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Pentax K100D SLR £165 instore @ Asda
Pentax K100D SLR £165 instore @ Asda

Pentax K100D SLR £165 instore @ Asda

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Sorry to be a bit vague about this, but whilst browsing the photo department in ASDA Beckton I spotted a Pentax K100D 6MP SLR camera for £165, which appeared to be a smashing price for a beginner. I would have bought one but I already have a Sony Alpha SLR and don't use it as much.

I don't know how many were left, but I can't imagine it being available for too long.

Should have taken a photo.

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Is it a DSLR or SLR?? - ie is it a film camera or digital? and is it a TRUE DSLR where you can change the lenses ??

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Its a DSLR with changeable lenses. Do a search on the model and you'll find plenty of reviews on it. Its about 3 years old, but as good as the Nikon D40 for the price. It also has a separate LCD at the top of the camera to display your current settings instead of viewing them through the main one on the back, which may be a benefit to some.

I wish this was available when I was buying at the end of last year. Would have saved myself £100 off the Sony price.

This is an excellent beginners DSLR.

The lens is a Pentax KAF fitting, so all the Pentax K, KA etc lenses ever manufactured can be used on this body, although those without auto-focus or auto-exposure must be adjusted manually. Even the old 42mm screw lenses can be used with an adaptor.

I paid £350 for one back in early 2007, so at this price it is a bargain. If there were any near me, I would snap them up as they still achieve a good price on EBay, especially if you split up the body and lens.
I know there are none at my local ASDA as I purchased their remaining stock in early 2008 for a similar price!

Great price. But how many stores is it in?

Worth a try. Thanks

is this nationwide? my dad will be estatic about this hes been trying to get a decent slr about this price range.

Had one of these and can say its a fantastic camera. Very well built, excellent interchangeable lens. Lots of features for the beginner as well as the more advanced photographer. Don't be put off by 6.1 megapixels as the optics on a camera are just as important and Pentax has an excellent reputation. Produces stunning photos and a steal at this price. Don't take my word for it as its widely reviewed.

Very good cam. Good price.

it is a great DSLR, i used it for 1 year and then changed to K20D

Superb price and some great features - anyone tempted to upgrade from a compact and wishing to take better quality photos should consider this as the best buy - remember, like any camera it can't compensate for poor composition.

Got some good news and bad :roll: Managed to locate one (over the phone) at Eastlands Manchester, asked if they would save it for me, wife picked it up 1 hr ago. Now the bad news... Its the body only ! BUT on the box it says [FONT="Book Antiqua"]contents K100D + 18/55 + SLR Bag.[/FONT] The box had been opened, however there's no room for the lens. Strange !

Would the lens come in a separate box by any chance ?

SLR bag was included.

zermattbusby;5448445

Got some good news and bad :roll: Managed to locate one (over the phone) … Got some good news and bad :roll: Managed to locate one (over the phone) at Eastlands Manchester, asked if they would save it for me, wife picked it up 1 hr ago. Now the bad news... Its the body only ! BUT on the box it says [FONT="Book Antiqua"]contents K100D + 18/55 + SLR Bag.[/FONT] The box had been opened, however there's no room for the lens. Strange !Would the lens come in a separate box by any chance ?SLR bag was included.



I bet they've got a lonely kit lens sat on the shelf.........:-(

I would get straight on the phone!

My sony alpha body & lens came in separate boxes so am guessing that this is the same.

Crackin' price tho! Could almost persuade myself to go on the hunt for one, just don't mention it to the missus ......;-)

very tempted by this.....

also anyone know any deals on pentax macro lenses ?

JasperTheTank;5448716

I bet they've got a lonely kit lens sat on the shelf.........:-(I would … I bet they've got a lonely kit lens sat on the shelf.........:-(I would get straight on the phone! My sony alpha body & lens came in separate boxes so am guessing that this is the same.Crackin' price tho! Could almost persuade myself to go on the hunt for one, just don't mention it to the missus ......;-)



Thanks Jasper :thumbsup: gave them a call, kit lens does come in a separate box, will collect tomorrow.


BTW forgot to mention the price ! ! ! K100D + 18/55 + Pentax SLR bag... £149.00


All in all a pretty unbelievable deal !


Many thanks OP... H+ R added :thumbsup:


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Mr Product;5444648

Is it a DSLR or SLR?? - ie is it a film camera or digital? and is it a … Is it a DSLR or SLR?? - ie is it a film camera or digital? and is it a TRUE DSLR where you can change the lenses ??



