K5 - User Reviews?
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15-06-11, 07:29 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kingston, Ontario
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All I can say is that after nearly six months use I am absolutely delighted with the K5 and would not swap it for anything. It is a joy to use and the images it produces are superb. I find the menu system totally intuitive and all camera settings easy to access and change on-the-fly. Really, there is nothing I can fault and at the new lower price recently announced by UK dealers it is unbeatable.
Well, that's good enough for me then! Yes, as Pentax users we are always seeing fairly derisory reviews of Pentax kit..... but this time around I've yet to see anything bad about the K5. The last one I read, which I mentioned above, appeared in Digital Camera World magazine and - for some weird reason - it was in a group review alongside the
"If money's no object, incredible camera" (4,900 pounds),
Canon 1Ds MkIII
"Hardcore pro camera but showing its age" (5,300),
, "Superb image quality", (1,000)
"great for landscapes and just about everything else", (1,150)
"isn't a bad performer but you can get much better for the money" (1,500).
"A superb camera that really takes the fight to the big boys", (975).
They do, however, suggest that the K5 overexposes occasionally (easily fixed by keeping EV compensation at plus 0.3).
So, this time next year, I think - but I might have to think again if Pentax brings out a full-frame camera in that time.
All the best!
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