Pentax K-r vs Pentax K-x

Winner
Pentax K-r

108

Pentax K-x

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-r

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/6000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-r.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-x.

competitors

Pentax K-r Competitors

Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$739 - $798 body only

$998 with 28-70mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,553 with 55-200mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$868 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

Pentax K-x Competitors

Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$1,499 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$1,754 with 18-105mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$478 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

discussion

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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (4:31 AM, March 07, 2012)
Fixed, thanks!
 
Gellp (11:23 AM, March 03, 2012)
This is crazy. The only reason the K-R wins is because it gets 0 for "shutter lag" because it's "UNKNOWN"!!! (Specs tab at top of page)
 
Avatar for Henrique Henrique (4:43 AM, June 07, 2011)
The K-x supports SDXC cards with the latest firmware, change specs to reflect that.
 
Smiling Rachel (10:07 AM, March 27, 2011)
I don't know which I should buy?
k-x?k-r?
 
David(austria) (11:01 PM, March 21, 2011)
i love my PENTAX K-x!!!
 
lovejoy (11:42 PM, March 03, 2011)
what are you saying, the K-r has video too!! it record 720p videos.
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:42 PM, March 03, 2011)
Hi Lovejoy, someone responded to your comment above!

"lovejoy the information is put out as simple as it can get... you have to figure out what you need for the kind of shooting you do more. For example, the k-x has video and the k-r doesn't. stuff like that"
 
Wiggitywiggity (6:08 AM, March 03, 2011)
lovejoy the information is put out as simple as it can get... you have to figure out what you need for the kind of shooting you do more. For example, the k-x has video and the k-r doesn't. stuff like that
 
lovejoy (10:35 PM, February 26, 2011)
Hi, I am confused as to which one I should go for ? Pentax K-x or K-r ? help me out plz :)
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (3:38 AM, January 25, 2011)
Wow, thanks for pointing that out, we've had the wrong resolution on the K-x for quite a while then :) Snapsort shows actual pixels, so they're both 12.2MP as far as I can tell (4288x2848). We'll fix up the K-x, thanks.
 
Crazysaint222 (10:58 PM, January 24, 2011)
you got the resolution wrong, both have 12.4 mp sensors