Are you not ashamed of your personal insults and rudeness. I do not think that your comments have a place in this forum at all. The points I have raised are an expression of my genuine concern that the reporting of some of the features on this camera were confusing. I do not make any remarks about the competence of Richard's report, just that he may have expressed an opinion that is worthy of being challenged. A simple example is the exposure being set up so as not to blow away the highlights. This is a good thing IMHO, not a failing. I would not like to see Pentax change this. On the K10D images are slightly dark but using the Adobe raw converter in CS3 it is easily recoverable with no detriment to the highlights. In a camera of this quality, it is expected that post processing will be required. Richard says it is a photographers camera and as such I would not expect the majority of users to print directly from it or to work mostly in jpeg. I am also still somewhat confused by his comment about the shutter button. The purpose of these forums is to have frank and open discussions about the subjects reported on in AP. We approach these things with a genuine concern for the standard of reporting, which is very high in AP. I have re-read the test and do not consider my comments on it to be in any way in line with your interpretation. Please withdraw your insulting remarks.