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Pentax K5 price tracking
Posted By: happygui, 09-21-2010, 01:32 PM

As of 9/21/2010
BH: 18-55WR kit 1749.95, body only 1599.95
Amazon: 18-55 kit 1599.95, body only 1599.95 *this is strange.
Adorama: 18-55 kit 1749.95, Body only 1599.95

I will update when the price changes. Please help if you see the price changes.
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09-21-2010, 01:46 PM   #2
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I spoke to BH over the phone (and pre-pre ordered our site K-5), and they indicated that they don't know if there will be a price drop, or what it would potentially be, because their distributor hasn't sent them info other than the MSRP yet. It could go either way. Amazon's case is either a typo or Amazon being...well, Amazon.

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In Canada, Henry's has the K5 for $1599 Cdn (which is amazing that it is the same price as US$) Mine's on order!
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Thanks Adam. This explains why both BH and Adorama have k5 for 1599.95. Hopefully, the price will drop to 1000 soon.

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In western Canada, both Kerrisdale and Lens and Shutter are taking preorders at $1,599 Cdn. Still looking for who is below that amount. ??
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The Camera Store is at $1498 cdn or $1410 USD
before taxes
http://www.photoprice.ca/product/03308/Pentax-K-5-price.html
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Too pricey. Will wait until the body drops below $1000 to upgrade my K10D. By then some more comprehensive reiews on high ISO noise and AF will trickle in.. although the early feedback seems positive. The question is whether it is $800 more positive than K-7!
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Some speculation about the pricing... keeping fingers (and wallets) crossed.

Falk Lumo -- Pentax K-5 hands-on preview

"The MSRP of the K-5 body is $1,399.- USD. Pentax is confused enough to not acknowledge this fact with their international corporation and to publish list prices as high as $1,599.- USD. I understand that Pentax was caught with their pants down when Nikon launched their D7000 body at $1,199.- USD just days before Pentax was going to announce their K-5 at a price, I am pretty sure about, closer to that of the D300s or 7D. But hey, if Pentax Germany can respond in a timely fashion, why not the corporation?

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QuoteOriginally posted by dileepkrp Quote
Some speculation about the pricing... keeping fingers (and wallets) crossed.

Falk Lumo -- Pentax K-5 hands-on preview

"The MSRP of the K-5 body is $1,399.- USD. Pentax is confused enough to not acknowledge this fact with their international corporation and to publish list prices as high as $1,599.- USD. I understand that Pentax was caught with their pants down when Nikon launched their D7000 body at $1,199.- USD just days before Pentax was going to announce their K-5 at a price, I am pretty sure about, closer to that of the D300s or 7D. But hey, if Pentax Germany can respond in a timely fashion, why not the corporation?
I think Pentax/Hoya is screwed. 1199 vs 1599/1399, there is no doubt which body the new customers will choose to buy.
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k5 was in stock today and last night on Amazon. No price drop, I guess the MSRP became street price eventually.
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Price drop at B&H for the Pentax K-5 with WR kit lens:

K-5 Price Drop at B&H
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I have to sell one of my *ist D cameras before I can upgrade to the K5. But as soon as I find a price under $1000 I'll have one, even if the *ist D is still here.
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K-5 w/ kit lens is now in stock for $1643.96 at Amazon. Additionall, it is $1485.95 for the body only. For most places there's not tax and free shipping.
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The K-5 is available for $1,565.47 at Adorama. Below MSRP, and in-stock, unlike at BH!

14748 Pentax K-5 Digital SLR Camera Body, 16.3MP CMOS Sensor, 1080p HD Video at 25 FPS, 3 inch LCD, Black

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1493 at adorama: 14748 Pentax K-5 Digital SLR Camera Body, 16.3MP CMOS Sensor, 1080p HD Video at 25 FPS, 3 inch LCD, Black

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