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Photokina 2012: The cameras we're expecting to see

Photokina 2012: The cameras we're expecting to see

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Every two years the major camera manufacturers all gather at a huge convention centre in Cologne, Germany, to show off their latest camera gear. The 2012 show ought to be a biggie, particularly after  natural disasters in 2011 put the brakes on production... >>

Pentax Q10 compact system camera now official

Pentax Q10 compact system camera now official

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Pentax has announced a new mirrorless compact system camera, to expand its Q series range. The Pentax Q10 is described as super-compact and ultra-lightweight and sports an updated CMOS sensor over its predecessor, the Pentax Q. Subject of a leak earlier... >>

Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs refresh company's DSLR camera range

Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs refresh company's DSLR camera range

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Pentax has put to bed all of the pre-release rumours and has announced details of the refresh to its K-5 DSLR camera that graced the back end of 2010. Coming in the guise of two separate models, the Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs are nigh-on identical save... >>

Pentax Q10 compact system camera and K-5 IIs DSLR pictures in leak-athon

Pentax Q10 compact system camera and K-5 IIs DSLR pictures in leak-athon

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Today's leaked camera images are not confined to Sony: press images of a couple of Pentax snappers have made it on to the web, via Japan. The Pentax Q10 is a mirrorless compact system camera which, from what we've seen so far, looks very tasty, especially... >>

Pentax X-5 superzoom unveiled, packs in 26x optical zoom

Pentax X-5 superzoom unveiled, packs in 26x optical zoom

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The Pentax X-5 is the company's latest superzoom camera, and packs a big 26x optical zoom lens into a small, easy-to-transport body. The camera's lens starts at a super-wide 22.3mm wide-angle and extends through to a 580mm equivalent. Whether wide group... >>

Pentax K-30
4.5 stars

Pentax K-30

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We love new tech here at Pocket-lint, but sometimes companies can get a little carried away. Take Pentax: its Q system confounded and the K-01, despite its great image quality, just lacked sense. What with so many decent competitor cameras making it to... >>

Pentax Optio LS465 pictures and hands-on

Pentax Optio LS465 pictures and hands-on

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The Pentax Optio LS465 continues the trend of offering owners the chance to customise their compact camera and Pocket-lint's had a quick hands-on play with the camera ahead of it going in shops in the UK in the next couple of weeks. Priced at £89.99... >>

Hands-on: Pentax K-30 review

Hands-on: Pentax K-30 review

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Pentax announced the Pentax K-30 DSLR back in May, but now, just ahead of the UK launch, we've managed to grab some hands-on time with the new weatherproof camera to see what all the fuss is about ahead of a full review of a final production sample in... >>

Pentax Optio WG-2
3.5 stars

Pentax Optio WG-2

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The Pentax Optio WG-2 is a waterproof compact camera that stands out from the crowd. It comes in two variants: here we're reviewing the model without the GPS. The waterproof compact camera market is now well populated, providing plenty of choice for those... >>

Pentax Optio LS465 camera offers compact customisability, at little cost

Pentax Optio LS465 camera offers compact customisability, at little cost

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The Pentax Optio LS465 continues the trend of offering owners the chance to customise their compact camera. Like last year's Pentax Optio RS1500, the Optio LS465 features a clear removable front cover, so you can change the front design of the camera... >>

Pentax K-30: 16-megapixel weather-proofed mid-level DSLR

Pentax K-30: 16-megapixel weather-proofed mid-level DSLR

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Pentax is expanding its line-up of DSLR cameras, with the introduction of the mid-level Pentax K-30. The Pentax K-30 will offer photographers a compact and lightweight DSLR with the benefit of weather proofing, as seen on the existing K-5 and K-7 models.... >>

Pentax K-01
3.0 stars

Pentax K-01

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The Pentax K-01 first fell into Pocket-Lint’s hands back in February this year, where we were left more than a little perplexed about what this mirrorless camera was all about. Acclaimed designer Marc Newson is at the helm of this latest design, though... >>

