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09-29-2014, 11:13 AM   #1
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Is there the intention to have a sub forum for the K-S1?

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If there is, I hope it has LEDs
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If there is, I hope it has LEDs
ROFLMAO. Thank you! Best laugh I've had all month.
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If there is, I hope it has LEDs
I don't see any sales overhere at the time. It's dead meat on the shelf of camerastores.

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I don't see any sales overhere at the time. It's dead meat on the shelf of camerastores.
People will probably buy it when is going to start selling under $400 mark.
I see it as a K-01 without the designer signature... or the good looks
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Is there the intention to have a sub forum for the K-S1?
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/3-site-suggestions-help/271527-question-s...-subforum.html
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When do we get a full review?
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K-S1 won't sell in the US unless RIAC gets distribution where target market demographic purchases high-end electronics. I assume that's a combination of Amazon (where it must compete on a feature-checkbox table basis / price) and BestBuy/Costco/Target. I don;t see pallet loads in box stores. At this time, given the feature mis-match (in-body Wi-Fi, articulated LCD) and comparatively high price I don't imagine there will be significant sales here. Once the price comes down there may be a little sell-through.

That's really a shame because this is a very nice mid-range camera in a fresh package.

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
K-S1 won't sell in the US unless RIAC gets distribution where target market demographic purchases high-end electronics. I assume that's a combination of Amazon (where it must compete on a feature-checkbox table basis / price) and BestBuy/Costco/Target. I don;t see pallet loads in box stores. At this time, given the feature mis-match (in-body Wi-Fi, articulated LCD) and comparatively high price I don't imagine there will be significant sales here. Once the price comes down there may be a little sell-through.
That's really a shame because this is a very nice mid-range camera in a fresh package.

You make a good argument but I hope you are wrong about this. The K-S1 could be just the camera to bring Pentax the mass market attention it needs.
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You make a good argument but I hope you are wrong about this. The K-S1 could be just the camera to bring Pentax the mass market attention it needs.
I agree - but there must be something fundamentally lacking in Ricoh's marketing approach in the USA. No matter how hard they try (and they are doing better), not matter how well-spec'ed and how good the product, they just don't seem to get traction outside the pure Pentax enthusiast segment.

It's as if there would be a 'No Pentax' clause in the CaNikon Dealer Agreements and Box Store delivery contracts.

There's a part of me that wonders whether Ricoh Japan actually wants volume sales in the USA at this time - as if they don't have the capacity to supply success in the USA, EU and the Pacific Basin and don't want to build it.
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Your last thought about capacity may be on target. Ricoh seems to be a proceeding very thoughtfully. I noticed a few months ago that they have expanded to India recently. That would seem to be a much more fruitful market than North America since the customer base is not yet saturated with cameras and has been expanding rapidly in recent years.
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