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  • Pentax announces P70 compact camera
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    Pentax announces P70 compact camera

    By 6 January 2009

    Pentax has announced the new Optio P70 compact camera. The basic specs of the new model include a 4x optical zoom, 12-megapixels and an easy-to-view 2.7-inch colour LCD, all wrapped up in a ultra-thin metallic shell. Looking a little further, you'll also...

  • Pentax K-m digital camera review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax K-m digital camera review

    By 29 December 2008

    Pentax’s pared down DSLR, the K-m, is a DSLR for beginners; those trading up from a compact, say, but wanting a less complicated experience. And as such, it does - pretty much - exactly what it says on the tin. However, is that simplicity a step to...

  • Pentax launches limited edition white K-m kits
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    Pentax launches limited edition white K-m kits

    By 17 December 2008

    Pentax has announced the launch of limited edition versions of its K-m entry level DSLR that sees the camera getting a snow-white makeover. The camera is available to purchase as part of two unique kit combinations – the K-m White kit, which includes...

  • Pentax K-m DSLR gets blinged
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    Pentax K-m DSLR gets blinged

    By 25 September 2008

    Following on from the launch of the Pentax K-m digital SLR on the 22 September, Pentax has asked design agency Bling My Thing to jazz the DSLR up a bit and here is the result. Covered in Swarovski crystals, the move apparently is to show that the new...

  • Pentax K-m entry-level DSLR launches
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    Pentax K-m entry-level DSLR launches

    By 22 September 2008

    Pentax has announced the launch of the PENTAX K-m aimed at entry level digital SLR photographers. Claiming to offer simplified, user-friendly operation, in an easy-to-manoeuvre compact, lightweight, body the camera has a 10.2-megapixel CCD image sensor....

  • Pentax introduces the Optio E60
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    Pentax introduces the Optio E60

    By 29 July 2008

    Pentax has launched the new Optio E60, an entry-class camera that still packs a 10.1 megapixel punch. The Optio E60 also offers up a 3x optical zoom lens that enables a wide angle of view for good landscape shots, as well as an Intelligent Zoom function...

  • Pentax announces the Optio M60
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    Pentax announces the Optio M60

    By 29 July 2008

    Pentax has launched the new Optio M60 compact camera, the latest model in its Optio M series of lightweight digital cameras. Boasting 10 megapixels, a 5x optical zoom and a large LCD monitor, the M60 has built on the features of its predecessor, the M50,...

  • Pentax Optio W60 takes camera to deeper depths
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    Pentax Optio W60 takes camera to deeper depths

    By 23 May 2008

    Pentax has announced a new waterproof camera sporting 10 megapixels. The new Pentax Optio W60 will offer 5x optical zoom and work up to 13 feet underwater for 2 hours and at extreme temperatures well below freezing. Supposedly perfect for photography...

  • QuickPro DVD camera tutorials
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    QuickPro DVD camera tutorials

    By 20 May 2008

    If you're one of the people that has never quite got the most out of your D-SLR because the manual just looked far too daunting, the QuickPro's range of DVD camera guides may be worth a look. First launched three years ago, the company has now decided...

  • Pentax K200 D DSLR camera review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax K200 D DSLR camera review

    By 11 April 2008

    The K200D follows the footsteps of its forbear, the K100D, offering a budget price camera but with a mid-to-high-end specification. Make no mistake, the K200D is a compact and simple to use DSLR that makes the art of snapping a cinch, (barring some minor...

  • Pentax Optio A40 digital camera review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Pentax Optio A40 digital camera review

    By 25 March 2008

    The Optio A40 is an advanced compact digital model that aims to provide high quality images with ease of use but with a rich feature set. And glancing across the camera's rounded lines and the specification it's quickly apparent that this premium Pentax...

  • 8-megapixel Pentax Optio V20 launches
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    8-megapixel Pentax Optio V20 launches

    By 18 March 2008

    Over in the States, Pentax has announced the Pentax Optio V20 compact digital camera with a 5x zoom lens, 8 megapixels, and a 3-inch LCD monitor. Described as "ultra-slim and stylish", Pentax also claim the compact digi-snapper is easy to use. Three features...

  • Pentax DSmobile 600 portable scanner review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax DSmobile 600 portable scanner review

    By 11 February 2008

    There are tasks the average computer user needs to carry out that are often better suited to the office, such as printing or scanning. However, there are an ever-increasing number of tools that allow you to do more on the move. This scanner from Pentax...

