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
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.5 EV
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)

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-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $647 body only

$831 - $866 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Significantly thicker
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$530 - $536 with 18-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$427 body only

$485 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Pentax K-x Competitors

Pentax K-S1

Pentax K-S1

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$407 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Thickness Thicker
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

$589 body only

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Movie format Does not take movies

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