Pentax http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/all en-GB Pentax K-3 http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-3/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This rugged DSLR has an abundance of pro features but a curious lack of cutting-edge camera whizz-bangery. Can it compete with the might of Nikon and Canon? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pentax K-3" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-001.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/marc-mclaren" title="View user profile.">Marc McLaren</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The modern DSLR is a 21st century toy, flinging pictures around your home via Wi-Fi, hooking up to smartphone apps and shooting camcorder-smashing full HD video. Not so the Pentax K-3.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,030.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1110 w/18-55mm WR lens </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Superb weatherproof build </div> <div class="field-item even"> Incredibly detailed pictures </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Built-in stabilisation </div> <div class="field-item even"> Dual SD card slots </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Average video skills </div> <div class="field-item even"> Lacks flip-out screen </div> <div class="field-item odd"> No Wi-Fi </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pentax K-3 – design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Pentax K-3 is a superbly built camera, with a stainless-steel-and-magnesium-alloy body and 92 protective seals that make it more weatherproof than an otter in a wetsuit. It feels great in the hand, with a nicely sized grip, premium leather finish and loads of controls within easy reach. And while it&rsquo;s a little heavier than its direct rivals, we were too busy swooning over its rugged physique to care. Ahem.</p> <p>Controls are plentiful, with dedicated buttons for ISO, exposure compensation, white balance, metering, and AF mode. It&rsquo;s also packed with lovely little touches such as a depth of field preview integrated into the on/off switch, and a mode dial that&rsquo;s easily changed between fully lockable and always unlocked.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s even a button solely for switching image playback between the two SD card slots. In fact, the sheer volume of controls means you hardly ever need to hunt through on-screen menus, and that more than makes up for the fact that there&rsquo;s no touchscreen here.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a shame that the 3.2in screen doesn&rsquo;t flip out either &ndash; that&rsquo;s a genuinely useful feature that we&rsquo;ve come to rely on elsewhere &ndash; but otherwise it&rsquo;s a beauty: big, colourful and packing plenty of pixels. Finally, we should mention the excellent optical pentaprism viewfinder, which offers 100% coverage and which to this reviewer&rsquo;s eyes still beats an EVF any day.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Pentax K-3 has plenty of controls" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-005.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Build quality is superb" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-004.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="The K-3 is stuffed with useful features" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-002.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pentax K-3 – tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sensor</strong> - 24.3MP APS-C&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>LCD</strong>&nbsp;- 3.2in, 1037k dots</p> <p><strong>ISO</strong> - 100-51200 </p><p><strong>Shutter speed </strong>- 1/8000-30 secs</p> <p><strong>Autofocus</strong> - 27 points (25 cross-type)</p> <p><strong>RAW shooting </strong>- yes (Pentax PEF and Adobe DNG formats)</p> <p><strong>Flash</strong> - yes (1/180 sync speed)</p> <p><strong>Video</strong> - 1080i@60fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong> - SD card slot (x2), USB3.0, HDMI-out</p> <p><strong>Dimensions/weight </strong>- 131.5x77.5x100mm, 715g (body only)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pentax K-3 – picture quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The K-3 is the latest in the growing line of cameras that ditches the anti-aliasing filter in order to improve picture quality. Don&rsquo;t know your anti-aliasing filter from your elbow? The box below explains what it is. Can&rsquo;t be bothered to read that? Well thanks very much. Anyway, the upshot is that with no anti-aliasing filter, pictures should be sharper. And they are.</p> <p>The K-3 uses a Sony-made 24.3MP APS-C sensor, which puts it on a par with the rival Nikon D7100 and just ahead of Canon&rsquo;s 70D in pure resolution terms, but that only tells half the story. Stills have bags of detail at low ISO levels, with rich colours and excellent contrast. And, in the right conditions, the sharpness on offer is something to behold. Having recently tested the Canon 70D, we have no trouble in proclaiming the K-3&rsquo;s pictures to be superior. It&rsquo;s marginal, sure, but there&rsquo;s something about the Pentax&rsquo;s shots that really appeals.