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02-15-2016, 02:26 AM   #1
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Why the huge price difference between the K-50 & K-30?

Both are almost identical for all intents and purposes other than the K-50 has an ISO max of 51K and the K-30 ONLY goes to 25K. A very slight difference in the overall outside shape (not enough to make any REAL difference).... and yet the K-30 is listed here on the PF as only valued at $100 used when the K-50 is listed as $255?

I happen to own both and I actually like the K-30 better. It just feels better in my hands. I don't see that there's 2 1/2 times the difference in value for all practical purposes. Am I missing something.... or is it just "one of those things"?

02-15-2016, 03:34 AM   #2
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I think the K30 an overly successful camera (to hand and reliability)
02-15-2016, 03:36 AM   #3
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The K-30 is just older, that's all. Electronics depreciate pretty quickly these days. On the inside the two cameras share identical hardware.

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Be wary about the aperture issues with k30 and k50.


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