Excerpt: I use this camera primarily for outdoor landscape and macro photography. Its light weight and weather sealed features make it great for outdoor work in any conditions. Its image processor is much improved over my previous K5 model. Image quality is excellent up to about ISO 800, but gets a bit noisy thereafter, limiting its low light photography capability.
Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Battery Life, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Optional A-a Filter, Quiet
Excerpt: I have been using Pentax DSLR for a few years now for nature, sports and family events. The K-5iis replaces an older K-5 I used and the image quality is even better due to the removal of the AA filter. Low light focus on this version is much better than on the K-5. The features I value most are ergonomics, weather sealing and backward compatibility with old manual lenses as well as the in body shake reduction.
Excerpt: Having had to sell my old camera some 25yrs ago to make rent, I have been kicking myself ever since. I have been wanting to get back into photography but as an old film guy was apprehensive to the loss of control that the digital world presented. Boy was I wrong! I picked up a used manual focus 50 to learn my way around the controls etc. and the images are amazing.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Small Form Good Weight
Excerpt: Coming from K200D, when I first had this camera in my hands, I just felt the serious weight inside the shell of this thing. I think this could take abuse from any pro. This is like a quantum leap for me in terms of improvement from the K200D.The AF is very decisive and the screw drive got plenty of torque in it, I just could feel the kick when it drives the series F lenses I have that got me worried at first, but heck, this is a robust F lens and Pentax engineers for...
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: Very Compact for a DSLR & light weight too. Takes such beautifully sharp photos.A beauty to behold and an eye turner. Handles very well with easy to use menus many of which are operated by dedicated buttons.Fully weather and cold proof as proven in the recent showers.The neck strap supplied is rather flimsy and has no padding at the neck.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Shadow Detail, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Low Light Performane, Low Noise At High ISO, Quiet
Cons: Flimsy Neck Strap, No Focus Peaking, No Tilting Lcd Screen
Excerpt: This camera is hard to beat, especially at B&H's sale price, and quite a step up from my previous camera - a K-7. Much less noise at high ISO ranges, much sharper especially when cropped or when viewing on a computer at 100%. Using the same lenses it seems much faster to focus and low light conditions, such as indoors, are much less likely to confuse the AF.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance
Excerpt: I'm a pro shooter and look at value. In it's price range, I'm convinced this camera is a notch above comparable Canon & Nikon models. The unique "no pass filter" over the sensor renders excellent image quality for an APS, coming real close to a full sensor in sharpness and detail and almost on noise level. The noise lever is great at 1600, good at 3200. The build is solid and coupled with a WR lens...it's water/splash proof! It's FPS is 7.0 and the AF is fast.
Pros: Build, Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization