Don't forget to update your personal camera inventory

Cameras > Asahi

Find a camera by name:  

AsahiPentax S

CollectiBlend Average Index help
Very good
Body only$340-360$460-480$800-900
With lens$340-360$460-480$800-900
Estimate value accuracy:
Camera rarity (Very scarce. Votes: 2)

Searching eBay listings:

1957-1965. 35mm SLR camera.

Camera manual

Asahi: Pentax S camera

Camera featured in these collections: mretina OliMonster Moe49 Amuzed2death

Camera sales and other sources with added premiums,
converted and inflation-adjusted prices:
Condition Price
(body only) $676
(body only) $137
(body only) $275
(body only) $408
Do you know a recent sale? You can add it!

Post a reply

by michaelv » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:14 am

Value must be much more than posted. the Original "AP" model had a production run of almost 20,000 units and is valued at close to $1000 in mint condition. The Pentax "S" only had a production run of approximately 4000 units worldwide. It is the rarest of all "normal" pentax production cameras. It's present value is posted as only a few hundred dollars due to the fact that there is very limited sales history. My estimation a mint "S" model should be at least in the $1000-$1500 range.

Post a reply

by diser » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:26 am

Michael, thanks. Agree, the sales history is nonexistent. If you know of any sales, please let me know. Even if it was eBay sale.

Post a reply

by minitw » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:57 pm

We should create a separate page for the black version of this camera as that is even more rare.

Post a reply

by diser » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:22 pm

Probably. Let's see what black one ends up with on eBay in two days.

Post a reply

by minitw » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:23 pm

I bought one 3 months ago for $500 that was listed as in working condition, but it was advertised very poorly on eBay. The guy listed it on eBay as S1/S3 because he had a instruction manual that said S1/S3. However, despite this the picture showed it was clearly just an S model. You would think a black Pentax S should be very rare because the black Pentax K and black Pentax AP are also very rare and they sell in the thousands.

Post a reply

by minitw » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:02 am

So auction finished on 12/22 and it ended up selling for $652. I am feeling pretty good because mine is in better condition and it fully works. =P

Post a reply

by diser » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:56 am

Could you upload a photo of yours on a white background, front-left-top view?

Post a reply

by minitw » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:29 am

I will upload it when I get it back in January. I have it in the shop just to get it check out.

Post a reply

by minitw » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:46 pm

Here is a picture of my black Pentax S. I bought it from eBay on 10/03/12 for $504. Condition was pristine except for circular marks around the tripod socket and some engraved numbers (I don't know why people did that back then!) The shutter could not advance when I received it, but after a CLA it's working and I am about to verify it with film.
Black Asahi Pentax S

Searching eBay listings:
Searching other listings:

Icons legend:
PW  Photographica World
PA  Photographica Auctionen
WL  WestLicht Auction
LP  LP Foto Auction
TK  Tamarkin Auction
CR  Christies Auction
SA  Special Auction Services
HK  Hake's Auction
EC  Everard & Company Auction
DN  Dave Nosek Price Guide
FA  Flints Auctions
CW  Chiswick Auctions
CB  Price added by CollectiBlend members
Photo  Personal collection image uploaded
accuracy  Value accuracy (low/medium/high)