Hello .. first of all, I'd like to point out that I am a hobbyist, I practice photography for my own pleasure, right now am only using my phone and my point and shoot camera "it's been a while", and i would like to get more serious "not like a pro or something ... i just want to get better results" ... I've done a lot of research, and narrowed down my choices to 3 cameras, which are: 1- PENTAX K-5II I've considered the K-5, but i read a lot of complains about the "mirror flop" problem, and that scared me a little bit. 2- nikon D5200 I really like this camera, but it lacks weather sealing "that what makes the K-5II very tempting in that price range". 3- nikon D3200 I thought of getting this one "as the cheaper version of the D5200" with a couple of lenses, or even a bundle "bunchof them are available in amazon. Ok ..... I like to shoot outdoors mostly, like landscapes, birds, and camping trips , and because of that "I think", a durable camera would be preferable "also, considering the fact that I live in Libya (north Africa) where the weather is a little dusty and HOT" , I also like to shoot some video occasionally. aaaaand i can't spend more than a 1000$, sooo what do you think ??