Pentax 2008 Camera Articles

Popular Pentax Articles for 2008

Pentax DA* 300mm f/4 Lens Review

With a lot to live up to, we were interested to see how things would play out for the latest high-dollar, long-reach offering from Pentax - the Pentax DA* 300mm[...]

Pentax DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited Lens Review

Every major camera company has at least one thing they do exceptionally well. Pentax has long been famous for making some of the best prime lenses money can buy, and[...]

Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 SDM Lens Review

Pentax has updated their workhorse constant aperture lens, launching the DA 17-70mm f/4, but this high-end consumer lens has some big shoes to fill.

Pentax K200D Review

With Pentax's 6 megapixel entry-level concept beginning to really show its age, few were surprised by the addition of a new 10.2 megapixel DSLR, the Pentax K200D, to the company's[...]

Pentax DA* 200mm f/2.8 Lens Review

When Pentax recently released their updated flagship K20D and mid-range K200D, they also offered a series of new "DA" lenses designed specifically for Pentax DSLRs. One of the most impressive[...]

Editor’s Choice, April 2008: Pentax K200D

While it wasn't the flashiest, the smallest, or the fastest camera we reviewed this month, the Pentax K200D is a huge leap forward for Pentax's base-level SLR line.

Pentax Optio V20 Review

Pentax's Optio compacts have tended to fly under the radar, but if the snappy little Pentax Optio V20 is an indication of a new design philosophy, that could change.

Pentax Optio E50 Review

The Pentax Optio E50 is Pentax's answer to the Canon PowerShot A470 and Nikon Coolpix L models - all basic entry-level, point-and-shoot digital cameras. With its low price and dead[...]

PhotoPlus Expo 2008: Wrap Up

We took our show on the road to check out the imaging industry's latest at the 2008 PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo. Here's what we found...

Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 lens review gallery posted

Our Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 lens review is still in process, but in the meantime we've posted a gallery of preliminary shots taken with this lens.

New Samsung DSLR in 2009, no full-frame forthcoming

The U.K.'s What Digital Camera magazine provided a synopsis of an interview the publication conducted with Young-Bae Kim, a Samsung exec overseeing the company's DSLR product line. In the interview,[...]

Pentax printing division sold to Brother

Pentax's new parent company, HOYA Corp., has decided to divest the brand of its mobile printing division.

Pentax K2000 First Thoughts

"Small" and "light" haven't always been part of Pentax's K-series vocabulary, but the new 10.2 megapixel Pentax K2000 looks to change this perception.

Carl Zeiss serves up Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8

The folks at lens maker Carl Zeiss have been busy this week, with several new premium glass options coming from the manufacturer this week. The latest, announced today, is the[...]

Samsung GX-20 diverges more than expected from K20D sibling

After a few minutes of hands-on time with both the new Samsung GX-20 and its technological counterpart, the Pentax K20D, it was surprising to see not how much the two[...]

Pentax K20D First Thoughts

Aesthetically, the Pentax K20D is virtually identical to the previous generation K10D, and it takes an experienced eye to notice the differences between these two SLRs. Pentax added a X-sync[...]

Pentax Optio E60 joins the manufacturer’s entry-level line

Pentax has launched the latest entry-level model in its basic Optio E series, the Pentax Optio E60.

Five new Pentax DA lenses announced

Working in tandem with its new DSLR releases, Pentax has announced the addition of five new DA-series lenses to its lineup. New glass includes two additions to the DA* line[...]

Samsung’s K20D twin, GX-20, announced

Coming on the heels of Pentax's K20D announcement and in light of a pre-release leak on a Norwegian website several weeks ago, Samsung's release of their latest GX-20 14.6 megapixel[...]

Pentax: sales declines, stagnant growth in Q2

Pentax, and parent company Hoya, are the latest players in the digicam market to report sales declines and stagnant overall growth.