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02-25-2015, 07:11 AM   #1
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Is K-3 being discontinued?

Gents, does anybody know for sure if K-3 is being discontinued in USA or overseas? I am trying to buy it from Adorama, BH and manu others in USA and Canada and they have none in stock, and some do not know when they will have it again?

By the way, does anyone in US wants do sell me the body only?



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02-25-2015, 07:17 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by jotagustavo Quote
Gents, does anybody know for sure if K-3 is being discontinued in USA or overseas? I am trying to buy it from Adorama, BH and manu others in USA and Canada and they have none in stock, and some do not know when they will have it again?
B&H has it "in stock" right now.

I think your post is one year early!
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The K-3 is not discontinued since Pentax has not announced and produced its top aps-c replacement ( maybe K-3 II ?) yet. I am betting that will be introduced for Photokina 2016. Gotta save something new for next year.
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B&H has it "in stock" right now.

I think your post is one year early!
Adorama, Abe´s of Maine and many others do not have it, and won´t...

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Amazon Canada has it in stock.

http://www.amazon.ca/Pentax-15530-K-3-Digital-Body/dp/B00FKLQ0LW/ref=sr_1_1?...eywords=pentax
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Amazon US has it in stock also and they offer the prestige edition as well.

http://www.amazon.com/Pentax-K-3-SLR-Camera-Body/dp/B00FKLQ0LW/ref=sr_1_10?i...eywords=pentax

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02-25-2015, 08:05 AM   #8
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B&H Photo has them in stock

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Adorama appears to have them

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You have to be careful with Amazon because authorized dealers and grey market dealers will be mixed together. I wouldn't buy from most of the sellers offering it on Amazon. And in fact, Amazon themselves appears not to have it right now...
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QuoteOriginally posted by jotagustavo Quote
Adorama, Abe´s of Maine and many others do not have it, and won´t...
Adorama has the K-3 as of the time of this post, but not the more popular bundles. Weather may be the culprit. B&H has stock, but only for the four bundles on their Web site.


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Not news or rumor. Moved to the proper forum.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jotagustavo Quote
Gents, does anybody know for sure if K-3 is being discontinued in USA or overseas? I am trying to buy it from Adorama, BH and manu others in USA and Canada and they have none in stock, and some do not know when they will have it again?

By the way, does anyone in US wants do sell me the body only?

Regards! Up the Pentaxians!
When you look at pricing and features, I've been wondering whether the difference between the K-3 and the K-S2 justifies selling both. Some North American and European sellers may wonder the same thing, taking into account the fact that all Pentax products are relatively low volume products for them. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they allow their K-3 inventory to reach zero before they think about ordering more.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
B&H has it "in stock" right now.
QuoteOriginally posted by jrpower10 Quote
B&H Photo has them in stock
Yoo mean they didn't sell out in the 48 miniutes following my post?

Pentax is doomed!
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
When you look at pricing and features, I've been wondering whether the difference between the K-3 and the K-S2 justifies selling both.
Different target audiences, Reh.

The S-line (Q-S1, K-S1, K-S2) are aimed at non-Pentaxians and first-time ILC owners.

The K-3 is for established users - one of the best APS-C DSLRs ever made.
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"Temporarily On Backorder - Although this item is temporarily on Backorder, you can order it now and it will ship as soon as it arrives. Your card will only be charged once item is shipped."
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