Pentax K-S1 Mid-Level DSLR Announced

Pentax K-S1

The Pentax K-S1 is a new mid-range DLSR built around several of the solid technologies inside the Pentax K-3. In a world seemingly dominated by the resurgence of the retro design, Pentax has gone the opposite way with a modern design and a user interface that is designed with the mobile generation in mind.

The K-S1 features a 20MP APS-C sensor with a sensitivity range up to ISO 51,200. Additionally, the camera sports sensor-based shake reduction and 5.4 frames per second. [Read more...]

Pentax K-3 Firmware Update ver. 1.11

Pentax K-3

Ricoh has released a firmware update for the Pentax K-3. Firmware version 1.11 provides the following updates:

  • Corrected – When shooting image after using the Built-in flash, Exif data of shutter speed is not updated on Version 1.10.
  • Added automatic reset function when detecting rarely occur abnormal motion of the sequence.
    (When automatic reset function is operated, latest setting will be reset)

You can download the latest firmware here on Ricoh’s website.

Pentax K-S1 Leaks Out

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These are freshly leaked images of the upcoming Pentax K-S1. There are no rumored or leaked specifications for the camera yet; however, it appears to be an entry-level camera with a compact body and APS-C sensor.

It has some colorful lights on the grip, along with an interesting placement of the mode dial on the rear and another bright light highlighting the center button of the mode dial. [Read more...]

Pentax Unveils Q-S1 Mirrorless Camera

Pentax Q-S1

The new Pentax Q-S1 is the latest Q-series mirrorless camera. It retains the tiny compact-camera sensor and the interchangeable lens mirrorless format. As such, it holds the title as the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera in the world.

The Pentax Q-S1 features a  12.4MP CMOS sensor with sensitivity ranging up to ISO 12,800 and sensor-based image stabilization. It also captures 1080/30p video and offers in-camera RAW processing and HDR. [Read more...]

Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition Unveiled

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Ricoh has announced a new Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition, which features a gunmetal gray finish with a matching BG-5 battery grip. There will be a limited run of only 2,000 units made. The kit also includes a exclusive black leather camera strap and 2 batteries.

The Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition retails for $1399.95 and ships in August 2014. Check it out here at Adorama.