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Pentax Optio V10


Dennis Hissink : 2007-10-02 20:03:00
Pentax Optio V10 : Pentax Corporation is pleased to announce the Pentax Optio V10, a compact camera that is equipped with a large 3.0-inch LCD monitor for enhanced usability and easy viewing. The Pentax Optio V10 is balanced with features such as 8.0 effective megapixels, 3X optical zoom and easy operations, all in a slim, lightweight body. By using an exclusive slim battery and making the circuit board smaller, it is possible to realize an ultra-slim body of just 19mm even though featuring large LCD monitor. High quality aluminum alloy is also used for the outer cover, giving the camera a sophisticated texture. The Pentax V10’s 8.0 effective megapixels and high performance Pentax lens realizes to delivers high resolution photos.


Pentax Optio A40


Dennis Hissink : 2007-10-02 20:02:00
Pentax Optio A40 : Pentax Corporation is pleased to announce the Pentax Optio A40, the latest model in the “Optio A” series - Pentax’s top class compact digital cameras that purse high image quality and high performance. The Pentax A40 camera has an increased 12.0 effective Megapixels and high image quality rivaling that of SLR cameras. The Pentax Optio A40 is Pentax’s first digital camera with 12.0 effective Megapixels, which enables for ultra high-definition images. It is newly equipped with a large, 1/1.7-inch CCD that has a wide light receiving area that is superior in tone reproduction. Through the incorporation of a new image engine the Pentax Optio A40 pursues even higher image quality and further enhanced performance.


Pentax DA 18-250mm lens


Dennis Hissink : 2007-10-02 00:00:00
Pentax DA 18-250mm lens : Pentax Corporation is pleased to announce the marketing of the smc Pentax DA 18-250mmF3.5-6.3ED AL [IF] interchangeable zoom lens, designed for exclusive use with Pentax digital SLR cameras. With its approximately 14-times zoom ratio covering from wide-angle to super-telephoto ranges, this versatile lens handles a great variety of applications without the need for lens changes. When mounted on a Pentax digital SLR camera body, the Pentax DA 18-250mm zoom lens offers an approximately 14-times zoom ratio that covers the range from 27.5mm wide angle to 383mm super-telephoto in the 35mm format. Without the need for lens changes, it can be used for a wide variety of applications.


Pentaxian community website


Ralf Jurrien : 2007-09-11 19:05:00
Pentaxian community website launched by Pentax : Pentax Imaging Company announced the launch of a community-based website developed for Pentax photographers. The new website welcomes visitors from around the world. “The term ‘Pentaxian’ is used widely by Pentax photographers who describe themselves on various web photo forums,” said Ned Bunnell, vice president marketing, Pentax Imaging Company. “We built pentaxian as a gathering place for them all.” At the core of the site are videos that share the stories of four inspiring Pentaxian artists and their passion for photography. Godfrey DiGiorgio of San Francisco, CA, is a former NASA scientist and computer technology executive turned urban street photographer.


Pentax Optio S10 gets DivX certification


Ralf Jurrien : 2007-08-29 22:18:00
Pentax Optio S10 gets DivX certification : DivX, Inc. and Pentax announced the DivX certification of the Pentax Optio S10, the innovative imaging company’s seventh DivX certified digital camera. The Pentax Optio S10 records video natively in the high-quality DivX format, enabling users to playback their videos on a wide-variety of DivX Certified devices from major manufacturers, including DVD players, portable devices and more. The Pentax Optio S10 makes it easy for users to create and share their own high-quality media. With the push of a button on a palm-sized digital camera, users can instantly record high-quality DivX video and easily upload their files to Stage6.com, a popular online video community powered by DivX technology.


Pentax Optio Z10


Dennis Hissink : 2007-08-23 00:00:01
Pentax Optio Z10 : Pentax is pleased to announce the Pentax Optio Z10, a compact digital camera equipped with a high-magnification 7X optical zoom lens that is convenient for various photography scenes. The Pentax Z10 is equipped with 7X optical zoom lens, the highest magnification among current Pentax compact digital camera models, built in a small and lightweight body of easy mobility. In addition, the Pentax Optio Z10 has a high resolution of 8.0 effective Megapixels, and features shake reduction that allows stress-free telephoto photography, and face recognition with high-speed detection time. In all, the Pentax Optio Z10 is a model that everyone can easily enjoy photography with high magnification and high image quality.


Pentax Optio S10


Dennis Hissink : 2007-08-23 00:00:00
Pentax Optio S10 : Pentax Corporation is pleased to announce the new Pentax Optio S10 digital compact camera, the newest model in the “Optio S” series of highly acclaimed compact digital cameras, with a stylish and ultra-compact body and realizing 10.0 effective Megapixels and high resolution images. In addition to enabling easy mobility and photography of high resolution images, the Pentax S10 camera comes with enhanced usability by upgrading Shake Reduction and Face Recognition functions. The stylish designed and compact Pentax Optio S10 digital camera’s design makes carrying more comfortable and convenient not only in travel and leisure but also in the daily snapshots and business scenes.


