Pentax Optio W90 Brief Hands-On

Pentax Optio W90

While the Pentax Optio W90 has just been announced, I had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with a preproduction model of the new camera at CES 2010 last month.  For my first impressions on the 12MP deathproof camera, keep reading. [Read more...]

Pentax X90 Reviews and Resources

Pentax X90

The Pentax X90 is a 12.1MP superzoom point and shoot camera.  The X90 features a 26x optical zoom lens, sensor-shift Shake Reduction and a 2.7-inch LCD.

The Pentax X90 should be available in April 2010 at an initial retail price of  $399.95.

Pentax X90 Availability

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Pentax X90 Reviews


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Pentax Optio W90 Reviews and Resources

Pentax Optio W90

The Pentax Optio W90 is a 12.1MP point and shoot camera that features a shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof body, along with a 2.7-incd LCD, 720p HD video capture and a Digital Microscope mode with LED lights providing lighting for up close subjects.  The W90 will include a carabiner for attaching the camera to a belt or backpack for quick access.  Check out Photography Bay’s Pentax W90 Hands-on Review.

The Pentax W90 should be available in April 2010 at an initial retail price of $329.95. Check availability on

Pentax W90 Reviews


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Pentax K-7 Firmware Version 1.03

Pentax K-7

Pentax has issued a firmware update for the K-7.  The new firmware version 1.03 addresses the following issues:

  • Lens Correction (Distortion, Lateral chromatic aberration) is settable for below FA limited lenses.
    smc PENTAX-FA 31mmF1.8AL Limited
    smc PENTAX-FA 43mmF1.9 Limited
    smc PENTAX-FA 77mmF1.8 Limited
  • Improved usability by optimize the program of vertical position judgment.
  • Improved stability of recording movie for some SDHC Memory card.

Get more details and download the firmware update on Pentax’s website.

Deal Alert: Pentax K-x Offers 12.4MP and 720p Video for Under $470

Pentax K-x

B&H Photo has some solid deals on the Pentax K-x kits.  Along with the 12.4MP CMOS sensor, it has a 2.7 inch LCD screen, Live View, face detection, 720p HD video capabilities shooting at 24p, HDR bracketing, 4.7 fps, 11 point autofocus, and uses AA batteries.

Pentax K-x (black) w/ 18-55mm lens -$469.95

Pentax K-x (white) w/ 18-55mm lens -$468.95

Pentax K-x (red) w/ 18-55mm lens – $484.95

Pentax K-x (blue) w/ 18-55mm lens – $477.95

Pentax K-x (black) w/ 18-55mm & 50-200mm lenses – $573.95

Pentax K-x (black) w/ 18-55mm and 55-300mm lenses – $649.95

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more affordable entry into the DSLR realm with a camera as capable as the K-x.