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02-18-2008, 06:38 AM   #1
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When is the actual release date of the K20D?

In Pentax's Japanese homepage, it states "Early March":-

PENTAX News Release 2008 : ??????????????????????????PENTAX K20D?

In the Amazon webpage, it says "May Fifth":-

Amazon.com: Pentax K20D 14.6MP Digital SLR Camera with Shake Reduction (Body Only): Camera & Photo

When will it be released at your place? Do you know about it? E.g., European countries.

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Sometime around 15th of March in Norway.
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Sometime around 15th of March in Norway.
I just wonder why the Amazon could only deliver the goods as early as May 5 in US which is called the release date too in their website.
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I don't know why Amazon put that date, but i talked to the Pentax rep today, and he told me early March.

Amazon have been known to set some release dates that look like they are just guessing. Remember when they put the release date of the 16-50mm way early last year? (i think they said around May that time around as well)

The Pentax rep also said that the K20D is being released earlier than they first anticipated.
Amazon might just have forgotten to update the product info on the K20D.

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In Canada, my dealer got confirmation from the Pentax representative for an early March delivery.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RiceHigh Quote
In Pentax's Japanese homepage, it states "Early March":-

PENTAX News Release 2008 : ??????????????????????????PENTAX K20D?

In the Amazon webpage, it says "May Fifth":-

Amazon.com: Pentax K20D 14.6MP Digital SLR Camera with Shake Reduction (Body Only): Camera & Photo

When will it be released at your place? Do you know about it? E.g., European countries.
Rice,

It will be released where you are one day before you can write a bad review on it.
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Rice,

It will be released where you are one day before you can write a bad review on it.
Well, I think I'll be unable to measurbate a camera fully and thus complete a review within one day! :->

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You could if you really worked at it, I know you can!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Shashinki Quote
I don't know why Amazon put that date, but i talked to the Pentax rep today, and he told me early March.

Amazon have been known to set some release dates that look like they are just guessing. Remember when they put the release date of the 16-50mm way early last year? (i think they said around May that time around as well)

The Pentax rep also said that the K20D is being released earlier than they first anticipated.
Amazon might just have forgotten to update the product info on the K20D.
Perhaps at the 'release date' pentax gives every dealer 1 or 2. the later date may be when
they can get a boat load of them to ship in volume.

My impression is that Amazon tries to be truthful with its cusomers over when they can actually expect delivery. Frankly I'm doubtful that if in early march you will be able
to waltz down to your dealer, and dig through the pallet of them that your dealer has to find the one with the serial number that matches your favorite powerball number.
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Pentax is not a very big brand in Norway... The first couple of days, the K20D will be free for all to waltz into a store (if its one of the very few that sell Pentax at all) and buy it.

Later on, who knows?
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K20D is here now

Calumet says they have it ready to ship today
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/21189-calumet-has-k20d...-shipping.html
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If you're a VIP, you'd be getting one in the 1st week of March ;-)
Us mere mortals won't get it for a few weeks after that probably...
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Ordered mine, should arrive on Friday!

QuoteOriginally posted by regken Quote
After seeing a post in the other forum about this I called Calumet immediately. Yes, they have the K20D in stock, and they are shipping it now (their website says 1-2 weeks)!

Needless to say, I ordered mine at once. It will ship today and it should arrive here on Friday. it sure beats waiting for Amazon; their website still shows a ship date of May 5.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jamesk8752 Quote
Needless to say, I ordered mine at once. It will ship today and it should arrive here on Friday. it sure beats waiting for Amazon; their website still shows a ship date of May 5.
Jim, glad to see you again here and welcome! You're really the King of Pentax collectors! I believe you have almost every Pentax stuff since the 70s! If I were Pentax, I'd surely give you "the best supporter" award to you! :-)
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