All PENTAX cameras purchased through authorised bona fide photographic distribution channels are guaranteed against defects of material or workmanship for a period of twelve months from date of purchase.  Service will be rendered, and defective parts will be replaced without cost to you within that period, provided the equipment does not show evidence of impact, sand or liquid damage, mishandling, tampering, battery or chemical corrosion, operation contrary to operating instructions, or modification by an unauthorised repair shop.  The manufacturer or its authorised representatives shall not be liable for any repair or alterations except those made with its written consent and shall not be liable for damages from delay or loss of use or from other indirect or consequential damage of any kind, whether caused by defective material or workmanship or otherwise; and it is expressly agreed that the liability of the manufacturer or its representatives under all guarantees or warranties, whether expressed or implied, is strictly limited to the replacement of parts as hereinbefore provided.  No refunds will be made on repairs by non authorised Pentax service facilities.

Procedure During 12-month Warranty Period

Any PENTAX which proves defective during the 12-month warranty period should be returned to the dealer from whom you purchased the equipment or to the manufacturer.  If there are no representatives of the manufacturer in your country, send the equipment to the manufacturer, with postage prepaid.  In this case, it will take a considerable length of time before the equipment can be returned to you owing to the complicated customs procedures required.  If the equipment is covered by warranty, repairs will be made and parts replaced free of charge, and the equipment will be returned to you upon completion of servicing.  If the equipment is not covered by warranty, regular charges of the manufacturer or of its representatives will apply.  Shipping charges are to be borne by the owner.  If your PENTAX was purchased outside of the country where you wish to have it serviced during the warranty period, regular handling and servicing fees may be charged by the manufacturer’s representatives in that country.  Notwithstanding this, your PENTAX returned to the manufacturer will be serviced free of charge according to this procedure and warranty policy. In any case, however, shipping charges and customs clearance fees must be borne by the sender.  To prove the date of your purchase when required, please retain the receipt or invoices covering the purchase of your equipment for at least a year.  Before sending your equipment for servicing, please make sure that you are sending it to the manufacturer’s authorised representatives or their approved repair shops, unless you are sending it directly to the manufacturer.  Always obtain a quotation for the service charge, and only after you accept the quoted service charge, instruct the service centre to proceed with the servicing.