Pentax K-5 DSLR – Featured User Review

Camera Reviews Featured Pentax User Reviews

We’re a little behind on Pentax DSLR reviews. It’s been hard to get digital SLRs for review from Pentax, and let’s be honest – they probably have the smallest digital SLR market share right now. But that doesn’t mean their cameras are no good or that we aren’t interested. When we reviewed the Pentax K10D […]

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Pentax Q Mini System Camera Sneak Peek

Events Featured Lenses Mirrorless News Pentax

 I went to the first-ever PDN Outdoor Photo Expo in Salt Lake City yesterday and got to take a sneak peak at the new Pentax Q mini system camera. Note that I used the word, “mini” – because that’s what the Q is. When I wrote my Pentax Q announcement article, a few weeks ago, […]

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New Pentax Q Interchangeable Lens Camera System

Featured Lenses Mirrorless News Pentax

 Pentax is now part of the compact system / mirrorless camera movement. Yesterday, they announced their own take on the compact system camera along with 5 lenses for the new system. The 12.4-megapixel Pentax Q takes “compact” a step further than other compact system cameras with a smaller, 1/2.3-inch backlit CMOS image sensor, making it […]

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Pentax Optio S1 Digital Camera

News Pentax Point and Shoot

Pentax recently announced the Optio S1 compact digital camera that will be available in three “gem-like” colors just in time for spring. The 14-megapixel S1 boasts a 28mm-140mm, 5X wide angle zoom lens, 720p 16:9 HD video recording, a 2.7-inch LCD, Triple Shake Reduction image stabilization, and a High Dynamic Range mode, making it the […]

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smc Pentax D FA 645 25mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM AW Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens

Lenses Medium Format News Pentax

Today, Pentax announced the smc Pentax D FA 645 25mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM AW ultra-wide-angle lens, the second lens for the 645D Medium Format digital camera. It features a 19.5mm in the 35mm format (or approximately 15.5mm when mounted on a Pentax 645-format film SLR camera body) focal length, Aero Bright Coating, a built-in […]

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Pentax Optio WG-1 and WG-1 GPS Digital Cameras

News Pentax Point and Shoot Underwater

Today, Pentax announced the new Optio WG-1 and Optio WG-1 GPS rugged adventure series digital cameras. Available with and without GPS, the Optio WG-1 is waterproof to 33 feet, coldproof to as low as –10 degrees C (14 degrees F), shockproof to falls up to 5 feet, dustproof, and crushproof to withstand up to 220 […]

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Pentax SMC DA* 300mm f/4 SDM Lens – Featured User Review

Accessory Reviews Featured Lenses Pentax Uncategorized User Reviews

 Like everyone else, we spend the majority of our time and attention on Nikon and Canon camera gear. But there’s a lot of other great photography equipment out there. So here’s an excellent review for something different. The Pentax SMC DA* 300mm f/4 SDM telephoto lens is compact, light and weather-sealed, making it a great […]

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Pentax K-5 DSLR

2010 Photokina News Pentax

Pentax has announced new K-5 digital SLR camera. Based on the Pentax K-7 DSLR design and layout, the K-5 comes with some new and improved features taken from Pentaxian shooters customer feedback. The K-5 features a 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, widescreen 1080p HD video recording, a 3-inch LCD, 80-12800 ISO range, expandable to 51200, and […]

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Pentax smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR Zoom Lens

2010 Photokina Lenses News Pentax

Pentax has announced the compact and lightweight smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR lens for use with Pentax digital SLR cameras. The smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR zoom lens features a 7.5X zoom range, weather-resistant construction, Super Protect (SP) coating helps repel dust, water, and grease, Direct Current […]

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Pentax K-r DSLR and Pentax smc DA 35mm f/2.4 AL Standard Lens

2010 Photokina News Pentax Uncategorized

 Pentax comes through again with another value-packed entry-level / enthusiast digital SLR. The new Pentax K-r has a new 12.4-megapixel CMOS sensor with improved noise control and sensitivity from ISO 100 to 25,600. The K-r can capture 720p HD video at 25 frames-per-second and it has a 6 FPS burst-rate for up to 25 images. […]

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Pentax Optio RZ10 Digital Camera

2010 Photokina News Pentax

Pentax announced the new Optio RZ10 compact digital camera. The Optio RZ10 features 14-megapixels, 10X optical zoom lens covering focal lengths from 28mm wide angle to 280mm telephoto (in the 35mm format), 2.7-inch color LCD, Auto Picture mode, Dual shake reduction, widescreen HD 720p movie capture with Movie SR (Shake Reduction) mode, Automatic face detection, […]

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Pentax Optio RS1000 Customizable Digtal Camera

2010 Photokina News Pentax

Pentax announced the new Optio RS1000 customizable digital camera, that has a removable faceplate that holds interchangeable skins to match the personality and style of its owner. The Optio RS1000 comes with 11 standard skins, a SKINIT gift card to design and order a free, pre-cut, 3M vinyl skin from, a stencil to make […]

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Four New Colors For Pentax K-x Digital SLR

News Pentax Uncategorized

  Pentax is introducing four new K-x digital SLR colors in the US. The Pentax K-x is a 12-megapixel entry-level digital SLR with 720p HD video, sensor-shift image stabilization and in-camera HDR. It was already available in black, red and white (the “Storm Trooper” model). Now it will also be available in pink, beige, olive […]

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Pentax Camera Boutique Opens In NYC

Events Featured Medium Format News Pentax Underwater

First Pentax camera boutique opens in NYC Hot City, Cool Cameras Pentax launched its first camera boutique on June 23rd at Willoughby’s camera store in New York City. While the air conditioning and open bar were a great respite from the city’s summer temperatures for hot and tired journalists, we were there to preview Pentax’s […]

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Pentax Optio W90 Waterproof Camera Preview And Video

Camera Reviews Featured News Pentax Uncategorized Underwater Videos

  The Pentax Optio W90 was announced about a month ago. It’s the latest waterproof, shockproof point-and-shoot camera from Pentax. I got a sneak peek at the W90 at the PMA tradeshow, the day before it was announced. I made sure they knew I wanted one as soon as it was available. Pentax was the […]

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