Updated on 1 September 2013 by

The best ultra-zoom Pentax digital cameras can be released under Optio product line and most of them are the standard point and shoot cameras. With an optical zoom range of at least 12x, these cameras can be the perfect companions for your vacation and travel. Affordable under the $300 price range, the ultra-zoom cameras listed below capture images of at least 14 Megapixel and support HD 720p video capture.


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Pentax XG-1
Pentax X-5
Pentax Optio VS20
Pentax X90
Pentax X70
Pentax XG-1
Pentax X-5 Digital Camera
Pentax Optio VS20 Light Field Camera
Pentax X90 Digital Camera
Pentax X70 Black Digital Camera
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Release Date
Oct 2014
Aug 2012
Mar 2012
Feb 2010
Jan 2009
Optical Zoom
52.0 x
26.0 x
20.0 x
26.0 x
24.0 x
Camera Type
SLR-like (bridge)
Standard Point and Shoot, SLR-like (bridge)
Light Field Camera, Compact
SLR-like (bridge)
Standard Point and Shoot
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
12.7 Megapixel
12.7 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
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
2.5 mm
7.66 mm
7.7 mm
Average Rating
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 3.9 stars
 2.5 stars
 3.5 stars
 3.4 stars