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Saw this last week instore for £249.99 but has now been reduced to £229.97 along with Pentax lens & Pentax bag.

Great bit of kit, no need to try vouchers or wait for cash back, great deal if you want to go into digital SLR without the expense of buying a Canon or Nikon.
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#1
Did this include the lens?
#2
The post says that it's with the Pentax lens and Pentax bag (end of first line)

John
#3
Johnmcl7
The post says that it's with the Pentax lens and Pentax bag (end of first line)

John


Actually, the post says 'but has now been reduced to £229.97 along with Pentax lens & Pentax bag.'

Now that could be read as the lens and bag are not included but had ALSO been reduced as separate items...


tough day?? :whistling:
#4
Voted Hot, great price for a great camera, I guess even the inferior K110D is priced higher than this, this is a definate grabbit, also buy the 55-200 schnider lens posted here

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102263&highlight=dslr
#5
Mallinersha
Actually, the post says 'but has now been reduced to £229.97 along with Pentax lens & Pentax bag.'

Now that could be read as the lens and bag are not included but had ALSO been reduced as separate items...


tough day?? :whistling:


I think you have misread my post or misunderstood the tone judging by the latter part of your comment? I simply pointed out that the post referred to the lens which you may not have been aware of.

The package includes the lens (18-55mm), a Pentax bag and apparently a 1GB card.

John
#6
Hot!!!

Where can i get one? What's wsl means?
#7
hot deal
#8
mcs_frank
What's wsl means?


whilst stocks last
#9
price match at pcworld then.... they are selling £479.99
#10
Cant find the cam on the Asda site or instore
#11
GDB2222
whilst stocks last


thanks!

I cannot find it on asda website. Which store got it?
#12
howardbut
price match at pcworld then.... they are selling £479.99


please someone do it! god that would make me laugh.
#13
1duck
please someone do it! god that would make me laugh.



Need to verify that asda have it for imidiate delivery and they also need to verify it. As we cannot locate on the Asdda website or instore they wont be able to verify it.
#14
Just bought one of these in ASDA Taunton. However, it was their last one and the sales guy said they were being sold off cheaply as it was now a 'discontinued model' as far as they were concerned.

I got it for £200.00 as they couldn't locate the bag but it came new, with all the relevant boxes, wrapping etc. It comes with the 18-55mm kit lens, lens hood, camera body (fairly obvious but thought I'd better say so), 1Gb SD card, carrying strap, lithium ion batteries (you have to find your own batteries and charger but they are standard AA size) and some vouchers for free ASDA digital prints. For anyone with previous Pentax film camera and lenses the reviews state that this camera will accept previous Pentax lenses but I have no way of confirming that.

I was allowed to try it out in the shop and was quite impressed. I had read the reviews on sites such as DPReview.com who highly recommend it. Closest price match I could get online was around £350 - £380. This K100D is a much improved Pentax compared to their first DSLR attempts and does get good reviews. It is now wrapped as a Christmas present so I haven't tested it out fully but does look as though it will perform well. If you can still get one then it's got to be a 'must buy' - just read some of the web reviews and you will see why. I had previously been looking at ebay for 2nd hand Canon 300Ds which were going for around £250. This is a new camera with kit lens for less than the older Canon.

Price matching at PCWorld is likely to be a problem unless you can find a local ASDA with one left and then get them to hold it for you whilst you try price-matching. It would only be worth it if the pricematch also included some form of rebate on the price difference too - as they sometimes do.
#15
K100D is the old model. Asda stocking up the K100D super model which is GBP399. The one advertised K100D is the old model and most of the Asda shops are sold out.
#16
Agreed but the reviews and online pricing I have looked at are all for the K100D not the Super model. I was aware of the difference before buying.
#17
howardbut
price match at pcworld then.... they are selling £479.99


PC World want £479 for a K100D? Stroll on :roll:
The K100D is an OK camera for entry level to SLR photography. That is about all it is though. You can get a Canon 400D or a Nikon D40X, miles better cameras, cheaper than that.
#18
Pugwash - Pentax are one of the best for supporting legacy lenses, the K100D should accept pretty much any Pentax lens that has been made. What is also rather nice is that if it's anything like the K10D it should have a focus assist light for manual focus lenses to show when you are in focus and allow you to enter the focal length to have functional IS on legacy lenses.

