News report Photokina - Pentax has announced the Pentax K-5 digital SLR camera. The new Pentax K-5 digital SLR camera offers a true high-end prosumer design and features normally found only on the most costly of professional cameras. With exceptional reliability, user-friendly operation, and the compact, lightweight body of its predecessor, the Pentax K-7, the new Pentax K-5 offers several important and improved features. The Pentax K-5 digital SLR camera will ship in October 2010 as a body kit only for $1,599.95 USD or as a lens kit with the Pentax 18-55mm WR for $1,749.95 USD.
News Report Photokina 2010 - Pentax imaging announces the smc Pentax DA 35mm F2.4 AL, standard lens designed exclusively for use with Pentax digital SLR cameras. This new Pentax 35mm lens is versatile enough to be used with a wide range of subjects and applications for high-resolution images with edge-to-edge sharpness. It is a perfect choice for digital SLR beginners to familiarize themselves with the basics of using interchangeable lenses. Mounted on a Pentax digital SLR camera body, this standard lens offers an angle of view equivalent to a 53.5mm lens in the 35mm format for a natural, comfortable perspective similar to the naked eye for a variety of subjects and applications, including snapshots, landscape and portrait.
News Report Photokina 2010 - Focused on the premise that digital photography is an extremely personal choice, Pentax has announced a unique compact digital camera that allows owners to be themselves. The new Pentax Optio RS1000 is easy to use and may be dressed to match the personality and style of its owner. This cosmetically customizable digital camera features a removable faceplate to hold interchangeable skins of any personal design. The design possibilities for the Pentax RS1000 are infinite. Owners may skin the new Pentax Optio RS1000 to match a mood, an event, a milestone, an outfit, and so much more. The new Pentax Optio RS1000 digital camera will ship in October 2010 at $149.95 USD.
Report Photokina 2010 - Pentax has announced a new compact digital camera, the new Pentax Optio RZ10 offers a 10X optical zoom lens to capture a wide variety of subjects from travel and landscape to action and sports. The Pentax Optio RZ10 offers advanced features and handy functions that make photo shooting simple and effortless for everyone. The 10X zoom offers high-magnification from wide angle to telephoto, as well as powerful macro focus settings. The Pentax RZ10 camera also features dual Shake Reduction and an upgraded Auto Picture mode. Sporting a simple and modern, yet functional exterior design, the camera will be available October 2010 in classic black, pure white, lime and violet for $219.95 USD.
Photokina Report 2010 - Pentax has announced a new digital SLR line with color accents that allow owners to choose one that matches their personal style. The colorful Pentax K-r DSLR camera offers advanced yet simple to use features at an attractive price. The compact, lightweight Pentax K-r is easy to use with Auto Picture, Scene, and Custom Image Processing modes that take the guesswork out of shooting stunning images while still offering a high degree of manual and priority control. The Pentax K-r SLR offers a variety of new and improved features including a fast framerate, high ISO sensitivity, responsive autofocus, an improved 12.4 megapixel low-noise sensor and widescreen HD video capture that take it a step above an entry-level DSLR camera.
Pentax knows how to attract the attention with the introduction of a number of products like D-SLR's, flash and lenses. The focus seems to have diverted from the compact camera assortment to other products. Certainly when we look at the attention that goes to the D-SLR assortment and the Photokina introductions. The Pentax K20 may be the current flagship of Pentax; with the introduction of the Pentax K-m/Pentax K2000 Pentax once again tries to get a grip on the DSLR market for beginning photographers. The size is definitely not to blame. The Pentax K-m/Pentax K2000 is very compact and can easily compete with other models, and stands a good chance for the title: 'compact DSLR of the year'. Even a pimped version of the Pentax K-m / K2000 was showcased and could be admired.
Hoya Corporation Pentax Imaging Systems Division is announce the launch of the Pentax K-m digital SLR camera. Designed primarily for beginning digital SLR photographers, this new entry-class model offers simplified, user-friendly operation, and an easy-to-manoeuvre compact, lightweight body. The Pentax K-m was developed as an entry-class digital SLR camera offering simple, straightforward operation, making it possible for first-time digital SLR users and family photographers to enjoy high-quality digital SLR photography with little trouble or confusion.
Hoya Corporation Pentax Imaging Systems Division is pleased to announce that it will exhibit an interchangeable lens and an accessory at Photokina 2008. Both items are currently under development for use with Pentax digital SLR cameras. Photokina is one of the world’s largest photo and imaging merchandise fairs, and will be held this year from September 23 to 28 in Cologne, Germany.