Excerpt: I've owned the k2000 and k-x and thought those 2 were good cameras. I like this Pentax as well. My favorite part is the rechargeable lithium ion batteries, as the k2000 and k-x used AA batteries that were used up quickly.
Summary: I purchased the Pentax K-R several years ago so I had time to form a better opinion. Coming from point and shoot cameras, it took me quite a while to get accustomed to this camera's deep menu of features. Now I get great pictures at a faster rate.
Excerpt: I've been using the K-r for two years. ISO 3200 RAW is surprisingly clean - check the RAW noise charts in the review. 6fps great for action shooting. Problems: If you have lens corrections on, the images take a few seconds to appear on the view screen after you take them.
Summary: I bought this camera body to replace a film Pentax. I'm using lenses I had for the other camera. All work with the Kr, although one will not focus automatically. I don't know why Pentax is no longer a popular brand; it isn't carried in most stores. Yet the camera takes good photos.
Excerpt: Reliable, ergonomically excellent, great RAW image quality (as far as i can tell, still better than 2012 releases like the Canon 650D/Nikon D3200), 6fps, incredibly cheap, light, decent VF, easy menu layout, HDR, customizable 'green' button, fast start-up, many other features like the ability to...
Summary: I have long wanted to get a better camera than the frustrating Point and Shoot type. Way back in the film days, I had a nice Yashica and my wife an Olympus SLR. In 2001 I finally went to digital and haven't looked back.