... received the Pentax k-5 II and the camera looks great. I think I will really enjoy it
Neil L. Rozier, Amazon
29 October 2014
Summary: I just received the Pentax k-5 II and the camera looks great. I think I will really enjoy it. However, the manual is another matter. I have purchased cameras before and I have always gotten a manual in English. The manual that came with the camera is in Japanese and not English. I know the camera was shipped from Japan, but it was being delivered to the United States. I really could use a manual in English.
Summary: As many have noted before, this is a great camera for the enthusiast, outdoor-oriented photographer. I've owned it for a few months now (it replaced the Nikon D-80 I owned, which I've had quite a few issues with). I've taken it in the snow, in the sun, took closeups, panoramic and action pics with it, and I'm very pleased with the results. Controls are easy to find and handle, screen interface is intuitive and the ergonomics and image quality are great.
Summary: I love the camera but occasionally dislike the outcome of the photos. However, I am an amateur and am still learning how to uyse all of the functions. For the price, I think it's a phenomenal deal. I'm sold on Pentax!
The Rodney Dangerfield of Digital SLR manufacturers builds a Prosumer wonder in the K5 II
M. Diana "MPDSR422", Amazon
5 September 2013
Summary: The K5 II takes spectacular photos. You can take all the techno-babble and tons of comparative specs showing how Pentax doesn't measure up to the big two (Canon and Nikon) and stick it! Look at the photographic evidence and choose. I spent weeks looking at specs comparing the 60D, the soon to be released 70D and the D7100 before buying the K5II. That didn't include time spent researching the value of not having a low pass filter.
Excerpt: Coming from canon it was not such a change having had pentax before, although some things i dont like, there are lots i do, good lens weather sealing helps, had Dust it appears that was disappointing but a quick rocket blower and manual strikes via the menu sorted it. I would be very interested in a FF when ever it arrives, but for now more than happy with the K-5II, the AF is not as fast as the canon 6D, but something i can live with.
Excerpt: My history with Pentax starts with the Pentax Super Program - film 35mm SLR, then the K100d, the K10d and now the K5 II. I've only had the K5 II for a few days (150 photos). I've used the following lenses so far: Pentax 50mm/f1.4 and 18-55mm/f3.5-5.6, Tamron 28-75mm/f2.8 (my favorite IQ of my lot) and 28-300mm/f3.5-6.3, Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5. None have internal motors. I got the K5 II for $893.