Pentax archive

  • Pentax Q incoming: Pocket-size interchangeable lens camera lands
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    Pentax Q incoming: Pocket-size interchangeable lens camera lands

    By 23 June 2011

    Pentax has announced the Pentax Q - a device it is describing as "the world’s smallest and lightest digital interchangeable-lens camera system". Packing a new Q mount system that has a diameter 6mm shorter than the K mount, the new system eradicates...

  • Pentax Optio S1  review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Pentax Optio S1 review

    By 10 June 2011

    Looking for an inexpensive bauble with which to turn heads every time you take a snap? Photography stalwart Pentax is better known for practicality than trend setting, yet recent(ish) pocket snapshots including the Optio I-10 and RS1000 have bucked...

  • Pentax K-r colour range brightens up your day
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    Pentax K-r colour range brightens up your day

    By 22 April 2011

    Pentax, never one to shy away from wacky design mods for its cameras, has unleashed a colourful assortment of new versions of its Pentax K-r DSL. The 10 "unique" designs look like the cameras of your acid-trips, and includes the Tower Records inspired...

  • Pentax Optio RS1500 lets you show your fickle side
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    Pentax Optio RS1500 lets you show your fickle side

    By 16 March 2011

    Pentax has updated its Optio RS1000 with the Pentax Optio RS1500, bringing with it a more simplified mechanism for changing the front. As you may recall, the Pentax Optio RS1000 offered users the chance to add colour and pizazz to the front of the camera...

  • Pentax Optio S1 has Canon Ixus in its sights
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    Pentax Optio S1 has Canon Ixus in its sights

    By 2 March 2011

    Pentax has told Pocket-lint that it is planning to take on the mighty Canon Ixus brand with a new camera - the Pentax Optio S1. The new model, due out at the end of April and costing just £119.99, will sport an aluminium design and go after the “dinner...

  • Pentax Bonnie Pink K-r isn't a sight for sore eyes
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    Pentax Bonnie Pink K-r isn't a sight for sore eyes

    By 21 February 2011

    Pentax, not one to shy away from whacky design mods on its cameras, has recently released a pimped version of its Pentax K-r; called the K-r Bonnie Pink Model. Named after the Japanese pop star, Bonnie Pink, who created the crazy colour scheme, the camera...

  • Pentax Optio WG1 hands-on
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    Pentax Optio WG1 hands-on

    By 9 February 2011

    The Pentax Optio WG1 is the latest tough camera to hit the market and Pocket-lint climbed a mountain, waded across a river, and camped in a forest for 3 days to get our hands on the new camera, following the announcement. Okay, so while we would love...

  • Pentax Optio WG1: Adventurers sign up here
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    Pentax Optio WG1: Adventurers sign up here

    By 7 February 2011

    Pentax is hoping those who like to go tough when it comes to their photography won’t be fussed with the latest offerings from Olympus or Panasonic and opt for its new models instead. The company has got two brand new all terrain models, the Optio WG1...

  • Best snow-proof camcorders and action cams
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    Best snow-proof camcorders and action cams

    By 2 February 2011

    As part of Snow Week, Pocket-lint is bringing you all the latest gadgets, apps, and tips for your next trip to the slopes. We've already given you a round-up of the best snow-proof cameras around, but if you're after some video footage then are a few...

  • The best snow-proof cameras
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    The best snow-proof cameras

    By 2 February 2011

    With the ski and snowboard season now well under way, Pocket-lint is bringing you all the latest gadgets, apps and tips as part of Snow Week. If you're jetting off to the slopes then it's likely that you'll want to take a camera on the piste with you....

  • Pentax K-r   review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax K-r review

    By 6 December 2010

    The 12.4 effective megapixel K-r is Pentax’s follow-up digital SLR to the entry level K-x, a sound, good value starter option. Incorporating a standard APS-C sized sensor it sits just below the more fully featured K-7 and K-5 digital SLRs in Pentax’s...

  • Pentax K-5 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Pentax K-5 review

    By 6 December 2010

    Pentax’s K-5 DSLR is its new semi-pro model built around the Pentax K-7 top end model. Like that model, the K-5 has a host clever kit for the high-end or advanced amateur including some neat improvements and an excellent overall specification and huge...

