In another sign that the digital SLR market is still just heating up, Pentax has announced a $200 price drop on their *ist DL digital SLR. The single lens kit (camera and 18-55mm DA lens) will be available for $599.95 starting on February 1, 2006.
We've finally made it to one of the first steps in the Pentax/Samsung partnership. As expected, the first model out has the Samsung name on an existing Pentax camera. A jointly developed camera will come later. For now, the Samsung GX-1S digital SLR has been announced.
We wanted to give you a quick preview for the Pentax Optio S5z before we publish our full review within the next couple of weeks. Check back soon for the full story on this camera!
Pentax has announced two new cameras, the Pentax Optio S6, their slimmest camera, and the Pentax Optio WPi, the successor the their previous waterproof camera, the Optio WP.
The PENTAX Optio S60 digital camera emphasizes easy and enjoyable digital photography with helpful features including a handy Simple mode that allows users to concentrate on the subject while the Optio S60 selects the optimal settings automatically. In addition to a 3X optical zoom, the Optio S60 also features a large 2.5 inch LCD monitor and an optical, actual-image zoom viewfinder with diopter adjustment that enables easier operation especially for users with limited eyesight.
Pentax introduces the new Pentax *ist DS2 digital SLR camera. The *ist DS2 D-SLR comes equipped with a large, high-resolution 2.5-inch color LCD monitor and a high-magnification glass pentaprism viewfinder for a large, clear view at every stage of digital photography from shooting to playback to editing. With its enhanced operability and maneuverability, the new Pentax *ist DS 2 assures high-quality digital SLR photography to photographers of all levels. Following in the footsteps of the *ist DS, Pentax's most popular digital SLR to date, the *ist DS2 is a user-friendly camera that is an ideal digital SLR choice for use by families that include beginning and more advanced photographers.
Pentax has announced the Pentax Optio60, a camera that aims to "lower the learning curve" with a "Simple" mode that figures out image capture settings. The camera has a 6 megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom, 2 inch LCD and will be available next month for $200.
Welcome to another installment of "Users speak out..." This time, we're going to take a look at the Pentax Optio S5i. The Optio S5i has a 5 megapixel sensor, 1.8 inch LCD and and optical 3x zoom. The S5i is an upgrade from the popular S4i and became available mid-late 2004. Below are some opinions from users of the camera. Overall, the opinions are 92.3% positive and 7.7% negative.
The Pentax Optio 50 is geared toward the beginner or someone who simply wants an easy to operate camera with great quality. The 5 megapixel camera features a 3x zoom, 1.8" LCD display and 128MB of built-in RAM. The Optio 50 also features iconic settings to make picture taking hassle free.
Pentax has announced the Optio S5n, a 5.2 megapixel camera that features Pentax's sliding lens system. Unfortunately there are no plans to bring this unit to the US, though it's said to be available soon in the UK for 250.
Pentax is going to release a mostly silver version of their low priced, for an SLR, *istDS. The specs are the same as the current all black model and pricing and availablility are note yet known.
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