Latest Pentax camera reviews

Pentax K-1 review: Full-frame underdog can teach the competition some new tricks
4.5 stars Pentax K-1 review: Full-frame underdog can teach the competition some new tricks By Mike Lowe

It's been long, long overdue. But the time has come: Pentax has finally created a full-frame DSLR, the K-1. And at £1,600 this 36-megapixel monster is... Read more

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

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... Read more

Hands-on: Pentax 645Z review
Hands-on: Pentax 645Z review By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Pentax K-3 review
4.5 stars Pentax K-3 review By Nik Rawlinson

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... Read more

Pentax MX-1
4.5 stars Pentax MX-1 By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Pentax K-5 II & K-5 IIs pictures and hands-on
Pentax K-5 II & K-5 IIs pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

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:... Read more

Pentax Q10 pictures and hands-on
Pentax Q10 pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Pentax K-30
4.5 stars Pentax K-30 By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Pentax Optio LS465 pictures and hands-on
Pentax Optio LS465 pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

The Pentax Optio LS465 continues the trend of offering owners the chance to customise their compact camera and Pocket-lint's had a quick hands-on play... Read more

Pentax Optio WG-2
3.5 stars Pentax Optio WG-2 By Chris Hall

The Pentax Optio WG-2 is a waterproof compact camera that stands out from the crowd. It comes in two variants: here we're reviewing the model without the... Read more

Pentax K-01
3.0 stars Pentax K-01 By William Perceval

The Pentax K-01 first fell into Pocket-Lint’s hands back in February this year, where we were left more than a little perplexed about what this mirrorless... Read more

Pentax Optio VS20
3.0 stars Pentax Optio VS20 By Gavin Stoker

Buy a battery grip for your professional or semi pro digital SLR and it will come with a second set of essential controls to one side near the base, including... Read more

Pentax Q
3.5 stars Pentax Q By William Perceval

Pentax’s Q certainly puts the "compact" into Compact System Camera. But it this mini interchangeable lens system a worthy purchase?The Pentax Q enters... Read more

Pentax Q teeny-tiny hybrid camera finger tips-on
Pentax Q teeny-tiny hybrid camera finger tips-on By Dan Sung

The world has been slightly stunned since Pentax announced the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera back in June but Pocket-lint... Read more

Pentax Optio RS1500
3.5 stars Pentax Optio RS1500 By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Pentax Optio S1
3.0 stars Pentax Optio S1 By Gavin Stoker

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... Read more

Pentax Optio WG1 hands-on
Pentax Optio WG1 hands-on By Stuart Miles

The Pentax Optio WG1 is the latest tough camera to hit the market and Pocket-lint climbed a mountain, waded across a river, and camped in a forest for... Read more

Pentax K-r
4.0 stars Pentax K-r By Gavin Stoker

The 12.4 effective megapixel K-r is Pentax’s follow-up digital SLR to the entry level K-x, a sound, good value starter option. Incorporating a standard... Read more

Pentax K-5
4.5 stars Pentax K-5 By Doug Harman

Pentax’s K-5 DSLR is its new semi-pro model built around the Pentax K-7 top end model. Like that model, the K-5 has a host clever kit for the high-end... Read more

Pentax Optio M900
3.0 stars Pentax Optio M900 By Gavin Stoker

Pentax’s plain yet not unattractive Optio M900 pocket compact has an asking price of a mere £100 - so it can’t be all that much cop, can it? Our thoughts... Read more

Pentax X90 camera
4.0 stars Pentax X90 camera By Gavin Stoker

Having a larger than average zoom always comes in useful, but the bulk that often comes with it means it's not always practical, or portable. One solution... Read more

Pentax Optio W90 compact camera
4.0 stars Pentax Optio W90 compact camera By Gavin Stoker

Looking to take pictures within a volcanic ash cloud, possibly? It's seemingly not enough anymore that a digital camera simply shoots 12.1-megapixel photos... Read more

Pentax Optio H90 compact camera
4.5 stars Pentax Optio H90 compact camera By Doug Harman

Pentax's Optio H90 combines minimalist "functional beauty" with a 12.1-megapixel sensor, 5x wide-zoom lens, HD Movies and advanced auto tracking AF and... Read more

First Look: Pentax Optio I-10 digital camera
0.0 stars First Look: Pentax Optio I-10 digital camera By Stuart Miles

The Pentax Optio I-10 is the latest compact camera to come out from Pentax and stands out from the crowd not because of a higher than average megapixel... Read more

Pentax K-x DSLR camera
4.0 stars Pentax K-x DSLR camera By Gavin Stoker

With a design based on its previous starter model in the Pentax K-m, and some trickle down features from the higher end K7, the new K-x in offering 12.4... Read more

