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09-30-2012, 06:35 AM   #1
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I wonder how Pentax sales are doing, world wide and in North America ?

Thinking mostly about DSLR sales, also the K-01 and Q.

Anyone have any figures or know any sources ?

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Adam has reported that lens sales tanked following introduction of MAP on April 1st and again following the fake rebate release on September 1st.

The marketing guy at the K-30 Tour did say that they were very impressed, and a bit surprised, by the initial K-30 sales figures.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Adam has reported that lens sales tanked following introduction of MAP on April 1st and again following the fake rebate release on September 1st.

The marketing guy at the K-30 Tour did say that they were very impressed, and a bit surprised, by the initial K-30 sales figures.
But then again they can't reflect the health of the brand basing solely only on one product, I'm sure the K-30 is selling very well but the rest should be a disaster.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
But then again they can't reflect the health of the brand basing solely only on one product, I'm sure the K-30 is selling very well but the rest should be a disaster.
Statements in interviews for Photokina have clearly indicated that K-01 sales are pretty bad and have put a hold on any future releases specifically for that camera. Q sales are better than expected and have resulted in a follow-on camera with improvements, extra lenses, and a renewal of the commitment to that mount.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Statements in interviews for Photokina have clearly indicated that K-01 sales are pretty bad and have put a hold on any future releases specifically for that camera. Q sales are better than expected and have resulted in a follow-on camera with improvements, extra lenses, and a renewal of the commitment to that mount.
Which just goes to show that I don't have my fingers on the pulse. I thought that K-01 was a good idea, but thought the Q, whatever its merits, would lose out to the well-established Micro 4/3 cameras.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jva59 Quote
Which just goes to show that I don't have my fingers on the pulse. I thought that K-01 was a good idea, but thought the Q, whatever its merits, would lose out to the well-established Micro 4/3 cameras.
I agree with you given the sensor size in the Q.
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Just goes to show you that conventional wisdom is not always that wise. The Q is a good seller in Asia apparently and with the price reductions on the original Q and the lower introductory pricing of the Q10 it appears to have a bright future.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
But then again they can't reflect the health of the brand basing solely only on one product, I'm sure the K-30 is selling very well but the rest should be a disaster.
At Amazon, the K-30 is listed at #39 on sales and has been in the top 100 for 87 days. That is the highest ranked Pentax at the moment body wise for Amazon. The K-5 is at #53 and has been in the top 100 for 722 days. Those are body only. With the 18-135, the K-30 is at #73 and has been in the top 100 for 108 days.

The K1000 is at #74 and has been for 50 days. The K-30 is at #79 with the 18-55 lens.

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If the body only and combinations were combined, it may move the k-30 up the list some.

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At Amazon, the K-30 is listed at #39 on sales and has been in the top 100 for 87 days. That is the highest ranked Pentax at the moment body wise for Amazon. The K-5 is at #53 and has been in the top 100 for 722 days. Those are body only. With the 18-135, the K-30 is at #73 and has been in the top 100 for 108 days.

The K1000 is at #74 and has been for 50 days. The K-30 is at #79 with the 18-55 lens.

Amazon Best Sellers: best Digital SLR Cameras

If the body only and combinations were combined, it may move the k-30 up the list some.
K1000 beats the K-30+18-55 combo!! wow ! Maybe Pentax should stop packaging the 18-55 with its bodies
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Just goes to show you that conventional wisdom is not always that wise. The Q is a good seller in Asia apparently and with the price reductions on the original Q and the lower introductory pricing of the Q10 it appears to have a bright future.
And such is the power of having one's expectations confounded that I'm beginning to want one myself!
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