Summary: Only Pentax can make a super easy to use, backwards compatible digital camera. I do not recommend this camera for the regular point and shoot user, it is definitely for someone who know a bit about photography. The manual setting is no different then using a K1000 or a Richo.
Summary: I bought a factory refurbished body only since I had several K mount Pentax lenses plus a Tamron adaptall mount.This is my first real digital camera so maybe I will come back and give it 5 stars for ease of use after my head has cleared from trying to memorize all this information well enough to...
Summary: I'm still learning how to use this camera, but I love it! This is my first SLR. I'm stumbling through the menus, pushing buttons, and reading the Operating Manual. I like the feel of this camera and the menus are very user friendly.
Summary: This was my first digital SLR camera, and I must say i'm very impressed. I have used higher dollar cameras before, and this Pentax branded camera can truly hold it's own against them. Most of us haven't heard of Pentax.
Excerpt: Excellent camera to learn on, I;m new to photography so buying a cheap, tough, easy to use camera was a necessity. I really like how it can accept older, more inexpensive lenses and new alike. Also it takes double A batteries, which is also good because it eliminates the need for a charger.
Pros: Very cheap, tough, easy interface
Cons: no live view, small eye cup, no shake reduction
Summary: Have been a Pentax user since the 1980's and own several of these fine instruments and more important a small arsenal of K mount lenses. Got the K110D as a replacement under warranty from Pentax (broke down after only two months of use and had to wait 6 months for the unrepaired IstDL to be returned...
Summary: I have owned this camera for over a year and have taken it all over the world. Having started with a Kodak point and shoot I was immediately shocked by the speed and picture quality, not to mention I can enlarge the photos without them becoming grainy.