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

$4949-4997

Review

image of the Pentax 645Z digital camera

Pentax 645Z

51.4 megapixel, Pro SLR, Non-Zoom

Released June 2014

 

Now Shooting!

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

 

Review

image of the Pentax K-3 digital camera

Pentax K-3

24.4 megapixel, Pro SLR, 7.50x Zoom

Ricoh's flagship APS-C camera, the 24-megapixel Pentax K-3 is jam-packed with clever technology, yet it's also affordably priced and among the very smallest enthusiast DSLRs. As well as overhauled imaging, autofocus, and metering, it also boasts an industry-first system that lets you choose whether resolution or moire-resistance are more critical for any given shot. But can its unique advantages tempt you away from mainstream rivals Canon and Nikon? (And should you upgrade, if you're already a Pentaxian?) Find out in our Pentax K-3 review!

Released November 2013

$879-1113
Dave's Pick

Review

image of the Pentax K-5 digital camera

Pentax K-5

16.3 megapixel, Pro SLR, 3.06x 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

Pentax's flagship enthusiast DSLR might not differ radically from its predecessor, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The Pentax K-5 II replaces a camera that was very well-received, and makes a worthwhile improvement in low-light autofocus. It also switches to a more attractive and durable LCD monitor. Unfortunately, the movie mode is still very dated, and the new autofocus system is a little slower than the one it replaces. Still, the K-5 II packs in a lot of features into a solid, weather-sealed, and very customizable body.

Released October 2012

 
Dave's Pick

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

$497-780

First Shots

image of the Pentax K-500 digital camera

Pentax K-500

16.3 megapixel, SLR, 3.06x Zoom

Released July 2013

$575-597

First Shots

image of the Pentax K-S1 digital camera

Pentax K-S1

20.1 megapixel, SLR, 3.06x Zoom

Released September 2014

$747

Preview

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 Q-S1 digital camera

Pentax Q-S1

12.4 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.00x Zoom

Released August 2014

$397

Preview

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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