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05-16-2012, 02:18 PM   #541
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AS this is not a rumor anymore , we should all move to the new tread, otherwise we have duplicate of everything, the original OP should ask to close it
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/186300-pentax-k30-pict...lr-camera.html

05-16-2012, 03:45 PM   #542
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Amazon, say "this item will be release the 25 june 2012"

The K-5 was supposed to be my next body to replace my dear K-x that is not tough enough for me (he doesn't like forest, rain, chalk, mountain and snow ...). Now i think this K30 can be my next DSLR
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QuoteOriginally posted by Warpig Quote
Amazon.co.uk: pentax k30

the links are not working though.
No news from Pentax, but on sale ???
For me itīs like Megan Fox reads in yellow press, that she ist pregnant.
05-16-2012, 07:33 PM   #544
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this rocks

05-16-2012, 08:28 PM   #545
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good leak, I'd say. It's about time Pentax made something for the local P community to talk about. Now where's the official launch for the DA 50 1.8? I thought it should be around in stores by now.
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This looks like a really nice camera, but it seems to me to be about 30% more expensive than a D5100 with 18-55mm VR kit lens. Does that seem about right, and if so is this camera good value? I paid not very much more than this for a K-5 very recently.
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Pretty design from the pics, me like.WR at K-r prices? That I really like. This would look nice with my K-x. Might be a nice alternative to the K-5 for me. Need red or green metallic though....
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WR at K-r prices? That I really like.
How do you figure K-r prices? Seems to be about 60% more expensive than a K-r based on what I paid for a K-r from a bricks and mortar authorised Pentax dealer a few weeks ago and a calculation of the exchange rate to AUD from €799.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Eberbachl Quote
How do you figure K-r prices? Seems to be about 60% more expensive than a K-r based on what I paid for a K-r from a bricks and mortar authorised Pentax dealer a few weeks ago and a calculation of the exchange rate to AUD from €799.
Original K-r prices. K-r was about that when it came out, $800-900. It's dropped a lot since. K-r's are running more like K-x's now. I'll be saving up for a while for one of these, but I wouldn't mind one. It's nicer to look at than the K-r, is upgraded just enough to appeal as a work camera, plus it's got some WR. That I could use. Might price me right out of the necessity of a K-5 or K-3 at some point since I don't need FF or to shoot sports and all. $800 for a body would take me a year to save up for, but that's not near as far out of my range as a K-3 or K-5.
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799€ is around $1016 USD or $1024 AUD at the moment, which seems pretty expensive for a camera of this class.

I look forward to see what actual Australian pricing will be. I think Pentax will really need to sharpen their pencils to compete with Nikon and Canon. WR I like, and dual E-Dials I like, but that alone won't win much market share unless the price is competitive. A Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm VR lens is about $749 AUD at the moment.

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
D-LX. I fixed it for you.
Or may be K-₰‼ﭾ٪Φ^(Log 6.94)
You know, it's Pentax after all.
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This might launch at around $900 or a bit higher at launch then drop to 800 prolly a month or so later. I doubt that it will sink to $600 for a long time, with a WR kit... even K20Ds today don't fall far from $500 considering it's been a long time since it was discontinued
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Weather sealed entry level model? Looks like a spiritual successor to K200D, to me. Yippee!
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QuoteOriginally posted by aurele Quote
Amazon, say "this item will be release the 25 june 2012"

The K-5 was supposed to be my next body to replace my dear K-x that is not tough enough for me (he doesn't like forest, rain, chalk, mountain and snow ...). Now i think this K30 can be my next DSLR
The announcement will be 1 month before the release. Not later, May, 25.
The camera was at the Russian Photo Show on April, by the way.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
The announcement will be 1 month before the release. Not later, May, 25. The camera was at the Russian Photo Show on April, by the way.
ogl's "rumor" proves true once more. So there is a camera to be announced before Photokina. Thank you thank you!
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