Pentax K-r vs Pentax K-x

Winner
Pentax K-r

71

Pentax K-x

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-r

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
105 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
97 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$295 body only

$378 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Pentax K-x Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$295 body only

$378 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$219 body only

$280 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $659 body only

$989 - $1,039 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Significantly 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