Why the Pentax K-x Makes A Stellar Holiday Gift

The K-x in Red

Sure, the Pentax K-x isn’t new and the K-5 and K-r seem very promising. But for the price point, this little camera is quite the bang-for-your-buck DSLR. Recently, I’ve been on the lookout for another camera system as a compliment to my Canon cameras. I almost pulled the trigger on a Nikon D3000 only to realize that it doesn’t have a lot of the features I really want. Then I remembered the Pentax K-x; and the reasons why it is the best entry level DSLR you can get this holiday season is below the jump.

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Hands-On: Pentax K-r

The very first thing I noticed about Pentax’s new entry-level DSLR was its color schemes. I’ve seen hundreds of black SLRs and a handful of silver ones, but white or red SLRs? Madness. It’s just part of the K-r’s entry-level appeal, to make the camera seem as fashionable as a high-end compact while offering all the benefits of a real SLR.

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