Summary: Pros ~small ~quality built/ very sturdy feel ~takes AA batteries (available anywhere and have long life) ~It's a Pentax (myriad of good/cheap lenses available) ~very simple controls- Everything important is there and it is easy to learn to use so you can focus on taking better pictures more than learning how use the camera.
Pros: - SIZE! - Compatibility with excellent / cheaper glass - Image quality comparable to D70 and 300D. Taken some great shots with it. - User friendly for learners but also tailored to experts. **TO ANSWER THE QUESTION ABOUT THE K-MOUNTS! Yes you can use an
Cons: - A bit of purple fringing when overexposed and using lenses that aren't designed for digital pictures. Try underexposing a bit, usually fixes it.
Pros: Backwards compatibility with all Pentax Lenses (with Custom Function set), including 67 and 645 with adapters; Fantastic feel and balance; Image quality on par with competitors; Price; access to the very highly regarded 50mm f1.4 and 85mm f1.4 Pentax from
Cons: Feature set not as complete as competitors; Pentax lens system not as complete as Nikon or Canon
Pros: This camera has all the features you could want in an SLR, PLUS it is light-weight, small, and has a big, bright LCD. The controls are very easy to learn and are, for the most part, very intuitive. Lots of low-cost glass available for this camera.
Cons: The auto focus is a bit slow in low light. I've compared it to the D70 and it is probably about 1/2 the speed. In "normal" room lighting however, it does just fine. There are no real problems with the camera that I've identified - it is a well-engineer