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Summary I'm looking to get a DSLR camera, and I recently stumbled upon the Pentax K-5. Reading the reviews at www.dpreview.com really helped me to decide to take a serious look at this DSLR camera. From looking at the 'comparative' test photo image - ( I chose to compare the images taken by these cameras: Pentax K-5, Canon EOS 60D, Nikon D7000, Sony SLT A65, Sony NEX7, and maybe another one or two. Just by looking at the comparative images, seemed to me, that the Pentax K-5 was one of the better quality photos! Look at the colors, contrast, color density, sharp details, surface textures, and overall clarity of the fine lines and edges. I thought that the Pentax was right at the top of the bunch. The Canon was a close second, and perhaps the Sony NEX7 next. This is my amateur opinion. I hope this helps you, too.
I, too, am disappointed that Cnet has missed the opportunity to add their expertise to the critique/review of this 'excellent' product! Perhaps you (Cnet) need to take the hint and get busy! I like Cnet's reviews- as long as they are tough, and accurate! [
I don't like reviews that are always ambiguous and don't help the viewer to make decisions based upon accurate 'facts', and fair reviews.]
Pros it says good camera.
Cons none so far.
Summary yes i agree. why cnet dont have any review about this product? i'm planning to buy my first dlsr camera. and i want the best and excellent product so i dont waste money.
Pros I dropped it hard 3 times from my night stand to the tiled floor because the strap always gets closed in the drawer. It still works and on top of that no dents or scuff marks. Takes great pictures. I'm not a pro and I've never had another DSLR. I did take
Cons One thing that I don't like about the camera, and again I want to say I've never had a DSLR before to compare this one to, is the focus. It's 2 slow sometimes, especially when its a low light situation and when you press the shutter button down all the wa
Summary I am satisfied with this camera over all. As for the cons, I want to just repeat that I haven't used another DSLR to compare it to so don't feel that what I said only relates to this particular DSLR.Just want to say that the camera actually does have a setting that buy passes the autofocus right away when you sqeeze the shutter button all the way down. By default haowever it is set to focus priority. So forget some of what I said in the cons.
Updated on Oct 15, 2011
Pros image quality, ergonomics, build quality, user-friendliness
Cons none yet, after 4 months of use
Summary I can't understand why CNET has not reviewed this camera. It's already been out for 3/4 of a year. Arguably as good or better than the Nikon D7000, this camera makes DSLR photography a pleasure rather than a burden with it's portability, well laid-out buttons and dials, and fantastic image quality.
Pair these factors with the well-regarded Pentax pancake prime lenses and you have a definite winner in a size+quality category unique to Pentax. Neither Canon nor Nikon offer what this camera does and frankly, more consumers should be given a fair chance to consider all options when buying a DSLR, not just the big money-makers.
I am really disappointed that an influential site such as CNET has not taken the time to review one of the better cameras on the market today. Surely CNET is in favor of consumer choice, over oligopolies!