Pentax Optio VS20
3.0 stars

Pentax Optio VS20

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Buy a battery grip for your professional or semi pro digital SLR and it will come with a second set of essential controls to one side near the base, including an additional shutter-release button. That’s because grip and body make for a big and bulky... >>

Pentax Optio WG2-GPS: The adventure proof camera

Pentax Optio WG2-GPS: The adventure proof camera

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Pentax has announced a brace of new tough cameras, the Pentax Optio WG2 and the Optio WG2-GPS, which pack in a host of features for those that like to abuse their pocket camera. Not only does the WG2 look like it has been designed for Batman, but it is... >>

Pentax K-01 pictures and hands-on

Pentax K-01 pictures and hands-on

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Pentax fans rejoice! You now have a compact system camera in your armoury. Actually, you can strike the "compact" part straight away, because this mirrorless camera, designed by Marc Newson, is anything but compact. When asked why there was no inclusion... >>

Pentax K-01 interchangeable-lens camera now official (video)

Pentax K-01 interchangeable-lens camera now official (video)

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More leaky than a Welsh field with paper watering pipes, the Pentax K-01 has entered the realms of officialdom, ending weeks of speculation. Pentax joins the compact system camera game and will take on the likes of the Fujifilm X-Pro1, but has an ace... >>

Pentax K-01 compact system camera pictures leaked

Pentax K-01 compact system camera pictures leaked

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There have been rumours that Pentax is about to join the compact system camera race floating around for a few weeks now, but we've now seen evidence for ourselves that this is true. Pictures of the new mirrorless snapper, the Pentax K-01, have appeared... >>

Pentax Optio VS20 comes with a twist

Pentax Optio VS20 comes with a twist

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Pentax has announced a new compact travel zoom camera with a twist. Or rather, it's a camera that likes a twist, as the new Pentax Optio VS20 offers two shutter buttons.  A feature found on top-level professional DSLR cameras, the Pentax Optio VS20 offers... >>

Pentax K-01 compact system camera to offer APS-C sensor?

Pentax K-01 compact system camera to offer APS-C sensor?

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Pextax is set to join the compact system camera race, if rumours are to be believed. Named as the Pentax K-01, this compact system/mirrorless camera, like the recent Fujifilm X-Pro1, will feature an APS-C sized sensor. The Pentax K-01 will feature the... >>

The best looking cameras in the world. Ever.

The best looking cameras in the world. Ever.

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There are few gadgets that cause us such strong emotional reactions as cameras. From the ultra modern compacts to the most ancient of pin-holes, there's just something magical when you get one in your hand. There are, however, a select few that cause... >>

Pentax Q
3.5 stars

Pentax Q

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Pentax’s Q certainly puts the "compact" into Compact System Camera. But it this mini interchangeable lens system a worthy purchase? The Pentax Q enters the photographic market at a time of change. Most manufacturers now have a mirrorless interchangeable... >>

First Look: Pentax Q

First Look: Pentax Q

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Let’s get one thing straight from the start. The Pentax Q is quite an incredible camera to behold. It’s tiny. But not only is it tiny, it also looks great. But so blinded will you be by its tininess that you won’t notice what a superb job the company... >>

Pentax Optio RZ18 zooms into the compact party

Pentax Optio RZ18 zooms into the compact party

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Pentax has taken on the likes of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 with its latest ultra-zoom compact camera; the Pentax Optio RZ18. Boasting an effective megapixel count of 16 and a 18x optical zoom, the body may be compact but the hardware is anything but.... >>

Pentax Q teeny-tiny hybrid camera finger tips-on

Pentax Q teeny-tiny hybrid camera finger tips-on

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The world has been slightly stunned since Pentax announced the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera back in June but Pocket-lint found out the true meaning of the word when we saw it in the flesh while doing our best not to crush... >>

Pentax Optio RS1500
3.5 stars

Pentax Optio RS1500

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Setting yourself apart for the mass of compact cameras on the market can be something of a challenge. The Pentax Optio RS1500 looks to solve this problem with the option for customising the faceplate to make it unique. But does this compact point and... >>