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 ...
... 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.
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).
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.
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.
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)...