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Sep 12, 2011

Pentax Announces Optio RZ18 With 18X Zoom

Pentax Optio RZ18

PENTAX announced the Optio RZ18 digital compact camera. Featuring a slim, lightweight body, the new model offers a powerful 18X optical zoom lens covering focal lengths from 25mm wide angle to 450mm super-telephoto (in the 35mm format). The Optio RZ18 is the latest addition to the RZ zoom lens series, which provides photographers simple, effortless shooting of a wide variety of subjects and occasions, from travel and landscape to action and spectator sports…

Jun 30, 2011

Pentax Imaging Systems Business Acquired by Ricoh

HOYA Corporation (“HOYA”) and Ricoh Company, Ltd. (“Ricoh”) hereby announce that pursuant to decisions by the President and CEO of HOYA and Representative Director of Ricoh, respectively, HOYA and Ricoh have executed an agreement as of today to transfer HOYA’s PENTAX Imaging Systems Business (the business of developing, manufacturing and selling optical instruments such as digital cameras and replacement lenses, digital camera accessories, security camera-related products, and binoculars) (the “PENTAX Imaging Systems Business”) to Ricoh…

Jun 22, 2011

Pentax Adds Four New Lenses To Q System

Pentax Q 02 Standard Zoom

In addition to the standard lens announced today, PENTAX has announced four accessory Q-mount lenses designed for exclusive use with the PENTAX Q – the world’s smallest, lightest interchangeable lens system camera (ILC). Each new lens is highly compact and lightweight with an optimized image circle to match the size of the Q’s CMOS image sensor. This new Q-mount lens series offers PENTAX Q users a comprehensive lens selection…

Jun 22, 2011

Pentax Reveals The Pentax Q

Pentax Q

PENTAX has announced the PENTAX Q – the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera (ILC).* The Q offers the versatility and precision of an advanced DSLR in a body that is significantly smaller than every other digital ILC body available on the market today.

The camera’s tiny size, lightweight design, and superior image quality are made possible by an innovative PENTAX-developed imaging system…

Jun 1, 2011

Pentax Launches O-GPS1 Unit For Digital SLR Cameras

Pentax O-GPS1

PENTAX announced the PENTAX O-GPS1 unit designed for recent PENTAX digital SLR cameras. This new, versatile, weather-resistant GPS unit tracks both basic geographical and celestial body location data for earthbound and astrophotography purposes.

Mounted on the hot shoe of select PENTAX digital SLR cameras,* the O-GPS1 unit records latitude, longitude, altitude, and universal time coordinated (UTC) of shooting locations with captured images. Image files with this GPS data may be used to track shooting locations and review location data on a personal computing device. The GPS location data also helps sort and file recorded images…

Mar 16, 2011

Pentax Announces New Infinitely Customizable Optio RS1500

Pentax Optio RS1500

PENTAX announced the infinitely customizable Optio RS1500 digital compact camera. The new PENTAX Optio RS1500 is easy to use and easy to dress to match the personality and style of its owner. This cosmetically customizable digital camera features a new removable PENTAX-original faceplate system featuring a no-hassle screwless faceplate design and interchangable lens ring snap (choice of orange or black included) to hold custom skins of any personal choice or design. Now, users may change the camera’s appearance in three easy steps without the need for additional tools.

The design possibilities for the Optio RS1500 are infinite…

Mar 2, 2011

Pentax Unveils Optio S1 Digital Camera

Pentax Optio S1

PENTAX announced the PENTAX Optio S1 digital compact camera with advanced, easy-to-use features and an eye-catching, gem-like finish. Available in striking Chrome or a glossy Black or Green, the Optio S1 is a fashionable and elegant digital camera with an ultralight body featuring:

• A high resolution 14 megapixel sensor for exceptional image detail.

• Wide angle 5X optical zoom lens (28-140mm) for flexible image framing.

• Ample 2.7 inch LCD for easy capture and playback of images and video…

Feb 7, 2011

Pentax Releases Optio WG-1 And WG-1 GPS Cameras

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

PENTAX has announced its 12th generation of adventure series digital cameras – the PENTAX Optio WG-1 and PENTAX Optio WG-1 GPS. Featuring outstanding waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, coldproof, and crushproof capability, these extra-rugged models take adventure photography to new heights (and depths).

The new and improved features on the PENTAX Optio WG-1 include…

Feb 7, 2011

Pentax Adds Second Lens For 645D Medium Format

smc PENTAX D FA 645 25mm F4 AL (IF) SDM AW

PENTAX announced the addition of a second lens for the 645D Medium Format digital camera. As the second model of the 645D lens series, the smc PENTAX D FA 645 25mm F4 AL [IF] SDM AW is designed as an ultra-wide-angle lens that features PENTAX-original optics optimized for high-quality digital photography to assure exceptional image- performance as well as dependable dustproof, weather-resistant construction for active outdoor photographers.

Offering a focal length of approximately 19.5mm in the 35mm format (or approximately 15.5mm when mounted on a PENTAX 645-format film SLR camera body), this new lens provides the widest perspective of all PENTAX 645 lenses…

Sep 17, 2010

Pentax Releases K-5 Digital SLR For Advanced Amateur Photographers

Pentax K-5

PENTAX Imaging Systems has announced the PENTAX K-5 digital SLR camera. The K-5 DSLR 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 K-5 offers several important and improved features.

The pro-oriented “prosumer” features that take this latest PENTAX DSLR to the next level include:

• High resolution 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor.

• Fast up to 7 FPS to capture fast action shots…

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