K30 fried after using in rain

Started Jan 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Potemkin_Photo Senior Member • Posts: 1,737
RE: Pentax USA warranty support

I'm glad I spotted this thread.

Buydig in the USA currently has a deal for the K50 + 2 WR lenses and a flash south of $600.

I've recently been wanting to do some "harsh elements" photography and this would cost just a couple hundred bucks more than the new generation of waterproof compact cameras but give me a lot more latitude in terms of manual control and of course better image quality.

However, despite promo pics of the camera getting slammed with waves of water the USA Pentax Ricoh support page says they will not fix a camera under warranty if it has water damage.

Anyone had any experience with Pentax Ricoh service stateside? Especially in regards to water damage from a faulty factory seal or other problem?

If the camera is advertised as being able to be used in the rain, and the company touts "WR", it should back it up in my view.

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