Summary: I am torn how to rate this camera. I have enjoyed K-5ll and the images it captures immensely. I previously owned and extensively used K7 and K5 both before acquiring K-5ll in 2013 and I take care of my camera or cameras and lenses like my babies.
Pentax K5 II is an amazing camera for DSLR APS-C beginners!!
Mark Miwords "Know Thyself", Amazon
15 July 2015
Summary: Great camera for the price! Not as extensive of a lens selection as you will find with Canon, Nikon and others but the PENTAX quality is SUPERB! The 35mm and 50mm Prime lenses are the added bonus to Pentax's innovative camera.
Summary: After one year of use (abuse), I have to admit that I love this camera. It has been reliable under nearly every condition from bright days to the dimmest interior shot. I will leave the technical reviews to the camera experts, but if you have used the brand before, it is hard to go wrong with the...
Excerpt: I have a complicated relationship with the K-5ii. Maybe writing a review will help straighten things out. With a camera as generally competent as the K-5ii subjective impressions are going to count for a lot, and little complaints get magnified. Well, fine ...
Excerpt: Bought this camera body after trading in my K10d & K20d. Read all the positive reviews-very disappointed with the image quality. My 8 yr old Ist DS blows it away when it comes to sharpness and IQ. Almost every shot has to be corrected with "unsharp mask"-IMHO this should not be necessary.
Summary: Survived the Grand Canyon while other people's Nikons were failing from the sand, dirt, and water. Takes amazing pictures as the stats suggest. Many customization options available to tune shooting preference.