Sad Joe: No, I think this is a bad move - people often buy into a brand via their 1st camera - typically this is a compact camera. No entry point = less future DSLR sales. Pentax have done some excellent cameras in the past such as the Spotmatic, ES, ME Super, MX, LX as well as some interesting compacts such as the Auto 110. I simply feel (sadly) that Pentax need an injection of fresh thinking and some decent marketing - their latest fresh items aren't too hot and their marketing ?? Do they do marketing? Please Pentax contact me I'd be happy to help you out with a few suggestions!
PS - why no FF Pentax ? Simply buy the tech in (like Nikon have from Sony) there are millions of potential sales from the ranks of Pentax, Ricoh, Chinon etc etc users out there.
That was the K-5 review. ^ Sorry.
(Why do I fear I am responding to an unreasonable Nikon fanboy? Any way ...) What do you mean they don't offer a decent cropped sensor DSLR? Even DPReview stated in their review of the K-r that it was "one of the best APS-C DSLRs currently on the market". Whatever. (Troll.)
Beautiful shot. Too bad the bottom left corner got a bit encroached and can't be cropped.
Lacks contrast. But nice composition.