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.
Summary: I haven't used an SLR camera since giving up film photography some years ago, but have wanted one for the versatility they afford. Even though they are high quality and well regarded cameras, some reviews I have read about the low end Canon and Nikon models left me concerned.