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

    By 15 April 2014

    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...

  • Best compact system cameras 2014: The best mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today
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    Best compact system cameras 2014: The best mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

    By 10 February 2014

    You're looking to buy a compact system camera (CSC) but don't know what to go for? Perhaps the term alone confounds: we've seen plenty of names being thrown around of late, from simple "mirrorless" through to terms such as "digital single lens mirrorless...

  • A week in reviews: 27 - 31 January
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    A week in reviews: 27 - 31 January

    By 1 February 2014

    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
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    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...

  • Best DSLR cameras 2014: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today
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    Best DSLR cameras 2014: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

    By 24 January 2014

    You want to buy a DSLR camera but don't know what to go for? Then you've come to the right place, as this is where we round-up the best DSLR cameras of 2014. We'll guide you through the hottest cameras available - and only models that we've reviewed in...

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

    By 22 October 2013

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

    By 7 October 2013

    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
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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...

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

    By 27 August 2013

    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
    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...

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

    By 13 June 2013

    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 review
    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...

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

    By 17 April 2013

    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
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    Pentax WG-10: The entry-level tough camera

    By 29 January 2013

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

    By 29 January 2013

    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
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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....

  • Pentax Q10, now available in 100 different colour combinations
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    Pentax Q10, now available in 100 different colour combinations

    By 7 January 2013

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

    By 7 January 2013

    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...

  • Best DSLR cameras available today
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    Best DSLR cameras available today

    By 19 November 2012

    Whether it's for a Christmas present, a birthday present or time to treat yourself, you're going to need to know where to spend your hard-earned cash when shopping for the best DSLR cameras around. Now, we recognise at Pocket-lint that there's no one...

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

  • Pentax Q10 pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Photokina 2012: The cameras we're expecting to see
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    Photokina 2012: The cameras we're expecting to see

    By 16 September 2012

    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
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    Pentax Q10 compact system camera now official

    By 10 September 2012

    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...

  • Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs refresh company's DSLR camera range
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    Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs refresh company's DSLR camera range

    By 10 September 2012

    Pentax has put to bed all of the pre-release rumours and has announced details of the refresh to its K-5 DSLR camera that graced the back end of 2010. Coming in the guise of two separate models, the Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs are nigh-on identical save...

  • Pentax Q10 compact system camera and K-5 IIs DSLR pictures in leak-athon
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    Pentax Q10 compact system camera and K-5 IIs DSLR pictures in leak-athon

    By 10 September 2012

    Today's leaked camera images are not confined to Sony: press images of a couple of Pentax snappers have made it on to the web, via Japan. The Pentax Q10 is a mirrorless compact system camera which, from what we've seen so far, looks very tasty, especially...