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The best Pentax cameras for party photos are the compact point and shoot cameras which are narrowed down to only those which support high portability and a burst rate of at least 3 fps (frames per second). Available under the Optio and other prominent product lines, some of the below listed top-rated cameras are rugged cameras. These cameras support image resolution of over 14 Megapixel, HD video recording capability and are affordable under the $250 price range.

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Pentax QS-1

Pentax QS-1


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Pentax QS-1
Pentax Q7
Pentax WG-10
Pentax Q10
Pentax K-01
Pentax QS-1
Pentax Q7 12.4MP Compact System Camera
Pentax WG-10 Digital Camera
Pentax Q10 Compact System Camera
Pentax K-01 Body Only Light Field Camera
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Release Date
Dec 2014
Jun 2013
Apr 2013
Sep 2012
Mar 2012
Frames Per Second
5.0 Frames
5.0 Frames
5.26 Frames
5.0 Frames
6.0 Frames
Weight
0.45 lb.
0.44 lb.
0.36 lb.
0.44 lb.
0.11 lb.
Camera Type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact System Camera, Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact
Compact System Camera, Digital camera - Mirrorless system
SLR-style mirrorless, Compact System Camera
Resolution
12.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
14.0 Megapixel
12.4 Megapixel
16.28 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CCD
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
1.97 mm
1.97 mm
2.5 mm
7.66 mm
28.4 mm

For those looking for an ultra small compact system camera, the Pentax QS-1 is a reasonable option, especially if you've got some kind of affinity to the Pentax brand.

Very small, Bright rear LCD, Sharp kit lens

Waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and crushproof

Very compact, Excellent access to manual controls

Terrific photo quality