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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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Pentax Q interchangeable lens camera grabs “world’s smallest” title

Pentax Q interchangeable lens camera grabs “world’s smallest” title

Pentax has outed its new interchangeable-lens camera, the Pentax Q, and it has whipped the "world's smallest" titles from out from under the nose of the Sony NEX-C3. The 12.4-megapixel Q has a 1/2.3 inch backlit CMOS image sensor and uses a new Q mount system; there's in-camera HDR, Full HD 1080p 30fps video recording, sensor-shift shake reduction and 5fps continuous shooting.

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First pic of new Pentax NC mirrorless camera system surfaces

First pic of new Pentax NC mirrorless camera system surfaces

Sources have been hinting to some camera centric sites that a new mirrorless camera is set to land at Pentax in May or June. All anyone really had to go by was the world of these unnamed sources. Now a new picture of the Pentax NC mirrorless digital camera has surfaced with a couple of lenses in tow.

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Pentax second-gen Optio RS1500 is customizable

Pentax second-gen Optio RS1500 is customizable

Pentax has announced the new second generation of its cool Optio RS1500 digital point and shoot camera. Pentax claims that the new RS1500 is infinitely customizable with interchangeable lens ring snaps and a removable faceplate system. The camera comes with a range of black snap rings and the camera can be customized in three steps with no tools needed.

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Pentax Announces 14-Megapixel Optio S1 Digital Camera

Pentax Announces 14-Megapixel Optio S1 Digital Camera

Pentax has just announced a new compact digital camera called the Optio S1. The new digital camera features specs to rival that of the Canon lxus and sports a stylish aluminum body that comes in three different colors. It is touted as the first Pentax camera to have a high dynamic range mode.

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Pentax Optio WG-1 and WG-1 GPS digital cameras appear

Pentax Optio WG-1 and WG-1 GPS digital cameras appear

Pentax has announced a pair of new ruggedized point and shoot digital cameras for the outdoors types that want to take pics, but need a camera that will survive use that would break a normal cam. The new cameras unveiled include the Optio WG-1 and the WG-1 GPS.

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Pentax K-r Bonnie Pink Model DSLR: limited edition, limited taste

Pentax K-r Bonnie Pink Model DSLR: limited edition, limited taste

LG will be giving G-Tablet buyers a pair of glasses so they can see the tablet's 3D display; maybe Pentax should give K-r Bonnie Pink Model special edition buyers a pair of sunglasses to protect their eyes from the garish, clashing colors? Named after Japanese popstar Bonnie Pink, this new K-r limited edition DSLR is based on the same 12.4-megapixel camera as announced in September last year.

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Pentax offers new firmware for K-7 and K-x DSLRs

Pentax offers new firmware for K-7 and K-x DSLRs

We have talked a lot about the Pentax K-x and K-7 DSLR cameras around here. The K-x is the long running entry-level DSLR from Pentax that comes in all sorts of wild colors and designs. The camera rarely gets and update with new features though.

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Pentax digital mirrorless Auto 110 and APS-C mirrorless incoming?

Pentax digital mirrorless Auto 110 and APS-C mirrorless incoming?

Pentax is tipped to be readying a pair of mirrorless camera technologies, one of which is being described as the digital version of the Pentax Auto 110. According to k-rumors, the new camera will feature a sensor that's smaller in size than an APS-C sensor, set to arrive within the next 2-3 months.

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Pentax K-r limited edition gets bizarre robot theme makeover

Pentax K-r limited edition gets bizarre robot theme makeover

Pentax has outed another in the company's range of unusually colored DSLRs, this time a limited edition of 100 rainbow K-r cameras. Supposedly the result of customer demand, on the inside it's the same 12.4-megapixel shooter previously offered in white, black and red, complete with a 3-inch 920k dot LCD display, 6fps shooting for up to 25 frames, in-camera HDR editing and a 100 – 25600 ISO range, but on the outside it's an eye-catching (if not eye-watering) array of colors and a matching lens.

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Pentax Optio RS1000 gets LEGO-style skin

Pentax Optio RS1000 gets LEGO-style skin

We have to admit, we weren't particularly convinced by the Pentax Optio RS1000 earlier on today, with its somewhat superfluous adhesive skins, but that's because the camera company didn't show us the really geeky options.  Akihabara spotted some LEGO-style versions, which presumably have a base plate that sticks to the front of the RS1000 and then allows you to build up 3D models.

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Pentax Optio RS1000 and Optio RZ10 digicams revealed

Pentax Optio RS1000 and Optio RZ10 digicams revealed

Pentax's other new cameras of the day are the point-and-shoot Optio RS1000 and Optio RZ10, the former offering gobfuls of customization thanks to eleven included 3M adhesive vinyl skins (and an app to help you create more) along with its 14-megapixel sensor and 4x optical zoom, while the RZ10 packs 14-megapixels as well but scales up to a 10x optical zoom.  Both are capable of recording 720p HD video.

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