Pentax K-r vs Pentax K-x

Winner
Pentax K-r

100

Pentax K-x

92

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-r

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
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)
Weight
Light-weight
580 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

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

Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$879 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$870 - $897 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Thickness Significantly thicker
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$456 body only

$507 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Pentax K-x Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$829 - $830 body only

$1,424 with 16-85mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 body only

$1,198 with 28-70mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
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