Gift Tip 14: Pentax K-x DSLR Camera

Posted: Nov 23 2009, 6:00pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 5:44pm CDT, in News | Holiday Gift Guide


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The Pentax K-x camera, launched by the Pentax imaging company, stands out from its counterparts because it is a cheap and compact, yet high performing gadget. The camera is available in several fun colors. The Pentax K-x has a high resolution 12.4 megapixel CMOS image sensor which features sensor-shift Shake Reduction for image stabilization and video capture.

The camera also hosts a large 2.7 inch LCD that features Live View with contrast, phase difference, and Face Detection autofocus (up to 16 faces, which is great). Widescreen HD video can be captured at full 720p resolution (1280x720) at 24 frames per second with the Pentax K-x, thanks to the PENTAX 35mm lens. The advanced options such as creative processing and filtering modes, help the user to produce high quality finished images with crystal clarity and perfection, while offering the ability to explore artistic freedom through the unique special effects packed into the device.

The High Dynamic Range (HDR) image capture technique used in the Pentax K-x cameras blends 3 bracketed images into a single picture with outstanding shadow, highlight, and midrange detail. The camera also offers a really fast 4.7 Frames Per Second capture speed and 1/6000 second maximum shutter speeds which are provided with the help of the high end PENTAX PRIME II image processing engine. The image processing properties of the camera include: Digital Filter functions, Cross Process mode, and High-precision 11-point AF sensor.

Other features of the device include powerful automatic modes, such as the PENTAX Auto Picture and scene modes, which ensure the perfect shot in any situation, and also helps new photographers learn the DSLR photography technique. The set also hosts a responsive 11 point wide angle SAFOX VIII auto focusing system that focuses quickly and accurately, and can easily track moving subjects, adding to the comfort of the user.

Great Gift For
The Pentax K-x camera is a great gift on any occasion, especially for people who are interested in getting into professional photography.

Price and Where to Buy
The Pentax K-x cameras are selling as low as $594.95 on depending on the color.

This gift tip is part of the I4U News Top 100 Holiday Gift Guide. Find many more hot tech gift recommendations across 10 categories and shopping tips now here.

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