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solidamber;5449143

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zermattbusby;5449050

Thanks Jasper :thumbsup: gave them a call, kit lens does come in a … Thanks Jasper :thumbsup: gave them a call, kit lens does come in a separate box, will collect tomorrow.BTW forgot to mention the price ! ! ! K100D + 18/55 + Pentax SLR bag... £149.00 All in all a pretty unbelievable deal !Many thanks OP... H+ R added :thumbsup:



Pays to ask.

I was in there at 4:30 today but there was nothing on display. Never thought to ask them to check the stock. Easy come easy go.

please is there any asdas in scotland i could pick one of these up for my dad thanks

funkykid;5449487

please is there any asdas in scotland i could pick one of these up for my … please is there any asdas in scotland i could pick one of these up for my dad thanks



asda.co.uk/cor…htm :thumbsup:

Give them a call

Does anyone know where you can buy a cheap (as in price) case for these sort of cameras, I do not have this one but a fuji one that looks very similar?

Fantastic camera . Im loving my K100D Super (mostly the same), despite its lack of continuous shooting, the photos are better than I had imagined!

You might like to buy yourselves the FA 50/1.4 lense to go with this, which despite being a fixed lense (i.e. no zoom) produces cracking photos (its about £130ish though)

buaaac;5447950

it is a great DSLR, i used it for 1 year and then changed to K20D



Nice, that's my next purchase, how do you rate the K20D ??

BTW, i've used my K100DSuper for two years and it's fab

Get yourself a set of Sanyo Eneloop Batteries ]here

These are only 2000mah batteries but retain their charge when the camera is not in use ie in tests when left in for 8 months they retained 85% charge whilst most rechargeables were at zero. Really matters if you don't use the camera for a few weeks and suddenly want to use the DSLR :thumbsup:

jazid;5449787

Fantastic camera . Im loving my K100D Super (mostly the same), despite … Fantastic camera . Im loving my K100D Super (mostly the same), despite its lack of continuous shooting, the photos are better than I had imagined!............



Jazid, what do you mean by continuous shooting ? mine does four or five consecutive when continous is selected then stops for a breather !!!! :-)

Just in case anyone was thinking of buying with a view to selling on ebay (what us, perish the thought!!)
The Pentax K100D SUPER is bringing all the good prices..not sure the non-super version would attract as much interest....and the difference? the super has the dust removal system and can utilise pentax’s SDM lenses...not aware of anything else.

I'll give this a shot tomorrow... Fingers crossed!

thx zermattbusby ill try them numbers on that tommorow fingers crossed matt as well

Will have a shifty for one, was going to get a Panasonic Fz28 but for the price might as well get the DSLR

Mr Product;5444648

Is it a DSLR or SLR?? - ie is it a film camera or digital? and is it a … Is it a DSLR or SLR?? - ie is it a film camera or digital? and is it a TRUE DSLR where you can change the lenses ??



I'm intrigued as to what DSLR won't let you change the lens?! :?

toonarmani;5451791

I'm intrigued as to what DSLR won't let you change the lens?! :?



I think they are referring to the "nearly " DSLR's like the ones made by Fuji? all the capabilities of a DSLR, you just cant change the lenses.

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hot at this price a real bargain

I've got a K200D myself and I love it. :-D

If this would be your first DSLR its worth investing in a book to teach you the ins and outs.

curtlyb;5449883

Jazid, what do you mean by continuous shooting ? mine does four or five … Jazid, what do you mean by continuous shooting ? mine does four or five consecutive when continous is selected then stops for a breather !!!! :-)



I mean continuous shooting to fill the card. For shooting JPGs it takes 4-5 for the first second and then drops to about 1 per second as it enters the write buffer to memory card, fill buffer with new photo cycle. Its good enough for most people

Non in Reading stores.

Original Poster

Who voted this cold and why would be nice? I suspect ASDA are just clearing the last of them, so will not be available at all stores. But if you do manage to get your hands on one, its a fab deal and you've saved a packet.

Good luck.

No one has it near me, well two of the stores didn't even know what an SLR camera was?

So has anyone got one ?

anyone 1 know a store in scotland with one of these? ive tried loads everybodys been phoning up asking for them they says lol probable chasing a lost cause now

funkykid;5453253

anyone 1 know a store in scotland with one of these? ive tried loads … anyone 1 know a store in scotland with one of these? ive tried loads everybodys been phoning up asking for them they says lol probable chasing a lost cause now



Have you tried any of the Edinburgh stores?

tried a couple there says 5 people have called today about it asked me where it was advertised lol
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