Summary: The camera itself, I don't have to tell you is amazing. The K-5 is exactly what I needed! This was new with all things in tact, hard to find and super quick shipping. Top notch! So happy! Thanks!
Summary: Been a Pentax user since my high school days, so I had done my homework before buying this camera to replace my K-20D Pentax. What's not to like? Great pricing, good lenses at reasonable price-point, excellent image quality, weather sealing is better than most and I can use all of my old K-mount lenses on this body.
Summary: Great package at an amazing price. One purchase and I got a great starting package. The flash and tripod were kind of weak but no problem I ordered better ones and am using the ones that come with the package as back up.
Summary: The first thing that strikes my each time I pick up the K-5 is how solid it feels. Yet, it is small and lighter weight than all other DSLR's I have owned. Knowing the body (and some lenses) are weather sealed makes it easy to carry in any weather without giving a second thought to sheltering it from the elements. This is how a camera should be built.
Excerpt: Got the K-5 as my first DSLR. I've been shooting film SLR's for 3 years prior to this purchase and, besides my old Pentax ME being my favorite, I chose the K-5 for the weather proofing and compatibility with my already owned lenses, features that I couldn't get with any other manufacturers.
Pros: Fast and easy menus, great image quality, weather proof, easy to customize.
Cons: No manual video mode, no tether without 3rd party software.
Summary: This is the first DSLR that I have owned so I don't really have any experiences with other cameras but the features and settings are easy to access and use. I've had this camera for about 3-4 weeks now and I'm still Learning about the capabilities of this camera.