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08-27-2009, 11:30 AM   #1
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K-7 cracks the top 10 in sales

Never thought I would see a Pentax camera on the imaging-resouce.com Top Selling Digital Cameras list but there is the K-7 at #10. The D90 is #9. Now I want to know how the list is compiled since I will be double impressed if its based on real unit sales worldwide and not something far less real.

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Hmm, I wonder too. I checked the amazon.com dslr ranking, and the K-7 body only is at #19 (not too bad). amazon.fr is better, the double zoom kit is #10 :-)

(There's something about the French and Pentax - I'm not french, but I drive a french car - coincidence? )
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
Hmm, I wonder too. I checked the amazon.com dslr ranking, and the K-7 body only is at #19 (not too bad). amazon.fr is better, the double zoom kit is #10 :-)

(There's something about the French and Pentax - I'm not french, but I drive a french car - coincidence? )
If the K-7 gets a good enough review from DPReview, it should get a spike in sales. Then after a bit it will steadily drop down, until it gets discounted to the under $1k mark. Then it should become a solid seller until its successor appears, as with the K20D.
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In Japan, the K7 is numer 1!

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i think the k7 should drop in price asap because of new models from sony and cannon maybe that their msrp is below 1k. they should do it now before the others come to market, getting most of people not waiting to spend over that 1k price.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobrapp Quote
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Well Pentax is much more reputable in Japan with a 16-18% compared to the 5% everywhere else.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobrapp Quote
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I can't read Japanese, but I get the impression that the reported ranking is for MAP Camera only? (It's still good news, since that's a large chain, AFAIK)
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Good to hear

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The K-7 is number 9 on one of the biggest Swedish retailers as well. I don't think I've ever seen a Pentax on their list before...

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QuoteOriginally posted by ktwse Quote
The K-7 is number 9 on one of the biggest Swedish retailers as well. I don't think I've ever seen a Pentax on their list before...

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Which is surprising since the don't have any in stock for the moment Very interesting to see the top ten list when they have more to sell.
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the good thing to take from this, is that despite not being FF, they have hit the nail on the head concerning body design and possibly features (gimmicky or not). now they just need to capitalize on this and continue moving in this direction. the sad thing is, that they could have had this a long time ago had they put more effort into the K20D.
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QuoteOriginally posted by séamuis Quote
the good thing to take from this, is that despite not being FF, they have hit the nail on the head concerning body design and possibly features (gimmicky or not). now they just need to capitalize on this and continue moving in this direction. the sad thing is, that they could have had this a long time ago had they put more effort into the K20D.
Better late than never! However, my sense is that the K10/20D, while very good cameras that offered great value for the money, were not sufficiently distinctive to allow Penax the opportunity to gain any significant ground in their share of the market. The K-7 is a home run and Pentax need to get all the mileage they can from this to gain market share, and from what I am seeing, that is what they are trying to do.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
I can't read Japanese, but I get the impression that the reported ranking is for MAP Camera only? (It's still good news, since that's a large chain, AFAIK)
MAP Camera for the month of July.

Although, the K-7 was sold out in a lot of places, so overall sales in other shops were probably high.
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Well Pentax is much more reputable in Japan with a 16-18% compared to the 5% everywhere else.
It's a gross overestimation they were more like 4-5% last year and about 10% in the glory days of k10D

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Officially Pentax had 14 % of market share in France; I expect it is higher in Japan ?
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