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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... >>

Best compact travel cameras

Best compact travel cameras

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We're now well into the holiday season and if you're lucky then you'll be off to sunnier climes for a much-needed vacation. This is the perfect to time to invest in a new snapper to capture all your holiday memories, but with so many options available,... >>

Limited edition Pentax 645D announced

Limited edition Pentax 645D announced

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Pentax has announced a special red lacquer version of its 40-megapixel 645D medium format camera. The limited edition was created after the 645D went and won the Camera GP 2011 camera of the year award.   The 645D is similar to that of Hasselblad's digital... >>

Ricoh looking to expand camera business buys Pentax

Ricoh looking to expand camera business buys Pentax

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The company that owns Pentax, the Hoya Corporation, has sold the imaging part of the business to camera maker Ricoh for £77m (¥10b Yen) the two companies confirmed today. That might seems a a massive drop from the ¥100b the company paid for Pentax... >>

Pentax launches special Optio WG1-GPS in Shiny Orange

Pentax launches special Optio WG1-GPS in Shiny Orange

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Pentax's GPS equipped invinci-cam has just taken a trip to the tanning salon and returned a shiny shade of orange.  The compact consists of an aluminium alloy front panel combined with gunmetal grey hardy rubber. The WG1-GPS is designed to be thrown... >>

Pentax Q incoming: Pocket-size interchangeable lens camera lands

Pentax Q incoming: Pocket-size interchangeable lens camera lands

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Pentax has announced the Pentax Q - a device it is describing as "the world’s smallest and lightest digital interchangeable-lens camera system". Packing a new Q mount system that has a diameter 6mm shorter than the K mount, the new system eradicates... >>

Pentax Optio S1
3.0 stars

Pentax Optio S1

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Looking for an inexpensive bauble with which to turn heads every time you take a snap? Photography stalwart Pentax is better known for practicality than trend setting, yet recent(ish) pocket snapshots including the Optio I-10 and RS1000 have bucked... >>

Pentax K-r colour range brightens up your day

Pentax K-r colour range brightens up your day

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Pentax, never one to shy away from wacky design mods for its cameras, has unleashed a colourful assortment of new versions of its Pentax K-r DSL. The 10 "unique" designs look like the cameras of your acid-trips, and includes the Tower Records inspired... >>

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... >>