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08-24-2011, 01:47 PM   #1
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K7 Discontinued.

Is a new upper-end model coming out?

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The K-5 is the K-7's succesor. As for 'upper-end', if you mean a full-frame body then you may not see one come next release. But let's wait and see some time early 2012...
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QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
K7 Discontinued. Is a new upper-end model coming out?
You better start reading the Pentax forum main page . K-7 was discontinued at the end of 2010!!!
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Right, it was officially discontinued a while back, but now it seems the old stock has run out. It would be nice if Pentax could support more than just 2 models at a time, as it would attract a broader range of customers.


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What else (besides a FF) could anyone want, a fabulous cheap SLR or an out of this world sensational SLR. That equals 2
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobmaxja Quote
You better start reading the Pentax forum main page . K-7 was discontinued at the end of 2010!!!
I always have trouble understanding what "Discontinued" means, in the context of the fact that I can go to the PENTAXUSA web site---a somewhat official one I think, and find the K-7 listed for sale and as being "in stock" and promising 1 day shipping. It is position wise, the last item on their list of SLR's after the K-x's which don't seem to be in stock which is a message--- but it's still there.

Likewise merchant's such as Amazon so it in stock. so what does "discontinued mean?
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Discontinued for me means they stopped manufacturing them, but still provides warranty support/repairs etc. It doesn't mean they stop selling also as they may have plenty of unsold stock.
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What else (besides a FF) could anyone want, a fabulous cheap SLR or an out of this world sensational SLR. That equals 2
Just a simple wish... PROBLEM FREE K5

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I'm still seeing brick-and-mortar camera stores here selling K20D's and K2000's new off the shelf.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kari Quote
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And that would be . . . where?
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. . . where?
The profile says South Africa so I am going to go out on a limb and guess that it is probably, South Africa.

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There are still stocks of new K-m's (K2000's) in store in Australia. I feel sorry for anyone buying them as they are priced above K-x's.
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K-7 discontinued

QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
Is a new upper-end model coming out?
May be.

But the fact there is no "Pentax K-7 Forum" on this PENTAXforums.com is apparently indicative of the fact that K-7 was discontinued.
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May be a K7x with the new A77 24 Mpx APS-c sensor in 2012..

Enjoy photography!
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May be a K7x with the new A77 24 Mpx APS-c sensor in 2012..

Enjoy photography!
I hope not.
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