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Best cameras of CES 2015: Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and more

Best cameras of CES 2015: Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and more

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The Consumer Electronics Show might not be best known for its camera launches, but as the years have rolled on by we've seen more notable products unveiled. And at CES 2015 there's been a steady stream of compacts, DSLR cameras, and a smattering on lenses... >>

Best of Photokina 2014: The best cameras coming this year

Best of Photokina 2014: The best cameras coming this year

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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... >>

A week in reviews: 26 - 30 May

A week in reviews: 26 - 30 May

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With this year's E3 expo just around the corner, last year's big game announcements are beginning to trickle out as full releases. Watch Dogs is this summer's biggest anticipation, but is it really as good as we all hoped it would be? We bring our verdict.... >>

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... >>

A week in reviews: 27 - 31 January

A week in reviews: 27 - 31 January

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It's been quite a week for smartphones. We've been blown away by the small and mighty Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, have taken the Motorola Moto X for its Brit-based walkies, and there's even the arrival of SwiftKey for iOS. Well, sort of. More on that last... >>

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... >>