John
#20
Johnmcl7
Pugwash - Pentax are one of the best for supporting legacy lenses, the K100D should accept pretty much any Pentax lens that has been made. What is also rather nice is that if it's anything like the K10D it should have a focus assist light for manual focus lenses to show when you are in focus and allow you to enter the focal length to have functional IS on legacy lenses.

John


I don't dispute that. It doesn't make the K100D worth £479.99 though.
You can get a Sony Alpha A100, which supports every A- bayonet lens ever made by Konica Minolta, for £379.99 at Argos. Again, that is a lot better camera than the K100D
#21
I got this camera around 3 weeks ago and posted the deal in the "Show us your photos!" thread

Good camera at a great price but be quick

Voted Hot!
#22
Scribbles
I don't dispute that. It doesn't make the K100D worth £479.99 though.
You can get a Sony Alpha A100, which supports every A- bayonet lens ever made by Konica Minolta, for £379.99 at Argos. Again, that is a lot better camera than the K100D


But then if I was paying £150 more for a DSLR I would expect it to be a lot better than the K100D however what DSLR can you get for less than £230 without having to go through cashbacks & jump through hoops???? I needed one for my college course & this was ideal at the price.
#23
Scribbles
I don't dispute that. It doesn't make the K100D worth £479.99 though.
You can get a Sony Alpha A100, which supports every A- bayonet lens ever made by Konica Minolta, for £379.99 at Argos. Again, that is a lot better camera than the K100D


I think you've misquoted me - Pugwash mentioned they were unsure about legacy lens support, I was simply confirming that the K100D does have solid legacy lens support.

John
#24
Scribbles
PC World want £479 for a K100D? Stroll on :roll:
The K100D is an OK camera for entry level to SLR photography. That is about all it is though. You can get a Canon 400D or a Nikon D40X, miles better cameras, cheaper than that.

Haha, miles better? Don't think so.
A 400D cheaper than £230? Are you sure?

I don't know why Canon and Nikon fanboys always put down the Pentax brand.
I think the only reason is that they must be jealous that Pentax have IS in body meaning there's over 24 Million IS lenses out there, some of which can be bought for as low as a tenner!

It's amusing how DPreview said the K10D was better than the recently released 40D in certain areas.
So a camera that costs half as much could be said to be better than a very expensive Canon. lols!

PS: the Pentax kit lens is reported to **** all over the plasticy Canon and Nikon kit lenses.
#25
I believe he was referring to the PCWorld price, not the lower Asda one.

John
#26
Ok, fair enough.
But everything else still stands
:lol:
#27
guv
He never said that.
Ok, not the price thing, but he did say the Canon/Nikon alternatives are miles better which is simply not true.

Having bought a Pentax optio S50 (I think the item name was), I'd certainly make 100% sure next time. It was dire and got sent back - even though it was 1/2 price - it was unusable.
Every company has bugs with some cameras, doesn't mean you should dismiss a certain product based on another totally different product.
Hold on, wasn't the top of the range Canon $$$$ SLR just recalled? see!


With ultrasound autofocus? I dont think so.
Of course not, but my point was that any of the 24 millions lenses produced by Pentax are now IS and for no extra cost.
Of course If you wanted to you could buy the latest range of Pentax weather sealed lenses which do have have ultraSONIC.


I'm sure that can be said of most things. Better paper in the manuals was it?
It was image quality actually :lol:


Could be, but only by you!
No, like I said, DPreview - the pretty influential and well respected site :lol:


PS you're not a Pentax fanboy by any chance?:giggle:

Check out a few reviews, you'll see a lot of people are very impressed with the Pentax kit lense. The same can't be said for the C and N alternatives.
#28
Johnmcl7
I think you've misquoted me - Pugwash mentioned they were unsure about legacy lens support, I was simply confirming that the K100D does have solid legacy lens support.

John


Oops, I thought you were using the word as a retaliation to my comment LOL :oops:

cabstar
But then if I was paying £150 more for a DSLR I would expect it to be a lot better than the K100D however what DSLR can you get for less than £230 without having to go through cashbacks & jump through hoops???? I needed one for my college course & this was ideal at the price.


I agree, £230 for a Pentax SLR is a superb price. Fill ya boots I say :)
Just not at PC World's price of £479.99. If I had £480 to spend, it would be on a 400D or a D40X, as these cameras are readily available at less than £480.
#29
Johnmcl7
Pugwash - Pentax are one of the best for supporting legacy lenses, the K100D should accept pretty much any Pentax lens that has been made. What is also rather nice is that if it's anything like the K10D it should have a focus assist light for manual focus lenses to show when you are in focus and allow you to enter the focal length to have functional IS on legacy lenses.

