I picked up the New Kid a day early, rescued from the delivery warehouse before it sat too long.
The Kid looks like new but it was a demo baby for all of 280 clicks.
The Pentax caught it napping while the battery received a boost.
I'll give the camera some tests later for speed accuracy handling and such. First off it sure is light and compact - no surprise yet always surprising! It's a very nice fit for hands my size. Looks sharp, and the 45-175 silver is reasonably close to the G7 shade, a warmer shade of silver. This camera has many programmable buttons and two control wheels, so just setting it up for use could take a day or so. At some point I'll even explore the images I guess.. 'twas nice of Samys to leave the 4GB memory card inside!