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Pentax Optio RS1500 lets you show your fickle side

Pentax Optio RS1500 lets you show your fickle side

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Pentax has updated its Optio RS1000 with the Pentax Optio RS1500, bringing with it a more simplified mechanism for changing the front.As you may recall, the Pentax Optio RS1000 offered users the chance to add colour and pizazz to the front of the camera... >>

Pentax Optio S1 has Canon Ixus in its sights

Pentax Optio S1 has Canon Ixus in its sights

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Pentax has told Pocket-lint that it is planning to take on the mighty Canon Ixus brand with a new camera - the Pentax Optio S1.The new model, due out at the end of April and costing just £119.99, will sport an aluminium design and go after the “dinner... >>

Pentax Bonnie Pink K-r isn't a sight for sore eyes

Pentax Bonnie Pink K-r isn't a sight for sore eyes

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Pentax, not one to shy away from whacky design mods on its cameras, has recently released a pimped version of its Pentax K-r; called the K-r Bonnie Pink Model.Named after the Japanese pop star, Bonnie Pink, who created the crazy colour scheme, the camera... >>

Pentax Optio WG1 hands-on

Pentax Optio WG1 hands-on

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The Pentax Optio WG1 is the latest tough camera to hit the market and Pocket-lint climbed a mountain, waded across a river, and camped in a forest for 3 days to get our hands on the new camera, following the announcement.Okay, so while we would love... >>

Pentax Optio WG1: Adventurers sign up here

Pentax Optio WG1: Adventurers sign up here

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Pentax is hoping those who like to go tough when it comes to their photography won’t be fussed with the latest offerings from Olympus or Panasonic and opt for its new models instead.The company has got two brand new all terrain models, the Optio WG1... >>

Pentax K-r
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Pentax K-r

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The 12.4 effective megapixel K-r is Pentax’s follow-up digital SLR to the entry level K-x, a sound, good value starter option. Incorporating a standard APS-C sized sensor it sits just below the more fully featured K-7 and K-5 digital SLRs in Pentax’s... >>

Pentax K-5
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Pentax K-5

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Pentax’s K-5 DSLR is its new semi-pro model built around the Pentax K-7 top end model. Like that model, the K-5 has a host clever kit for the high-end or advanced amateur including some neat improvements and an excellent overall specification and huge... >>

Pentax Optio M900
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Pentax Optio M900

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Pentax’s plain yet not unattractive Optio M900 pocket compact has an asking price of a mere £100 - so it can’t be all that much cop, can it? Our thoughts exactly - and yet the camera surprised us, up to a point, from the minute we eased it from its... >>

Pentax K-5 hands on

Pentax K-5 hands on

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Along with its phenomenally expensive 645D - a snip at just £10,000 - Pentax also confirmed the launch of the K-5 at the Photokina show in Cologne. Based on the K-7, the new interchangeable lens digital SLR camera will cost £1199.99 and comes with an... >>

Pentax 645D hands on

Pentax 645D hands on

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Along with its hotly anticipated K-5 DSLR camera, Pentax also used the Photokina show to give the 645D its European debut. Due to hit the UK in December, this interchangeable lens, medium-format digital SLR camera has an incredibly large image sensor... >>

Pentax 645D: Pentax's £10000 Medium Format DSLR heading to UK

Pentax 645D: Pentax's £10000 Medium Format DSLR heading to UK

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Pentax, aside from announcing the launch of the new K-5 DSLR camera, has a second piece of news from Photokina in Germany on Monday, the Pentax 645D.The Pentax 645D, which saw a Japanese launch in March is an interchangeable lens, medium-format digital... >>

Pentax K-5 DSLR camera now official

Pentax K-5 DSLR camera now official

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Pentax has officially confirmed the launch of the Pentax K-5 at Photokina in Germany on Monday.The new interchangeable lens digital SLR camera will cost £1199.99 and come with an 18-55mm WR kit lens."Encased in a compact but solid, functional body,... >>

Five cameras that could steal the show

Five cameras that could steal the show

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Today marks the start of the annual Photokina camera expo in Cologne and we're live at the show to keep you up to date with all the latest news. We've pulled together a few show-stoppers, some of which have already been announced and some which are still... >>

Pentax Optio NB1000 offers LEGO-style customisation

Pentax Optio NB1000 offers LEGO-style customisation

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The new Pentax Optio NB1000 compact has an interesting new feature bolted-on, literally. It comes with a faceplate that is similar to a LEGO board, ready to be customised by adding blocks as you see fit.To be honest, it's not quite LEGO exactly. The camera... >>

Shoot like a pro - what camera do you need?

Shoot like a pro - what camera do you need?

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So you want to be a professional photographer or maybe you think you already are. Now that you've got the idea you need the kit to go with it, so the first thing that you need know without reading much further is that it ain't going to come cheap.While... >>

Pentax X90 camera
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Pentax X90 camera

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Having a larger than average zoom always comes in useful, but the bulk that often comes with it means it's not always practical, or portable. One solution is Pentax's X90. Clearly with a look and feel inspired by a digital SLR, the camera welds a non-swappable... >>

Pentax Optio W90 compact camera
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Pentax Optio W90 compact camera

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Looking to take pictures within a volcanic ash cloud, possibly? It's seemingly not enough anymore that a digital camera simply shoots 12.1-megapixel photos and records 1280 x 720-pixel high definition movies to the best of its ability. It has to stretch... >>

Pentax Optio H90 compact camera
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Pentax Optio H90 compact camera

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Pentax's Optio H90 combines minimalist "functional beauty" with a 12.1-megapixel sensor, 5x wide-zoom lens, HD Movies and advanced auto tracking AF and a Face AF system able to "see" up to 32 faces.The H90 we tested was the white and silver liveried model,... >>

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

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

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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

Pentax Optio W90 waterproof camera debuts

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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

Pentax X90 brings 26x zoom to the safari

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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 676mm... >>

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

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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

Pentax I-10 digital camera hands on

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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

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

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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
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Pentax K-x DSLR camera

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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 entry-level digital SLR announced

Pentax K-x entry-level digital SLR announced

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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
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Pentax X70 digital camera

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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
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Pentax K-7 DSLR camera

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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 reveals Optio P80 and E80 compact cameras

Pentax reveals Optio P80 and E80 compact cameras

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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

Pentax launches Optio WS80 digital camera

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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

Pentax Optio W80 camera plays tough card

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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 becomes official

Pentax K-7 DSLR camera becomes official

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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... >>

Pentax X70 digital camera

Pentax X70 digital camera

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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

Pentax announces superzoom X70

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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 announces E70 camera for beginners

Pentax announces E70 camera for beginners

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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... >>

Pentax announces P70 compact camera

Pentax announces P70 compact camera

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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
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Pentax K-m digital camera

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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... >>