Excerpt: My first camera was a K1000 (still functional ready for a roll of film). I also owned several other Pentax film cameras including a Program Plus, an ME, and a ZS-5. Of course, I also accumulated several lenses which have sat idle since switching to digital.
Pros: Great value, excellent low light capabilities, ability to use older K and M mount lenses.
Excerpt: I bough this camera a year ago and it was and is my first DSLR. Prior to purchase, I've spent 2 weeks of my life studying all the various entry-level cameras from all brands out there, comparing shots, noise levels, and learning all about ISO/aperture/shutter speed/focal length in the process, only...
Pros: Best entry level camera for the price. Simple.
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..