EISA Award Pentax K10D


Dennis Hissink : 2007-08-15 01:00:00
EISA Award Pentax K10D : Pentax Corporation is pleased to announce that the Pentax K10D lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera, first launched in the European market in November 2006, was selected as the “EISA European Camera of the Year 2007-2008” by the prestigious European Imaging & Sound Association (EISA). EISA is an organization comprised by nearly 50 leading Photo, Video, Audio, Home Theater, and Mobile Electronics magazines from 18 European countries. Every year, EISA selects outstanding products from all the products introduced to the European market in the previous year, and awards a prize. The EISA panel concluded that the PENTAX K10D is the ideal camera for enthusiast and advanced users.


Pentax Photo Gallery


Mark Peters : 2007-08-07 12:24:00
Pentax Photo Gallery : Pentax Imaging Company has opened the doors of the “Pentax Photo Gallery” to give Pentax digital camera shooters around the world the opportunity to be represented in the gallery and share their most defining moments of photography. This virtual Photo Gallery is the first of its kind to offer space for passionate Pentax photographers to exhibit their work, share and gain resources within an artistic community, create an online portfolio, and more. “For decades, Pentax collected the best images captured with our cameras and published the work annually in an historical, coffee table-type, book collection,” said Ned Bunnell, Vice President Marketing, Pentax Imaging Company.


Pentax Optio M40


Nic Rossmüller : 2007-07-12 09:52:57
Pentax Optio M40 : Pentax Imaging Company has announced two new lightweight, affordable compact digital camera models - the Pentax Optio M40 and the Pentax Optio E40. With 8.0 megapixels, the Pentax Optio M40 features an ultra-slim, sophisticated metallic body offering a 3X optical zoom and a large and easily viewable LCD monitor. The user-friendly Optio M40 also features Face Recognition and digital Shake Reduction. This entry-level model accepts widely available AA batteries and is designed for simple and intuitive operation so that even beginners can enjoy photography effortlessly. With an ultra-slim body that features an exclusive and very compact rechargeable battery, the Optio M40 body is less than 7/10 inch thick.


Pentax Optio E40


Nic Rossmüller : 2007-07-12 09:31:42
Pentax Optio E40 : Pentax Imaging Company has announced two new lightweight, affordable compact digital camera models, the Pentax Optio E40. The Pentax Optio E40 is an affordable, entry-level compact digital camera also featuring Face Recognition technology and Digital Shake Reduction functions for high-resolution photography. This entry-level model accepts widely available AA batteries and is designed for simple and intuitive operation so that even beginners can enjoy photography effortlessly. Pentax adds Face Recognition AF & AE technology to the Optio E40 to automatically detect and focus on faces, regardless of where the people appear in the photo frame. In addition, optimal exposure settings are set automatically.


Pentax K100D Super facts


Dennis Hissink : 2007-07-02 11:38:01
Pentax K100D Super facts : The new Pentax K100D Super digital SLR camera is equipped with the Pentax original Shake Reduction (SR) system to reduce camera shake for sharp, blur-free images even under demanding shooting conditions such as when using a telephoto lens or when shooting in low light without a flash. The SR mechanism is designed to minimize camera shake by oscillating the CCD image sensor vertically and horizontally at high speed using magnetic force, while adjusting the speed of oscillation in proportion to the amount of camera shake detected by a built-in sensor. As a result, the Pentax K100D Super SLR gives the equivalent to approximately 2 to 3.5 shutter steps of compensation.


Pentax K100D Super


Dennis Hissink : 2007-06-28 15:15:15
Pentax K100D Super : Pentax announced the Pentax K100D Super digital SLR with innovative features usually found on more advanced, higher-priced cameras. The newest member of the K Series of digital SLRs combines the Pentax Shake Reduction (SR) system, an innovative Dust Removal (DR) system, and full compatibility with Pentax SDM lenses. The Pentax K100D Super builds on the popular Pentax K100D that first shipped in July 2006. Incorporating the Pentax -original Dust Removal (DR) system previously available only in more advanced models, Pentax takes entry-level SLR users to the next level with the new K100D Super DSLR. A Pentax -original design, the Dust Removal system helps keep the CCD surface dust-free to ensure spotless images.


