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.
Summary: Bought to replace a Samsung GX20 (Pentax K20D), the K-5 II feels familiar and comfortable to use and is far superior at high sensitivities as well as having more responsive autofocus. The only thing stopping me from giving it 5 stars is the lack of a swivel screen.
Summary: I use K5s for just about anything from Landscape to Wildlife and find they can hold their own very well against the 'bigger' manufacturers. For the amount of features you get for the price of a K5 body it represents good value for money in my opinion.
Pros: Comfortable Controls, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilisation, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Partiamo dal presupposto che è stata migliorata rispetto la sorella più anziana K-5 e le differenze positive si vedono. Si tratta di una fotocamera digitale reflex monobiettivo autofocus ad esposizione automatica TTL, con flash incorporato P-TTL e regist ...
Summary: De scores voor fotokwaliteit door de consumentenbond zijn een belangrijke reden voor de relatief lage totaalscore. Dat is wel verbazend, als bijna elke review-website tot de conclusie komt dat juist de fotokwaliteit zo uitstekend is vergeleken met andere camera's in dezelfde klasse. Vreemd.