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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-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 one competitively priced camera, certain to help Pentax make its mark in an already fiercely contested... 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 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 that has coloured light indicator lamps said to guide operations. We thought the fade-in, fade-out... 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

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 the 40-megapixel 645D, the 51-megapixel 645Z makes some critical changes, including a price... 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 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 history means that its DSLRs, like the now-top-spec K-3, can more than hold their own. The company... 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 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 original DSLR, instead it's a smaller-scale, 1/1.7-inch sensor compact camera with a built-in 28-112mm... 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 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: the original K-5 DSLR was an absolutely ace camera, arguably if not certainly the best in its... 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 at Photokina 2012 - here snapped in a dashing red colour finish - the first thing that struck us about... 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
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 its great image quality, just lacked sense. What with so many decent competitor cameras making it to... 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 with the camera ahead of it going in shops in the UK in the next couple of weeks.Priced at £89.99 the... 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 GPS.The waterproof compact camera market is now well populated, providing plenty of choice for those... 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 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 camera was all about.Acclaimed designer Marc Newson is at the helm of this latest design, though... 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 an additional shutter-release button. That’s because grip and body make for a big and bulky... 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

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 the photographic market at a time of change. Most manufacturers now have a mirrorless interchangeable... 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 found out the true meaning of the word when we saw it in the flesh while doing our best not to crush... 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 with the option for customising the faceplate to make it unique. But does this compact point and... 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 trend setting, yet recent(ish) pocket snapshots including the Optio I-10 and RS1000 have bucked... 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 3 days to get our hands on the new camera, following the announcement.Okay, so while we would love... 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 APS-C sized sensor it sits just below the more fully featured K-7 and K-5 digital SLRs in Pentax’s... 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 or advanced amateur including some neat improvements and an excellent overall specification and huge... 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 exactly - and yet the camera surprised us, up to a point, from the minute we eased it from its... 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

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 is Pentax's X90. Clearly with a look and feel inspired by a digital SLR, the camera welds a non-swappable... 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 and records 1280 x 720-pixel high definition movies to the best of its ability. It has to stretch... 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 a Face AF system able to "see" up to 32 faces.The H90 we tested was the white and silver liveried model,... 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 count, or smile technology, but because it offers a retro design similar to Pentax's Auto 110 film... 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 effective megapixels from a 12.9-megapixel CMOS sensor should in theory offer a best of both worlds’... 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, with the broad focal range on offer (26-624mm in 35mm terms), the X70 will be all the camera that most... 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 what their kit deserves, the introduction of the new Pentax K-7 is typical of the company: a feature-rich... 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, it does - pretty much - exactly what it says on the tin. However, is that simplicity a step to... Read more