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Pentax launches new colours for the K-x DSLR

Buy the Pentax K-x in olive, pink or chocolate


The K-x in an assortment of new colours

Pentax has taken steps to widen the appeal of its DSLR digital cameras with a rainbow of new colours for its K-x DSLR from March 2010. 

Currently available in body colours of black, white, red or navy blue, the K-x already offers some colourful options in a digital SLR market where black is often the only choice. 

Looking to buy a digital SLR? Read our expert Which? reviews of the best digital SLRs.

Colourful Pentax K-x

Now, Pentax is offering even more options. From March 2010, you’ll be able to specify your K-x in beige, chocolate, metal fuchsia, pink, metal turquoise, metal dark grey, olive green or soft brown. 

Pentax says that the new colourful cameras will be available as a limited edition kits with a 18-55mm kit lens, priced at a recommended retail price of £600.

Christopher Christoforou, Which? digital cameras expert, says: ‘A Digital SLR is often thought of as a ‘serious’ photography tool – and that black is the only colour of choice. 

‘These new colours may make DSLR photography more appealing to a wider range of photographers – perhaps those already enjoying a colourful compact digital camera.’

If you’re in the market for a more simple point and shoot digital camera, read our expert Which? reviews of the best digital cameras.

12.4 Megapixels

The Pentax K-x sits roughly in the middle of Pentax’s DSLR line-up. Specifications include:

  • A 12.4Mp sensor with built-in image stabilisation. 
  • High definition movie recording. 
  • ISO settings up to 12,800.
  • A fast claimed continuous shooting mode of 4.7 frames per second.

Unsure of what to look for in a digital camera? Read our helpful advice on choosing and buying the best digital camera. 

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