K-30 prices dropping, rebate, inventories low. Updated model coming?

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K-30 prices dropping, rebate, inventories low. Updated model coming?
May 19, 2013

Yesterday I purchased a K-30 kit w the DA 18-55 weather sealed lens. With the instant rebate it was $669. First, for those of you that have it, should I instead do the 18-135?

Also, I know that while people love this camera, there seem to be some common and significant gripes. With the recent price drops, lack of inventory, and rebates, should I expect that a big update is on the way? I'm not familiar with Pentax's rollout schedules.

Finally, I am 'upgrading' from a Panasonic FZ-200. Except that after comparing the two side by side, it's hard for me to justify getting rid of the FZ. F2.8 through 600mm, far better video, all in a lighter unit. I know the sensor size is considerably smaller, but daytime shots have been very similar when taken in RAW. I'm just wondering what the learning curve is like with the K-30.

Any feedback would be hugely appreciated!

Pentax K-30
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