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pentax K-5 now $919 at B&H
Posted By: Adam, 06-04-2012, 08:27 AM

This is an all-time low for an authorized dealer in the US!

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/735971-REG/Pentax_14748_K_5_Digital_SLR_Camera.html


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06-04-2012, 08:40 AM   #2
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It's an all time low period i think (I can't remember lower anywhere)

Hot price, I'm sorely tempted, but have vowed to wait until the fall for whatever i buy next
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For sure, it's smell the new model is coming soon to replace K-5 but price will be $$$$
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Probably $1600-$1800 MSRP at launch time, yeah...

But for now, only $70 separates the K-30 and the K-5, so I put up a quick comparison here:
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Probably $1600-$1800 MSRP at launch time, yeah...

But for now, only $70 separates the K-30 and the K-5, so I put up a quick comparison here:
Pentax K-5 now $919 - Pentax Camera News & Rumors - PentaxForums.com
Unless you really need better video I think the K5 is by far the better value. build quality alone is worth more ( Like my K7 it's a brick)

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That faster processor will be nice to have also (and the improved AF), assuming it feels just like the one in the K-01.

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What was the K-5's price when it was first release?
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is it a good chance that the K-#(next) will also be around that when it first comes out?
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I thought was about 1500 when k-5 first release?
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QuoteOriginally posted by liukaitc Quote
I thought was about 1500 when k-5 first release?
it was AFAIK body only, though the pentax store launched at 1699 with kit lens from looking back at old threads

not much chance of the replacement launching quite that high given all the D600 rumours
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
Unless you really need better video I think the K5 is by far the better value. build quality alone is worth more ( Like my K7 it's a brick)
k-30 does not have HDMI and external mic
for more serious video production. people need these two feature.
I still prefer k-5 than k-30 for video
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QuoteOriginally posted by liukaitc Quote
k-30 does not have HDMI and external mic
for more serious video production. people need these two feature.
I still prefer k-5 than k-30 for video
the lack of HDMI is more serious than the mic. If you are serious you record sound separately
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Amazon now has the K-5 at $909 shipped (through Emmy Photo). Sub-$900 is around the corner, and sub-$700 used bodies will become more frequent, I think.
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So just sit back and wait it out.... i guess would be the advice....
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