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="426" mozallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/12991427114/in/set-72157642003845583/player/" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>It&rsquo;s not quite so impressive at high ISOs, but shoot in RAW &ndash; or Adobe&rsquo;s DNG format, which is also available here &ndash; and that becomes less of a problem, with noise easily reduced in your processing software of choice. Really, noise is minimal up to ISO 1600, acceptable at 3200 and 6400 and clean-upable at 12800 and 25600. Even shots are 512000 are usable.</p> <p>Metering didn&rsquo;t seem to be quite so hot, with the K-3 consistently underexposing our pictures by a ⅓-⅔ of a stop. Still, it&rsquo;s not really a problem once you&rsquo;re aware of it &ndash; you just compensate by the appropriate amount.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Pentax K-3 has excellent dynamic range" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-metering-001.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="This crop again shows superb sharpness" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-sharpness-001.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Even at a high ISO of 12800 shots are usable" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-high-iso-001.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anti-what now? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The anti-alisaing filter sits in front of the image sensor to reduce the chances of unsightly moiré &ndash; where closely spaced lines interfere with each other to make a distracting pattern on your shot. The downside is that it slightly degrades sharpness, so it&rsquo;s becoming increasingly common for cameras to do away with it altogether.</p> <p>Moiré is less of a problem these days anyway, with today&rsquo;s high-resolution sensors rarely suffering from it. But in case the moiré monster does rear its head, the K-3 has a work-around in the form of two anti-aliasing simulator modes. These vibrate the sensor very slightly to simulate the effect that an actual anti-aliasing filter would have.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a clever solution, and one that we can see other manufacturers using in future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pentax K-3 – in use </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Autofocus is generally excellent on the K-3, with 27 focus points and plenty of options for setting autofocus zones or tracking subjects. It rarely misses its target, and locks on swiftly too. It&rsquo;s also impressive in low light, snapping on to a subject in conditions which would give many other cameras a headache.&nbsp;</p> <p>Once you&#39;ve locked on, you can fire off shots at up to 8.3fps for a total of 60 JPEGS or 23 RAW files - more than enough for most users, if not quite best in class.</p> <p>Things fall down a little when you switch to Live View. It&rsquo;s not terrible by any means, but there&rsquo;s no continuous autofocus and it&rsquo;s a little slow even in good light. Video is another area where it lags behind its main rivals. Again, there&rsquo;s no continuous autofocus as you&rsquo;d get on Canon&rsquo;s excellent 70D and if you want to shoot in full HD you&rsquo;ll have to make do with 60i or 30p fps footage, rather than the 60p you get on some rivals. Once again, it&rsquo;s far from terrible but neither is it the best on the market.</p> <p>But there are plenty of other plusses here. The dual SD card slots are massively helpful: you can set the camera to shoot JPEGs to one and RAW to the other, or stills to one and video to the other, or just snap away happily safe in the knowledge that you have two cards&rsquo; worth of space to fill. The weather-sealed body is similarly great for peace of mind; much of our testing was done in the UK&rsquo;s sodden winter and we never once worried about rain damage.</p> <p>And then there&rsquo;s the in-body image stabilisation: a huge bonus over Canon and Nikon, which both go for the lens-based system; not much use if your lens doesn&rsquo;t have it. We tested the K-3 with the superb 20-40mm f2.8 lens, but any of Pentax&rsquo;s extensive range of glass will feel the benefit of the 3.5-stops of shake-reduction.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pentak K-3" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-007.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERDICT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Pentax K-3 is a serious camera that takes seriously good stills. It&rsquo;s packed with features to make your life easier, such as dual SD card slots, weatherproofing and in-body stabilisation and handles as well as any camera we&rsquo;ve ever used. </p> <p>If you&rsquo;re a video addict or are used to modern extras such as built-in Wi-Fi or a flip-out screen, you&rsquo;d be better looking at the Canon EOS 70D. But if all you really want from a camera is to take great pictures in almost any situation, the Pentax K-3 will do you proud.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pentax K-3" alt="Pentax K-3 DSLR camera review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k3-dslr-camera-review-006.jpg?1394245472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Pentax K-3 may not have all the latest bells and whistles, but as a stills shooter it&#39;s hard to beat</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-3/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-3/review#comments Cameras Digital SLRs K-3 Pentax Ricoh System Cameras Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:52:20 +0000 Marc McLaren 1433167 at http://www.stuff.tv Pentax K-3 DSLR features wireless control via a web browser http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-3-dslr-features-wireless-control-web-browser/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Capture pictures from the comforts of your couch – if you&#039;re willing to leave your DSLR unattended that is </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Pentax K-3 lets shutterbugs access the camera wirelessly via web browser" alt="Pentax K-3 lets shutterbugs access the camera wirelessly via web browser" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Pentax_K-3.jpg?1381310881" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Pentax is throwing everything but the kitchen sink into its latest high-end DSLR, the Pentax K-3.