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01-27-2010, 05:01 AM   #1
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K-7 sales climbing in Japan

At least according to the weekly stats at BCNranking:

For the stats from last week, I find 8 Pentax models among the top 40 DSLR models:

rank (last week rank) model:

12 (13) K-x white DZK
13 (15) K-7 kit
14 (28) K-7 body
16 (17) K-x black DZK
17 (26) K-x white kit
21 (18) K-x black kit
35 (38) K-x red DZK
39 (49) K-x red kit

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Given all the obsession (including mine) over FF cameras, it's pretty funny to see D700 at #53.
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Given all the obsession (including mine) over FF cameras, it's pretty funny to see D700 at #53.
I almost commented on that but didn't want to make this an FF thread

Also interesting: The first 5DmkII occurence is at #26. Also, the K-7 sells better than the D300s and similar to the 7D (a bit difficult to compare with the 7D since it has more kit variants).
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Doesnt suprise me at all the first FF comes in at 26 and the rest follow. I have (along with some others) that a FF is a niche market camera, costing much higher than a typical DSLR, not entry level, etc...no wonder Pentax is dropping everything to release one any time soon. Return versus investment.

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no wonder Pentax is dropping everything to release one any time soon
Hmm. Irony? Too few negations?
01-27-2010, 07:17 AM   #6
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I did hear that the price of K-7 in Japan is finally dropping a bit.
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Dat good news. Any good news for pentax is good news for us
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I did hear that the price of K-7 in Japan is finally dropping a bit.
That's interesting, I was wondering if that might have been part of the explanation here.

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D700 is a July 10th 2008 dslr

D700 is a July 10th 2008 dslr.

Exactly how many Pentax dslr models from July 2008 are available new today?

I'll guess zero.


Nikon D700 Review: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review


I figure if you want or anyone else wanted a brand new D700 in Japan or anywhere else on the planet you or they already bought it. I bought one and I'm quite happy with it. Had just over a year now. My very first Nikon camera purchase, ever. I'd get a second D700 if the price would drop below what I paid 54 weeks ago. D700 still sits at $80 more than mine cost me on Jan 14th 2009 at B&H.



QuoteOriginally posted by asdf Quote
Given all the obsession (including mine) over FF cameras, it's pretty funny to see D700 at #53.
01-27-2010, 08:11 AM   #10
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Maybe they overproduced D700.
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Thats possible

Thats possible. My friend who works at camera store has had the D700 available for him to buy up to two at $1999 each for some 4 months now. This has been my observation that Nikon will offer up the last D700 at same price at stores like B&H for same $1999 when its about to be discontinued.

So I wait so I can get same price with my own original owner warranty. My Wife loves my D700 and its annoying to change the diopter back and forth so for $1999 new I'll buy a second D700. I haven't bought a single new piece of gear from canon or nikon or pentax for about 10 months now as I patiently wait for best bang for my remaining deflated buck.


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Maybe they overproduced D700.
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D700 is a July 10th 2008 dslr.
But the point is that there aren't any other FF cameras high on the ranking either. It's dominated by APS-C SLRs and EVILs.
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Indeed no full frame but here's

Indeed no full frame up high but here's the Top 10 in Japan for week ending 1-26and where's Pentax ?


Weekly japanese DSLR sales ranking.


QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
But the point is that there aren't any other FF cameras high on the ranking either. It's dominated by APS-C SLRs and EVILs.

And here's Top 20 sales in Japan for all of 2009:

http://43rumors.com/japanese-dsrl-sales-ranking-of-the-whole-year-2009/


Check out #13 & where is Pentax flagship K-7 in top 20 sales in Japan?
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While I agree that a FF or MF Pentax digital would not be in the top of the list for sales, I believe that not having one is impacting the sales of their lower lines. Whether it's right or wrong, people will buy into a line of cameras that have the capability of producing professional product. For whatever reason, the market views this as being FF. Sales of the Kx and K7 are being damaged by the lack of a serious Pentax contender.
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Indeed no full frame up high but here's the Top 10 in Japan for week ending 1-26and where's Pentax ?


Weekly japanese DSLR sales ranking.
Your link is just copy and paste from the BCN ranking page I linked to in my first post! That the K-x isn't in the top 10 is partly due to all the flavors it comes in. Again, please read my first post...
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