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Pentax Q7 Adds Bigger Sensor To Mirrorless Range, Still Too Small

Pentax’s new Q7 has been styled to look like it was put together by somebody in shop class when told to “make a camera” out of whatever wooden offcuts were laying around the place. It can even be had in 120 different color combos, presumably all hideous.

But the Q7 does add one thing that’s worth noting: A bigger sensor. And judging by how the lenses now match that sensor in terms  [Read More…]

Pentax Announces Retro-Styled Consumer Point-And-Shoot

That retro look

That retro look

Pentax has just announced a new retro-styled point-and-shoot zoom camera, the MX-1. The trend for cameras that look like they’ve fallen through a time warp from the 1960s is trickling down from the high-end and into lower-cost, consumer-oriented models.

The f/1.8-2.5 lens is 28mm at its wide end, and zooms as far as 218mm. Inside there’s a 12 megapixel CMOS sensor with maximum ISO capability  [Read More…]

Tough And Sensitive, The Pentax K5-II And K5-IIs

You could probably use this to hammer in nails. Probably.

 

 

Pentax other announcement at Photokina this week concerns a pair of prosumer-level SLRs, the K5-II and the K5-IIs. These are the exact same camera, only the S has had its low-pass filter left off, and will cost you $ 100 more than the vanilla K5-II. The low-pass, or anti-aliasing filter allows for higher-resolution images, but could introduce unwanted moiré patterns into photos.  [Read More…]

Pentax Q Lens Adapters Add Crazy 5.5x Crop Factor

For just $ 300, you can render your Leica and Nikon lenses almost useless

Pentax’ tiny mirrorless camera, the Q (full review coming next week), is an odd beast. Like Nikon’s 1 series cameras, it has interchangeable lenses which are inexplicably paired with a point-and-shoot-sized sensor (0.43 -inches on the diagonal). And now, with some new lens adapters, you can make it a little bit odder.   The adapters come  [Read More…]