Pentax archive

  • The Pentax 645D: A 40-megapixel £6300 DSLR monster
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    The Pentax 645D: A 40-megapixel £6300 DSLR monster

    By 10 March 2010

    Pentax has put a silence to the rumours that were starting to form around a new Digital SLR, the 645D, by releasing the new DSLR in Japan. Launching only in Japan (Pentax has confirmed to Pocket-lint there is no plans for a UK release), the new camera...

  • Pentax Optio W90 waterproof camera debuts
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    Pentax Optio W90 waterproof camera debuts

    By 25 February 2010

    Pentax has announced a new digital camera within its waterproof range, the Pentax W90, for those planning on getting wet. The new camera will, as was the case with its predecessor, be waterproof, shockproof and dustproof and improve on previous models...

  • Pentax X90 brings 26x zoom to the safari
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    Pentax X90 brings 26x zoom to the safari

    By 25 February 2010

    Pentax has launched a new 12-megapixel, 26x optical zoom camera, the Pentax X90, hoping to appeal to those who don't want to get too close to the action. The new model, launched at PMA in California, gives you the equivalent of a 26mm wide angle to...

  • Pentax K-x launches in eight colours
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    Pentax K-x launches in eight colours

    By 15 February 2010

    The Pentax K-x, already available in black, pearl white, red and navy blue, is due to be released in eight new colours. From next month shutterbugs will be able to choose from beige, chocolate, metal fuchsia, pink, metal turquoise, metal dark grey, olive...

  • First Look: Pentax Optio I-10 digital camera review
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    First Look: Pentax Optio I-10 digital camera review

    By 2 February 2010

    The Pentax Optio I-10 is the latest compact camera to come out from Pentax and stands out from the crowd not because of a higher than average megapixel count, or smile technology, but because it offers a retro design similar to Pentax's Auto 110 film...

  • Pentax I-10 digital camera hands on
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    Pentax I-10 digital camera hands on

    By 27 January 2010

    Pentax's latest camera offering, the Pentax Optio I-10, is a rather retro-looking compact camera that pays homage to the classic DSLR shape, but without any DSLR features. Just 2 days after its official announcement we've already got back in time to...

  • Pentax Optio I-10 looks like a DSLR, forgets DSLR specs
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    Pentax Optio I-10 looks like a DSLR, forgets DSLR specs

    By 25 January 2010

    Pentax has confirmed the launch of a retro designed SLR shaped digital compact camera called the Optio I-10. The device, which takes its cue from Olympus' Pen E-P1, will offer a white retro case, offer a 12-megapixel sensor and sport a 5x optical zoom...

  • Pentax K-x DSLR camera   review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax K-x DSLR camera review

    By 25 November 2009

    With a design based on its previous starter model in the Pentax K-m, and some trickle down features from the higher end K7, the new K-x in offering 12.4 effective megapixels from a 12.9-megapixel CMOS sensor should in theory offer a best of both worlds’...

  • Pentax K-x DSLR camera
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    Pentax K-x DSLR camera

    By 18 September 2009

    Pentax announced the launch of the K-x digital SLR camera on Thursday morning and by nightfall we'd bagged a model to get down and dirty with. The new camera, which unfortunately we weren't able to use for any sample shots, is small, solid and light in...

  • Pentax K-x entry-level digital SLR announced
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    Pentax K-x entry-level digital SLR announced

    By 17 September 2009

    Pentax has announced the launch of the K-x digital SLR camera. The claim is that the new snapper combines a variety of advanced features and user-friendly functions in a compact, lightweight body. Priced at £600 for the camera and a 18-55mm lens, the...

  • Pentax X70 digital camera  review
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    Pentax X70 digital camera review

    By 16 September 2009

    The Pentax X70 is a 12 megapixel, DSLR-styled digital camera notable chiefly for the whopping 24x optical zoom bolted on the front. The theory is that, with the broad focal range on offer (26-624mm in 35mm terms), the X70 will be all the camera that most...

  • Pentax K-7 DSLR camera review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax K-7 DSLR camera review

    By 11 August 2009

    In my 20-odd years reviewing camera gear, it’s fair to say Pentax has consistently built excellent cameras and while their market share might not be what their kit deserves, the introduction of the new Pentax K-7 is typical of the company: a feature-rich...

