My first introduction into digital SLR cameras was with the Pentax K10D. It is an amazing camera that in its time outperformed all other brands, for the price. When it came time to replace it I knew the Pentax K-5 II would be in the running. I will admit my heart was set on the Sony NEX-7 , in part due to Trey Ratcliff’s switch from the Nikon D800 and all the rave reviews for the Sony NEX-7.
Since I travel so much with my camera, the idea of having a camera system half the size and weight of my current gear was very appealing. There is always a but, isn’t there? The Sony NEX-7 is not weather-sealed and it rains all the time in Portland! I simply couldn’t imagine having to be so protective of my gear, so the Pentax won out again. On my new camera’s inaugural trip to New York it poured, but I kept right on shooting!
For more detail, read my Pentax K5 II review.