camera in our database. The closest competitor in this class is Sony A580 with its 1050 shots battery life. Check the comparison of Pentax K-x vs Sony A580 or take a look at Longest battery life DSLR cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Pentax K-x is $599.95