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03-30-2011, 03:55 PM   #1
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Is the K-7 discontinued???

...Just like the title asks!, Is the K-7 discontinued???.I was at my local camera shop where there is 1 left and I was wondering if they were givin the old fear of loss sales pitch when they said it was discontinued.He then offered me $100 for my K200d...Son of a!

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Why are you so upset? Buy a K-7 from one of us forum members... Mine's got over 2 years of US warranty left still...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Electric Eye Quote
...Just like the title asks!, Is the K-7 discontinued???.I was at my local camera shop where there is 1 left and I was wondering if they were givin the old fear of loss sales pitch when they said it was discontinued.He then offered me $100 for my K200d...Son of a!

Of course its been discontinued. Pentax does not maintain more than two product lines. I'm sure that the last K-7 was assembled before the first production K-5 was built. Any K-7's still being sold new are simply cameras that were already in the pipeline.

When the K-7 was introduced, there were still K20D's in stores, but the K20D was out of production when the K-7 began production.

The same is true of the K-x/K-r. Any K-x's in stores are simply left over inventory.

The only exception is the 645D, but that's a very low-volume camera, compared to the K-x and K-5.

OTOH, if you buy a K-7 from a dealer, its still covered by the warranty and its still as good a camera as it ever was. If the K-7 would have been good enough for you a year ago, it might still be now, and its probably a much better deal.
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Unofficially, the K-7 is still available in the US.

Currently, the 3 APS-C cameras are as follows:
Pentax K-5 DSLR
Pentax K-r DSLR
Pentax K-7 DSLR

The K-x is showing up as discontinued at some retailers, but it's still available from Pentax. Note that earlier this month Pentax Japan announced that both the K-x and K-7 were being discontinued.


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Why are you so upset? Buy a K-7 from one of us forum members... Mine's got over 2 years of US warranty left still...
...I was just PO'd that he only offered $100 for my k200d,and I wasn't even offering it to trade,its worth more to me personally to keep it as I learned a lot with it!.I just don't wanna get ripped off ya know?.Thanks for the replies!
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I say keep the K200 as a secondary. I still have my K20 to go with my K7. You never know when one has to go in for service or somewhere that you dont want to waste time switching lenses. The 200 is still a very capable camera (under 800 ISO, IMO) and definitely worth more than a $100 trade in.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Electric Eye Quote
...I was just PO'd that he only offered $100 for my k200d,and I wasn't even offering it to trade,its worth more to me personally to keep it as I learned a lot with it!.I just don't wanna get ripped off ya know?.Thanks for the replies!
Oh right! Of course you'd never take him up on that... He was just trying to get you to buy the K-7.
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...I was just PO'd that he only offered $100 for my k200d,and I wasn't even offering it to trade,its worth more to me personally to keep it as I learned a lot with it!.I just don't wanna get ripped off ya know?.Thanks for the replies!
Given that the K200D is retailing for $350-400 he obviously thought you were a simp. KEH would give you at least $200, more if you included the cables & SW etc.

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