  • Pentax Optio M900   review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Pentax Optio M900 review

    By 6 November 2010

    Pentax’s plain yet not unattractive Optio M900 pocket compact has an asking price of a mere £100 - so it can’t be all that much cop, can it? Our thoughts exactly - and yet the camera surprised us, up to a point, from the minute we eased it from its...

  • VIDEO: Amazing 3-year time-lapse construction
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    VIDEO: Amazing 3-year time-lapse construction

    By 12 October 2010

    Wow. This is simply stunning. Sure, we've all seen time-lapse videos before, but you have to admit that this beats looking at some chap's face as he grows and shaves his beard over and over. This video, shot by Paris-based videographer Ramon, took 3 years...

  • Pentax K-5 hands on
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    Pentax K-5 hands on

    By 22 September 2010

    Along with its phenomenally expensive 645D - a snip at just £10,000 - Pentax also confirmed the launch of the K-5 at the Photokina show in Cologne. Based on the K-7, the new interchangeable lens digital SLR camera will cost £1199.99 and comes with an...

  • Pentax 645D hands on
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    Pentax 645D hands on

    By 21 September 2010

    Along with its hotly anticipated K-5 DSLR camera, Pentax also used the Photokina show to give the 645D its European debut. Due to hit the UK in December, this interchangeable lens, medium-format digital SLR camera has an incredibly large image sensor...

  • Pentax 645D: Pentax's £10000 Medium Format DSLR heading to UK
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    Pentax 645D: Pentax's £10000 Medium Format DSLR heading to UK

    By 20 September 2010

    Pentax, aside from announcing the launch of the new K-5 DSLR camera, has a second piece of news from Photokina in Germany on Monday, the Pentax 645D. The Pentax 645D, which saw a Japanese launch in March is an interchangeable lens, medium-format digital...

  • Pentax K-5 DSLR camera now official
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    Pentax K-5 DSLR camera now official

    By 20 September 2010

    Pentax has officially confirmed the launch of the Pentax K-5 at Photokina in Germany on Monday. The new interchangeable lens digital SLR camera will cost £1199.99 and come with an 18-55mm WR kit lens. "Encased in a compact but solid, functional body,...

  • Five cameras that could steal the show
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    Five cameras that could steal the show

    By 20 September 2010

    Today marks the start of the annual Photokina camera expo in Cologne and we're live at the show to keep you up to date with all the latest news. We've pulled together a few show-stoppers, some of which have already been announced and some which are still...

  • Pentax Optio NB1000 offers LEGO-style customisation
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    Pentax Optio NB1000 offers LEGO-style customisation

    By 13 September 2010

    The new Pentax Optio NB1000 compact has an interesting new feature bolted-on, literally. It comes with a faceplate that is similar to a LEGO board, ready to be customised by adding blocks as you see fit. To be honest, it's not quite LEGO exactly. The...

  • Shoot like a pro - what camera do you need?
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    Shoot like a pro - what camera do you need?

    By 10 August 2010

    So you want to be a professional photographer or maybe you think you already are. Now that you've got the idea you need the kit to go with it, so the first thing that you need know without reading much further is that it ain't going to come cheap. While...

  • Pentax X90 camera   review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax X90 camera review

    By 2 June 2010

    Having a larger than average zoom always comes in useful, but the bulk that often comes with it means it's not always practical, or portable. One solution is Pentax's X90. Clearly with a look and feel inspired by a digital SLR, the camera welds a non-swappable...

  • Pentax Optio W90 compact camera   review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax Optio W90 compact camera review

    By 4 May 2010

    Looking to take pictures within a volcanic ash cloud, possibly? It's seemingly not enough anymore that a digital camera simply shoots 12.1-megapixel photos and records 1280 x 720-pixel high definition movies to the best of its ability. It has to stretch...

  • Pentax launches Optio M90 compact camera
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    Pentax launches Optio M90 compact camera

    By 28 April 2010

    Camera manufactuer Pentax has launched the Optio M90, a 12.1-megapixel compact which the company describes as "the perfect choice for a variety of photography scenes and modes". The aforementioned 12.1-megapixel sensor is complemented by a 2.7-inch LCD...

  • Pentax Optio H90 compact camera   review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Pentax Optio H90 compact camera review

    By 19 April 2010

    Pentax's Optio H90 combines minimalist "functional beauty" with a 12.1-megapixel sensor, 5x wide-zoom lens, HD Movies and advanced auto tracking AF and a Face AF system able to "see" up to 32 faces. The H90 we tested was the white and silver liveried...