Source: 2011 Pop Awards: The Best Photo Gear of the Year | Popular Photography
What a body! Heavily sealed against dust and moisture, the K-5 was literally blizzard-tested by our staffers and it passed splendidly. Its magnesium-alloy shell is covered in very grippable rubber and is nicely contoured for human hands. The 16.3MP K-5 is also Pentaxs first K-series DSLR to achieve an Excellent overall image quality rating, maintaining Excellent resolution up through ISO 12,800.