Pentax X70 digital camera
3.5 stars Pentax X70 digital camera By Gavin Stoker

The Pentax X70 is a 12 megapixel, DSLR-styled digital camera notable chiefly for the whopping 24x optical zoom bolted on the front. The theory is that,... Read more

Pentax K-7 DSLR camera
4.0 stars Pentax K-7 DSLR camera By Doug Harman

In my 20-odd years reviewing camera gear, it’s fair to say Pentax has consistently built excellent cameras and while their market share might not be... Read more

Pentax K-m digital camera
4.0 stars Pentax K-m digital camera By Doug Harman

Pentax’s pared down DSLR, the K-m, is a DSLR for beginners; those trading up from a compact, say, but wanting a less complicated experience. And as such,... Read more

Pentax K200 D DSLR camera
4.0 stars Pentax K200 D DSLR camera By Doug Harman

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... Read more

Pentax Optio A40 digital camera
3.5 stars Pentax Optio A40 digital camera By Doug Harman

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... Read more

Pentax DSmobile 600 portable scanner
4.0 stars Pentax DSmobile 600 portable scanner By Stephen Patrick

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... Read more

Pentax Optio M40 digital camera
3.5 stars Pentax Optio M40 digital camera By Doug Harman

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... Read more

Pentax Optio Z10 digital camera
3.5 stars Pentax Optio Z10 digital camera By Doug Harman

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... Read more

Pentax Optio W30 digital camera
4.0 stars Pentax Optio W30 digital camera By Doug Harman

Pentax are not the only manufacturer making robust, water and dust proofed cameras, Pentax seemingly vying with Olympus, the other notable maker building... Read more

Pentax A30 digital camera
3.5 stars Pentax A30 digital camera By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Pentax Optio T30 digital camera
4.0 stars Pentax Optio T30 digital camera By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Pentax Optio M30 digital camera
4.0 stars Pentax Optio M30 digital camera By Doug Harman

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... Read more

Pentax Optio E30 digital camera
4.0 stars Pentax Optio E30 digital camera By Doug Harman

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... Read more

Pentax Optio T20 digital camera
3.5 stars Pentax Optio T20 digital camera By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Pentax K10D DSLR digital camera
4.5 stars Pentax K10D DSLR digital camera By Doug Harman

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... Read more

Pentax K100 D DSLR digital camera
4.0 stars Pentax K100 D DSLR digital camera By Doug Harman

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... Read more

Pentax Optio A20 digital camera
4.5 stars Pentax Optio A20 digital camera By Doug Harman

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... Read more

Pentax Optio T10 digital camera
4.0 stars Pentax Optio T10 digital camera By Doug Harman

The Optio T10 from Pentax marks the arrival of a third touchscreen digital compact in as many months, the competition shaping up in the form of Sony’s... Read more

Pentax Optio W10 digital camera
4.0 stars Pentax Optio W10 digital camera By Doug Harman

Pentax’s WP series of waterproofed cameras has received a boost with the fully waterproof W10; a 3x optical zoom compact boasting 6-megapixel resolution... Read more

Pentax ist*DL DSL digital camera
3.0 stars Pentax ist*DL DSL digital camera By Ian Hughes

So you’ve probably owned a digital camera for a couple of years and when you bought it, 2 or 3 megapixels were something to be proud of. But these days,... Read more

Pentax Optio WPi digital camera
4.5 stars Pentax Optio WPi digital camera By Stuart Miles

Pentax has created the Optio WPi, a waterproof dustproof camera for all occasions. But has the camera got what it takes to help you snap a good shot and... Read more

Pentax SVI digital camera
4.0 stars Pentax SVI digital camera By Ian Hughes

I feel dirty: like I need a shower. You see, I’ve been unfaithful. Worse than that, I’ve enjoyed myself too. Let me explain: I’m a Canon man. Every... Read more

Pentax Optio 50 Digital Camera
4.0 stars Pentax Optio 50 Digital Camera By Charlie Brewer

The model 50 is the 14th camera to be launched in Pentax’s Optio digital range and with prices going down, and features going up, it offers a glimpse... Read more

Pentax Optio WP
4.5 stars Pentax Optio WP By Charlie Brewer

The new WP's pretty and compact design makes it a camera designed to live in a handbag, engineered to operated underwater and contains enough digital wizardry... Read more

Pentax Optio X
3.5 stars Pentax Optio X By Doug Harman

The diminutive five megapixel Optio X features a swivel-body design that rotates 270-degrees, one section housing an excellent 3x optical zoom lens and... Read more

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