Summary: I like this camera so far. It is big improvement over the k10''s I have been using for a long time. Buttons are easy to access and use and I feel like I can adjust the settings faster. I have small hands and it fits my hands well and is easy to hold. I use a battery grip and it is well balanced.
Excerpt: I was glad on one hand that I'd passed on the K-20D for the K-7, but on the other hand hugely disappointed when the K-5 rolled out 5 months after I got my K-7. Most impressive about the K-7 and the K-5 as well, is the very nice & compact magnesium body, that Pentax put forth a very good design in...
Summary: I struggled for a long time before getting this camera over the Nikon D90. The primary reason is that this camera for me is "free" - from awards points. But when I received the camera in mail, I was complete surprised by how well this camera was constructed. Compare with Nikon D90, this fells SOLID!
Excerpt: The only bad things I can say about the k-7 are the standards; lack of high ISO performance and weak dynamic range, the latter being the most frustrating at times. I shoot mostly back country wilderness-scapes here in Wyoming and have found that my more complex images have a crammed look to them.
Summary: I have been using Pentax products since the late 70's and have owned the k10d k20d and K2000. All very good but lacked the speed I needed once I started purchasing Canon and Nikon DSLR's. I have since decided to add Pentax back to my stable after selling most of my equipment.