Pentax

  • Pentax K-7 videos galore, new lenses leaked

    Happy Tuesday! Hope ya’ll had a good weekend. Just for you, reader, we have some videos of the Pentax K-7 going head to head with the Nikon D3 and an overview from the team at Pentax in Golden, CO. There’s also some talk of new lenses that may or may not reveal what Pentax has in the pipe for their SLR line. Read More

  • Pentax releases four official K-7 sample images

    Despite my new found love for manual film SLRs, I can’t help but lust over the new Pentax K-7 that was announced earlier this week. Our good buddy Dan Havlik got a full week with a pre-production model and his positive hands-on of the K-7 gives all of us Pentaxians hope that the seventh gen SLR is going to kick some much needed ass. Read More

  • The Pentax K-7 DSLR gets a solid early review

    The recently announce Pentax K-7 is shaping up nicely. The 14.6-megapixel shooter has an impressive spec list that includes 720p HD video recording, an HDR mode, and a solid body, but the high price of $1,299 took some by surprise. That price is notably more than the new Nikon D5000 and Canon T1i that feature similar specs. An early review by DemsystifyingDigital though gave the camera very… Read More

  • Official: Pentax unveils the K-7 DSLR [Update]

    Let’s just forget about all those silly leaks from the last two weeks and imagine that this is the first time we’ve heard of the Pentax K-7. Deal? Most of the specs were a tad off if that helps. Pentax announced today their seventh generation SLR, the K-7. The latest K-series SLR is chock full of features in a compact magnesium alloy body that’s just as rugged as its… Read More

  • Pentax K-7 image and specs emerge [Update]

    Finally, we have the factory specs on the Pentax K-7, and the teasing is over. Keep in mind these are factory specifications, but Pentax has been known to change things slightly before the camera’s actually hit the sales floor, usually for the better. We are seeing that most of the rumors are true however, including the much hoped for 100% viewfinder. Read More

  • Pentax teases new K DSLR, announcement on May 20

    Is it the K-7? Will it have a strobe light and MP3 playback? Will it have video recording? I can’t wait! Pentax Read More

  • Pentax President Ned Bunnell spills the beans on unannounced K-7 DSLR

    The unannounced K-7 DSLR from Pentax will feature- according to President Bunnell- a built-in MP3 player and an LCD that doubles as a strobe light. That sounds fantastic! Read More

  • It's the Pentax K-7, not K7D

    RiceHigh, bless his or her heart, claims to have the scoop on everything, but specs for the upcoming K-7 DSLR. As I mentioned the other RiceHigh, bless his or her heart, claims to have the scoop on everything, but specs for the upcoming K-7 DSLR. As I mentioned the other week, the nomenclature for all Pentax SLRs going forward will be dropping the “D” and simply going with K-x. Read More

  • Pentax K7D quasi-confirmed for May 21, specs and images 'leaked'

    We’ve been tracking the purported new Pentax DSLR for a couple weeks now and sometime last night in Europe an official looking flyer was discovered for the new K from Pentax. We can’t really tell anything based on the image, but it’s definitely a new body and it’s coming on May 21. Supposed specs for the ‘K7D’ are as follows: Read More

  • Mystery Pentax DSLR revealed as K7D?

    The Pentax Forums have been buzzing since the first images of the purported next gen Pentax DSLR surfaced last week. It was widely speculated to be the K30D, but it appears that Pentax has confirmed it to be the K7D according to Austrian site fotografie. What strikes me as odd is that I know Pentax is veering away from the “D” nomenclature, which is quite evident with the K2000/K-m. Read More

  • Another shot of the unknown Pentax DSLR

    What you see on the left-hand side is a very clear shot of the unknown Pentax DSLR next to its current brethren. Other models aside, you can clearly see that the flash module, shutter release and what appears to be a mic hole on top of the flash. Other than that, I don’t notice anything different, but I’d like close up on that dial. Hmm… Read More

  • Unknown Pentax DSLR caught in the wild by Mr. Blurry Cam

    There are zero details about this unknown Pentax DSLR, but we know for fact that it’s not one of the current models available. So what is it? The K30? It’s all a mystery, but an announcement can be too far off if it’s already out in the wild. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Pentax discounts compacts, DSLR

    Looking for a point and shoot or DSLR at a discounted price? Who isn’t in this economy, right?! Well, Pentax is discounting four of their popular models for the next week. Read More

  • Pentax announces limited edition K2000, K20D

    I guess sales of the white K2000 did well enough that Pentax Japan announced a new limited edition olive Km (It’s K2000 in the US and Km everywhere else). It will be a limited run of 1000 units and ships in late October. No word on price. Pentax also announced a limited edition K20D with an all titanium color finish on the body and battery grip. This, too, will ship in late October with… Read More

  • Pentax X70 Megazoom now up for pre-order

    Pentax’s recent PMA announcement, the X70 megazoom ‘hybrid’, is now up for pre-order on the Pentax site. $400 gets you a 12-megapixel shooter with a 24x zoom lens. There’s no word one exact ship date, but it will ship later this month. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Pentax K2000 DSLR for $399

    Amazon.com has a one-day deal on the Pentax K2000 digital SLR. It’s a 10.2-megapixel shooter with an 18-55mm lens and an AF200FG flash. UPDATE: It’s all sold out. That was quick. Read More

  • Pentax launching advanced DSLR this summer

    Like every other major camera manufacturer, Pentax had a lackluster PMA showing this year, but an interview between a Swedish mag and Pentax official says otherwise. Whether it’s the successor to the K20D is up for debate, which is exactly what’s going on over at DPreview forums. Read More

  • Pentax officially unveils the X70 and DA 15mm lens [Update]

    No need to tell you what we already found out this morning about the X70 other than it shipping in April (official spec sheet can be found here (PDF)), so we’ll move onto Pentax’s other PMA announcement, the smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL lens. Update: Updated photos of the 15mm lens on a body after the jump. Read More

  • Pentax's PMA announcement leaked, hybrid X70 being announced

    Hmm. Well, this is sort of a disappointment. I was expecting the K30 or K300 to be announced, but instead we’ve got a hybrid. Lame. The X70 is a 12-megapixel (1/2.33-inch CCD) shooter with 24x optical zoom that’s capable of shooting HD movies. The EVF got me all excited and I initially thought an SLR with Live View would finally be announced, but no, I was wrong. I just hope… Read More

  • Pentax bargainizes the K20D, lowers price by $200

    If you were vacillating over which entry-level DSLR to get this year, your decision was just made a little more difficult by Pentax. Their K20D, which is by all accounts an excellent camera, has had its price dropped by two bills. Those are some serious savings, kemosabe. $800 recommended means you can get it for a song once the big e-tailers start undercutting each other. They did this… Read More