Summary: The camera seems solidly built but the auto focus and the shutter noise are quite loud. The camera is touted as being able to communicate through WI-FI, but nowhere did I read that the function required a special memory card. As a result, I bought the wrong card.
Summary: Been wanting a DSLR for a while now but couldn't justify the price of some of the other brands. Came across the K-500 when some friends bought a K-50 and got me looking at Pentax. After reading reviews and considering past experience with Pentax Cameras we bought this one..
Summary: I have used Pentax film cameras for over 25 years and have several lenses from my old cameras that will work on the new K-500. I am still learning about the features of the K-500 and am looking forward to using them so I can't really rate that aspect of it.