Hoya buys Pentax


Mark Peters : 2007-06-25 13:03:00
Hoya buys Pentax : Hoya Corporation and Pentax Corporation have entered into an agreement to effect their management integration (the “Management Integration”) by making Pentax into a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hoya through a tender offer by Hoya to purchase all shares of Pentax (the “Tender Offer”) to be followed by a share exchange or other appropriate business reorganization transaction. As announced in the press release titled “Hoya and Pentax Reach Basic Understanding for Management Integration” dated December 21, 2006, of Hoya and Pentax, based on the recognition that they are “the best possible business partners”, Hoya and Pentax entered into a Basic Agreement for Merger (the “Basic Agreement”) on that date.


Pentax cameras on the Mount Everest height


Ralf Jurrien : 2007-04-06 13:30:00
Pentax cameras on the Mount Everest height : Pentax cameras are being tested to the limits on Mound Everest to document the largest ever medical expedition ever carried out on the mountain. Pentax has provided the Caudwell Xtreme Everest team with its latest generation of waterproof compact digital 'W' series cameras and digital SLRs to store and transmit quality images with ease, no matter how difficult the environment they find themselves in. Caudwell Xtreme Everest will place a medical research team on the summit of Mount Everest to take the first ever measurement of oxygen levels in human blood at this altitude. Two hundred healthy volunteers will be trekking to Everest base camp and undergoing a series of tests on-route.


Pentax Optio DivX certified camera


Ralf Jurrien : 2007-03-27 12:01:00
Pentax Optio DivX certified camera : DivX and Pentax announced the DivX certification of the Pentax Optio A30, the innovative imaging company's sixth DivX Certified digital camera. As a DivX Certified digital camera, the Optio A30 makes it easy to create their own media. With the push of a button on a palm-sized digital camera, users can instantly record high-quality DivX video and play it back on any of the 70 million DivX Certified consumer electronic devices available today. The Pentax Optio A30 camera is a 10-megapixel still camera with unprecedented video capabilities. It sports a 2.5 inch color LCD for optimal still and video capture, and can capture up to one hour of high-quality DivX video on a 1GB media card.


Pentax K10D review


Dennis Hissink : 2007-03-20 23:30:00
Pentax K10D digital SLR review : After having produced several models in the cheaper classes of digital SLR cameras, Pentax is now aiming at (semi) professional photographers. It's not a completely new market for Pentax, as they used to be one of the leading brands of camera manufacturers. Pentax has a lot of catching up to do with the digital market. They have come up with the Pentax K10D, a compact ten Megapixel DSLR camera with inbuilt image stabilisation and several interesting features. The information is processed by the new PRIME processor. The digital signal is converted with a 22 bit A/D converter. And thanks to the SAVOX VIII, the Pentax K10D is suitable for use with lenses with inbuilt ultrasonic motors.


Pentax DS Mobile 600 color scanner


Ralf Jurrien : 2007-03-09 01:17:00
Pentax DS Mobile 600 color scanner : Pentax Europe is introducing an updated version of the DS Mobile 600 color scanner. Featuring a compact design and an attractive and functional appearance, the DS Mobile 600 supports rapid, high resolution scanning and improved quality. The new DS Mobile 600 enables users to immediately process a complete range of data and documents, from printed material to photos. Mobile nomads will appreciate the DS Mobile 600's advanced features, delivering the ability to quickly and easily scan data at any time or place. Pentax Technologies is addressing the demands of today's mobile workers for flexible, full-featured digital solutions that offer flexibility, time savings and exceptional quality.


Pentax Digital SDM zoom lenses


Ilse Jurriën : 2007-03-08 20:27:00
Pentax Digital SDM zoom lenses : Pentax announced a new series of high performance lenses – the smc Pentax-DA* Series (pronounced Pentax D.A. Star Series). The first two lenses in the series are the smc Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL[IF]SDM wide angle zoom and the smc Pentax-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF]SDM telephoto zoom. Previously announced in September 2006, the two interchangeable lenses are designed for Pentax digital SLR cameras. The Pentax-DA* Series delivers the highest level of optical quality and reflects the Pentax commitment to delivering ultimate image quality in digital photography. The smc Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL[IF]SDM will be priced at US $899.95. The smc Pentax-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF]SDM at US $999.95.


Pentax Optio A30 DivX certified digital camera


Ralf Jurrien : 2007-03-08 19:59:00
Pentax Optio A30 DivX certified digital camera : DivX, Inc. and Pentax Imaging Company announced the DivX certification of the Pentax Optio A30, the innovative imaging company’s sixth DivX Certified digital camera in 18 months. As a DivX Certified digital camera, the Optio A30 makes it easy for users to create their own media. With the push of a button on a palm-sized digital camera, users can instantly record high-quality DivX video and play it back on any of the 70 million DivX Certified consumer electronic devices available today. The Pentax Optio A30 camera is a 10-megapixel still camera with unprecedented video capabilities. It sports a 2.5 inch color LCD for optimal still and video capture.






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