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08-12-2011, 10:45 AM   #16
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Good analysis, thanks!

QuoteOriginally posted by bymy141 Quote
I don't know about the US situation, but the European prices tend not to drop very fast before a new model is introduced.
Not too much even after the introduction of a successor model.

If we look at the prices of the K-7 and the K-5 over time in the Netherlands.

The K-7:

Have a look at the K-7 price development after the start of the price development of the K-5.

The K-5:

The K-5 was introduced October and became generally available around december 2010.
You see that the K-7 price dropped until Januari, but that more or less stopped then.
It even became more expensive after that.

If we have a look at the K20D price development:

We see that the K20D price did more or less the same after the K-7 was introduced (August 2009).

If history is an indication for the future, I expect the K-5 price to be at its lowest point around 3 months after its successor is introduced.
What means that you better wait.

- Bert

NB Price references are taken from: and based on Internet prices.

08-12-2011, 11:15 AM   #17

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
It's probably never going to fall below $1195 or so retail. already has it listed for $1200 (thru Prodigital2000) and BestPricePhoto has it for $1179.

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