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  • Pentax rolls out the P80, E80 point and shoots

    Pentax rolls out the P80, E80 point and shoots

    Also announced today from Pentax are the P80 and E80 digital cameras. The 12-megapixel P80 is capable of recording HD video (720p) at 30fps and features an improved face detection function to recognize your mug even when it’s at an angle. Said function can see up to 32 faces in about 0.03 seconds. An ISO of 6400 should help in low light situations. The P80 will be available in September for… Read More

  • Pentax announces the WS80 waterproof camera

    Pentax announces the WS80 waterproof camera

    </a Pentax recently announced their brand new W-series camera, the W80, and today they’re introducing its little brother, the WS80. The 10-megapixel shooter features a 2.7-inch LCD, 5x internal optical zoom, HD video capture (720p at 30fps) and a waterproof case that’s less than an inch thick that’s capable of withstanding up to five feet of liquid. The WS80 starts shipping… Read More

  • Pentax K-7 now shipping

    Pentax K-7 now shipping

    Break out the credit card, photogs. Pentax is now shipping the K-7 DSLR body for $1300. You can find the HD shooting, all weatherproof, magnesium alloy shooter at the Pentax Store or Amazon. Adorama and B&H don’t seem to have them in stock yet. My birthday is this weekend, so if one of you could buy this for me that’d be great. K? Thanks. Read More

  • Pentax Japan gets 300 "haniiero" W80s

    Pentax Japan gets 300 "haniiero" W80s

    Why must Pentax Japan deny the US of those badass special edition cameras, like the silver K20D or the camo K2000? Pentax Japan must really hate us because they’ve released a limited run of 300 honey yellow Optio W80s, which were announced last week in a trio of ho-hum colors. Pentax Japan Read More

  • Samsung GX-30 DSLR specs supposedly leaked

    Samsung GX-30 DSLR specs supposedly leaked

    Now, I can’t attest to the legitimacy of this spec list leaked by PhotoRumors, but let’s take a gander at what the GX-30 is purportedly equipped with. Assuming you understand the relationship that Samsung has with Pentax then one would assume that the GX-30 is simply a clone of the recently announced K-7. But is the GX-30 just that? A clone? Read More

  • Pentax upgrades the W-series with a more rugged Optio W80

    Pentax upgrades the W-series with a more rugged Optio W80

    I’ve always said that the W-series from Pentax should be the only point and shoot in their lineup, but I, apparently, know nothing of marketing and business strategy. Today marks the arrival of the optio W80. It’s not only waterproof, but now it’s shockproof, dustproof and coldproof. Dunk it under 16-feet of under, drop it from 3.3-feet high or subject it to sub-freezing temps (14 degrees… Read More

  • Pentax K-7 sensor to be updated before launch

    Pentax K-7 sensor to be updated before launch

    According to Amateur Photographer, Pentax plans to tweak the sensor in the upcoming K-7 before it hits retailers. They’ve held off on their review of a pre-production K-7 after learning from Pentax UK reps that the DSLR would get a modified sensor. We’ve contacted Pentax here in the US to verify this information. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $100 off Pentax K20D

    CrunchDeals: $100 off Pentax K20D

    With the K-7 on the way, Pentax looks to be clearing out the K20D DSLR. Pentax has just announced a $100 instant rebate that goes into effect today and runs through till June 20. Two lenses will also see a $100 rebate. After the instant rebate, the K20D will drop down to $700 and the 18-55mm lens and 16-45mm lens will drop down to $780 and $1100, respectively. Pentax Read More

  • Pentax K-7 sample video and image bonanza

    Pentax K-7 sample video and image bonanza

    With a handful of beta K-7s in the wild, sample images and videos are starting to trickle in from various parts of the world, including Korea, China, Russia, Germany and even my home state of Oregon. I suggest viewing the originals rather than the compressed versions that I've used in the post. Read More

  • Samsung to launch GX-30 DSLR next month?

    Samsung to launch GX-30 DSLR next month?

    Where’s my saltshaker? Photo Rumors has been tipped off by a reliable source that Samsung plans to announce a new DSLR next month, the GX-30. Keeping in mind the relationship that Samsung has with Pentax, I’d assume it’s just a clone of the newly announced K-7 since the GX-20 was clone of the K20D with a few cosmetic differences. Read More