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Pentax Q10 interchangeable lens camera official

Pentax Q10 interchangeable lens camera official

Pentax has revealed its latest compact interchangeable-lens camera, the Pentax Q10, a 12.4-megapixel snapper that the company promises will deliver regular DSLR results from a chassis sized like a deck of cards. The Q10, available in a number of colors including the striking red shown here, uses both Pentax's Q-mount lenses as well as - with the new Adapter Q - existing Pentax K-mount lenses, for a broader array of shooting options.

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Pentax launches new X-5 super zoom digital camera

Pentax launches new X-5 super zoom digital camera

Pentax has announced the launch of a new camera with seriously high levels of zoom. The new digital camera is called the X-5, and the camera has enough zoom to get users up close to whatever their subject is. The camera offers a whopping 26x optical zoom covering a focal length of 22.3 mm to 580 mm in 35mm equivalent.

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Pentax K-30 offers weatherproofing from $850

Pentax K-30 offers weatherproofing from $850

Consumers are definitely spoilt for choice when it comes to DSLRs, and here’s another one for you to consider from Pentax. The K-30 should prove somewhat tougher than the average DSLR thanks to its weatherproofing. The company says the K-30 is resistant to dust as well as the colder elements, with “every seam [and] every button” sealed to provide protection while still managing to maintain a lightweight and sturdy body.

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Pentax shows off Optio WG-2 and Optio WG-2 GPS cameras

Pentax shows off Optio WG-2 and Optio WG-2 GPS cameras

Pentax has pulled the covers off another new digital camera today that comes in two versions called the Optio WG-2 and the WG-2 GPS. Both of these cameras are billed as Adventure Proof and are made for people to spend time outdoors hiking or doing other action sports. Both of the cameras are waterproof 40 feet, dustproof, cold proof, crushproof, and shock resistant.

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Pentax launches K-01 interchangeable lens camera

Pentax launches K-01 interchangeable lens camera

Pentax has unveiled a new digital camera that has a nice retro style design and comes in three colors called the K-01. The camera is offered in black, silver, and yellow. The camera is designed to be compatible with about 25 million Pentax K-mount lenses that have been on the market for decades. The camera uses a 16-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor.

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Pentax updates rugged camera lineup with Optio WG-2 series

Pentax updates rugged camera lineup with Optio WG-2 series

Pentax has announced a new series of rugged cameras with the Optio WG-2 and Optio WG2-GPS models that are designed to take on any adventure and plenty of abuse. They feature a sporty rugged design similar to the WG-1 series but introduce a host of spec bumps.

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Pentax K-01 pairs K-mount DSLR lenses with compact body

Pentax K-01 pairs K-mount DSLR lenses with compact body

Pentax has launched its latest interchangeable lens camera, the Pentax K-01, designed by Marc Newson and compatible with standard Pentax K-mount DSLR lenses. Offered in black, silver or Newson-trademark yellow, the K-01 wraps an aluminum frame around a 16-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and a 3-inch 920k dot LCD preview display, delivering Full HD 1080p 30fps video recording (or 60fps 720p).

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Pentax K-01 mirrorless camera teased in press photos

Pentax K-01 mirrorless camera teased in press photos

A wave of cameras is coming to crash upon the shores of the public late this winter, and the most recent tease is a Pentax K-01 mirrorless shooter designed by no less than Marc Newson. It may seem a bit odd to those of you who are familiar with the work of Newson as his most famous work is that of a "biomorphism" full of flowing lines and a tendency to refrain from all sharp edges. What this camera appears to be instead of that is a rather blunt looking instrument with features piled onto one another in a series of transformers. Of course a good photographer is only concerned with the photo in the end, not the look of the tool.

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Pentax Optio VS20 features 20X optical zoom with extra shutter

Pentax Optio VS20 features 20X optical zoom with extra shutter

Pentax has announced a new pocket megazoom digital camera called the Pentax Optio VS20 that features 20X optical zoom plus a second shutter button. The camera may be the first pocketable high-zoom model to offer two shutter buttons placed so that it can be comfortably used in both landscape and portrait orientations.

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Pentax Optio RZ18 packs 18x optical zoom

Pentax Optio RZ18 packs 18x optical zoom

Pentax announced a new point-and-shoot digital camera called the Optio RZ18 that packs an impressive 18x optical zoom lens that covers the focal lengths from 25mm to 450mm. That provides wide angle up to super-telephoto shots to cover almost any shooting situations. And it's all stuffed inside a super compact camera, perfect for travel.

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Ricoh GXR Module Lets You Swap Leica Lenses

Ricoh GXR Module Lets You Swap Leica Lenses

Many of us may be familiar with lightweight interchangeable lens cameras such as with the micro four-thirds technology. But Ricoh has been offering something slightly different since 2009, when it introduced its GXR series modular cameras that swap out not only the lens but also the camera sensor. The company today announced a new module for the GXR series that will work with Leica M-mount lenses.

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Ricoh buys Pentax digicam business: Plans interchangeable lens cameras

Ricoh buys Pentax digicam business: Plans interchangeable lens cameras

Photography juggling this week, as Ricoh announces plans to buy up the Pentax Imaging Systems business and strike out for new ground in the consumer digicam market. The deal will see current Pentax owner, Hoya Corporation, keep the medical technology side of the business, according to Hoya's press release [pdf link], having bought Pentax back in early 2008.

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