Golden, Colo. -
said Thursday that it has cut $100 off the suggested retail price of its K-5 d-SLR, bring the new price to $1,500 for the body only or $1,650 for the body and 18-55mm lens kit.
In addition, from now until Nov. 30, 2011, a $300 instant rebate is in effect on any qualifying purchase of either configuration. The combined savings brings the K-5 to $1,200 (body only) and $1,350 (for K-5 lens kit w DA 18-55 WR lens).
Pentax said its instant rebate programs offer several consumer advantages, including no need to submit or track claims or wait several weeks for a rebate check.
More information about the program, the products and where to buy is available at:
The K-5 features a 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor with integrated AD conversion circuitry, 80-51,200 ISO range with improved noise performance.
It shoots up to 7 fps and has an 11 point SAFOX IX+ autofocus system with dedicated AF assist lamp and light wavelength sensor.
The camera also records 1080p HD video at 25fps and stereo audio via a built-in mic or a stereo mic jack. It also offers a 921,000 dot 3-inch LCD and is fully weather sealed and cold proof.