Pentax K-5 II and K-30 marked as discontinued at some stores
posted Friday, December 13, 2013 at 1:42 PM EST
According to listings at some online retailers, Ricoh may have discontinued the Pentax K-5 II and K-30 DSLRs. Neither of the models is particularly old, having debuted last year, and if true, this substantially reduces the number of DSLRs that Ricoh Pentax currently offers.
PhotoRumors first spotted that B&H has both the K-5 II and the K-30 marked as discontinued. While Amazon still has both for sale, Adorama states they are "no longer available", and have changed the URLs to mark them as discontinued.
Interestingly, the K-5 II has a sibling model, the K-5 IIs, which lacks the anti-aliasing filter of the K-5 II, and that version still seems to be available. Ricoh's website currently lists the Pentax K-3, K-50, K-5 II/s, and 645D as the available options. The K-30 has been migrated to the "discontinued" section of the site.
We've reached out to Ricoh for comment, and will update if and when we hear back from them.