John


John,

Thanks for that - that means the recipient of this camera will now have more than just the DSLR kit lens to play with as he has been using a Pentax film SLR. The bonus is that all of these lenses will have Image Stabilisation courtesy of the camera.

Like you I respect DPReview's standing and they had the camera as "highly recommended" even though they were quite scathing about Pentax's first DSLR attempts. 1stD or whatever it was called and openly say that the K100D is in a different league.

The price on Amazon seems to have tumbled too as I could only find this for £350-£380 about ten days ago on the web. However, it's still not as good a buy as my £200 from ASDA.

The ones who are knocking this camera should really leave the reviews to those who have the time and facilities to review properly and independently unless, of course, they already own the 100D. I currently use a Canon 300D with modded firmware (which gives greatly improved features) and a Sigma 17-70 DC lens (which is much better glass than the kit lens - markedly so). I would happily put my photos up against some of the higher megapixel Canons and Nikons as it is down to optics and user features more than pixels unless, of course, you are going for wall sized posters. The K100D should perform just as well seeing as it's 6Mp like the 300D, has a good array of features, good lenses and built-in IS and, I think, is a much better buy than the Canons I was looking at on ebay.
#30
nadnerb
Ok, fair enough.
But everything else still stands
:lol:


Actually, I am not a Canon or Nikon fanboy. I bought the Sony Alpha A100 at Argos, having read the reviews and realised that the Sony was a much better alternative to the 400D or the Nikon D40 for the £350 I had to spend.
I did read up on the K100D (I think it was £299 at Amazon at the time), but the Super Steady Shot function, and the offensively huge range of lenses available for the A100, swayed me to the Sony (Konica Minolta, it's basically a KM camera with a different badge on it) offering.
I actually went out of my way to avoid Canon and Nikon if I could help it, as everyone just assumes they are the best ;-) I wanted a camera that I considered to be the best for the money, and the A100 fit the bill nicely at £349.99. I don't like buying for brand name alone.
At the time, for the money I had, my choice was a digital rebel (350D), the A100, a D40 or the K100D. The 350D was slightly too expensive and not really what I wanted when the 400D was being released, the A100 seemed to outperform the other two, so I went for that. I did make extensive research before purchasing. lb for lb, the A100 came out on top for me.
#31
Just been to Asda, not sure if it has been mentioned b4, but there is a K100D super for £399. Only differance i notice is the dust reduction/removal. I went for the cheaper option for £229
#32
could anyone tell me in which asda i could find this camera? thanks
#33
THANK YOU!!!!!!

Just popped into my local Asda (Milton Keynes) The label showed 299.99, they scanned the camera and it showed 399.99, however another staff member overheard the conversation, and went to the stock room and found the camera with the free bag and correct barcode, this scanned in at 229.97, she bought down the last 3 of which I had 1, so Milton Keynes store has 2 left at this moment, I was also given a voucher for 50 free prints.
#34
I think Jessops are doing the Nikon D40 + 18-55 lens for £269 (last day today, ad in Sat Daily Mail). Which is the better buy ?
#35
thehermit
THANK YOU!!!!!!

Just popped into my local Asda (Milton Keynes) The label showed 299.99, they scanned the camera and it showed 399.99, however another staff member overheard the conversation, and went to the stock room and found the camera with the free bag and correct barcode, this scanned in at 229.97, she bought down the last 3 of which I had 1, so Milton Keynes store has 2 left at this moment, I was also given a voucher for 50 free prints.



The scanned one is the Super model.
#36
Flimber
I think Jessops are doing the Nikon D40 + 18-55 lens for £269 (last day today, ad in Sat Daily Mail). Which is the better buy ?


I personally would go for this.

PS The price is £299 and £30 cashback from Nikon. A few places are doing it for this price so I wouldn't worry about the last day offer in Jessops.
#37
Voted hot!

Although I am confused b/w this and Nikon...for £299 on the JL website less £20 (telegraph code) and the £30 for the Nikon cash back brings that one down to £250.

tough choice!!
#38
But extra lenses for that low-range Nikon body are a relative fortune.
#39
guv. i'm interested. just pm you
#40
wiltonson
guv. i'm interested. just pm you


You can pop into Bluewater while you are there :)

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