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Pentax K-01 mirrorless camera

Pentax K-01 16Mp APS-C hybrid camera review

Mirrorless camera sizes seem to be ever-reducing, yet the company that brought us the tiny Pentax Q, has now produced its antithesis. The Pentax K-01 is a big, rubber-clad, brick-shaped monster – a 16Mp APS-C interchangeable lens camera which rather defies categorisation. Pentax K-01 mirrorless camera Hybrid heritage: the …
Paul Monckton, 20 Jul 2012
Pentax Optio WG-2 rugged camera

Eight... Rugged Cameras

Product Round-up Has anybody not trashed a digital camera at some point while out and about? Dust or sand, water or ice-cream, the great outdoors ruthlessly claims its tech victims on a daily basis. While manufacturers have busily carved out a niche of rugged ‘adventure-proof’ cameras, the truth is that most people, whether on the slopes, at the …
Giles Hill, 7 Apr 2012
Pentax Q interchangeable-lens compact system camera

Pentax Q compact system camera

Review When it come to compact system cameras, Pentax has form, if your memory goes back far enough. Like the Auto110 SLR film camera of old, the Pentax Q is laughably small, but in a good way. It’s a happy laugh – like a friendly chuckle at the burblings of a new-born. Its design is achingly cute – especially the white version I …
Paul Monckton, 10 Feb 2012
Pentax WG-2

Pentax pushes super sturdy snapper

Pentax pushed rugged photography into new terrains this week, launching a pair of 16Mp compact cameras that promise to perform under the most demanding of outdoor conditions. The Pentax Optio WG-2 and WG-2 GPS may look like Optimus Prime's caboose, but they're built to pull through even the harshest of Decepticon onslaughts. …
Caleb Cox, 9 Feb 2012
Pentax

Pentax pushes APS-C mirrorless camera with DSLR lens compatibility

Pentax has officially lifted the veil on its latest mirrorless camera, the K-01. It's the first of its kind to support DSLR lenses. The Pentax K-01 is the company's second interchangeable-lens camera, but unlike the Pentax Q, the latest model packs a K-mount lens connector, compatible with the firm's DSLR lenses. Pentax K-01 …
Caleb Cox, 3 Feb 2012
Pentax

Pentax peddles snapper for portrait pundits

Pentax snapped into action today with the launch of a compact camera geared up more than usual for vertically orientated shots. The 16Mp Optio VS20 clicks with a photographer's penchant for portraits by including a second shutter release button, zoom wheel and even tripod slot, for use when the snapper is on its side. Pentax …
Caleb Cox, 26 Jan 2012
Nikon D7000

2011's Best... DSLRs

Xmas Gift Guide While few would argue that a DSLR offers the best combination of features, performance and image quality, 2011 didn’t really set the world alight with new models. For the most part manufacturers patched holes in their respective ranges, to provide a full spectrum of models to suit both budgets and ability. A couple of years ago …
Bob Dormon, 16 Dec 2011
Pentax Optio RZ18

Pentax launches superzoom snapper

Pentax has announced an addition to its Optio RZ camera series, with a fresh compact snapper that packs a powerful zoom. Pentax Optio RZ18 The Optio RZ18 is a 16MP digital point-and-shoot with an 80 to 6400 ISO range. Its optical zoom has an 18x magnification with the 4.5-81mm lens (35mm camera equivalent to 25-450mm) …
Caleb Cox, 13 Sep 2011
Nikon D1500

Nikon D5100 16.2Mp DSLR

Review Sitting somewhere in the middle of entry-level scale, Nikon’s D5100 represents a considerable leap from its predecessor the D5000 and can be seen in some respects as a smaller, cheaper-built D7000. From its bigger brother it inherits the 16.2 DX-sized CMOS sensor; the Expeed 2 processor with 14-bit Raw shooting, the extensive …
Ten Compact Cameras

Ten... pocket compact cameras

Product Round-up When it comes to quick pics, the expedience of a phonecam can't be overestimated, yet the image quality expectations frequently are. With this in mind Reg Hardware has rounded up the smallest and cheapest compacts produced by all the usual suspects from the photography world. Here are ten cameras that will not only take decent …
Bob Dormon, 1 Jul 2011
Pentax Q

Pentax Q takes mini system camera crown

Not long after Sony announced the NEX-C3, Panasonic revealed its Lumix DMC-GF3, as the two tech giants slugged it out to take the title for world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera. Pentax Q And just when you thought the dust had settled on that particular crown, along comes the Pentax Q which those with long memories …
Bob Dormon, 24 Jun 2011
Pentax 645D

Pentax 645D medium format digital camera

Review Back in 2003 Pentax hinted at the development of a digital version of its classic 645 medium format film model. Given how much time has passed, I was beginning to wonder if it would ever see the light of day. Pentax 645D Late developer: here at last, Pentax's 645D The Pentax 645D uses a 40Mp Kodak KAF-40000 full-frame CCD …
Canon EOS 550D

This year's DSLR stars

2010: it's a wrap 2010: it's a wrap This year, HD video on a DSLR wasn’t just something that would be nice to have, it was pretty much de rigeur. Shop around and it seems high definition video features on just about anything with a lens on it. However, there’s HD video and there’s HD video, or to put it another way, there’s full HD video 1080p …
Bob Dormon, 14 Dec 2010
Pentax X90

Pentax X90 superzoom bridge camera

Review If you're shopping around for a compact bridge camera, then the Pentax X90 shouldn’t be overlooked. The company entered the superzoom bridge camera market comparatively late with the X70, and the X90 revamp retains the design and a similar range of features. These include the 12.1Mp CCD sensor with sensor-shift image …
Pentax k-x

Pentax K-x

Review One truly exceptional feature of the K-x is its kit lens. Anyone who’s used a few kit lenses will know that they tend not to be the best – worrying build quality and adequate optical performance mean they’re typically the first thing you’ll upgrade. However, the Pentax 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens that comes with the K-x kit is …
Dave Stevenson, 10 Sep 2010
The Register breaking news

Pentax intros 'chameleon' camera

In addition to the K-r DSLR, Pentax also rolled out a couple of compacts today, both part of its Optio line. Pentax Optio RS1000 RS1000: you want custom covers, it's got 'em First up, the RS1000, described as the "chameleon" of compacts becase you'll be able to clip any of a selection of colourful decals to the front of …
Tony Smith, 9 Sep 2010
The Register breaking news

Pentax debuts latest K-series DSLR

Pentax has introduced the K-r, its latest compact digital SLR. The K-r packs in a 12.4Mp, 24 x 16mm sensor and a 3in, 921,000-dot LCD to view your pictures on. Pentax K-r In addition to stills, the K-r will also shoot 720p video. Pentax also touted the K-r's battery design, which allows you to swap out a dead rechargeable …
Tony Smith, 9 Sep 2010
Pentax Optio I-10

Pentax relaunches 'vintage-look' compact

Pentax has taken its Optio I-10 compact camera and given it a tasty retro makeover. With that leather-esque body, case and strap, it certainly looks like my dad's old camera. Pentax Optio I-10 The internals are modern, though: 12.1Mp sensor; 5x optical zoom; 28mm wide angle lens; CCD-shift shake-reduction rig; 720p video …
Hard Reg, 15 Jul 2010

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