  • Pentax Optio WS80 and W80 cameras
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    Pentax Optio WS80 and W80 cameras

    By 6 August 2009

    Pentax's Optio WS80 joins the W80 in its "rugged" range of compact cameras. We managed to get our hands on both, and chucked them about a bit as a test. They emerged unscathed, you'll be pleased to hear. The WS80 comes in four colours, and the W80 comes...

  • Pentax Optio P80 and E80 compact cameras
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    Pentax Optio P80 and E80 compact cameras

    By 6 August 2009

    If you're dead keen on getting a Pentax Optio P80 or E80, but you just want to check whether or not it'll go with your winter wardrobe, then you're in the right place. We were lucky enough to get hands-on with both models, to see the E80's extra-large...

  • Pentax reveals Optio P80 and E80 compact cameras
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    Pentax reveals Optio P80 and E80 compact cameras

    By 6 August 2009

    Pentax has unveiled a couple of compact cameras - the Optio P80 and the Optio E80. The P80 is a mid-range, slimline model, whereas the E80 aims at the "value" end of the spectrum. Starting with the E80, it has a 10-megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom and...

  • Pentax launches Optio WS80 digital camera
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    Pentax launches Optio WS80 digital camera

    By 6 August 2009

    Pentax has added to its range of digital cameras with the release of the Optio WS80, which joins the W80 in the "rugged" camp. Well, it's loitering near the entrance of the camp, anyway, because it's not full "Chuck Norris" rugged, like its S-bereft brother....

  • Pentax Optio W80 camera plays tough card
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    Pentax Optio W80 camera plays tough card

    By 25 June 2009

    Pentax has launched its latest waterproof camera promising to let you "go boldly where none have gone before." Called the Optio W80, the update to the W60 will be more adventure-proof than ever, according to Pentax, and be waterproof, dustproof, coldproof,...

  • Pentax K-7 DSLR camera - First Look review
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    Pentax K-7 DSLR camera - First Look review

    By 1 June 2009

    With around 20 DSLR cameras currently on the market, trying to work your way through the minefield of which one is best for you is hard. Harder still when the pace of technology is moving so fast that some of the lower end models now have better specs...

  • Pentax K-7 DSLR camera
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    Pentax K-7 DSLR camera

    By 29 May 2009

    Pentax has announced a new "mid-range" DLSR camera and Pocket-lint was on hand, as usual, to grab a hands-on gallery for you to see what's what, plus pictures actually taken with the camera. The new 14.6 megapixel resolution offering will, Pentax confirmed...

  • Pentax K-7 DSLR camera becomes official
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    Pentax K-7 DSLR camera becomes official

    By 20 May 2009

    Pentax has confirmed that it is launching a new mid-range DSLR camera to go up against the Nikon D5000 and Canon 500D. The new model, called the Pentax K-7 will include several new user-friendly features, including video recording, high dynamic range...

  • Limited edition olive green Pentax K-m announced
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    Limited edition olive green Pentax K-m announced

    By 24 March 2009

    If you're not sure about having your camera in black, what about a different colour. Following the company showing off a crystal covered K-m model at last year's Photokina, Pentax has announced a limited edition olive green version of its entry-level...

  • Pentax X70 digital camera
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    Pentax X70 digital camera

    By 5 March 2009

    Pentax has launched the X70 superzoom digital camera, a bridge cam which boasts a 24x optical zoom lens and wide-angle to super-telephoto coverage and Pocket-lint was at PMA to bring you a gallery of images in person. With 12 megapixels, SLR-like styling...

  • Pentax announces superzoom X70
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    Pentax announces superzoom X70

    By 2 March 2009

    Pentax has launched the X70 superzoom digital camera, a bridge cam which boasts a 24x optical zoom lens and wide-angle to super-telephoto coverage. With 12 megapixels, SLR-like styling and flexible exposure modes, the Pentax X70 is being aimed at intermediate...

  • Pentax launches Optio E70L
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    Pentax launches Optio E70L

    By 2 February 2009

    Pentax has announced the launch of the Pentax Optio E70L, describing it as an "entry-level compact ideal for first-time users looking for an affordable and easy-to-use camera". The E70L gets a 10.1-megapixel CCD and a 3x optical zoom (equal to 32-96 mm...

  • Pentax announces E70 camera for beginners
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    Pentax announces E70 camera for beginners

    By 6 January 2009

    Pentax has announced another compact camera to be added to the Optio range, in the shape of the E70. Featuring large control buttons and an easy user interface with larger icons, the E70 is aimed at those who may be new to digital cameras. Although the...