Pentax Q7

Pentax has announced its latest Q-mount camera – the Q7. The leading spec from Pentax is that the Q7 will be available in 120 color combinations.

Aesthetics aside, the Q7 features a 12.4MP 1/1.7″ backlit CMOS sensor and captures 1080p HD video at 24p or 30p. Additionally, the Q7 sports a 3-inch LCD at 460k-dot res and a max ISO 12,800 sensitivity setting. [click to continue…]

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Pentax K-50 Front

It looks like a retailer has leaked the upcoming Pentax K-50 online, complete with specifications for the 16MP APS-C DLSR. The camera looks to be a entry-level shooter priced at €699 in Europe (a guess at US pricing would be in the $700-$900 range with kit lens) and should replace the Pentax K30. [click to continue…]

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Pentax K-5 II

B&H has a big deal on Pentax K30 & K-5 II bodies and lens bundles right now with up to $300 in savings. There are 5 bundles, all of which include an instant rebate and a free gift card.

Here’s the quick rundown: [click to continue…]

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Pentax K-5

Adorama has a deal this week on the Pentax K-5 with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR lens and the 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR lens for only $899 (reg. $1249). Check it out here at Adorama.

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Pentax Speedlight at CES 2013

Even though we are now in April, I am still digging through things I saw while at CES 2013 back in January. One of the interesting things for Pentax shooters was a new speedlight mockup on display in the Pentax booth.

The only official thing I can reveal about it is that Pentax was “showing a reference model of new flashes.” Boring, eh?

Well, you can see in the images below what Pentax might have going on with its new flash unit(s) at some point in the probably reasonably near future. Feel free to speculate away. And, if you spot something that jumps out at you, please let us know in the comments. [click to continue…]

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Pentax K-30 Colors

If the typical black DSLR is a little too boring for you, then the Pentax K-30 may be just the ticket for you.

In addition to boring black, the camera is now available in a ton of new colorful options, including: Crystal Black, Crystal Bordeaux, Crystal Green, Crystal Red, Crystal Silver, Crystal Yellow, Crystal Orange, Silky Blue, Silky Bordeaux, Silky Green, Silky Red, Silky Silver, Silky White, Silky Yellow and Silky Orange.

The new K-30 color options are available for pre-order online at for $799.95 including the smc PENTAX DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR lens.

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