Pentax K200 Demise (End of line)


loskeran

Link Posted 01/05/2009 - 14:56
Just found out that the K200 is no more, well, when stocks gone, that is it, new model may be out mid May.
So what is it going to be? Your guess is as good as mine. Or does someone out there know what it is to be

Greytop

Link Posted 01/05/2009 - 15:09
Hi Richard, not sure that the K200 replacement is coming out this May but the new 'K7' is. Apparently it is a sideways and up step from the K20D and is being launched later this month.
I think the mid level (K200D) replacement is scheduled for Autumn.....
Regards Huw

flickr

MarkD

Link Posted 01/05/2009 - 15:10
Well the much leaked K7 is due to be announced in May.
It has pretty impressive specs if the rumours are to be believed. If that turns out to be the replacement for the K200 then God knows what they'll top it with for a K20 replacement!

Damn, typed too slow again!
.........all the gear, no idea!
Me super, MX, LX, K5,DA 18-55WR, DA 17-70, DA 55-300, DA40 Ltd, FA50 1.4, Samsung D-Xenon 12-24,Samsung 100mm macro M50 1.7(x3), M28 3.5, M35 2.8, M100macro f4, M135 3.5(+others)
Last Edited by MarkD on 01/05/2009 - 15:11

Greytop

Link Posted 01/05/2009 - 15:18
MarkD wrote:
Damn, typed too slow again!

Great minds think a like Mark

Richard, take a look here for some scandalous K7 predictions http://ricehigh.blogspot.com/

Regards Huw

flickr

shim

Link Posted 01/05/2009 - 18:11
Yet another version of the 18-55mm kit lens???? That's FOUR
versions now Which is the best

shim

Greytop

Link Posted 01/05/2009 - 18:15
shim wrote:
Yet another version of the 18-55mm kit lens???? That's FOUR
versions now Which is the best

shim

Has to be the weather and dust sealed version
Regards Huw

flickr

Hardgravity

Link Posted 01/05/2009 - 19:55
From a Pentax dealer this afternoon:-

K200d production stopped and discontinued, no direct replacement.
K-m still in production, no change.
K20d still in production but going to be the 'mid' range camera.
New body to be released in May/june, name not known. This is going to be the top model and, he's been told, is Pro standard.

We'll have to wait and see.

As a side apparently Samsung are keeping the G10 and G20 for the time being, but are looking at a 4/3rds type mount, but not the Panasonic one!
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.
Add a Comment
You must be registered or logged-in to comment.