Ritzcamera and pentax optio 555

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Texy, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. Texy

    Texy Guest

    The pentax optio 555 is one of the cameras I,m looking to purchase as
    my next digital camera.
    My local ritzcamera (farmington CT) only has the previous optio 550 in
    catalogue and shop. When I enquired as to why they don't sell its
    replacement from last october, they said that the 555 has been
    discontinued, due to "glitches or whatever". Unfortunately the one and
    only 550 in the shop had a faulty battery, so I couldn't measure it up
    against other similar specc'ed models that I liked the look of - the
    nikon 5200 and the sony dsc-v1.
    Anyone else heard about the 555 being discontinued?

    Texy, Jun 22, 2004
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    grenner Guest

    I do not know anything about the status of the optio 555 but going into most
    Ritz stores is like going into Radio Shack, they do not have a clue what
    they are talking about.

    Ritz used to be the only store around where I live until finally a fairly
    local store put a branch near where I live. It was like night and day. The
    other store (National Camera Exchange) has extremely knowledgeable sales
    people and a no questions asked 30 try it out policy with no restocking fee.
    They even have sales.

    I would never count on most Ritz Camera Stores to know what is going on.
    They only want to sell and sell what is in stock.

    grenner, Jun 22, 2004
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  3. Texy

    EHHackney Guest

    Anyone else heard about the 555 being discontinued?
    I sure hope not. I just ordered one from B&H.

    EHHackney, Jun 23, 2004
  4. Texy

    jay Guest

    I too love National Camera Exchange, however I believe they are more of a
    local chain that a "National" chain as the name implies. Could be wrong,
    but their web site only lists a few stores in Minnesota.

    jay, Jun 23, 2004
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