Pentax K-3: A DSLR Camera That Sees the World a Few Different Ways

As the sub-$1000, beginner DSLR camera's utility has been gradually been replaced by the rise of mirrorless cameras, the just-over $1000 DSLR market remains an area where camera companies are hoping to reign in more advanced and even professional users. With that in mind, let's take a look at Pentax's new K-3, a… » 10/07/13 7:15pm 10/07/13 7:15pm

Pentax's Q7 Interchangeable-Lens Camera Is Tiny Like a Point-and-Shoot

When you first see Pentax's new Q7 interchangeable-lens camera, you think your brain is playing tricks on you. How can it be so small? This must be a replica. But then you hold it in your hand and squee with delight because it's so maddeningly adorable. » 6/12/13 6:00pm 6/12/13 6:00pm

Pentax K-30 Review: Tough Body, Sensitive Soul

A DSLR camera in the $1,000 range isn't usually as quick and rugged Pentax K-30. That solid performance inside a well-built shell has had us excited since we first got our hands on its weather-sealed body. This camera is clearly the competitor to Canon's new T4i—can its photos and videos hold up? » 8/13/12 3:40pm 8/13/12 3:40pm

Pentax K-30: The Weather-Resistant, Entry-Level DSLR for Adventure…

Camera makers have been cramming professional quality imaging into a budget (sub-$1000) packages for years. One of the disadvantages of these cameras is that they're not as resilient as their $3000 counterparts. The Pentax K-30 aims to change that. » 5/21/12 6:47pm 5/21/12 6:47pm

Is This the Mirrorless Pentax K-01 in These Leaked Photos?

A collection of official-looking leaked photos made it on to the Pentax Forums today, purportedly unveiling the upcoming K-01 mirrorless camera. It looks to be available in multiple colors, features an HDR mode, and comes equipped with a 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens. There's been no official word from Pentax as to… » 2/01/12 10:51pm 2/01/12 10:51pm

18x Optical Zoom in an Itty Bitty Point and Shoot

Point and shoots are generally seen as the wimpy hacks of the camera world, when compared to modern DSLRs and fancy new micro four thirds cameras. But their specs—like the 18x optical zoom on the Pentax Optio RZ18—are getting pretty impressive. It's like when Carrot Top grew mega-muscles and could all-of-a-sudden kick… » 9/13/11 10:32am 9/13/11 10:32am

Pentax Continues War Against the Human Eyeball with Custom Rainbow…

Some shocking news! Not only does dinosaur retailer Tower Records still exist (in Japan), they're responsible for this so-ugly-I-kind-of-like-it limited edition K-r DSLR. It looks like it was submerged in the boiling blood of the 1990s, but it's kinda charming! » 4/19/11 9:40am 4/19/11 9:40am