Pentax SLR

Here are all of our Pentax SLR digital camera reviews, listed alphabetically by model.

image of the Pentax 645D digital camera

Pentax 645D

40.0 megapixel, Pro SLR, Non-Zoom

Though big and pricey, the Pentax 645D is surprisingly nimble and makes amazing pictures. We took the 645D for a few spins around town and ran it through our test lab and were amazed at the detail it captured.

Released December 2010

$6996-6999

Initial Test

image of the Pentax 645Z digital camera

Pentax 645Z

51.4 megapixel, Pro SLR, Non-Zoom

Available June 2014

 

Preview

image of the Pentax K-01 digital camera

Pentax K-01

16.3 megapixel, Compact System Camera, Non-Zoom

Pentax goes its own way with a mirrorless camera that accepts standard K-mount lenses. That means access to a huge back catalog of quality optics without an adapter. Unfortunately, it also necessitates a body that's barely any smaller than a standard SLR.

Released March 2012

$750

Review

image of the Pentax K-3 digital camera

Pentax K-3

24.4 megapixel, Pro SLR, 7.50x Zoom

Released November 2013

$1647-1650

Now Shooting!

image of the Pentax K-5 digital camera

Pentax K-5

16.3 megapixel, Pro SLR, 3.00x Zoom

With a brand-new 16-megapixel sensor, ~6.5 frames per second burst rate, and an unusually wide expanded ISO sensitivity range of 80 to 51,200 equivalents, the Pentax K-5 takes over the flagship position in Pentax's APS-C digital SLR lineup, replacing 2009's K-7 model.

Released October 2010

 
Dave's Pick

Full Review

image of the Pentax K-5 II digital camera

Pentax K-5 II

16.3 megapixel, Pro SLR, 7.50x Zoom

Released October 2012

 

Review

image of the Pentax K-5 IIs digital camera

Pentax K-5 IIs

16.3 megapixel, Pro SLR, Non-Zoom

With the K-5 IIs, Pentax takes its popular K-5 II enthusiast DSLR, and makes a simple yet radical change, removing the moire-fighting low-pass filter. Once moire patterns make their way into your images, they can be tricky to remove without adversely affecting image quality. For the typical photographer, preventing them happening in the first place as most cameras do makes more sense, even if this trades away a little detail. If sharpness is your primary goal, though, then there's no denying that the Pentax K-5 IIs has the edge on its mainstream sibling.

Released October 2012

$697-997
Dave's Pick

Review

image of the Pentax K-30 digital camera

Pentax K-30

16.3 megapixel, SLR, 7.50x Zoom

Pentax takes features commonly associated with enthusiast-level DSLRs, and places them in a mid-range model that the rest of us can afford. With a great pentaprism viewfinder, a weather-sealed body, and twin control dials, the Pentax K-30 offers a lot of bang for the buck. Throw in much the same imaging configuration as the mirrorless K-01, and you're looking at a mighty interesting camera.

Released July 2012

 
Dave's Pick

Review

image of the Pentax K-50 digital camera

Pentax K-50

16.3 megapixel, SLR, 3.06x Zoom

Released July 2013

$597-784

First Shots

image of the Pentax K-500 digital camera

Pentax K-500

16.3 megapixel, SLR, 3.06x Zoom

Released July 2013

$399-611

First Shots

image of the Pentax K-r digital camera

Pentax K-r

12.4 megapixel, SLR, 3.00x Zoom

Released October 2010

 
Dave's Pick

Full Review

image of the Pentax Q digital camera

Pentax Q

12.4 megapixel, Compact System Camera, Non-Zoom

Pentax produces a small-sensor digital camera with interchangeable lenses, a first for the digital camera industry. If your interchangeable-lens camera sits at home on the shelf because it's too big, the Pentax Q be the camera you're looking for, but is it too extreme for the rest of us?

Released September 2011

 

Review

image of the Pentax Q7 digital camera

Pentax Q7

12.4 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.00x Zoom

Released August 2013

 

First Shots

image of the Pentax Q10 digital camera

Pentax Q10

12.4 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.00x Zoom

Released October 2012

 

Preview

 

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