</p> <p dir="ltr">With a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, burst mode for 8.3 fps shooting, 3.2in screen and an updated 27-point autofocus system, the K-3 should impress even the most discerning shutterbug. But its most interesting feature is its wireless remote function.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pentax K-3 adds wireless control </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-3-dslr-features-wireless-control-web-browser/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-3-dslr-features-wireless-control-web-browser/news#comments Cameras Pentax System Cameras Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:07:02 +0000 Stephen Graves 1427636 at http://www.stuff.tv Pentax 26x zoom X-5 camera revealed http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-26x-zoom-x-5-camera-revealed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The latest bridge camera from Pentax, a 16MP beauty, is packing some serious zoom capabilities </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pentax-x-5-black_0.jpg?1364399710" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4263.jpg?1364399710" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pentax has just announced its X-5 bridge camera packing in a super 26x zoom lens, all powered by AA batteries.</p> <p>The sub-DSLR uses a 4-104mm lens and back-illuminated CMOS sensor with low noise from an ISO range of 6400. It can even manage 10 shots per second with a wide-angle setting of 22.3mm up to 580mm. All this means a very versatile snapper that’s still small enough to take on your hols without feeling like it’s a workout during your relax time. Plus the AA batteries mean you don't even need to lug a charger with you.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/pentax-26x-zoom-x-5-camera-revealed </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-26x-zoom-x-5-camera-revealed/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-26x-zoom-x-5-camera-revealed/news#comments Pentax Thu, 23 Aug 2012 06:51:18 +0000 Luke Edwards 422464 at http://www.stuff.tv Pentax launches Optio LS465 compact http://www.stuff.tv/optio-ls465/pentax-launches-optio-ls465-compact/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Feeling fashionably fickle? Swappable front panel inserts let you change the look of Pentax&#039;s tiny sub-£100 camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pentax-Optio-LS465-Amethyst-Purple_1.jpg?1368451203" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pentax-Optio-LS465-Amethyst-Purple_0_0.jpg?1368451203" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5047.jpg?1368451203" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The compact camera equivalent of slouching, the Pentax Optio LS465 keeps things cool with a 4.6cm low profile and serious specs squeezed into its skinny body. Making the rest of the pack look like try-hards, don't be fooled by the 'style' extrerior – this lightweight (104g) snapper packs in a 16MP sensor, 5x optical zoom and a 28mm wide-angle lens.</p><fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/pentax-launches-optio-ls465-compact </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/optio-ls465/pentax-launches-optio-ls465-compact/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/optio-ls465/pentax-launches-optio-ls465-compact/news#comments Optio LS465 Pentax Tue, 22 May 2012 11:26:09 +0000 Sophie Charara 421245 at http://www.stuff.tv Pentax K-30 DSLR officially announced http://www.stuff.tv/k-30/pentax-k-30-dslr-officially-announced/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This weatherproof wonder made an appearance last week. Now it&#039;s got the Pentax seal of approval – and a new lens to keep it company </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pentax-K-03-official-specs-photos_0.jpg?1368451251" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5048.jpg?1368451251" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>SLR beginners, listen up. Pentax has just officially outed its K-30 – and even if your manually tweaked shots don't look flawless first time, its hardy body should survive the rough handling you need to line up the perfect shot.</p><p>The K-30 is weatherproof, dustproof and freezeproof (down to -10°C) so it should suit sporty types looking to step up from throwaway compacts and tough camcorders. This Pentax DSLR will shoot 16.2MP stills, rocks an optical viewfinder, 3in LCD display, burst mode of 6 shots per second and rounds off the line-up with full HD movie capabilities at 30fps.