Summary: Good camera but not as much as I was expecting .... I'm enjoying the fact that I'm trying a new brand of camera. I started with a pentax but I've been using canon since then. I don't know if I would buy another pentax ....
Pentax K-500 Digital SLR Camera with 1-55mm & 50-200mm lenses
21 June 2014
Excerpt: I have another lens I bought for this camera and I use it the most, It is a 70-300mm macro lens. I take pictures of high flying aircraft for fun and see if I can get good detail. Some pictures are included - not aircraft. Use them any way you want.
Pros: I bought a Pentax film camera long ago and it was a great camera for that time. This camera is no disappointment either. This camera takes great digital pictures and has many upgrades in the software settings. You can even take short astronomical pictures as the camera can track the stars for up to 5 minutes using the sensor shake cleaning mechanism built in it as listed in the manual. Bulb setting is with a cable switch. This is a great camera for the money and my pu...
Cons: I don't have any cons as of yet for the Pentax K-500 camera.
Great for stills......NOT a good choice for video!!!!!
A. Dutton "hh65flier", Amazon
26 May 2014
Summary: I should have done my homework a bit more before buying this camera. If your primary use is going to be for still shots, by all means....get this camera. But, if you are looking for a good budget DSLR camera for video, I don't think you will be too happy with the K500. Images are are jittery, and suffer from excessive rolling shutter effects (straight lines become diagonal during camera movement).
A diamond in the rough. Pentax delivers yet again.
4 May 2014
Summary: The Pentax K-500 is a great mid-level camera, particularly if you are invested in the Pentax universe. I have multiple Pentax lenses from my conventional SLR that I've had for 10+ years. I looked into purchasing a Pentax because I wanted to leverage my older Pentax lenses as I delved further into the digital SLR world.
Summary: I am very pleased with this camera. There was no charger included, although the description and manual suggest there should have been. Because of the bad reviews given for the manufacturer's charger and battery, I bought a different one and am happy with that. Overall I would recommend this camera to anyone who wants wonderful color rendering and ease of use.
Summary: Received it for Christmas and was impressed with how light it is. I have a Pentax ME with three lens and was hoping they would work on the new SLR. They do. Very thick manual but you don't need to read it all at once to use the camera.
Summary: This camera reached me last evening within 48 hours of ordering it. Although the packing was not impressive thankfully the product was in shape. I am a Pentax old timer. I started with MZ-50 film based SLR for which I had four good lenses. a 55-80mm, a 100-300mm and an 800-1200mm telephoto. They are very dear to me, so buying a Pentax that can take different flavours of K mounts was critical to me. Thank God all my lenses fit into this new baby well.