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Pentax Kx Price Tracking:
Posted By: InfinitySL, 05-08-2010, 08:14 PM

I didn't see a Kx pricing thread, so I'm creating a new one. If there is one that exists already, feel free to merge this with that one.. Anyway, I am seeing the Kx (with 18-55mm Kit Lens) on Amazon for $463.95. That's the lowest I've seen it for by far. Located HERE.

Make sure that when you click into the Kx page, and "add to cart" you are clicking on the camera sold by amazon (off to the right) as shown in the screenshot below...

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I may just have to pull the trigger at that price...

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12-04-2010, 08:59 PM   #31
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The odd thing is, Curry's in Ireland has never previously carried Pentax.

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I don't know why everyone is so surprised that the new Pentax cameras are popping up all over all of a sudden. The K-x is a huge hit from what I've seen and it even has non-Pentax people singing it's praises.

Justifiably so. It's a user friendly entry level camera sold at the perfect price for family use, for students, but it's not so limited that the serious photography people can't use it. Plus as a bonus you can have outstanding lens compatibility with several decades worth of older lenses.

What's not to like?

I think when someone makes an exceptional camera word gets around. IMHO, the K-x is the digital equivalent of a Spottie or a K1000. It's just one of those breakout cameras that makes people sit up and take notice and say "Hey! This is great!" regardless of brand. I think it's so good that it's bringing a lot of people back to Pentax and bringing new people to the brand that never would have even thought of not picking up a Canon or a Nikon before.

The K-x is carving a nice market share for the brand. People go to check it out and they see the rest and they either buy the K-x or step up. They're interested in seeing what they've been hearing about, asking to be able to see it, and some stores are seeing that interest and those sales and they're realizing that there is a place for Pentax on their shelves again.

I personally am sick of never seeing anything but Canon and Nikon around town. If I walk into a store here and I don't see at least 3 brands to look at I figure why bother? I don't like being that limited when it comes to anything really. Nothing against Canon or Nikon, but they're not the only cameras in the world and I tend to like a bit more of a range of choice when I am intent upon plunking down $500 plus.

Living in a town with nothing but Canon and Nikon is like living in a town where your only options in buying a car are say Ford and Chevy. Yeah, both car manufactures make excellent cars and maybe that's all you'd ever want, but isn't it still nice to be able to walk into a dealership and see some other car brands along with those two? Who's to say you won't choose say a VW or a Toyota in the end if you actually have the option to?

Ditto Pentax.
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i just ordered the k-x from prodigital2000, a little less than $600 with taxes. now i just have to wait
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QuoteOriginally posted by pete_pf Quote
i just ordered the k-x from prodigital2000, a little less than $600 with taxes. now i just have to wait
Did you buy just the body for $600??

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USA prices as of 12 December 2010

USA prices at current:
Body and 18-55 kit - $490ish
Body and 18-55/55-300 - $650ish
Body with 18-55/55-200 - $580ish
Body alone - $470ish

("ish" denotes give or take based on $10-15)

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QuoteOriginally posted by radiojunkie Quote
Did you buy just the body for $600??
kits lens, which im gonna sell when i get it. i always liked them and pricing vs at henrys it's cheaper so i go with them. i'm sure there are cheaper places, but i've ordered so much with them already that i don't feel like finding a new store
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waiting for new toys suuuuuuucks
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I got mine from CameraKings. I took a risk after reading some of the bad reviews, but got the white K-x with 18-55 for $464, then found a $15 coupon that got it down to $449, they threw in a bag, tripod, cleaning kit, and bower lens hood, upped the shipping to free 2day and no tax.

All that for $449... Not bad, just make sure you call them the day after the order to confirm, and check your CC after... My deal worked out flawlessly. Even got the warranty through pentax to go through just fine.

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Abe's of Maine:

Pentax K-x D-SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens & 55-300mm Lens - Black

K-x with 18-55 and 55-300 $636.95

K-x with 18-55 and 50-200 $547.95

K-x with 18-55 ********* $496.95

K-x with 18-55 **White ** $478.95
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Amazon (through Beach Camera):

Amazon.com: Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL and 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Lenses (Black): Electronics

K-x with 18-55 and 55-300 $634.95
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just got mine from amazon, for $300, white 18-55 kit
01-16-2011, 10:03 AM   #42
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Buy.com through Beach Camera

K-x w/ 18-55 & 55-300 - $629.00 + free shipping

Buy.com - Pentax K-x Digital SLR Camera Kit, 12.4 Megapixel, 2.7-inch LCD with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL and 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Lenses (Black)
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QuoteOriginally posted by zero656 Quote
just got mine from amazon, for $300, white 18-55 kit
you got a link?!?!
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Now it's $611.
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