To the challenge host: I was disqualified - but i did vote!!Very unfair!!
marike6: From the K-3 preview: "Build quality remains top-notch, with an all-metal body that is a sharp contrast to the plasticky bodies on the Canon 70D and Nikon D7100".
From the D7100 review: "The D7100 features a solidly-built magnesium alloy body that offers moisture and dust resistance."
We get that the K3 like the K5 is solid. But not sure why some reviewers feel compelled to spin tales about one body to promote another. Having a brief play with the D7100 at B&H, my impression was more inline with the second reviewer's assessment. "Plasticky" implies a low-end, T4i or D3200 type of body which is not at all what the D7100 is.
But I've always like the K5 (and the K30, one of the best deals in photography right now) and this new release looks great.
The K5 feel a lot better built than the d7000/7100. Its just correct. I have a K5 and tried a D7100 for a week - no comparison.The K5 feels much better, but also a lot heavier.Why is that such a big issue? Its just not a matter of taste - you can just feel it.The other way round is the video option on the K5 - its a lot worse than what the Nikon offers.