pentax archives (710 posts)



Here you will find blog-posts with the latest Pentax related news, rumors and updates published at the main blog. In addition, you can find links to our Pentax related updates on these dedicated mini-sites:

+ Deals & Specials: all Pentax brand deals or filtered by K-mount gear (DSLRs, lenses, etc) or Pentax mirrorless (Q or K-01)
+ Lens Reviews: Pentax-branded lenses or K-mount lenses
+ Camera Reviews: all major Pentax cameras or filtered by Pentax dSLRs or Pentax Q or 645
+ Pre-Orders & Stock Status: K-01



Curiosity Factor: Pentax MX-1 completed review and also ISO comparison, February 18, 2013
Curious about how the new Pentax MX-1 compact with RAW performs? You are in luck today because there is one completed review and one standard test scene ISO comparison. The completed review is out at Photography Blog and it includes... Continue

(ENDED) First discount: Pentax MX-1 black for $450, silver for $470, February 15, 2013
As of a 2/17/13 recheck, the discount ended and the camera returned to $500... For more specials, check the Camera Deals blog. The invisible hand of the market has began pulling down the price strings of the new Pentax MX-1... Continue

DxoMark Group-Evaluates Wild Life Telephoto Zooms, February 13, 2013
We have fallen behind on the timeline again, so we will catch up with everything tomorrow. In the meantime, here is another group-comparison at Dxomark. This time they take a look at the nebulous cloud of Wildlife Telephoto Zoom lenses,... Continue

Pentax signals Full Frame in video interview at PentaxForums, February 4, 2013
PentaxForums interviewed Pentax at CP+ and the Pentax interviewee signaled that the Pentax hierarchy is embracing full frame digital cameras. This was a pre-scheduled interview, so we can be certain the Pentax guys were very careful about what they were... Continue

Tokina working with Pentax on Full Frame Lenses (for Full Frame DSLR - obviously), February 2, 2013
At CP Plus, the PentaxForums News Blog was told by a Tokina employee that Pentax and Tokina are working together on 35mm full frame Pentax-branded lenses for an upcoming Pentax full frame DSLR. Tokina, unlike Tamron, does not sell lenses... Continue

Pentax showing at CP+: AF-360FGZ II Clip-on Flash and Mount Cap Lens for Q system, January 29, 2013
Pentax has announced via press release that at the 2013 CP Plus trade show in Japan (Jan 31 to Febr 2), they will be showcasing two reference products. The previously mentioned clip-on flash which now has a tentative model name... Continue

New Pentax waterproofs: WG-3, WG-3 GPS (starting at f2) and WG-10, January 29, 2013
One more digital camera manufacturer has expanded their waterproof and elementproof camera offerings, trying to splash away the smartphone cannibals. Pentax has announced a two-tier waterproof digital camera refresh. The new WG-3 and WG-3 GPS are more mid-range models with... Continue

Pentax Japan flirts with Anime Fans with new Q10 Evangelion limited edition, January 28, 2013
Does your favorite TV show and media franchise have a limited edition camera in its name? It will soon have one if your favorite saga is Evangelion! Pentax Japan has announced the Evangelion Q10 limited edition camera, with a starting... Continue

Plan: February 23 and 24 is World Pentax Day, January 23, 2013
Oppa K-style! Mark your K-calendars! February 23 and 24 in 2013 is going to be the next Pentax World Day. Details, festivities, galleries from previous years, email alerts and more can be found via the Pentax Forums News blog. I... Continue

Pentax MX-1 hands-on and sample pictures (including RAW) at Q, January 22, 2013
With so many cameras out there, we almost forgot about the Pentax MX-1, Pentax's first fixed lens camera with RAW in the modern era! So to make sure you don't miss this because it is buried towards the bottom of... Continue

New Pentax Efina entry-level P&S camera (14mp CCD, 5x zoom), January 16, 2013
Pentax added their contribution to the ephemeral entry-level fixed-lens point and shoot digital cameras today with the new Pentax Efina. The name is probably the only thing interesting about this camera. It uses a 14mp 1/2.3" CCD (yes, CCD) sensor... Continue

Imaging Resource interviews Pentax: Lenses, DSLRs, FF, Mirrorless, Ricoh, MX1, etc, January 16, 2013
Back to Pentax, Pentaxian1, the Jedi name for John Carlson of Pentax Marketing, was interviewed in detail at Imaging Resource during the CES + PMA 2013 trade show. Here is the long detailed interview at Imaging Resource. It covers all... Continue

Pentax publishes new Lens Road Maps for K-mount, 645 and Q on Facebook, January 16, 2013
Pentax has taken to Facebook to post a trio of new lens road maps for the K-mount, 645 and Q systems. You can see them at the Pentax Facebook set (no Facebook account needed to see them) [via Yvon's Pentax... Continue

New Pentax Future Concept Product: AF 360 FGZ II external clip-on flash , January 7, 2013
Buried towards the bottom of the CES + PMA 2013 Pentax press release is a paragraph about a future concept product that I am sure we will see more of as the various websites and blogs storm the CES +... Continue

Pentax joins the compacts with RAW party with retro-ish MX-1 rawsumer (brass body), January 7, 2013
Pentax fans will likely be pleased that the company has FINALLY, after so many digital years, decided to offer a serious fixed lens compact digital camera with native RAW support. This is not an early April Fool's Day joke! It... Continue

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