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Pentax launches limited edition white K-m kits

Pentax launches limited edition white K-m kits

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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 entry-level DSLR launches

Pentax K-m entry-level DSLR launches

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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

Pentax introduces the Optio E60

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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

Pentax announces the Optio M60

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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

Pentax Optio W60 takes camera to deeper depths

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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

QuickPro DVD camera tutorials

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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
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Pentax K200 D DSLR camera

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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
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Pentax Optio A40 digital camera

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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

8-megapixel Pentax Optio V20 launches

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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
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Pentax DSmobile 600 portable scanner

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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

Pentax launches flagship K20D DSLR

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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

Introducing the Pentax Optio E50

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"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

Pentax unveils the K200D

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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

Pentax launches 12 megapixel Optio S12

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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... >>

Pentax Optio M40 digital camera
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Pentax Optio M40 digital camera

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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

Pentax issues product safety recall

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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
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Pentax Optio Z10 digital camera

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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

Pentax launches Optio A40 and V10 compact digi-cams

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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

Pentax launches Optio Z10 compact digital camera

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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

Pentax launches Optio S10 10-megapixel digital camera

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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

Pentax launches slimline 8-megapixel Optio M40

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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... >>

Pentax adds entry-level E40 compact to Optio range

Pentax adds entry-level E40 compact to Optio range

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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

Pentax launches K100D Super digital SLR camera

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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

Pentax brings out limited edition, blinged up K10D

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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
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Pentax Optio W30 digital camera

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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

HD video straight to DVD with the Canon HR10

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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
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Pentax A30 digital camera

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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
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Pentax Optio T30 digital camera

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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
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Pentax Optio M30 digital camera

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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
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Pentax Optio E30 digital camera

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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

Pentax Optio W30 digital camera launched

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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

Pentax Optio A30 digital camera announced

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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
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Pentax Optio T20 digital camera

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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
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Pentax K10D DSLR digital camera

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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

Pentax launches Optio T30 and Optio M30

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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

Pentax launch optio E30 digital camera

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As we reported, 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 camera features a 2.4-inch LCD monitor,... >>

Pentax launches DSmobile 600 Scanner

Pentax launches DSmobile 600 Scanner

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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

Pentax and optical glass maker Hoya to merge

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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
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Pentax K100 D DSLR digital camera

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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
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Pentax Optio A20 digital camera

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

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

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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

Pentax launch K10D DSLR digital camera

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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

Pentax announce Optio A20 and Optio M20 digital cameras

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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... >>