The Pentax MX1 has been one of the bright spots in an otherwise lackluster year for camera releases thus far (most of the big releases came in late 2012 at the big trade shows). The MX1 though, is a very interesting addition to an crowded fixed lens compact field which includes the Sony RX100, Panasonic Lumix LX7, Olympus XZ2, Canon G15 and another new release, the Fuji X20.  There have been numerous positive reviews coming in on the new Pentax, with many pointing out it’s quality construction, including brass top and bottom plates and retro styling reminiscent of the old [More]
There was lots of fanfare at the end of 2012, with large imaging trade shows such as Photokina in Cologne, Germany and Photo Plus in NYC providing the perfect setting for camera companies to launch their latest and greatest – Like the Panasonic Lumix GH3, Fuji X-E1 and Sony NEX 6.  Consequently, 2013 came in with a wimper, and first quarter tech and trade shows like CES in Las Vegas were unusually devoid of any earth shattering camera unveilings.  But one of the most pleasant surprises so far this year has come from one of the most unlikely sources…  Pentax [More]
Nate “Blunty” Burr (aka Blunty3000) Takes an in depth look at the Pentax MX-1.  This is Pentax’s new entry into the fixed lens compact arena, and it’s introductory price of $479 USD has it sliding in quite nicely between the Panasonic Lumix LX7 (currently a steal at $399 USD) and the Sony RX100 ($648 USD), which are two of our favorite compact cameras of the last year, and both are exceptional.  But can the new MX-1 compete with the likes of Sony and Panasonic? Pentax MX-1 Key Features 12MP 1/1.7″ BSI CMOS Sensor smc Pentax 28-112mm f/1.8-2.5 Zoom Lens 3.0″ [More]
The Camera Store’s Chris Niccolls takes a look at the new Pentax MX-1 fixed lens compact camera.  The MX-1 was one of the few new camera releases of note at the 2013 Winter Trade Shows (CES, PMA, etc.), and it enters what has become a crowded field of quality compact cameras, such as the Sony RX100, the Panasonic Lumix LX7, the Canon S110, and soon – the Fuji X-20. The MX-1’s design harkens back the great Pentax cameras of old and many will be drawn to the retro styling of this new camera which, when combined with current digital technology, [More]
endgadget previews the Pentax Optio WG 3, which was on display at CP+ 2013 in Yokhama, Japan.  The WG 3 is the latest in a line of extreme looking cameras from Pentax.  Indeed, this little bad boy looks like it can take a licking and keep on clicking, but does the Optio WG 3 have it where it counts? Endgadget reports The Pentax Optio WG 3 packs a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, a sharp 3-inch LCD and a 4x, f/2-4.9 lens. Its survivability stats, printed around the lens, include waterproof to 14 meters (46 feet), shockproof to 2-meter (6.5-foot) drops, crush-proof [More]
Here’s another CES 2013 report from Blunty3000.  This time around, Blunty gives us a sneak peek at the new Pentax MX-1 fixed lens compact camera.  The MX-1 was one of the few bright spots to come out of an of an otherwise forgettable CES Show (from a photographer’s perspective).  Of course, most of the major announcements and releases in the photo/video industry came late last year at the Photokina Expo in Cologne, Germany and Photo Plus in NYC. Blunty writes… “The Pentax MX-1, announced at CES 2013, is carrying on Pentax’s bold attitude toward design and producing interesting cameras to [More]
In a CES 2013 follow up article titled “What’s in a Look?”, Professional Photographer discusses the latest trend in camera design, that many of the new cameras look like old cameras.  From the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (featured in the video above), which is a virtual doppelganger to the Olympus OM cameras of the 1980s, to the Fuji X-Series Cameras, the Pentax Q and the Leica M9, it’s clear that many of today’s top cameras are borrowing their styling cues from cameras that are decades old. ProPhoto reports:  The vintage revival is something that has been floating around for quite a [More]
MirrorlessRumors is reporting that the Pentax Q10 will now be available in 100 different color combinations for “heightened individualized photographic expression.  Consumers will now be able to order a custom built Q10 camera to reflect their unique taste and individuality.” Sounds kinda like Pentax are trying to be the “Mini Cooper” of the digital camera world.  (Press release below photo) Here’s the Press release from Pentax:   Las Vegas, NV (January 7, 2013) CES Booth #C15113— PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION (PENTAX) is now offering consumers the ability to custom order the Q10, the world’s smallest, lightest mirrorless interchangeable lens [More]
WhatDigitalCamera take a look at the Pentax Q10 – One of the smallest mirrorless interchangeable lens digital cameras available today. The Q10, although not a replacement for the Pentax Q, sits right above it in the Pentax lineup and features a more pronounced grip.
DigitalCameraWorld Lays out their 10 “Need to Know” facts about the Pentax Q10 – One of the smallest interchangeable lens mirrorless digital cameras available today.
Will Crockett of DiscoverMirrorless.com discusses what he sees as a shift in the Pro and Enthusiast Photography World. Are DSLRs on the way out in favor of smaller and less expensive yet highly sophisticated mirrorless camera systems with BIG Image Quality and HD Video Capability? Will writes… We have been nice and busy here working on a few really inspiring consulting projects with the “new breed” of camera systems. We are mezmorized by their small size+low cost+BIG image quality. Dunno if you have noticed, but the mirrorless (aka Compact System Cameras) are making impact with consumers and starting to get [More]
Pentax Canada was good enough to let The Camera Store’s Chris Niccolls spend an afternoon with their brand new Pentax Q camera system. Chris took a look at the images and video this camera could produce as well as the lens lineup for this quirky little camera. The Pentax Q is the perfect camera for someone who’s looking for a Small Camera with a Big Punch! Here’s the Pentaz Q (in Black or White) and a few of lenses for this awesome little camera:
DigitalRevTV reviews the Pentax Q compact interchangeable lense mirrorless camera (boy, is THAT a mouthful). But what the camera lacks in size, it makes up for in quality stills AND full 1080p HD video! Here’s the Pentaz Q (in Black or White) and a few of lenses for this awesome little camera:
Nate “Blunty” Burr (aka Blunty3000) on The new Pentax Q – an unusual beastie of a camera. Pentax bucked current conventions and trends, and relied on their long and illustrious history and experience in building cameras to come up with the smallest, lightest interchangeable-lens system camera currently available…. and it’s incredible fun! Check out the quality of the stills and FULL HD VIDEO (1080p) that this little bugger kicks out (for a very low price)! Here’s the Pentaz Q (in Black or White) and a few of lenses for this awesome little camera:
Amy Davies gives a brief preview of what to expect from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji and Samsung at Photokina 2012 in Germany.