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02-23-2009, 05:52 PM   #1
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Pentax USA cuts K20D price by $200 + gives 3 year warranty

Pentax USA have reduced the price of the Pentax K20D by $200. Effective immediately, the K20D is now available at these prices:

K20D body only - $799.95
K20D with DA 18-55mm II lens kit: $879.95
K20D with DA 16-45mm lens kit: $1199.95

Pentax are also extending the free Three Year Warranty on all K20Ds purchased by March 31st 2009.

$200 Off Pentax K20D - PhotographyBLOG

02-23-2009, 06:07 PM   #2
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Hopefully they are trying to kill stock while preparing for a new body!
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Ok am I just being pessimistic when I say that's what's it's BEEN selling for since Christmas, when it was cheaper? I mean, I'm not saying it's not a reasonable price for the camera, it just seems like they "lowered the price from 25 cents to "THREE FOR A DOLLAR!"
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This is MSRP...they cannot control what resellers sell them for. That's why they were cheaper a month ago.

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Does this mean that resellers are getting a cheaper wholesale stock price though? (i'm hoping.....)
02-23-2009, 08:18 PM   #6
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Looks like we've got our new camera coming!
02-23-2009, 08:23 PM   #7
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Check Amazon.com's price on K20D

Check Amazon for their price on the K20D... available, and substantially below MSRP- and an attractive financing offer if that is a factor. B&H appears to be out of stock on the Body only, and Adorama hasn't reacted to the MSRP price cut as of an hour ago.
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I hope there is NOT a K30D / K3D released, or if there is it does NOT have dramatically faster & more accurate focus (and maybe framerate too)... because I know I'll have to pay top dollar for that whereas I could instead by the K20D+3yr warranty at a kick-arse price. With fingers crossed Pentax disappoints us all this upcoming show...


( edit: I don't find the 3-yr warranty mentioned on the buy it now page )

02-23-2009, 09:48 PM   #9
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The current Pentax line-up looks like:
K20d body: 800$
K200d body: 600$
K2000d kit: 600$

Three DSLRs within 200$...

If there is a K200d replacement at PMA, where would it be placed?

Would an 800$ kit price be viable?
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QuoteOriginally posted by cyg Quote
The current Pentax line-up looks like:
K20d body: 800$
K200d body: 600$
K2000d kit: 600$

Three DSLRs within 200$...

If there is a K200d replacement at PMA, where would it be placed?

Would an 800$ kit price be viable?
Good question. It's starting to look like Pentax will anounce both the K20D and the K200D replacement at PMA.

Myabe we'll see:

K2000D body only
K300D (a K20D with the front e-dial removed, and a penta mirror) @ $800.00
K30D (same sensor as K20D but new autofocus, and new frames/sec) @ $1300.00

But then that just looks too obvious. Maybe Pentax will add a twist with their special marketing magic.
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Olympus just gave us a new DSLR: Translated version of http://olympus-imaging.jp/product/dslr/e620/index.html

It has lighted buttons!

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Or maybe there will be a K300d but no K30d :-O
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QuoteOriginally posted by nostatic Quote
Or maybe there will be a K300d but no K30d :-O

You could be right. Pentax "logic" suprises me. A K300D that is MORE expensive the the K20D maybe? That could be very Pentax.

Or, they release the K2D (APS-H, 5 FPS, & laser guided heat seaking autofocus) and the K20D fills the void left by the K200D departure.

Common Pentax! we need a rumor! how about a pre-PMA "leak"?
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QuoteOriginally posted by jct us101 Quote
Olympus just gave us a new DSLR: Translated version of http://olympus-imaging.jp/product/dslr/e620/index.html

It has lighted buttons!
After reading what DPreivew had to say that thing looks like it is a serious contender for the entry lvl market. Holy cow it's got lots of bells and whistles! Wonder how the IQ will be. I wonder what the E-4 will look like...geez...

Its got the weather sealing and in-body stabilization, two of Pentax's main marketing points. Hope Pentax has a good answer to that or they might just get squeezed out.

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I don't think the E-620 has weather-sealing, can't find it on the preview
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