Summary: This is a beautiful piece of equipment. All the reviews are out there to be read and I did not have it long enough to add to them. For me, the grip was a bit too large but stubby. The grip is so highly acclaimed I thought it was going to be fine, but not for me.
Summary: I've had this camera for almost two months and have taken a little over 600 shots with is. I am very impressed. This is my third Pentax body (k100D & K20D) and there is a marked improvement with this current model. The various features are relatively easy to learn and the ergonomics are wonderful.
Summary: Sensational piece of equipment. Will inspire any user to get back out there and try new things. In my life i have had a K1000, KX, K10d and now this. I am a proud Pentax guy and this has been no disappointment!!
Summary: Likes: - lack of AA filter leading to increases sharpness - image quality (true color, almost 3D like) - sensitivity priority - weather proof body - built in vibration control (SR) means cost cutting and raised performance on lenses - efficient power (battery seems to last forever) - dual axix level...
Summary: After reading many reviews for my very first choosing DLSR and my understanding Pentax K5iis win against very other competitors. With this amazing camera, you can do exactly what you won to do with many other expensive camera like Canon, Nikon, Sony and guess what, even beater.
Summary: Love this camera. Why would I ever want a different one? I noticed NO noise even at 3600 ISO with the pics I took last night. Crazy!!! Very very clear images. I can use my Sigma 70-300 mm zoom lens and get very crisp and clear shots even at 300 mm, something I could not do with the K500.
I couldn't have made a better choice. The build is awesome
J. Heath, Amazon
11 December 2014
Summary: This camera was my dream. I had a Canon I wore out and decided to change brands due to issues with Canons customer service, so I tested a bunch of brands before deciding to go back to Pentax (which I had used back in the film day). I couldn't have made a better choice.