Pentax archive

  • Pentax X-5 superzoom unveiled, packs in 26x optical zoom
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    Pentax X-5 superzoom unveiled, packs in 26x optical zoom

    By 22 August 2012

    The Pentax X-5 is the company's latest superzoom camera, and packs a big 26x optical zoom lens into a small, easy-to-transport body. The camera's lens starts at a super-wide 22.3mm wide-angle and extends through to a 580mm equivalent. Whether wide group...

  • Pentax K-30 review
    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...

  • Pentax Optio LS465 pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Hands-on: Pentax K-30 review
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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...

  • Pentax Optio WG-2 review
    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...

  • Pentax Optio LS465 camera offers compact customisability, at little cost
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    Pentax Optio LS465 camera offers compact customisability, at little cost

    By 21 May 2012

    The Pentax Optio LS465 continues the trend of offering owners the chance to customise their compact camera. Like last year's Pentax Optio RS1500, the Optio LS465 features a clear removable front cover, so you can change the front design of the camera...

  • Pentax K-30: 16-megapixel weather-proofed mid-level DSLR
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    Pentax K-30: 16-megapixel weather-proofed mid-level DSLR

    By 21 May 2012

    Pentax is expanding its line-up of DSLR cameras, with the introduction of the mid-level Pentax K-30. The Pentax K-30 will offer photographers a compact and lightweight DSLR with the benefit of weather proofing, as seen on the existing K-5 and K-7 models....

  • Pentax K-01 review
    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...

  • Pentax Optio VS20 review
    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...

  • Pentax Optio WG2-GPS: The adventure proof camera
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    Pentax Optio WG2-GPS: The adventure proof camera

    By 7 February 2012

    Pentax has announced a brace of new tough cameras, the Pentax Optio WG2 and the Optio WG2-GPS, which pack in a host of features for those that like to abuse their pocket camera. Not only does the WG2 look like it has been designed for Batman, but it is...

  • Pentax K-01 pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Pentax K-01 interchangeable-lens camera now official (video)
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    Pentax K-01 interchangeable-lens camera now official (video)

    By 2 February 2012

    More leaky than a Welsh field with paper watering pipes, the Pentax K-01 has entered the realms of officialdom, ending weeks of speculation. Pentax joins the compact system camera game and will take on the likes of the Fujifilm X-Pro1, but has an ace...

  • Pentax K-01 compact system camera pictures leaked
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    Pentax K-01 compact system camera pictures leaked

    By 2 February 2012

    There have been rumours that Pentax is about to join the compact system camera race floating around for a few weeks now, but we've now seen evidence for ourselves that this is true. Pictures of the new mirrorless snapper, the Pentax K-01, have appeared...

  • Pentax Optio VS20 comes with a twist
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    Pentax Optio VS20 comes with a twist

    By 25 January 2012

    Pentax has announced a new compact travel zoom camera with a twist. Or rather, it's a camera that likes a twist, as the new Pentax Optio VS20 offers two shutter buttons.  A feature found on top-level professional DSLR cameras, the Pentax Optio VS20 offers...

  • Pentax K-01 compact system camera to offer APS-C sensor?
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    Pentax K-01 compact system camera to offer APS-C sensor?

    By 19 January 2012

    Pextax is set to join the compact system camera race, if rumours are to be believed. Named as the Pentax K-01, this compact system/mirrorless camera, like the recent Fujifilm X-Pro1, will feature an APS-C sized sensor. The Pentax K-01 will feature the...

  • The best looking cameras in the world. Ever.
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    The best looking cameras in the world. Ever.

    By 15 November 2011

    There are few gadgets that cause us such strong emotional reactions as cameras. From the ultra modern compacts to the most ancient of pin-holes, there's just something magical when you get one in your hand. There are, however, a select few that cause...

  • Pentax Q  review
    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...

  • First Look: Pentax Q  review
    Cameras 0 out of 5

    First Look: Pentax Q review

    By 20 September 2011

    Let’s get one thing straight from the start. The Pentax Q is quite an incredible camera to behold. It’s tiny. But not only is it tiny, it also looks great. But so blinded will you be by its tininess that you won’t notice what a superb job the company...

  • Pentax Optio RZ18 zooms into the compact party
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    Pentax Optio RZ18 zooms into the compact party

    By 13 September 2011

    Pentax has taken on the likes of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 with its latest ultra-zoom compact camera; the Pentax Optio RZ18. Boasting an effective megapixel count of 16 and a 18x optical zoom, the body may be compact but the hardware is anything but....

  • Pentax Q teeny-tiny hybrid camera finger tips-on
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    Pentax Q teeny-tiny hybrid camera finger tips-on

    By 8 September 2011

    The world has been slightly stunned since Pentax announced the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera back in June but Pocket-lint found out the true meaning of the word when we saw it in the flesh while doing our best not to crush...

  • Pentax Optio RS1500   review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Pentax Optio RS1500 review

    By 22 August 2011

    Setting yourself apart for the mass of compact cameras on the market can be something of a challenge. The Pentax Optio RS1500 looks to solve this problem with the option for customising the faceplate to make it unique. But does this compact point and...

  • Best compact travel cameras
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    Best compact travel cameras

    By 26 July 2011

    We're now well into the holiday season and if you're lucky then you'll be off to sunnier climes for a much-needed vacation. This is the perfect to time to invest in a new snapper to capture all your holiday memories, but with so many options available,...

  • Limited edition Pentax 645D announced
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    Limited edition Pentax 645D announced

    By 13 July 2011

    Pentax has announced a special red lacquer version of its 40-megapixel 645D medium format camera. The limited edition was created after the 645D went and won the Camera GP 2011 camera of the year award.   The 645D is similar to that of Hasselblad's digital...

  • Ricoh looking to expand camera business buys Pentax
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    Ricoh looking to expand camera business buys Pentax

    By 1 July 2011

    The company that owns Pentax, the Hoya Corporation, has sold the imaging part of the business to camera maker Ricoh for £77m (¥10b Yen) the two companies confirmed today. That might seems a a massive drop from the ¥100b the company paid for Pentax...

  • Pentax launches special Optio WG1-GPS in Shiny Orange
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    Pentax launches special Optio WG1-GPS in Shiny Orange

    By 28 June 2011

    Pentax's GPS equipped invinci-cam has just taken a trip to the tanning salon and returned a shiny shade of orange.  The compact consists of an aluminium alloy front panel combined with gunmetal grey hardy rubber. The WG1-GPS is designed to be thrown...