Excerpt: Loyal Pentax user for over 30 years. First camera was a K1000 35mm fully manual film camera. Upgraded from a K10 digital and I am in heaven. Love that my lenses remain interchangeable. Absolutely love,the TAv setting which is unique to Pentax. Eat your heart out Nikon and Canon.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Excerpt: I have always loved Pentax (film cameras) and decided to try the K-# DSLR. While the camera was smaller than I imagined, the images were sharp, but the noise, no matter what I tried was not good.
Excerpt: I bought this as a step up from the K-x I'd been using for five years, and it is one giant leap forward. Having two dials and more customizeable buttons means I almost never need to dig through menus while shooting. WR means I won't have to put the camera away when it starts raining.
Pros: Customizeable, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Quiet, Weather sealed
Excerpt: Use the camera for sports, scenery, family pics. Minor adjustments to the body make it more comfortable than the K-5. Slightly larger rear screen is also a welcome improvement. Overall, a bigger upgrade than going from the K-200 to the K-5. Shutter mechanism is quieter and seems smoother.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Summary: If you have questions I would be happy to answer them. There are literally hundreds of other user reviews for this item, so I will not be duplicating it. It is very simple Pentax cameras are made by photographers FOR photographers.
Summary: I've always enjoyed photography as a hobby but can't really justify the high price of a Nikon. Pentax seems to put out a nice product so about 7 years ago I purchased a K20 which has been terrific.
Excerpt: I upgraded from a Pentax K110D. I looked into buying a Nikon D7200, but positive reviews, price and the fact that I have several Pentax lenses helped me decide. While my K110D served me well, this K-3 has so many great features. The K-3II was released right after I bought the K-3.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD