Pentax archive

  • DVDirect recorders from Sony burns DVD without a PC
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    DVDirect recorders from Sony burns DVD without a PC

    By 19 July 2006

    Sony has launched two DVDirect DVD recorders simultaneously, one of which offers slightly more basic features than the other. The VRD-MC3 can record video and digital photos directly from the camera to DVD, while the VRD-VC30 only accepts video. Both...

  • Pentax Optio T10 digital camera review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax Optio T10 digital camera review

    By 7 June 2006

    The Optio T10 from Pentax marks the arrival of a third touchscreen digital compact in as many months, the competition shaping up in the form of Sony’s Cyber-shot N1 and Kodak’s EasyShare One. However, it was Toshiba with its 2002 launched and similarly...

  • Pentax launch KD100D and KD110D DSLR cameras
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    Pentax launch KD100D and KD110D DSLR cameras

    By 23 May 2006

    Pentax has announced the launch of a new Digital SLR camera called the K100D that looks to replace it *ist range. The new model will offer 6.1 megapixels with a host of advanced technologies including a Shake Reduction (SR) system to deliver high-quality...

  • Pentax Optio W10 digital camera review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax Optio W10 digital camera review

    By 17 May 2006

    Pentax’s WP series of waterproofed cameras has received a boost with the fully waterproof W10; a 3x optical zoom compact boasting 6-megapixel resolution and a hat full of scene modes. While the camera’s styling could be called bland, it’s bland...

  • Pentax launch three new compact digital cameras
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    Pentax launch three new compact digital cameras

    By 16 February 2006

    Pentax USA has announced three compact digital cameras in time for the Photo Marketing Association annual trade show opening at the end of the month. The Pentax Optio T10 offers a 6 megapixel, 3x optical zoom with a 3 inch LCD touch display screen. The...

  • Pentax turn Optio WPi red and blue for Valentine's
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    Pentax turn Optio WPi red and blue for Valentine's

    By 3 February 2006

    A wise man once told me that you should never buy a girl anything that comes with a plug for Valentine's Day, however those ready to risk the wrath will be pleased to know that Pentax has launched a red and blue version of its Waterproof camera. Staying...

  • CES 2006: Pentax unveils optio A10 and Optio E10
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    CES 2006: Pentax unveils optio A10 and Optio E10

    By 4 January 2006

    Pentax has announced two compact digital cameras in advance of the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show opening Thursday, January 5, 2006 in Las Vegas. The Optio A10 camera is the first PENTAX compact digital with an 8.0 effective megapixel CCD. “The A10...

  • Pentax ist*DL DSL digital camera review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Pentax ist*DL DSL digital camera review

    By 10 December 2005

    So you’ve probably owned a digital camera for a couple of years and when you bought it, 2 or 3 megapixels were something to be proud of. But these days, mobile phones are fast encroaching on the camera market and you might be thinking of upgrading....

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

    Pentax Optio WPi digital camera review

    By 24 November 2005

    Pentax has created the Optio WPi, a waterproof dustproof camera for all occasions. But has the camera got what it takes to help you snap a good shot and stay safe? We take a closer look. With the ski slopes beckoning, you’ll need a digital camera that...

  • Pentax launch Optio S6 digital camera
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    Pentax launch Optio S6 digital camera

    By 2 September 2005

    Pentax has launched the Optio S6 a new compact digital camera with 6 megapixel resolution and a 3x optical zoom. The new model which follows on from the S5 also features a 2.5in LCD display housed in a body with a depth of just 19mm. On the OptioS6, it...

  • Pentax SVI digital camera review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax SVI digital camera review

    By 30 August 2005

    I feel dirty: like I need a shower. You see, I’ve been unfaithful. Worse than that, I’ve enjoyed myself too. Let me explain: I’m a Canon man. Every camera I’ve ever owned has been a Canon (apart from a brief and misguided dalliance with a sexy...

  • Pentax confirms Optio S60 digital camera in UK
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    Pentax confirms Optio S60 digital camera in UK

    By 22 August 2005

    Pentax has confirmed that the Optio 60, with its 6 megapixel resolution and 3x optical zoom will be coming to the UK. The compact camera will be aimed at the beginner with an emphasis on the Auto Select mode that will selects the most suitable shooting...

  • Pentax Optio 50 Digital Camera review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax Optio 50 Digital Camera review

    By 4 July 2005

    The model 50 is the 14th camera to be launched in Pentax’s Optio digital range and with prices going down, and features going up, it offers a glimpse of the tough competition other manufactures will face in the second half of 2005 and the Christmas...

  • Pentax launch OptioS5z digital camera
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    Pentax launch OptioS5z digital camera

    By 4 July 2005

    Pentax has released the OptioS5z, the latest digital camera in its OptioS range. Launching this month, Pentax is hoping the £249.99 will be appealing to holiday makers everywhere. The new model will feature a 3x optical zoom and 5.0 megapixels. It will...

  • Pentax launch *ist DL entry-level DSLR
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    Pentax launch *ist DL entry-level DSLR

    By 10 June 2005

    Pentax has launched an entry-level version of its *ist DSLR camera called the *ist DL. Like other models from other manufacturers, Pentax has simplified operations and reduced the cost to entice a digital camera users wanting more than a fixed lens unit....

  • Pentax confirm OptioS5z, OptioSVi, Optio S45 and S55 in UK
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    Pentax confirm OptioS5z, OptioSVi, Optio S45 and S55 in UK

    By 12 May 2005

    Pentax has confirmed that the four digital launched in America yesterday are also coming to the UK. The Pentax OptioS5z is the latest addition to the award winning OptioS family, the OptioS5z an enlarged 2.5-inch LCD screen, 3X optical zoom and 5 megapixels....

  • Pentax Optio WP review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Pentax Optio WP review

    By 9 March 2005

    The new WP's pretty and compact design makes it a camera designed to live in a handbag, engineered to operated underwater and contains enough digital wizardry to challenge the most creative of minds, but does it take good pictures? Our man Charlie Brewer...

  • The winner of our Pentax Optio MX4 competition is...
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    The winner of our Pentax Optio MX4 competition is...

    By 7 March 2005

    Congratulations go to Helen Wood from Canvey island in Essex this month for winning the Pentax Optio MX4 digital camera. This month we've teamed up with Terratec to offer four people the chance to win a Noxon Audio Player and two runners-up to win a HomeArena...

  • Pentax launches Optio 50 and Optio S5n
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    Pentax launches Optio 50 and Optio S5n

    By 14 February 2005

    Pentax has launched two new cameras before PMA. The 5 mega pixel Optio50, a compact, lightweight digital camera that is aimed at the novice or beginnerthat will be available in April priced £149.99. The main focus of the model is a “Simple” mode...

  • Pentax announces Optio WP waterproof camera at CES
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    Pentax announces Optio WP waterproof camera at CES

    By 5 January 2005

    Pentax has announced a new waterproof camera called the OptioWP at CES in Las Vegas. The camera, which is only 22mm thick sports a 2.0-inch LCD monitor, a 3X optical zoom lens and 5.0 megapixels. The waterproof element of the camera means it can stay...

  • Pentax Optio X review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Pentax Optio X review

    By 15 November 2004

    The diminutive five megapixel Optio X features a swivel-body design that rotates 270-degrees, one section housing an excellent 3x optical zoom lens and flash unit while the meat of the camera is in the other, larger section, which includes the large 2-inch...

  • Pentax Optio MX4 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Pentax Optio MX4 review

    By 12 November 2004

    With the megapixel rush subsiding, camera manufacturers have to come up with more ingenious ways of getting us to upgrade our cameras. Pentax seems to think that one such way is to produce a digital camera whose form factor is more like an 8mm camcorder...

  • Pentax launch 5 megapixel Optio SV
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    Pentax launch 5 megapixel Optio SV

    By 30 October 2004

    Following a US release in September, Pentax has announced the Optio SV in the UK. The camera which will offer 5 megapixels and a 5x optical zoom ups the ante from the usual array of 3x optical zoom model so popular at the moment. Pentax has managed to...

  • Pentax announces the Optio X
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    Pentax announces the Optio X

    By 20 September 2004

    Pentax seems unstoppable on the number of cameras it is launching before Photokina at the end of the month. The latest is the Optio X. A 5 megapixel compact digital camera. the UPS is its dividing body design that houses a revolving lens on one side and...

  • Pentax launch Optio S5i
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    Pentax launch Optio S5i

    By 16 September 2004

    Not content with launching three cameras last week, Pentax has today announced the Optio S5i - yet another compact digital camera. This time the megapixel count is 5 megapixels and the camera features yet another 3x optical zoom. The Optio S5i like previous...