Summary: I got into Pentax digital because I have a group of 1970's series prime lenses. And all the Pentax bodies will accept the old lenses. I started a few years ago with the ist-D (used), then the K10d (new refurb'd), and now the K5 iiS (new). Not much to say, other than I purchased the K5 iiS after pondering the purchase for probably a bit too long.
Summary: I got this camera body to supplement my K5 as the K5 occasionally freezes and requires the battery be removed to recover. This camera has performed right alongside the K5 and there have been NO issues with the new body. I like the great images I capture with it and yes, the K-5 IIs images are sharper compared to the K-5 using the same lenses.
A surprisingly GREAT camera ... MUCH better than the specs!
Jerry Jackson Jr., Amazon
2 October 2013
Summary: I'm a working photographer who has switched camera systems so many times that now I just accept the fact that I use a variety of camera brands. I don't get hung up on the brand name of my gear ... I just want my gear to work and deliver the results I want to produce. I have to say I've been completely blown away by the Pentax K-5 IIs. On paper the K-5 IIs looks like a fairly average professional DSLR with an APS-C image sensor.
Love this Camera. Everything I thought about it and more.
Syed Samir Ali Shah, Amazon
2 October 2013
Summary: The camera is more than amazing. I had a Pentax K-x before this and this camera is leaps and bounds better than that one. I love it. Those who're thinking of getting this camera, please do and don't think too much about it. The LCD screen of the camera is very very nice and complements the pictures Alot.
Most excellent stills DSLR, with some video added as after-thought
14 September 2013
Summary: My previous, and first, DSLR was the very good K20D. Sturdy, ergonomical, but with mediocare autofucos and handling low light and high contrast situations. And of course, no video. Before going on a big family vacation to western Canada, including a week on the Rockies, I have decided an upgrade was in order.
I'm enjoying the new camera. Would definitely recommend thsi camera to anyone.
Edward Lamby, Amazon
29 June 2013
Summary: I've been taking pictures of my grandson's baseball games and soon will have some of them printed up and will give them to him and his teamates. It is taking me some time to learn all the features of the camera.
Summary: I have used point & shoots, beginners slr film, beginners slr digital and a semi-pro kit - I am a light hobbyist I think. I bought this for the sharpness of images it was created for and I am completely satisfied. I paired it with the 35mm macro limited, which gives me incredible pictures. I can't say enough how happy I am with it. I chose it for a few things, the price, features, sharpness (no AA filter) lenses available, size and my own photo bias, which is for nature.