Once again, the Pentax K100D shows that Pentax, as a brand, is severely underestimated. However, with the K100D, they really appeal to the photographer that values high quality at an affordable price, rather than a better known brand.
With the Pentax K100D, the photographer gets features that are absent in the pricier competition. The camera is still compact, with a plethora of useful function, spot metering, ISO 3200, has a viewfinder that is chock-full of useful information and makes manual focus possible, it can use various legacy lenses with adapters, the rear display is large and sharp, and last but not least, the camera handles really well.
These are all features that the competition didn’t have until very recently. The Pentax K100D has all of this, but, oddly enough, few want to see it.