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Pentax K-S2 DSLR goes for broke on features: Weatherproof, Wi-Fi, NFC, and more

Pentax K-S2 DSLR goes for broke on features: Weatherproof, Wi-Fi, NFC, and more

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Ricoh is introducing a new Pentax DSLR, and although it's considered a compact camera, it is loaded with fancy features such as a weather-resistant body and a variable-angle LCD monitor. The new camera is called Pentax K-S2. It is described as the "world’s... >>

Best of Photokina 2014: Panasonic, Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm and more

Best of Photokina 2014: Panasonic, Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm and more

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Every two years the photo manufacturer fraternity descends on Cologne in Germany for the industry's largest show to unveil their latest and best cameras. And in 2014 it certainly didn't disappoint, with releases big and small, prototypes, new colour finishes... >>

Pentax K-S1: Built-in LED light displays distract from some interesting tech (hands-on)

Pentax K-S1: Built-in LED light displays distract from some interesting tech (hands-on)

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Pentax isn't one for the norm. In addition to its multi-colour DSLR cameras, the company was also showing off its latest K-S1 DSLR at Photokina - a camera that has coloured light indicator lamps said to guide operations. We thought the fade-in, fade-out... >>

Photokina 2014: The cameras we expect to see

Photokina 2014: The cameras we expect to see

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Every two years the major camera manufacturers descend onto Cologne to show off their latest and greatest at Photokina. In 2014 we're expecting some major unveils in among some kit that's already been officially announced. What will the 2014 show bring... >>

Pentax XG-1 compact camera unveiled, packs in 52x optical zoom

Pentax XG-1 compact camera unveiled, packs in 52x optical zoom

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Tokyo-based Pentax has announced the new XG-1 camera, packing a 52x optical zoom lens into a small, easy-to-transport body. The new camera will serve as the successor to the X-5, a superzoom model that released in 2012. The camera's lens starts at a 24mm... >>

Hands-on: Pentax 645Z review

Hands-on: Pentax 645Z review

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Is there still life in medium format cameras? Pentax thinks so with the introduction of the 645Z, the second medium format model in its digital line. Replacing the 40-megapixel 645D, the 51-megapixel 645Z makes some critical changes, including a price... >>

Pentax 645Z adds 50-megapixel sensor to medium format range

Pentax 645Z adds 50-megapixel sensor to medium format range

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There are camera and then there are cameras. Ricoh Pentax has just announced a wedge of camera gear that firmly sits in the latter category: the medium format Pentax 645Z. An update to the earlier Pentax 645D, the Z is the second model in the company's... >>

Pentax K-3 review
4.5 stars

Pentax K-3 review

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It might be playing third-fiddle to Canon and Nikon, but Pentax - now part of Ricoh Imaging - is a venerable name in the field of photography. Its long history means that its DSLRs, like the now-top-spec K-3, can more than hold their own. The company... >>

Ricoh GR goes limited edition with green 'wave-patterned' body, only 5,000 available

Ricoh GR goes limited edition with green 'wave-patterned' body, only 5,000 available

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Ricoh is trying to make a name for itself in the high-end camera space, and in doing so, it wants to appease its fans with a limited-edition product. The company has introduced a new GR Limited Edition camera, available in only 5,000 units worldwide.... >>

Pentax K-3 intros 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, 27-point autofocus system and more

Pentax K-3 intros 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, 27-point autofocus system and more

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The Pentax K-3, unveiled today, sees Pentax up the ante in the APS-C DSLR market, but there's still no sign of a full-frame model. That's a mix of great and not-so-great news, but let's focus on the good stuff. And there's plenty of it. The K-3 introduces... >>

Pentax K-3 pictures and hands-on: Top-spec DSLR sticks with APS-C sensor, loads up on new features

Pentax K-3 pictures and hands-on: Top-spec DSLR sticks with APS-C sensor, loads up on new features

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Ahead of the unveiling of the Pentax K-3 we had the chance to test out a pre-production model of this top-spec DSLR. And we like what we've seen from the top-spec camera's features. Despite various rumours Pentax has not pushed into the full-frame DSLR... >>

Ricoh offers HZ15 digital camera, 5 HD Pentax lenses and auto flash units - all in September

Ricoh offers HZ15 digital camera, 5 HD Pentax lenses and auto flash units - all in September

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Ricoh Imaging has introduced a bevy of new products such as a high-magnification digital camera, five HD Pentax interchangeable lenses and two auto-flash units. First up is the Ricoh HZ15 digital compact camera. It sports a high-magnification optical... >>

