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01-30-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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price drop for k-5 when newer model arrives?

i currently own a k-20D and would like to upgrade. i understand that the k-5 is a "dramatic" improvement in image quality. i'm wondering if the price on the k-5 will drop considerably when a new model is introduced. any ideas on how the introduction of new models has affected the price of older models in the past? thanks.

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I doubt the price of a new one will fall, though on the used market, sure, they'll be cheaper.

My guess is that the K-5 will continue to be available new for the remainder of this year at least, though, and since its successor will be 24Mp, it might even handle noise better.

You can already get it for under $1000 in canada, so I don't know how much more of a drop one could hope for

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
I doubt the price of a new one will fall, though on the used market, sure, they'll be cheaper.

My guess is that the K-5 will continue to be available new for the remainder of this year at least, though, and since its successor will be 24Mp, it might even handle noise better.

You can already get it for under $1000 in canada, so I don't know how much more of a drop one could hope for
If the remaining K-5 stock is still around $1000 ea, 1.5 years on, I just wonder what the new body will list for...Pentax, dont price yourself out of reach!

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