Although I do not shoot with a Pentax, I've been wanting to get my hands on one for a while. I was shooting at a form of "Pinewood Derby" event that my kids were involved in and was having trouble with the lighting. We were in a gymnasium and, although it was nice and bright in there, there wasn't enough ambient light to shoot using very quick shutter speeds. I tried using the flash and ended up with bright people and dark backgrounds (ugh!). I was next to a guy who was using a Pentax and he was raising his ISO to unbelievable levels. I left feeling pretty jealous. He was also able to shoot video and I wasn't. Yeouch.
By the way, Pentax dSLRs come in some really cool colors. Gotta love that creativity. It's fun!
|K-5 II||2012||$1,199||Semi-Professional||APS-C||1.5||16.3||100-12800||1080 Full HD||740|
|K-5 IIs||2012||$1,199||Semi-Professional||APS-C||1.5||16.3||100-12800||1080 Full HD||740|
|K-30||2012||$899||Mid-Range||APS-C||1.5||16.3||100-12800||1080 Full HD||649|
Note: I have included a limited number of specifications here to boil each camera down to it's essence. It's a great place to start, but there is much more information available. Visit each camera's Web page and look at the detailed specs to compare. I explain a number of specifications in more detail on a separate Digital SLR Specs page.