Ricoh GR review
4.0 stars

Ricoh GR review

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There are high-end compact cameras and there are high-end compact cameras. The Ricoh GR most definitely fits into the latter group: there's an APS-C size sensor - the same size as found in many DSLR cameras - paired up with a fixed 28mm equivalent f/2.8... >>

Pentax announces mid-range K-50 and K-500 DSLRs in 120 colours

Pentax announces mid-range K-50 and K-500 DSLRs in 120 colours

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Pentax Ricoh on Wednesday introduced two mid-range DSLRs that feature the same 16 million-pixel APS-C format sensor that first debuted on the Pentax K-30 in 2012.  Pentax K-50 The Pentax K-50 is a weather-resistant and dust-proof DSLR with a lightweight... >>

Pentax MX-1
4.5 stars

Pentax MX-1

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The Pentax MX-1 is a camera with historical grounding. This digital reimagining of the film-based MX-series isn't an interchangeable lens camera like the original DSLR, instead it's a smaller-scale, 1/1.7-inch sensor compact camera with a built-in 28-112mm... >>

Pentax GR: APS-C sensor, fixed-lens compact camera with £599 price tag makes us want to go 'grrr'

Pentax GR: APS-C sensor, fixed-lens compact camera with £599 price tag makes us want to go 'grrr'

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It seems large-sensor compacts are the latest trend and Ricoh Pentax has got in on the action with the announcement of the Pentax GR. Based around the Ricoh GR-series - the same company which acquired all Pentax Imaging Corp shares back in 2011 - this... >>

Pentax WG-10: The entry-level tough camera

Pentax WG-10: The entry-level tough camera

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Pentax has announced a new tough camera for those feeling tough, but lacking the cash to prove it. The new Pentax WG-10 has been developed as an entry-level model of the heavy-duty Pentax WG series, but still comes with a decent "beat-em-up" spec sheet.... >>

Pentax WG-3 GPS features Qi wireless charging, second display, is adventure proof

Pentax WG-3 GPS features Qi wireless charging, second display, is adventure proof

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Pentax has unleashed a new tough camera on the world in the form of the Pentax WG-3 and WG-3 GPS. Based around the same body and design, as suggested by the names, the GPS model will offer you advanced GPS functions so you can track your position as you... >>

Pentax MX-1 pictures and hands-on

Pentax MX-1 pictures and hands-on

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Pentax has revealed its latest compact camera, the high-end Pentax MX-1 at CES 2013, and we've had the chance for a quick play on the show floor. We have to say that we like the retro styling, which evokes memories of classic camera models from the past.... >>

Pentax Q10, now available in 100 different colour combinations

Pentax Q10, now available in 100 different colour combinations

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Pentax is now offering consumers the facility to custom order the Q10, the company's dinky mirrorless compact system, with more than 100 different colour combinations. "Offering the Q10 in 100 colour combinations is a unique way for Pentax to showcase... >>

Pentax MX-1 high-end compact offer high-end features, retro styling

Pentax MX-1 high-end compact offer high-end features, retro styling

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Pentax has announced the Pentax MX-1 high-end compact, offering plenty of features for those who like a little more control over their photography. The Pentax MX-1 has a 4x optical zoom lens (28-112mm in 35mm terms) with a maximum aperture of f/1.8. That's... >>

Pentax K-5 II & K-5 IIs pictures and hands-on

Pentax K-5 II & K-5 IIs pictures and hands-on

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Pentax is that quiet force that bubbles away but doesn't usually make a huge fuss about its product launches, at least not in the UK. But we think it should: the original K-5 DSLR was an absolutely ace camera, arguably if not certainly the best in its... >>

Pentax Q10 pictures and hands-on

Pentax Q10 pictures and hands-on

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The Pentax Q is an ultra-small interchangeable lens camera, and it's just about to get an update in the form of the Pentax Q10. Shown on the Pentax stand at Photokina 2012 - here snapped in a dashing red colour finish - the first thing that struck us... >>

Photokina 2012: The cameras we're expecting to see

Photokina 2012: The cameras we're expecting to see

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Every two years the major camera manufacturers all gather at a huge convention centre in Cologne, Germany, to show off their latest camera gear. The 2012 show ought to be a biggie, particularly after  natural disasters in 2011 put the brakes on production... >>

Pentax Q10 compact system camera now official

Pentax Q10 compact system camera now official

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Pentax has announced a new mirrorless compact system camera, to expand its Q series range. The Pentax Q10 is described as super-compact and ultra-lightweight and sports an updated CMOS sensor over its predecessor, the Pentax Q. Subject of a leak earlier... >>