</p><fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/pentax-k-30-dslr-officially-announced </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/k-30/pentax-k-30-dslr-officially-announced/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/k-30/pentax-k-30-dslr-officially-announced/news#comments K-30 Pentax Tue, 22 May 2012 10:19:05 +0000 Sophie Charara 421243 at http://www.stuff.tv Pentax unleashes the rugged Optio WG2 and WG2-GPS into the wild http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-unleashes-rugged-optio-wg2-and-wg2-gps-wild/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pentax&#039;s latest tough cams come straight from the school of hard knocks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pentax%2520WG2%2520and%2520WG2-GPS_0_0.jpg?1364396934" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/PENTAX%2520WG2GPS_Orange_a2_0_0.jpg?1364396934" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1438.jpg?1364396934" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A camera that looks like the offspring of an ill-advised one night stand between a Transformer and a compact camera is almost certainly going to be packing some muscle. You're staring at the Optio WG2 and WG2-GPS – a couple of seriously tough compact cookies that laugh in the face of nature.</p> <p>Both the Optio WG2 andf WG2-GPS have been designed to brave the elements, so are therefore waterproof, dustproof and shock-resistant.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/pentax-unleashes-the-rugged-optio-wg2-and-wg2-gps-into-the-wild </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-unleashes-rugged-optio-wg2-and-wg2-gps-wild/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-unleashes-rugged-optio-wg2-and-wg2-gps-wild/news#comments Pentax Tue, 07 Feb 2012 21:53:56 +0000 Lucy Hedges 419805 at http://www.stuff.tv Pentax K-01 interchangeable lens cam officially announced http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-01-interchangeable-lens-cam-officially-announced/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This retro mirrorless snapper launches with SLR lens compatibility – anyone for a second camera? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pentax-K-01-interchangeable-lens-camera_0.png?1364396945" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pentax-k-01-interchangeable-lens-yellow_0.png?1364396945" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pentax has unveiled the K-01, its retro-inspired interchangeable lens camera – a little unnecessary, since <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/cameras/news-nugget/pentax-k-01-retro-mirrorless-camera-leaks">we already got a glimpse of it earlier today</a>, but nice to go through the formalities nonetheless. Now-confirmed specs include a beefy 16.28MP CMOS sensor and a Pentax K lens mount that'll happily accommodate any Pentax lenses including SLR lenses – some via an adaptor.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/pentax-k-01-interchangeable-lens-cam-officially-announced </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-01-interchangeable-lens-cam-officially-announced/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-01-interchangeable-lens-cam-officially-announced/news#comments Pentax Thu, 02 Feb 2012 14:38:50 +0000 Sophie Charara 419734 at http://www.stuff.tv Pentax K-01 retro mirrorless camera leaks http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-01-retro-mirrorless-camera-leaks/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eyes still blurry after your morning coffee? Let’s see if this pretty retro-inspired snapper can soothe your eyes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pentax-k-01-camera.jpg?1364396971" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1503.jpg?1364396971" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pentax’s upcoming K-01 mirrorless snapper has been spotted in a bunch of official-looking press shots over at <a href="http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-01-forum/173674-k-01-leaked-photos.html" target="_self">Pentax Forums</a>, sporting a classy retro-styled body.</p> <p>The Pentax K-01 will be available in a collection of colours and will arrive toting a sleek 40mm f/2.8 lens. Other features at this early stage are said to include designer Marc Newson’s embossed signature and a HDR mode.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/pentax-k-01-retro-mirrorless-camera-leaks </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-01-retro-mirrorless-camera-leaks/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-01-retro-mirrorless-camera-leaks/news#comments Pentax Thu, 02 Feb 2012 08:34:42 +0000 Esat Dedezade 419721 at http://www.stuff.tv Pentax launches Optio VS20 digital compact http://www.stuff.tv/optio-vs20/pentax-launches-optio-vs20-digital-compact/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 16MP compact comes packing 20x zoom lens and vertical controls </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="315" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pentax-optio-vs20_1.jpg?1364400768" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Finding an affordable compact camera with vertical controls can be a bit of a pain for the portrait snapper on a budget. Thankfully, Pentax has come to the rescue with its newly-announced Optio VS20.</p> <p>The 16MP digital compact comes packing an extra shutter release button and a second zoom lever for vertical position shooting – plus a vertical position tripod mount and an accelerometer to reorient the 3in display.</p> <p>For getting up close and personal, the Optio VS20 sports a 20x optical zoom lens with 28mm wide angle coverage, covering all the bases.