Pentax K-x Redefines Entry Level DSLR

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Pentax has announced the K-x digital SLR, a camera that attempts to redefine the entry-level DSLR category with high-end features. Housed in a compact and lightweight body similar to Pentax K2000 (K-m), Pentax K-x has a newly developed 12.4 CMOS sensor, 11-point autofocus, Live View with face detection, 720p HD video at 24 FPS, in-camera HDR processing, fast 4.7 FPS capture speed, 1/6000s maximum shutter speeds, in-camera digital filter effects, Shake Reduction (SR) mechanism, ISO 100-12800 and uses universally available AA batteries.

Pentax targets K-x DSLR at users stepping up from a point and shoot digital camera. It will be available in a choice of colors: black, white, and special edition red and navy. Pentax is offering color customization for the Japan market. You can choose from twenty different colors for the body and five for the grip.

Pentax K-x DSLR will be available in October 2009 at a price of $649.95 with the DA-L 18-55mm lens. It will also be available as twin lens kit for $749.95 which includes the DA-L 18-55mm lens and the DA-L 50-200mm lens. Or for $849.95, you get the K-x, the DA-L 18-55mm lens and the DA-L 55-300mm lens. The DA-L 55-300mm lens is new and is exclusive to the K-x twin lens kit.

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