Reviews & hands-on

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    Pentax K-3 review

    By 28 January 2014

    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...

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

    By 7 October 2013

    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...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Ricoh GR review

    By 6 August 2013

    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...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Pentax MX-1 review

    By 23 April 2013

    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...

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    Pentax MX-1 pictures and hands-on

    By 8 January 2013

    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....

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

    By 19 September 2012

    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...

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    Pentax Q10 pictures and hands-on

    By 19 September 2012

    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...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Pentax K-30 review

    By 8 August 2012

    We love new tech here at Pocket-lint, but sometimes companies can get a little carried away. Take Pentax: its Q system confounded and the K-01, despite its great image quality, just lacked sense. What with so many decent competitor cameras making it to...

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    Pentax Optio LS465 pictures and hands-on

    By 6 July 2012

    The Pentax Optio LS465 continues the trend of offering owners the chance to customise their compact camera and Pocket-lint's had a quick hands-on play with the camera ahead of it going in shops in the UK in the next couple of weeks. Priced at £89.99...

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    Hands-on: Pentax K-30 review

    By 6 July 2012

    Pentax announced the Pentax K-30 DSLR back in May, but now, just ahead of the UK launch, we've managed to grab some hands-on time with the new weatherproof camera to see what all the fuss is about ahead of a full review of a final production sample in...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Pentax Optio WG-2 review

    By 24 May 2012

    The Pentax Optio WG-2 is a waterproof compact camera that stands out from the crowd. It comes in two variants: here we're reviewing the model without the GPS. The waterproof compact camera market is now well populated, providing plenty of choice for those...

  • Cameras 3 out of 5

    Pentax K-01 review

    By 24 April 2012

    The Pentax K-01 first fell into Pocket-Lint’s hands back in February this year, where we were left more than a little perplexed about what this mirrorless camera was all about. Acclaimed designer Marc Newson is at the helm of this latest design, though...

  • Cameras 3 out of 5

    Pentax Optio VS20 review

    By 30 March 2012

    Buy a battery grip for your professional or semi pro digital SLR and it will come with a second set of essential controls to one side near the base, including an additional shutter-release button. That’s because grip and body make for a big and bulky...

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    Pentax K-01 pictures and hands-on

    By 2 February 2012

    Pentax fans rejoice! You now have a compact system camera in your armoury. Actually, you can strike the "compact" part straight away, because this mirrorless camera, designed by Marc Newson, is anything but compact. When asked why there was no inclusion...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Pentax Q review

    By 4 October 2011

    Pentax’s Q certainly puts the "compact" into Compact System Camera. But it this mini interchangeable lens system a worthy purchase? The Pentax Q enters the photographic market at a time of change. Most manufacturers now have a mirrorless interchangeable...