Buying Pentax Imaging Products in Malaysia

Pentax (Imaging), now a Ricoh company since October 1st, 2011. As Ricoh acquired all shares of Pentax Imaging Corp. and renamed the new subsidiary Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd. However, Hoya Corporation (that merged with Pentax on December 2006) will continue to use the Pentax brand name for their medical related products such as endoscopes.

In year 2008, it is less common to see Pentax in Malaysia market compare to already odd Ricoh camera products (ex: GX200, GRDII). Because of its rarity over here, not much of price comparison and competition between shops, it makes challenges to build up a simple Pentax system for budgeted user like me.

Things got better in recent years when DSC World Sdn Bhd tookover from shriro as Pentax distributor. Although DSC World is a new name, but is actually related to the experienced company: Futuromic Photo AV Sdn Bhd (since 1994, distributor for Nikon, Tamron, Ricoh in previous and etc) , which easily discover from their address (DSC World locate at upper storey of Futuromic), the about page, and this forum thread. Therefore, more events (social activities, competitions), products promotions, active Pentax Malaysia FB page, more dealers and on-line store carrying Pentax camera products.

Malaysia Dealers

Click here for whole list of Pentax dealers store in Malaysia.

On-line stores

In addtion, this is how i hunt for Pentax products,

  • Pentax 2u.com: attractive price on Pentax camera body and Pentax manufactured lens, do refer this blog for a purcahse process guide: Buying Photo Gear from Pentax2u.com
  • Ebay: for old manual PK/K-mount lens since 1975 and Takumar lens
  • ebay Hong Kong for new third party K-mount lens, such as Tamron, Sigma and Samyang
  • Photomalaysia.com: buy, sell or trade 2nd hand lens with local camera users
  • Pentaxforum.com: buy, sell or trade 2nd hand lens with oversea Pentax users
  • Pentax K-30 Commercials

    Pentax K-30 Specs in Malaysia

    Pentax recently produced a decent entry level (though it stated mid-level by official) DSLR, The Pentax K-30 digital single-lens reflex camera. It features with:

  • fully weather sealed body
  • water resistant
  • dustproof and Coldproof (-10C, 14F)
  • 11-point AF with 9 cross-type points
  • 6 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 1/6000 second maximum shutter speed.
  • According to Pentax2u.com (55th National Day promotion), what’s in the Box:

  • USB cable I-USB7
  • battery charger Kit K-BC109
  • Li-Ion Battery D-LI109
  • hotshoe cover FK
  • body mount cover
  • focusing screen MF-60 frame matte
  • strap O-ST53
  • eyecup FR
  • finder cap for ME
  • software CD-ROM
  • 1 unit of Compatible D-BH109 AA battery adaptor
  • 1 unit of Sanyo Rechargeable Battery Charger
  • 1 pack of Sanyo Eneloop 4 AA Rechargeable Batteries
  • 1 year DSC World Sdn Bhd Warranty
  • Pentax K-30
    Mount PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount
    Sensor 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS
    Video Full HD (1920×1080,16:9,30fps/25fps/24fps)
    Sensitivity ISO 100 to 12800 (expandable to ISO 25600)
    Shake Reduction 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
    Sensor Cleaning Dust Removal and SP coating
    Viewfinder Pentaprism 0.92x with 100% field coverage
    Diopter Adjustment -2.5m to +1.5m
    LCD Display 3.0″ 921k dots pixels
    Flash GN12 Built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash
    Model Colors black, blue, white
    Body Weather-sealed plastic body
    Size 128.5 mm (W) × 96.5 mm (H) × 71.5 mm (D)
    Weight 650 g
    Battery D-LI109 lithium-ion, AA with adapter (D-BH109)
    Storage SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Connectivity Options USB, A/V, wired remote, hot accessory shoe


    Ricoh GX 200 (with full accessories)

    *update: Item sold to lowyat.net forum member “host5” from Seremban, on 17 March 2012, priced RM 550.

    Sale Item: Ricoh GX 200

    Package includes:

  • DW-6 Wide Angle
  • TC-1 Tele Converter
  • Hood Adapter
  • Electric View Finder kit
  • LC 1 Cap
  • Hand Strap
  • Ricoh Leather Case
  • 4gb SDHC
  • Battery Charger
  • Neck Strap
  • Sunpak PF20XD Flash
  • Extra Filters and Lens Cap
  • Price: RM 1300
    Dealing method: Cash
    Location of seller: Kuala Lumpur / Petaling Jaya
    Age of item: One Year
    Item conditions: 90% New