2 August 2013 by

Pentax is a Japanese optics company, producing cameras, sport optics, etc. It is well known in the film based camera market but yet to get a foothold in the digital camera arena.

Pentax name was created from 'penta-prism' and 'Contax' names which are associated with SLR cameras. Pentax sells it compact cameras under the Optio brand which are known for their ruggedness and preferred as a sports camera.
The best Pentax digital cameras are also water resistant models.

In the dSLR segment Pentax has a few award winning models, notably in the K-series which is known for its straightforward, easy-to-use, affordable and sturdy models. The best Pentax dSLR models are rugged and can withstand temperatures up to -10 degrees C. Pentax was recently acquired by Ricoh Corporation which makes office printers and imaging equipment.


Pentax K-3 lens kit w/ 18-135mm WR 24MP SLR Camera

Pentax K-3
$1,262 - $1,500

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Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera

Pentax K-50
$486

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Pentax K-500 16MP Digital SLR Camera

Pentax K-500
$500

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Pentax K-5 II Digital Camera

Pentax K-5 II
$960

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Pentax Q7 12.4MP Compact System Camera

Pentax Q7
$588

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Pentax MX-1 Digital Camera

Pentax MX-1
$239

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