What happened to the FA 21 Limited?

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James O'Neill Veteran Member • Posts: 5,722
Re: What happened to the FA 21 Limited?

RBIV wrote:

James O'Neill wrote:

Yep. What they don't want to launch is a K3 killer.

Maybe why they killed the KP ?? which is preferable to the K3iii in a few ways. (smaller, less expensive, less complex, tilt screen, more than adequate in many situations)

Possibly.  They don't think the KP with its prism, AF, and shooting speed would be harmful to sales;  someone who would buy a K3 to get those things isn't going to buy a KP as a Pentax which is 40% cheaper. But if your main beef with your current Pentax is the AF, and there is a "K75" with new AF and a nice bright prism for 1/3 of the price of the K3-iii  you might be tempted. So the trick is to get nearly everyone who would buy the expensive camera to get one before you bring its best bits to the cheap models.

Dropping the KP may be as much about not asking the channel to hold too many models as anything.

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