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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's colourful Q7 CSC with larger sensor to launch in September

Pentax's colourful Q7 CSC with larger sensor to launch in September

By Elyse Betters

On top of new mid-range DSLRs, Pentax also announced on Wednesday a Q7 sensored compact system interchangeable-lens camera. And, yes, for such a mouthful, it really is that tiny and bright.The Q7 is Pentax's successor to the Q10. Just think mirror-less... Read more

Pentax announces mid-range K-50 and K-500 DSLRs in 120 colours

Pentax announces mid-range K-50 and K-500 DSLRs in 120 colours

By Elyse Betters

Pentax Ricoh on Wednesday introduced two mid-range DSLRs that feature the same 16 million-pixel APS-C format sensor that first debuted on the Pentax K-30 in 2012. Pentax K-50The Pentax K-50 is a weather-resistant and dust-proof DSLR with a lightweight... 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 Q10, now available in 100 different colour combinations

Pentax Q10, now available in 100 different colour combinations

By Stuart Miles

Pentax is now offering consumers the facility to custom order the Q10, the company's dinky mirrorless compact system, with more than 100 different colour combinations."Offering the Q10 in 100 colour combinations is a unique way for Pentax to showcase... 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 Q10 compact system camera and K-5 IIs DSLR pictures in leak-athon

Pentax Q10 compact system camera and K-5 IIs DSLR pictures in leak-athon

By Rik Henderson

Today's leaked camera images are not confined to Sony: press images of a couple of Pentax snappers have made it on to the web, via Japan.The Pentax Q10 is a mirrorless compact system camera which, from what we've seen so far, looks very tasty, especially... 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 Optio LS465 camera offers compact customisability, at little cost

Pentax Optio LS465 camera offers compact customisability, at little cost

By Chris Hall

The Pentax Optio LS465 continues the trend of offering owners the chance to customise their compact camera.Like last year's Pentax Optio RS1500, the Optio LS465 features a clear removable front cover, so you can change the front design of the camera to... 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 Optio RZ18 zooms into the compact party

Pentax Optio RZ18 zooms into the compact party

By Paul Lamkin

Pentax has taken on the likes of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 with its latest ultra-zoom compact camera; the Pentax Optio RZ18.Boasting an effective megapixel count of 16 and a 18x optical zoom, the body may be compact but the hardware is anything but.... 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

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 launches special Optio WG1-GPS in Shiny Orange

Pentax launches special Optio WG1-GPS in Shiny Orange

By Hunter Skipworth

Pentax's GPS equipped invinci-cam has just taken a trip to the tanning salon and returned a shiny shade of orange. The compact consists of an aluminium alloy front panel combined with gunmetal grey hardy rubber. The WG1-GPS is designed to be thrown about... 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 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 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 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 Optio WG1: Adventurers sign up here

Pentax Optio WG1: Adventurers sign up here

By Stuart Miles

Pentax is hoping those who like to go tough when it comes to their photography won’t be fussed with the latest offerings from Olympus or Panasonic and opt for its new models instead.The company has got two brand new all terrain models, the Optio WG1... Read more