Two entry-level DSLRs in a preview battle. What’s not interesting here? To start off, let’s see who has the upper hand in terms of raw power: the D5000 gets a 12.3 megapixel CMOS, a 2.7-inch Vari-Angle LCD screen, 4 frames-per-second capture speeds, 720p HD video recording limited to 5 minutes, an ISO range of 200 to 6400, 11-point AF system with 3D focus tracking, a 18-55mm lens, and finally a price tag of $629.
The Pentax K-x could heavily be regarded as the D5000′s main rival. After all, the D5000 is basically a mighty D90 shrunk into a smaller body. The K-x comes with a 12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor, 18-55mm basic lens (like its rival), 720p HD video recording at 24 FPS (same as D5000), 11-point autofocus, HDR image capture, and 4.7 FPS capture speeds. Oh, and a price tag of $599.
Right off the start, the two SLRs share a lot in common, can use manual focus modes, include a variety of ports and features, and both are well-built and don’t skip quality. The K-x is slightly smaller and more “pocketable”, while the D5000 gves you the full weight and inconvenience as a DSLR should, even though both are in essence, digital single-lens reflex cameras. I won’t be going any further than right here, but what I can tell you is that the reviews for these baddies are coming up very soon. Until then, you’ll have to settle with the galleries I put up for you guys, which were taken with the opposite camera, so click on the “read more” link.
Nikon D5000 Preview Gallery
All shots taken with Pentax K-x on “auto” modes with AF on.
Pentax K-x Preview Gallery
All shots taken on D5000. Same modes (auto mode and autofocus on).