Originally posted by Ash But does this mean you can afford a $2400 camera that is assured to have zippy AF?

What if the K-5 is decently fast enough for you? Is it worth it then?

The K-5 has significantly improved AF performance from previous models, and is the model much anticipated for all the important advances so many Pentax users have been asking for. If you're uncertain, but still contemplative, why not go out and test drive it at your local store?

Well I had $500. So I got a Canon 40D. Older technology, no video, no AF micro-adjustment, but it sure is zippy compared to my K20D. Is the K-5 faster? maybe, I'm not sure. But it's almost 3X the cost, so for me it's irrelevant.

I did try the K-x, and the 40D blows it away (with a ring-ultrasonic lens.. of which I have exactly one).

If I had more $ to throw out, I'd get a bunch of Limiteds, which is the area where I am convinced Pentax cannot be dislodged.