Pentax archive

  • Pentax adds entry-level E40 compact to Optio range
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    Pentax adds entry-level E40 compact to Optio range

    By 12 July 2007

    Pentax has launched the new Optio E40, an entry-level compact digital camera, aimed at delivering high-resolution photography for beginners. People shots are taken care of with Pentax's Face recognition auto focus and auto exposure while blur reduction...

  • Pentax launches K100D Super digital SLR camera
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    Pentax launches K100D Super digital SLR camera

    By 28 June 2007

    Pentax has launched an update to its entry-level digital camera - The Pentax K100D digtal SLR. Adding the word "Super" to the 6.1 megapixel camera, the company says that the new camera is based on the Pentax K100D, and after a quick glance down the specification...

  • Pentax brings out limited edition, blinged up K10D
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    Pentax brings out limited edition, blinged up K10D

    By 15 June 2007

    Pentax has announced the release of 5000 limited-edition PENTAX K10D Camera Packages, to commemorate K10D winning the Camera Grand Prix 2007 Award in Japan. With only 150 Pentax K10D Grand Prix Packages available in the UK you'll have to be quick if you...

  • Pentax Optio W30 digital camera review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax Optio W30 digital camera review

    By 12 June 2007

    Pentax are not the only manufacturer making robust, water and dust proofed cameras, Pentax seemingly vying with Olympus, the other notable maker building digital compacts that can be used in all weathers or underwater without a housing. The latest Pentax...

  • HD video straight to DVD with the Canon HR10
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    HD video straight to DVD with the Canon HR10

    By 10 May 2007

    The Canon HR10 will give users the power to record stunning 1080i High Definition movies straight to regular 8cm DVDs, make Standard Definition (SD) videos for playback on a normal TV, and shoot high resolution stills. To watch HD movies, the camcorder...

  • Pentax A30 digital camera review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Pentax A30 digital camera review

    By 10 May 2007

    If you've just bought an A20, sorry to break the news, Pentax has updated it with the A30 complete with 10 megapixels and a host of other features for under £200. Can Pentax be the first manufacturer to break the 10 megapixel compact imaging problem?...

  • Pentax Optio T30 digital camera review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax Optio T30 digital camera review

    By 17 April 2007

    No sooner as Pentax released the Optio T20, the company has upgraded the camera to the Optio T30. The new model still sports the large 3-inch touchscreen as before with a slight working to the design with the addition of more curves and a slimmer approach...

  • Pentax Optio M30 digital camera review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax Optio M30 digital camera review

    By 29 March 2007

    Pentax launched this, the Optio M30 along with the (already tested) budget, Optio E30 at the recent PMA show in Vegas and it arrives with a 7.1-megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom lens and slim line styling that makes it eminently pocketable. The silver...

  • Pentax Optio E30 digital camera review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax Optio E30 digital camera review

    By 23 March 2007

    The Optio E30 is a thoroughbred budget model but with a resolution remarkable at this price and unheard of only a couple of years ago. Key features include a nice 36-108mm 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.4-inch colour screen, 3-point AF system, SDHC and SD...

  • Pentax Optio W30 digital camera launched
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    Pentax Optio W30 digital camera launched

    By 22 February 2007

    Water sports fans looking for a digital camera to use by the beach or the poolside have just been thrown a new option without the need for a bulky waterproof housing from Pentax. The company has just announced the launch of the Optio W30, the latest addition...

  • Pentax Optio A30 digital camera announced
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    Pentax Optio A30 digital camera announced

    By 22 February 2007

    Pentax has updated its Optio A20 with the Optio A30 model offering 10 megapixels in a compact shape. The new camera which will be on sale from March at a guide price of £199.99 will feature Pentax's anti-shake reduction technology, a 1/1.8 inch CCD and...

  • Pentax Optio T20 digital camera review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Pentax Optio T20 digital camera review

    By 13 February 2007

    The Pentax Optio T20 from the outside looks like any ordinary compact camera. Small and compact, the camera is just 19.5-mm thick, there is your standard 3x optical zoom, and a large LCD display on the back. However its not until you look closer that...

  • Pentax K10D DSLR digital camera review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Pentax K10D DSLR digital camera review

    By 2 February 2007

    The Pentax K10D is reassuringly robust as you heft it out of the box, it has a tough plastic body with a metal chassis. This robust body design provides a reassuring feel when handling the camera and when shooting, particularly if you’re out and about...

