Well, it came this afternoon, less the 'Flu card', which SRS are sending separately. The Gun Metal colour is nicely understated, which is to the good and the 'leather' strap is all black including the PENTAX logo and the reference to the award, so that will also not attract attention. The paper manual is disappointing though, as it is smaller than that for the K-5 and I need a magnifying glass to read it! The images of the screens are so small that the symbols for the functions are indistinct on the black background. Not what I was expecting really and a bit 'penny pinching'. Still, it is portable. Regarding performance, cannot comment yet, spent the afternoon charging batteries. The menus and screen options are overloaded with options and information. Give me a month to read it and another few weeks to sort out what is what. Someone said it was a learning curve! Wow, they were right there. The switches work better than the K-5, being more positive with a click rather than a slide and hope feel. The larger viewfinder is nice, but if you wear glasses as I do, it is not so easy to see the full edges and the information line at the bottom. The bigger grip is more comfortable and this is good because the camera is a bit heavier than the K-5. Just need to do some test shots with all of my lenses to see which are up to the new resolution and which are not. Eventually, it would be nice to get a couple of limited primes, but that will need further funding, which is not available yet. I'm certainly looking forward to seeing what it can do, but I feel it may be less of a grab shot device and more a case of a tripod and a considered settings regime to get the best from it. Time will tell. When I bought the K-5, I kept the K-7 but never used it again, so I traded it for an Ipad retina. Now need to consider what to do with the K-5 and grip. I shall most likely sell it to cut the cost of the K-3, or provide a better lens maybe.