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K-01 for $316 with 40XS at Amazon is back!! $399 Now.
Posted By: Docrwm, 12-28-2012, 05:51 AM

Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Pentax K-01 16MP APS-C CMOS Compact System Camera Kit with DA 40mm Lens (Yellow)

You must go to the additional sellers page and go to the Amazon.com offering. They are out of stock but taking orders at that price. Nladt tome this happened the price didn't ladt long, but Amazon honored the sales.

Down to $314.95 as of 1/8/13

$399 now 1/18/13

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12-28-2012, 03:07 PM   #16
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The K-01's video is much better than the K5. I love mine for that use. I still use the K5 for stills.

12-28-2012, 03:45 PM   #17
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Doc, you bad I ordered one, too. Hope my son likes it - and his dad. Missed out on the last deal...
Glad to be of help. I LOVE a good deal and the K-01 at this price certainly qualifies in my book. I was hard on Pentax when it came out because of its price and other issues but at this price its a great deal. Hope you son appreciates his Dad. Happy New Year.
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I am very tempted by this deal but I am trying to resist by telling myself that someone who owns a K5 and a Q just really doesn't need this.

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Your killing me Doc....!!

Thanks for posting this up - I hope everyone's order gets fulfilled.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
But, to each their own.
To me the yellow proudly screams I AM MADE OF PLASTIC!
Yes, I know that regardless of color they are all plastic.

But since I'd never use the lens, for the same money
I'd prefer the more conventional black camera body.

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12-28-2012, 05:24 PM   #21
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So John,
I take it you recommend black!
I tend to agree. And it is a great camera--especially for that price.
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So John I take it you recommend owning all three?
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So John,
I take it you recommend black!
I tend to agree. And it is a great camera--especially for that price.
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Whatever gave you that idea?

They each serve a purpose for me. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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Anyone think this camera w/ lens will drop below $250 before it goes off the market? I think it could.

12-28-2012, 06:11 PM   #24
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
They are out of stock but taking orders at that price.
In for one! I wanted yellow anyway.

Thanks Doc. We'll see if/when they fill these orders. I had some Amazon gift credit so this offer really pushed me over the edge.

With a brand new FA77 and FA43 already bought last month, and now this, my wife is gonna think I have a problem.
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QuoteOriginally posted by OrangeKx Quote
Anyone think this camera w/ lens will drop below $250 before it goes off the market? I think it could.
is pentax even making any money on these? Its like they are almost giving them away.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
To me the yellow proudly screams I AM MADE OF PLASTIC!
Yes, I know that regardless of color they are all plastic.

But since I'd never use the lens, for the same money
I'd prefer the more conventional black camera body.

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The K-01 is made out of aluminum not plastic.
12-28-2012, 06:46 PM   #27
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is pentax even making any money on these? Its like they are almost giving them away.
Pentax isn't selling them for that - retailers are. They buy from Pentax Imaging for whatever price they sell for and then decide to sell them for whatever they decide (now that MAP is kinda dead YEAH).
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This is an absolute steal. I love my current gear, but I just can't resist these cheap K-01's any longer. Especially that catchy yellow color!
Thanks for posting this, doc!
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QuoteOriginally posted by OrangeKx Quote
Anyone think this camera w/ lens will drop below $250 before it goes off the market? I think it could.
I don't think there is a need as long as they sell like hotcakes any time the 40mm kit comes up for under $350 - the groupon for $299 the other day was gone in hours. They must have had a real hard time selling the yellow kits though, this price has been up all day long (Amazon will usually fluctuate at least a couple of times a day).
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Ha, it's currently Amazon's #1 best-selling compact system camera!
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