Pentax K-3 II DSLR camera listed as discontinued in Japan


The Pentax K-3 II DSLR camera is reportedly being discontinued in Japan according to Digicame-info:

“On January 10th, I noticed that the K-3 II had disappeared from display at a Yodobashi store, so I asked the shop staff to check with the manufacturer. They were told it had been discontinued (even though it is still listed as a current product on the manufacturer’s homepage).”

The camera is still in stock in the US (B&H and Adorama).

The Pentax K-3 II was announced in April, 2015.

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  • Mistral75

    > The Pentax K-3 II DSLR camera is listed as discontinued at the Yodobashi store in Japan according to Digicame-info.

    There is a bit more than that in their report. Translation:

    I have received information from a reader about the Pentax K-3 II being discontinued:

    “On January 10th, I noticed that the K-3 II had disappeared from display at a Yodobashi store, so I asked the shop staff to check with the manufacturer. They were told it had been discontinued (even though it is still listed as a current product on the manufacturer’s homepage).”

    The K-3 II is still listed on the official website and in stock at
    many retailers, but it is listed as discontinued on the Yodobashi website, so it does not appear to be a mistake.

    Considering the model change cycle of the K-3 series, it would not be strange to see a successor model being announced around now. I would expect its announcement happening soon.

    Let’s guess the successor to K-3 II will be announced around / before CP+ (23-26 February).

    • TinusVerdino

      So it will be in shops in march as they are already making the new model (otherwise they could still deliver K-3 II’s)

      • Mistral75

        That’s what I am thinking too. The K-70 is not such a big commercial success that it would monopolise the production line.

        • TinusVerdino

          And they have an assembly line for de K-S2 in Vietnam. They could easily also make k-70’s there.

    • updated my post

  • Richard Jackson

    The K-3ii was more of a different variant of the K-3, like a different fit out of the same camera. Time for something new.

    Big question is will they finally provide some new video capabilities. They’re bottom of the pile now, with low bit rates and no real sensor stabilisation during video since the pre Ricoh K-5 series!

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