"Nearly everything I am looking for"3.5 starson by daedbird
Pros: Overall speed, awesome multi-shot mode
Cons: poor dim lighting mode, needs expensive flash for high speed shooting
Summary: I have had mine since December, and I have to say I like it a lot, and it does nearly everything I want. Nearly everything. I am a Pentax guy, and after using a Nikon D100 at work, wantd to try out the Pentax. The camera has nearly everything that last-generation pro digital has, with a much better image quality.
My only grumble is with low light situations. In low lighting, the focusing sensor has a real problem, especially when handling a non-flash, extended exposure shot. You are better off snapping a photo with a flash, then turning it and the focusing function off.
But my biggest problem is with the flash speed. Unless you are using a 540 flash, the hotshoe will not fire with a shutter speed higher than 1/180, and the internal flash will not allow the camera to go any higher. This really limits fast nighttime action photography. Not having the cash to buy the 540 right away, I am unsure how well the flash unit syncs to the camera, I just hope it would be close to the syncing of the D200/SB 800, which then would make it a steal at $600 less.