  • Pentax launches Optio T30 and Optio M30
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    Pentax launches Optio T30 and Optio M30

    By 23 January 2007

    Pentax has released two new compact cameras, the Optio T30 and the Optio M30, both 7.1MP models, with the former boasting slightly better specifications than the other. Both feature Pentax “Digital SR”, what the company calls “Shake Reduction”,...

  • Pentax launch optio E30 digital camera
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    Pentax launch optio E30 digital camera

    By 3 January 2007

    As reported on our sister site, photographypress.co.uk, Pentax has announced the launch of a new compact camera ahead of CES 2007 in America next week. The Optio E30 will offer 7.1 effective megapixels for exceptional high-resolution photography. The...

  • Pentax launches DSmobile 600 Scanner
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    Pentax launches DSmobile 600 Scanner

    By 2 January 2007

    Pentax has introduced a new portable scanner that seems to be available only in the US at the moment. The DSmobile 600 is a slim and compact 600dpi colour scanner that promises to provide greater speeds than previous mobile scanners. It measures only...

  • Pentax and optical glass maker Hoya to merge
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    Pentax and optical glass maker Hoya to merge

    By 21 December 2006

    The latest camera manufacturer merger will take place next October between optical glass maker Hoya and Pentax. The two companies will become known as Hoya Pentax HD on 1 October, after the contract is signed in April. The last major merger in this industry...

  • Pentax K100 D DSLR digital camera review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax K100 D DSLR digital camera review

    By 13 November 2006

    The K100D is a compact well specified D-SLR that in terms of its retail price takes on the likes of Nikon’s D50 but is specified closer to the Canon EOS 400D. It also replaces its predecessor, the *ist DS2. There’s a lot of camera here for your money,...

  • Pentax Optio A20 digital camera review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Pentax Optio A20 digital camera review

    By 8 November 2006

    So often these days a 10-megapixel compact means images full to bursting with noise, Fuji has gone a long way to controlling that noise in its cameras and on the evidence of this camera, Pentax has been working hard to subdue it too. The A20 is a neatly...

  • Pentax K10D DSLR digital camera - FIRST LOOK review
    Cameras 0 out of 5

    Pentax K10D DSLR digital camera - FIRST LOOK review

    By 18 October 2006

    I was introduced to the new Pentax flagship DSLR at the massive photo trade show, Photokina that’s held every 2 years in Cologne, Germany at the end of September. The K10D had already created a bit of buzz around some of its new technologies. Pentax...

  • Pentax introduces upgrades the resolution on its compacts to make the T20 and E20, and releases a new lens
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    Pentax introduces upgrades the resolution on its compacts to make the T20 and E20, and releases a new lens

    By 14 September 2006

    Not content with releasing a new top-spec DSLR, Pentax also has unveiled two new compacts and a nice-looking, special edition lens to go with the new K10D. Both new compacts are a slight upgrade to previous models. The E20 is Pentax’s latest entry-level...

  • Pentax launch K10D DSLR digital camera
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    Pentax launch K10D DSLR digital camera

    By 14 September 2006

    Pentax has announced the launch of a new DSLR digital camera it first showed as a prototype at PMA earlier this year that takes over as its flagship product. The new model, which will be available in the UK in mid October will be called the K10D and feature...

  • Pentax announce Optio A20 and Optio M20 digital cameras
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    Pentax announce Optio A20 and Optio M20 digital cameras

    By 22 August 2006

    Pentax has announced that is has released two new digital cameras to replaces models in its Optio A and Optio M ranges. Top of the pile is the Pentax Optio A20 which like the Casio Exilim EZ-1000 features a 10 megapixel sensor and three anti-shake functions...

  • Pentax introduces the Optio W20 for underwater shooting
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    Pentax introduces the Optio W20 for underwater shooting

    By 8 August 2006

    Pentax has released the latest in its waterproof camera range, the Optio W20, which adds a million pixels to the previous model, the W10. The W20 sports 7.0 megapixels, plus a new Blur Reduction mode that automatically ramps up the ISO to as high as 1600...

  • Pentax launch Optio S7 digital camera
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    Pentax launch Optio S7 digital camera

    By 25 July 2006

    Pentax has announced the Optio S7, a super slim compact digital with new Blur Reduction technology. The new camera, which is smaller than a packet of playing cards, features a 3x optical zoom, which fully retracts into the body and a 7.0 megapixel CCD...