Latest Pentax camera news

Pentax KP mid-level DSLR goes big on resolution, small on size
Pentax KP mid-level DSLR goes big on resolution, small on size By Mike Lowe

KP might make you think about your favourite salty snacks, but now it can make you think about a brand new mid-level DSLR: the Pentax KP.The KP has big features like weather-sealing and high resolution in its sights - but its smaller-than-usual scale... Read more

Pentax K-70 is the affordable all-weather DSLR
Pentax K-70 is the affordable all-weather DSLR By Mike Lowe

Pentax is having a renaissance of late; from the announcement of its first full-frame DSLR, the K-1, to the just-revealed K-70, the latter which is poised as an all-weather DSLR.The K-70's launch perhaps shouldn't be a surprise: Pentax has been growing... Read more

Pentax K-S2 DSLR goes for broke on features: Weatherproof, Wi-Fi, NFC, and more
Pentax K-S2 DSLR goes for broke on features: Weatherproof, Wi-Fi, NFC, and more By Elyse Betters

Ricoh is introducing a new Pentax DSLR, and although it's considered a compact camera, it is loaded with fancy features such as a weather-resistant body and a variable-angle LCD monitor.The new camera is called Pentax K-S2. It is described as the "world’s... Read more

Pentax XG-1 compact camera unveiled, packs in 52x optical zoom
Pentax XG-1 compact camera unveiled, packs in 52x optical zoom By Elyse Betters

Tokyo-based Pentax has announced the new XG-1 camera, packing a 52x optical zoom lens into a small, easy-to-transport body. The new camera will serve as the successor to the X-5, a superzoom model that released in 2012.The camera's lens starts at a 24mm... Read more

Pentax 645Z adds 50-megapixel sensor to medium format range
Pentax 645Z adds 50-megapixel sensor to medium format range By Mike Lowe

There are camera and then there are cameras. Ricoh Pentax has just announced a wedge of camera gear that firmly sits in the latter category: the medium format Pentax 645Z.An update to the earlier Pentax 645D, the Z is the second model in the company's... Read more

Pentax K-3 intros 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, 27-point autofocus system and more
Pentax K-3 intros 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, 27-point autofocus system and more By Mike Lowe

The Pentax K-3, unveiled today, sees Pentax up the ante in the APS-C DSLR market, but there's still no sign of a full-frame model. That's a mix of great and not-so-great news, but let's focus on the good stuff. And there's plenty of it.The K-3 introduces... Read more

Pentax GR: APS-C sensor, fixed-lens compact camera with £599 price tag makes us want to go 'grrr'
Pentax GR: APS-C sensor, fixed-lens compact camera with £599 price tag makes us want to go 'grrr' By Mike Lowe

It seems large-sensor compacts are the latest trend and Ricoh Pentax has got in on the action with the announcement of the Pentax GR. Based around the Ricoh GR-series - the same company which acquired all Pentax Imaging Corp shares back in 2011 - this... Read more

Pentax WG-10: The entry-level tough camera
Pentax WG-10: The entry-level tough camera By Stuart Miles

Pentax has announced a new tough camera for those feeling tough, but lacking the cash to prove it.The new Pentax WG-10 has been developed as an entry-level model of the heavy-duty Pentax WG series, but still comes with a decent "beat-em-up" spec sheet.Those... Read more

Pentax WG-3 GPS features Qi wireless charging, second display, is adventure proof
Pentax WG-3 GPS features Qi wireless charging, second display, is adventure proof By Chris Hall

Pentax has unleashed a new tough camera on the world in the form of the Pentax WG-3 and WG-3 GPS.Based around the same body and design, as suggested by the names, the GPS model will offer you advanced GPS functions so you can track your position as you... Read more

Pentax MX-1 high-end compact offer high-end features, retro styling
Pentax MX-1 high-end compact offer high-end features, retro styling By Chris Hall

Pentax has announced the Pentax MX-1 high-end compact, offering plenty of features for those who like a little more control over their photography.The Pentax MX-1 has a 4x optical zoom lens (28-112mm in 35mm terms) with a maximum aperture of f/1.8. That's... Read more

Pentax Q10 compact system camera now official
Pentax Q10 compact system camera now official By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

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

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.... Read more

Pentax Optio WG2-GPS: The adventure proof camera
Pentax Optio WG2-GPS: The adventure proof camera By Chris Hall

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... Read more

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

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 up... Read more

Pentax K-01 compact system camera pictures leaked
Pentax K-01 compact system camera pictures leaked By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Pentax Optio VS20 comes with a twist
Pentax Optio VS20 comes with a twist By Chris Hall

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

Limited edition Pentax 645D announced
Limited edition Pentax 645D announced By Hunter Skipworth

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... Read more

Pentax Q incoming: Pocket-size interchangeable lens camera lands
Pentax Q incoming: Pocket-size interchangeable lens camera lands By Paul Lamkin

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... Read more

Pentax K-r colour range brightens up your day
Pentax K-r colour range brightens up your day By Paul Lamkin

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... Read more

Pentax Optio RS1500 lets you show your fickle side
Pentax Optio RS1500 lets you show your fickle side By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Pentax Optio S1 has Canon Ixus in its sights
Pentax Optio S1 has Canon Ixus in its sights By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

Pentax K-5 hands on
Pentax K-5 hands on By Dan Sung

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... Read more

Pentax 645D hands on
Pentax 645D hands on By Dan Sung

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... Read more

Pentax Optio NB1000 offers LEGO-style customisation
Pentax Optio NB1000 offers LEGO-style customisation By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

Pentax I-10 digital camera hands on
Pentax I-10 digital camera hands on By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Pentax announces P70 compact camera
Pentax announces P70 compact camera By Verity Burns

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... Read more

Pentax K-m entry-level DSLR launches
Pentax K-m entry-level DSLR launches By Amy-Mae Elliott

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.... Read more

Pentax unveils the K200D
Pentax unveils the K200D By Katie Scott

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,... Read more

Pentax issues product safety recall
Pentax issues product safety recall By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more