Updated on 15 September 2013 by

The best Pentax cameras for beginners are the basic point and shoot with relatively simple and less features. The below listed top-rated cameras are also the rugged and ultra-compact cameras with life proof features. These cameras can capture images of over 14 Megapixel resolution and HD videos - these cameras support ease of use and are affordable under the $300 price range.


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Pentax QS-1
Pentax Q7
Pentax Optio VS20
Pentax Optio S1
Pentax Optio RZ10
Pentax QS-1
Pentax Q7 12.4MP Compact System Camera
Pentax Optio VS20 Light Field Camera
Pentax Optio S1 Digital Camera
Pentax Optio RZ10 Digital Camera
$240 - $497
$255 - $662
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Release Date
Dec 2014
Jun 2013
Mar 2012
Mar 2011
Sep 2010
Weight
0.45 lb.
0.44 lb.
0.52 lb.
0.24 lb.
0.34 lb.
Camera Type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact System Camera, Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Light Field Camera, Compact
Ultra-Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Standard Point and Shoot
Resolution
12.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
14.0 Megapixel
14.5 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CCD
CCD
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
Image Sensor Size
1.97 mm
1.97 mm
7.7 mm
7.7 mm
7.66 mm
Average Rating
 3.0 stars
 3.6 stars
 2.5 stars
 3.4 stars
 3.8 stars
Focus
100% Positive
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Positive
Image Quality
50% Positive
50% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
88% Positive
12% Negative
Ease of Use
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive

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