These Budget Compact Cameras from Pentax Look Cool—You Know, for Kids...

Two more "fun" compact camera series has been announced today by Pentax, with my favorite being the Optio RZ10 (pictured above). For around $270, it has a 14MP sensor, and a 10x optical zoom. » 9/09/10 5:35am 9/09/10 5:35am

Pentax Optio A30 Boots Up, Shoots and Focuses Quicker

Pentax goosed its Optio A series with the A30, a 10-megapixel point-and-shoot camera with a 3x optical lens and a 2.5-inch LCD. Besides a newfangled gyro system to reduce shakiness, the big update on this one is speed, where it's ready to use in 1.8 seconds and has a quick .02-second shutter delay. If you take lots of… » 2/21/07 11:11pm 2/21/07 11:11pm

Pentax Optio W30 Waterproof Shooter Dives Deeper Than Ever

Pentax has been dabbling in waterproof point-and-shoot digital cameras for a while, and now its Optio W30 is even more waterproof than its W20 predecessor. This one can be submerged to 9 feet for two hours (besting the 5 feet and 30 minutes for the W20) and still keep on clicking away. » 2/21/07 7:15pm 2/21/07 7:15pm