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Canon 300D vs Pentax K-x

Portability
63
Imaging
43
Features
33
Overall
39
Canon EOS 300D front
 
Pentax K-x front
Portability
69
Imaging
52
Features
47
Overall
50

Canon 300D vs Pentax K-x Key Specs

Canon 300D
(Full Review)
  • 6MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 1.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 645g - 142 x 99 x 72mm
  • Introduced September 2003
  • Alternative Name is EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital
  • New Model is Canon 350D
Pentax K-x
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Expand to 12800)
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/6000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 580g - 123 x 92 x 68mm
  • Launched December 2009
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Canon 300D vs Pentax K-x Overview

Its time to examine more in depth at the Canon 300D versus Pentax K-x, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras by brands Canon and Pentax. There exists a sizable gap among the sensor resolutions of the 300D (6MP) and K-x (12MP) but they come with the exact same sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The 300D was brought out 7 years prior to the K-x and that is a fairly significant difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact SLR).

Before we go through a thorough comparison, below is a quick summary of how the 300D grades versus the K-x with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon 300D over the Pentax K-x

 300D K-x 

Reasons to pick Pentax K-x over the Canon 300D

 K-x 300D 
LaunchedDecember 2009September 2003More recent by 76 months
Screen dimension2.7"1.8"Bigger screen (+0.9")
Screen resolution230k118kSharper screen (+112k dot)

Common features in the Canon 300D and Pentax K-x

 300D K-x 
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly screen No Touch friendly screen

Canon 300D vs Pentax K-x Physical Comparison

If you're planning to lug around your camera regularly, you will need to take into account its weight and measurements. The Canon 300D has got outer dimensions of 142mm x 99mm x 72mm (5.6" x 3.9" x 2.8") with a weight of 645 grams (1.42 lbs) and the Pentax K-x has proportions of 123mm x 92mm x 68mm (4.8" x 3.6" x 2.7") accompanied by a weight of 580 grams (1.28 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Below is the front view overall size comparison of the 300D versus the K-x.

Canon 300D vs Pentax K-x size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the 300D and K-x is 63 and 69 respectively.

Canon 300D vs Pentax K-x top view buttons comparison

Canon 300D vs Pentax K-x Sensor Comparison

Normally, it's difficult to see the gap in sensor measurements only by checking out specs. The visual below might give you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the 300D and K-x.

All in all, each of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same resolution. You can count on the Pentax K-x to provide extra detail having its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also help you crop shots somewhat more aggressively. The older 300D will be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Canon 300D vs Pentax K-x sensor size comparison

Canon 300D vs Pentax K-x Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 300D vs Pentax K-x Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 300D Portrait photography details
Pentax K-x Portrait photography details
49
you can focus manually
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
no liveview
megapixel count low (6 megapixels)
63
manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with face detection focus
delivers RAW files
low megapixels (12MP)
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Street Comparison

Canon 300D Street photography features
Pentax K-x Street photography features
54
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
67
image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
no moving screen
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Sports Comparison

Canon 300D Sports photography factors
Pentax K-x Sports photography factors
38
nice sensor size (APS-C)
has phase detect AF
no liveview
max fps low (3.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
megapixel count low (6 megapixels)
61
max shutter speed is good (1/6,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
better than average battery life (1,900 shots)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
slow frames per second (5.0 frames per second)
low megapixels (12MP)
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Travel Comparison

Canon 300D as a Travel photography camera
Pentax K-x as a Travel photography camera
43
built-in flash
doesn't have Timelapse function
megapixel count low (6 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
54
better than average battery life (1,900 CIPA)
has built in flash
missing Timelapse recording
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 300D Landscape photography info
Pentax K-x Landscape photography info
45
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
screen is somewhat small (1.8 inch)
no liveview
no image stabilization
megapixel count low (6 megapixels)
doesn't have Timelapse function
61
manual focus
change lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
better than average battery life (1,900 per charge)
small screen (2.7")
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 300D Vlogging information
Pentax K-x Vlogging information
9
can't record video
27
image stabilization (Sensor based)
comes with face detection focus
does not contain selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external microphone port
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Canon 300D vs Pentax K-x Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 300D and Pentax K-x
 Canon EOS 300DPentax K-x
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Pentax
Model Canon EOS 300D Pentax K-x
Alternative name EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital -
Class Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Introduced 2003-09-04 2009-12-23
Body design Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Powered by - Prime
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 22.7 x 15.1mm 23.6 x 15.8mm
Sensor surface area 342.8mm² 372.9mm²
Sensor resolution 6MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Peak resolution 3072 x 2048 4288 x 2848
Highest native ISO 1600 6400
Highest enhanced ISO - 12800
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 7 11
Lens
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S Pentax KAF2
Number of lenses 326 151
Crop factor 1.6 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 1.8 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 118k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen tech - TFT LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 96 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.57x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/6000s
Continuous shutter speed 3.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 12.00 m (ISO 100) 16.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear curtain, Wireless
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/200s 1/180s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions - 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 416 (24 fps)
Highest video resolution None 1280x720
Video file format - Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 645g (1.42 pounds) 580g (1.28 pounds)
Dimensions 142 x 99 x 72mm (5.6" x 3.9" x 2.8") 123 x 92 x 68mm (4.8" x 3.6" x 2.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 55 72
DXO Color Depth score 21.0 22.8
DXO Dynamic range score 10.8 12.5
DXO Low light score 544 811
Other
Battery life - 1900 photographs
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery model - 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (10 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II) SD/SDHC card
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at release $54 $600