ogl: All announcements look like mockery - 90% of Pentaxian don't need such products.Rebadged Tamron 18-270 - with bad SDM and weak optically.High expensive 645 DFA90 for MF users and marginal DA560 for USD7000.Pentax Q with the same tiny sensor and new dark zoom + adapter.K-5II is old camera with old processor and sensor with minor tweaks.
You don't know whether to laugh or cry...
I do not know about other pentaxians, but I'm definitely happy with the new announcement. The K-5 was already a near perfect camera to me (great handling, solid & weather sealed body, optimal picture size, super low noise & high DR). The improved AF system means great companion to my limited lenses and hassle free shotting for me. Well done Pentax! :-)
Wow! Looks like Pentax is a winner again in terms of giving real value for money. This new little weather sealed gem gives a new meaning to so called middle class camera class. It gives 95 percent of my semi-pro K5's features in smaller/lighter package with even better AF performance. Well, I am seriously tempted to pick up one for my hiking trips... Absolutely well done Pentax :)