Excerpt: I bought this as my first Digital camera. I wanted a Pentax DSLR simply because I already have a collection of K-mount lenses, left over from my days using my first and only film SLR, a Pentax K-1000 made in 1979, owned by me since 1980 (and which I still have).
Pros: Uses all my lenses from the film days. light, great user interface includes a fully manual mode.
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.
Excerpt: Bought this brand new and my first ever DSLR, so excuse my lack of knowledge! Seems like old stock with originally firmware, but have updated and will see if any discernable difference to results.
Pros: Value for money, easy to navigate, Good IQ
Cons: AF goes a bit haywire at times, noisy shutter
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.