An Interview with Ned Bunnell, President of Pentax USA, article.
A very good article for anybody with interesting in Pentax. I used Pentax SLR (ME-Super) in the seventies, again in the nineties, and now again. They have a certain je ne sais quoi. Part of it is compact prime lenses, which are rare as hens' teeth these days.
Here's a photo from the interview, it was taken as one of the very first photos by a mom* with her new Pentax K-r and the 55-300mm zoom:
It demonstrates that while compacts are lovely, bigger cameras are bigger for a reason. (And the Pentaxes are amongst the most compact DSLRs, amongst competitors of similar capabilities.)
*Who Mike Johnston had recommended a Pentax K-r with the two zooms. He himself recently got a K-5 like me, which is great.