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02-03-2010, 07:59 PM   #1
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K-x 2 lens kit (18-55/55-300) #7 on Amazon top selling dSLR list

Top Selling DSLR Charts - Wedn February 3

The Kit on Amazon.com- K-x with 2 lenses

Congrats Pentax! Great to see so many new Pentaxians!

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That me BABY, I got mine! Well one small part of the millions ????thousands???? sold!!!
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All these good statistics about the K-x almost make me wish I'd gotten that instead of a K-7.

...almost...

then I go and fondle my K-7 some more, and life becomes clear once again
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Hey wait a minute, they list the Pentax K-x at #24, but it's the K-x... white?!? Does that mean they don't include all the colours as one model? Where would the K-x rank if all the iterations were counted as one? Same with the other models on that list, for that matter...

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Every kit has it's separate entry, on the amazon top. Black, white, body-only, with one or two lenses...
On the Japanese site right now there are 14 K-x entries in top 100.
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Yeah, they seem to be breaking up the K-x sales by color of the body. Obviously it would be much higher if they combined all the colors into one statistic. (For example, in this chart, the white w/ 18-55 lens is in at #24 and the same kit with a black body is at #29. Without knowing the raw data it's impossible to know what that would add up to, but probably the the top 15 if not the top 10).
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QuoteOriginally posted by GoremanX Quote
then I go and fondle my K-7 some more, and life becomes clear once again
That's Too Much Information my friend!

FWIW, Amazon doesn't roll up the different kits and colors for any camera. If you look at the entry level Canikon you'll see multiple entries in the top 10. So from that aspect it's kind of a level playing field.
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
FWIW, Amazon doesn't roll up the different kits and colors for any camera. If you look at the entry level Canikon you'll see multiple entries in the top 10. So from that aspect it's kind of a level playing field.
I think the K-x is unique in coming in so many different colors (for a DSLR), so it's at a disadvantage to any other camera on the list, as it is divided up into both colors and kits. They only are listing 38 of the Top 100 cameras on that page, but of those, 5 of them are K-x's in various colors and kits.

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The chart is just an indicator of top selling items and not the top selling model. If it was by model, each camera would only be listed once and kits/packages/colors would not be mentioned.
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The chart is just an indicator of top selling items and not the top selling model. If it was by model, each camera would only be listed once and kits/packages/colors would not be mentioned.
right... and where would the K-x rank then? Or what I should ask is, how much would it lead by over all the other models?
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I am just surprised to find Nikon D90, a mid class DSLR, selling so well among
all the entry level DSLRs...
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right... and where would the K-x rank then? Or what I should ask is, how much would it lead by over all the other models?
No idea without any numbers.

If they didn't want to disclose the numbers, it would be nice to just have a bar chart to give some kind of indication.

Could be the CANON XSi w/18-55 EF-S IS sold 500 copies while the NIKON D90 w/18-105 DX VR was only around 20, NIKON D3000 w/18-55 DX VR at 19, and so on down the line...

In that case, adding all the K-x kit in all colors together still wouldn't put it up with the XSi.
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Those are probably useful marketing information for retailers, they can tell if a particular color Kx is more popular than other colors, i.e. which to stock. Also, if there were only one color of Kx, they would probably not sell as well as the multi-color models. I initially thought all these color options were silly, but apparently another good decision by Hoya/Pentax.
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