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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... Read more