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11-04-2012, 10:34 AM   #1
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K-5 II and K-5 IIs Pricing

I am a happy K-5 user and might change to the newer version, but I am confused. The K-5 IIs costs more than the K-5 II and the only difference is it has less hardware, a filter. This is a case of where you can pay more for less. If there is a risk for moiré, than one should pay less. If the K-5 IIs has no risk, why produce the K-5 II with a lower price? I know there is no logical answer but a little conversation might be interesting.

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The k-5IIs has higher resolution pictures.
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Number of units produced is lower.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DonDouglas Quote
Number of units produced is lower.
Pentax has been surprised by the demand for the K-5 IIs, I'm wondering if in the end that will be the case.

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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Pentax has been surprised by the demand for the K-5 IIs, I'm wondering if in the end that will be the case.
As launch, it's clear that more IIs's than II's will sell, because the IIs is a more compelling upgrade for current K-5 users than the II. Considering that the K-5 is $400 cheaper than the II right now, I don't think II sales will pick up until all K-5's are sold out.

BTW, regarding pricing, I'm sure that there will be some great deals come black friday...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
As launch, it's clear that more IIs's than II's will sell, because the IIs is a more compelling upgrade for current K-5 users than the II. Considering that the K-5 is $400 cheaper than the II right now, I don't think II sales will pick up until all K-5's are sold out.

BTW, regarding pricing, I'm sure that there will be some great deals come black friday...
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