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Pentax K-S1: Built-in LED light displays distract from some interesting tech (hands-on)
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Pentax K-S1: Built-in LED light displays distract from some interesting tech (hands-on)

By 18 September 2014

Pentax isn't one for the norm. In addition to its multi-colour DSLR cameras, the company was also showing off its latest K-S1 DSLR at Photokina - a camera that has coloured light indicator lamps said to guide operations. We thought the fade-in, fade-out... >>

Hands-on: Pentax 645Z review
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Hands-on: Pentax 645Z review

By 27 May 2014

Is there still life in medium format cameras? Pentax thinks so with the introduction of the 645Z, the second medium format model in its digital line. Replacing the 40-megapixel 645D, the 51-megapixel 645Z makes some critical changes, including a price... >>

Pentax K-3 review
Cameras 4.5 out of 5

Pentax K-3 review

By 28 January 2014

It might be playing third-fiddle to Canon and Nikon, but Pentax - now part of Ricoh Imaging - is a venerable name in the field of photography. Its long history means that its DSLRs, like the now-top-spec K-3, can more than hold their own. The company... >>

Pentax K-3 pictures and hands-on: Top-spec DSLR sticks with APS-C sensor, loads up on new features
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Pentax K-3 pictures and hands-on: Top-spec DSLR sticks with APS-C sensor, loads up on new features

By 7 October 2013

Ahead of the unveiling of the Pentax K-3 we had the chance to test out a pre-production model of this top-spec DSLR. And we like what we've seen from the top-spec camera's features. Despite various rumours Pentax has not pushed into the full-frame DSLR... >>

Ricoh GR review
Cameras 4 out of 5

Ricoh GR review

By 6 August 2013

There are high-end compact cameras and there are high-end compact cameras. The Ricoh GR most definitely fits into the latter group: there's an APS-C size sensor - the same size as found in many DSLR cameras - paired up with a fixed 28mm equivalent f/2.8... >>

Pentax MX-1
Cameras 4.5 out of 5

Pentax MX-1

By 23 April 2013

The Pentax MX-1 is a camera with historical grounding. This digital reimagining of the film-based MX-series isn't an interchangeable lens camera like the original DSLR, instead it's a smaller-scale, 1/1.7-inch sensor compact camera with a built-in 28-112mm... >>

Pentax MX-1 pictures and hands-on
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Pentax MX-1 pictures and hands-on

By 8 January 2013

Pentax has revealed its latest compact camera, the high-end Pentax MX-1 at CES 2013, and we've had the chance for a quick play on the show floor. We have to say that we like the retro styling, which evokes memories of classic camera models from the past.... >>

Pentax K-5 II & K-5 IIs pictures and hands-on
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Pentax K-5 II & K-5 IIs pictures and hands-on

By 19 September 2012

Pentax is that quiet force that bubbles away but doesn't usually make a huge fuss about its product launches, at least not in the UK. But we think it should: the original K-5 DSLR was an absolutely ace camera, arguably if not certainly the best in its... >>

Pentax Q10 pictures and hands-on
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Pentax Q10 pictures and hands-on

By 19 September 2012

The Pentax Q is an ultra-small interchangeable lens camera, and it's just about to get an update in the form of the Pentax Q10. Shown on the Pentax stand at Photokina 2012 - here snapped in a dashing red colour finish - the first thing that struck us... >>

Pentax K-30
Cameras 4.5 out of 5

Pentax K-30

By 8 August 2012

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... >>