Though the camera is both dust and water resistant, some users have complained about unreliable colors that don't quite match what is true to life.
The camera offers a wide range of features and the ability to use any Pentax lens is a definite plus that this model can boast. However, the basic package that comes with the camera is fairly limited as far as accessories. Additional accessories must be purchased separately.
Although well balanced and with a shake reduction feature, the camera is a bit weighty at almost three pounds (2.87 with lens).
A definite positive is that images can be saved both in JPEG and RAW format both Pentax's (PEF) and Adobe's (DNG).
The camera features a Dynamic Range Enlargement feature, which is often seen in higher end Sony and Nikon models.
This particular camera claims a speed burst of up to 2.8 frames per second (fps). However, its performance is a bit disappointing and slower than one would expect out of models claiming slower speeds. Images in motion are fairly clear in some instances, but a bit blurry in others.