Pentax Point & Shoot

Here are all of our Pentax Point & Shoot digital camera reviews, listed alphabetically by model.

image of the Pentax MX-1 digital camera

Pentax MX-1

12.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 4.00x Zoom

Boasting top-notch build quality and retro-styled design, the Pentax MX-1 enthusiast compact combines timeless styling with modern niceties such as a tilting LCD screen, fast 4x optical zoom lens, RAW still image capture and Full HD movie recording. Though the 1/1.7-inch imaging sensor might not produce photos that rival those from larger sensor cameras, the image quality from the MX-1 -- especially at lower ISOs -- remains quite pleasing. It's a great compact backup for serious photographers, and a serious step-up for advanced beginners.

Released February 2013

$382-499
Dave's Pick

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image of the Pentax Optio LS465 digital camera

Pentax LS465

16.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released June 2012

 

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image of the Pentax Optio RZ18 digital camera

Pentax RZ18

16.0 megapixel, Compact, 18.00x Zoom

Released October 2011

$300

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image of the Pentax Optio VS20 digital camera

Pentax VS20

16.0 megapixel, Compact, 20.00x Zoom

Released February 2012

 

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image of the Pentax Optio WG-1 digital camera

Pentax WG-1

14.0 megapixel, Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released April 2011

 

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image of the Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS digital camera

Pentax WG-1 GPS

14.0 megapixel, Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Water, cold, dust, crush, and shockproof, the Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS will also record where you are when you shoot your pictures. But for all its toughness we were disappointed in the images except for those who only print 8x10 or smaller most of the time.

Released April 2011

 

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image of the Pentax Optio WG-2 digital camera

Pentax WG-2

16.0 megapixel, Compact, 5.00x Zoom

If the Autobots had a digital camera, this would be it: Strikingly cool and playful, the Pentax WG-2 has some pretty unique features and takes pretty good pictures too.

Released March 2012

 

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image of the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS digital camera

Pentax WG-2 GPS

16.0 megapixel, Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released March 2012

 

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image of the Pentax WG-3 digital camera

Pentax WG-3

16.0 megapixel, Compact, 4.00x Zoom

Released March 2013

$247

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image of the Pentax WG-3 GPS digital camera

Pentax WG-3 GPS

16.0 megapixel, Compact, 4.00x Zoom

The Pentax WG-3 GPS packs in some ultra-cool features -- such as its Digital Microscope mode, front LCD gauge readout and inductive charging mode -- and a radical, rugged design. Unfortunately though, for us it just didn't pack in enough image quality, performance and usability. Though the camera took decent pictures underwater and on dry land, it struggled in low-light situations despite being equipped with an f/2 max aperture at wide angle. Moreover, we found the WG-3 GPS's menu system was difficult to learn. The WG-3 GPS still should hold appeal to adventurers who favor ruggedness and style over ultimate image quality.

Released March 2013

$297-349

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image of the Pentax WG-10 digital camera

Pentax WG-10

14.0 megapixel, Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released April 2013

 

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image of the Pentax X-5 digital camera

Pentax X-5

16.0 megapixel, EVF, 26.00x Zoom

The Pentax X-5 is a versatile, all-in-one superzoom camera with an impressive 26x optical zoom, offering 22-580mm equivalent range. Images with good lighting are surprisingly crisp, even at full tele, but the camera doesn't fare as well in low lighting and it's frustratingly slow to use. Despite those hiccups, the X-5 remains one of the best entry-level superzoom cameras we've tested.

Released September 2012

$207-312
Dave's Pick

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image of the Pentax XG-1 digital camera

Pentax XG-1

16.0 megapixel, EVF, 52.00x Zoom

Released August 2014

$347-348

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