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06-08-2016, 09:10 PM   #1
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Pentax K-70 now shipping: order yours!

The Pentax K-70 is now official! This affordable camera combines the compactness of the Pentax K-S2 with new advanced video and autofocus features, a 24-megapixel sensor, pixel shift resolution, and more!

Press release: Pentax K-70 Officially Announced - Pentax Announcements | PentaxForums.com

Price: $649 (body only), $899 (with 18-135mm lens = $250 savings)
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See also the new DA 55-300mm PLM lens, which debuts the new KAF4 mount and like the DA 18-135mm, enables continuous video AF on the K-70:

HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE Announced - Pentax Announcements | PentaxForums.com


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We're going to look back on the day when only a few of us brave-hearts (and independent thinkers) bought and used Pentax DSLRs against the marauding hordes of Canon and Nikon users. Cameras like this (at this price!) will put Pentax back in the running with the Big Two.
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QuoteOriginally posted by fotograffiti Quote
We're going to look back on the day when only a few of us brave-hearts (and independent thinkers) bought and used Pentax DSLRs against the marauding hordes of Canon and Nikon users. Cameras like this (at this price!) will put Pentax back in the running with the Big Two.
Agreed, there is so much packed into this camera and seeing the ability to grow with the system and move to FF if needed, I believe more users will be investing in Pentax.
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How do I gain the Marketplace access with the preorder? See his sign? what is that mean?

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Not his sign, but his signature. Here:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/24-photographic-equipment-sale/97599-free...opaz-labs.html
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Pre-order price everywhere in Canada seems to be surprising low at $749.99 CAN.
I wonder why compared to the K-1 which is still $2500.

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Any new info on the availability / shipment date??

also one more:

Anyone know/predict if the price will go up after the preorders? I think about buying this as a christmas gift for myself and I would not like to overpay :P
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QuoteOriginally posted by gelokrol Quote
Any new info on the availability / shipment date??

also one more:

Anyone know/predict if the price will go up after the preorders? I think about buying this as a christmas gift for myself and I would not like to overpay :P
No availability info yet, but early to mid August would be a safe bet.

The price will never go higher at authorized retailers.

QuoteOriginally posted by hecubus Quote
Pre-order price everywhere in Canada seems to be surprising low at $749.99 CAN. I wonder why compared to the K-1 which is still $2500.
Makes sense: the K-1 is a professional full-frame camera, the K-70 is a consumer model meant to be appealing to a wider audience.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Makes sense: the K-1 is a professional full-frame camera, the K-70 is a consumer model meant to be appealing to a wider audience.
What I meant is that most body prices here follow the exchange rate, like with the K-1.
The K-70 though will retail at only $749, instead of what should technically be $900.
Anyway I'm not complaining, it could be a nice replacement for my aging K-x
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QuoteOriginally posted by hecubus Quote
What I meant is that most body prices here follow the exchange rate, like with the K-1.
The K-70 though will retail at only $749, instead of what should technically be $900.
Anyway I'm not complaining, it could be a nice replacement for my aging K-x
$649 even

I think you can't look at exchange rates alone because the US consumer DSLR market is already under heavy pressure due to relatively low demand and lots of competition.

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QuoteOriginally posted by fotograffiti Quote
We're going to look back on the day when only a few of us brave-hearts (and independent thinkers) bought and used Pentax DSLRs against the marauding hordes of Canon and Nikon users. Cameras like this (at this price!) will put Pentax back in the running with the Big Two.
Nah, but beginners and most Canikon users will only read DPReview or Ken Rockwell's recommendations.... They will not bite even if they don't know nothing. That is the reason why PF members are voicing their opinions on those inaccurate reviews.

Jokes aside, it's great to see new Pentax entry level cameras getting better and better, packed with useful features than similarly priced models in other brands.

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The K-70 is due for release in the US by July 30th, and is already available in Japan. Pre-order to get yours first!

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Looks like the K-70 has finally arrived!

Order the Pentax K-70 at B&H Photo
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