Pentax K-x Price Watch and Availability

First published on: Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Pentax K-x

The price of most digital cameras tend to trend downwards over time, and the same price drop should occur in the case of the Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD, built-in sensor-based shake reduction (SR) and 720p (1280x720) HD movie capture at 24 fps (frames per second).

I’m not planning for any scheduled updates, but do check back here from time to time for the latest and best prices on the Pentax K-x DSLR and related accessories.

The Kx is available in four colors, Black, White, Red and Navy. The Black model can be purchased as a body only configuration, or as a kit (outfit) with three different lens options, the Pentax 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL lens, Pentax 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL and 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED lenses, or Pentax 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL and 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED lenses. The White, Red and Navy cameras come bundled with the Pentax 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL kit lens.

Remember to check the price for the kit and compare that to the individual prices for the body only and lens. Most of the time, buying the kit saves you money, but it’s sometimes cheaper to buy the body and lens separately.

Click on the links to access the latest in-stock and availability information.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Pentax K-x 12.4 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body with Shake Reduction, HD Movie Capture (Black): $549.95 (no change in price since the last update).

Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (Black): $514.88 ($0.89 price increase).

Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL and 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Lenses (Black): $677.00 ($38 price increase).

Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL and 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Lenses (Black): $849.95 ($104.95 price increase).

Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (White): $515.99 ($20.99 price increase).

Pentax K-x 12.4MP Digital SLR with 2.7 inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (Red): $529.95 ($24.95 price increase).

Pentax K-x 12.4MP Digital SLR with 2.7 inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (Navy): $549.95 ($30.95 price increase).

Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL lens: $104.96 (no change in price).

Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Weather Resistant Lens for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras: $213.16. This replaces the older Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED lens, of which several new and used prices are available.

Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Lens: $349.95 ($9.02 price reduction).

The Pentax K-x plus Pentax smc P-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED lens kit can be found online at Amazon (Adorama is the merchant of this package which includes a Tiffen 58mm UV filter, lens cap leash, and a professional lens cleaning kit for $363.24), Adorama ($429.95) and B&H Photo Video ($349.95).

Typical accessories for the K-x
4 pieces of Lithium AA batteries are already included in the box, but you might want to buy additional AA batteries so that your K-x continues to have a backup power source during extended shooting sessions. IMEDION or Sanyo Eneloop NiMH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries are your best bet, as they retain the charge for a very long period of time. Lithium AA batteries last a long time, but are not rechargeable.

No memory card is included in the box. For storage, the K-x uses SD or SDHC cards.

Refer to Rob Galbraith’s SD / SDHC card write speed tests (done on a Nikon D90) to get an idea on the relative write and read speeds of different brands of cards. At the time of writing (Oct 29, 2009), the SanDisk Extreme III SDHC cards occupy the top two spots.

To ensure smooth recording of video clips / movies / footage, go for Class 6 or faster cards.

For remote control of the K-x, purchase a wireless infrared (IR) remote (Pentax Remote Control F), which lets you shoot BULB exposures without having to hold down the shutter button for the duration of the exposure (once item “12. Remote Control in Bulb” in Custom Setting C2 has been set to start exposure with a press and stop it with another press of the release button on the remote control unit).

Good luck shopping for your Pentax K-x!

Price History Archive / Trend

Friday, May 14, 2010
Pentax K-x 12.4 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body with Shake Reduction, HD Movie Capture (Black): $549.95
Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (Black): $513.99
Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL and 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Lenses (Black): $639.00
Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL and 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Lenses (Black): $745.00
Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (White): $495.00
Pentax K-x 12.4MP Digital SLR with 2.7 inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (Red): $505.00
Pentax K-x 12.4MP Digital SLR with 2.7 inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (Navy): $519.00
Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL lens: $104.96
Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED lens: Several new and used prices are available.
Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Lens: $358.97

Monday, April 19, 2010
Pentax K-x 12.4 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body with Shake Reduction, HD Movie Capture (Black): $557.95
Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (Black): $513.95
Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL and 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Lenses (Black): $594.95
Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL and 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Lenses (Black): $690.00
Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (White): $514.88
Pentax K-x 12.4MP Digital SLR with 2.7 inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (Red): $519.99
Pentax K-x 12.4MP Digital SLR with 2.7 inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (Navy): $508.99
Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL lens: $115.00
Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED lens: $239.99
Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Lens: $359.95.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Pentax K-x 12.4 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body with Shake Reduction, HD Movie Capture (Black): $579.95.
Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (Black): $599.00.
Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL and 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Lenses (Black): $645.64.
Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL and 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Lenses (Black): $729.00.
Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (White): $602.99.
Pentax K-x 12.4MP Digital SLR with 2.7 inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (Red): $610.96.
Pentax K-x 12.4MP Digital SLR with 2.7 inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (Navy): $599.00.
Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL lens: $69.00.
Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED lens: $182.83.

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