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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

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 K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$391 body only

$329 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,897 body only

$2,297 with 28-105mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,025 - $1,399 body only

$1,749 - $1,799 with 18-135mm lens

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

Pentax K-x Competitors

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Super zoom

$700

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$391 body only

$329 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,799 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger 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