  • Pentax launches flagship K20D DSLR
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    Pentax launches flagship K20D DSLR

    By 24 January 2008

    Today has seen the launch of two new DSLRs from Pentax, but leading the charge is the new flagship model - the K20D. Professional level features, including low noise characteristics, in a tough dust and splash proof body, are the main claims being made...

  • Introducing the Pentax Optio E50
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    Introducing the Pentax Optio E50

    By 24 January 2008

    "Free and easy photography" are the promises being made for the cheap as chips Optio E50, which will arrive in the UK next month for £99.99. The new model has an 8.1 Megapixel CCD, 2.4 inch TFT monitor and 3x zoom lens delivering a focal range of 6.2...

  • Pentax unveils the K200D
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    Pentax unveils the K200D

    By 24 January 2008

    Pentax has started the new year with two DSLR launches and the model for tighter budgets is the K200D, which will arrive on our shores in March priced £579.99 bundled with a 18-55 mm zoom lens. This compact DSLR is built around a 10.2 megapixel CCD,...

  • Pentax launches 12 megapixel Optio S12
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    Pentax launches 12 megapixel Optio S12

    By 24 January 2008

    Pentax has unveiled a replacement for its Optio S10 digi compact delivering a higher resolution at 12 megapixels, a 6x digital zoom and a sensitivity range of ISO 50 to ISO 3200. The Optio S12 is claimed to pack in the highest technology in the smallest...

  • Pics leaked of a possible new Pentax DSLR
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    Pics leaked of a possible new Pentax DSLR

    By 2 January 2008

    It seems that a new DSLR is on the way from Pentax. Shots of what appears to be a K200D have been published on the web and forum visitors are now swapping rumours of what features the new release will pack in. There is no actual news from Pentax though...

  • Pentax Optio M40 digital camera review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Pentax Optio M40 digital camera review

    By 31 October 2007

    The Pentax Optio M40 updates the Optio M30 with a few key tweaks that include a bump in pixels from seven to eight million pixels on a slightly larger sensor, a better resolution wide-view monitor and there’s improved flash output with a much improved...

  • Pentax issues product safety recall
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    Pentax issues product safety recall

    By 22 October 2007

    Pentax has issued a product recall statement, saying that they have been made aware that a small percentage of the three-pin plug cords provided with some of its cameras may have a manufacturing defect, despite having been supplied to Pentax with full...

  • Pentax Optio Z10 digital camera review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Pentax Optio Z10 digital camera review

    By 11 October 2007

    Out of the box, only a sliding front lens cover that also turns the camera on and off spoils the slim lines. The top plays host to one button, the shutter release while the back houses a nice, 2.5-inch, 230K-pixel colour screen, the easy to use zoom buttons...

  • Pentax launches Optio A40 and V10 compact digi-cams
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    Pentax launches Optio A40 and V10 compact digi-cams

    By 2 October 2007

    Pentax has announced the Pentax Optio A40 and Optio V10 in the States. The A40 is a 12-megapixel model, and features three types of Shake Reduction including mechanical, digital and movie with the claim that each version helps deliver sharp, blur-free...

  • Pentax launches Optio Z10 compact digital camera
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    Pentax launches Optio Z10 compact digital camera

    By 23 August 2007

    Pentax has launched the 8-megapxiel PENTAX Optio Z10, a compact digital camera equipped with a high-magnification 7x optical zoom lens. This small, lightweight camera boasts Shake Reduction mode, which reduces the camera shake and blurring and high-speed...

  • Pentax launches Optio S10 10-megapixel digital camera
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    Pentax launches Optio S10 10-megapixel digital camera

    By 23 August 2007

    Pentax has announced the newest edition to its S-series, the Optio S10. Featuring 10 effective megapixels, the Optio S10 offers a slimmer, lighter and more compact body then previous models. It still manages to boasts Shake Reduction Technology and 3x...

  • Pentax launches slimline 8-megapixel Optio M40
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    Pentax launches slimline 8-megapixel Optio M40

    By 12 July 2007

    In addition to the E40 announced earlier today, Pentax has also launched the Optio M40, its latest mid-range compact digital camera. Slimmer than the E40, measuring just 18mm, and coming in three colours (the heady mix of silver, purple or bronze), this...