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/pentax-launches-optio-vs20-digital-compact </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/optio-vs20/pentax-launches-optio-vs20-digital-compact/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/optio-vs20/pentax-launches-optio-vs20-digital-compact/news#comments Optio VS20 Pentax Wed, 25 Jan 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Stephen Graves 419617 at http://www.stuff.tv Pentax Q now available exclusively at Jessops http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-q-now-available-exclusively-jessops/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The smallest interchangeable-lens cam around awaits the caress of your shutter finger </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="344" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Q_a_white_1.jpg?1364401297" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2564.jpg?1364401297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Jessops has announced the immediate availability of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/cameras/news-nugget/pentax-q-compact-system-camera-unveiled" target="_self">12.4MP Pentax Q</a>, which will be sold exclusively through its stores until 1st November. Prices start at £600 for the body and 8.5mm lens whilst the 5-15mm zoom lens package will retail for £730 – individual lens prices range from £130 to £280. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/pentax-q-now-available-exclusively-at-jessops </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-q-now-available-exclusively-jessops/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-q-now-available-exclusively-jessops/news#comments Pentax Q Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:10:02 +0000 Esat Dedezade 417921 at http://www.stuff.tv Pentax Optio RZ18 super-zooming compact takes great cat photos http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-optio-rz18-super-zooming-compact-takes-great-cat-photos/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 18x zoom and upgraded pet mode could make this a winner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="301" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pentaxOptioRZ18_0.jpg?1364401316" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2602.jpg?1364401316" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pentax has released the new RZ18 super-zoom compact with a peeping tom-pleasing 18x optical zoom and dual shake reduction.</p> <p>All packed into a compact housing, the RZ18's massive zoom range is equivalent to 25-450mm (35mm format) and the large 3in LCD screen on the back shows off images taken on its 16MP sensor.</p> <p>Other handy features include burst shooting up to a super-speedy 9fps and 40 images and (to some, the best feature) an upgraded Pet mode for automatic detection of dog and cat faces. Because in the end, a photo is only as good as its potential for inclusion on lolcats.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/pentax-optio-rz18-super-zooming-compact-takes-great-cat-photos </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-optio-rz18-super-zooming-compact-takes-great-cat-photos/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-optio-rz18-super-zooming-compact-takes-great-cat-photos/news#comments Pentax Tue, 13 Sep 2011 10:38:15 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 417872 at http://www.stuff.tv Icon – Pentax Q http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/icon-%E2%80%93-pentax-q/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A teeny interchangeable lens compact that&#039;s big on retro styling </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="954" height="539" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/icon-pentax-q-2_0.jpg?1364401333" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2655.jpg?1364401333" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Yet another retro cam? Yawn.</strong></p> <p>Yep. And you’d better close your mouth, or someone might pop a Pentax Q right in there. Retro-styles it may be, but compared with Fujifilm’s X100 rangefinder or the Olympus Pen (yes, even the new mini one), the Pentax Q is positively Lilliputian. In fact, it’s the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera.</p> <p><strong>Until the next one comes along.</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/icon/icon-%E2%80%93-pentax-q </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/icon-%E2%80%93-pentax-q/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/icon-%E2%80%93-pentax-q/news#comments Pentax Q Sat, 10 Sep 2011 09:00:15 +0000 Sophie Charara 417803 at http://www.stuff.tv Icon – Pentax 645D Japan http://www.stuff.tv/645d-japan/icon-%E2%80%93-pentax-645d-japan/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What happens when an awesome camera gets a limited edition makeover? We drool, of course </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="954" height="539" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Pentax-645D-grand-prix_0_0.JPG?1364401676" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3150.jpg?1364401676" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Wow. That’s a pretty red looking camera</strong></p> <p>Your observational skills are on top form. This is more than just a simple paint job however. Pentax has taken the body of an original 645D and subjected it to a fancy lacquering technique involving silver leaves and layers of traditional urushi.</p> <p><strong>And in English?</strong></p> <p>It's shiny. There's also a whopping 40MP sensor with a resolution of 7264x5440 pixels. Coupled with a weather-sealed body, 3in touchscreen and a viewfinder with a 98 per cent field of view, this is no Facebook album snapper.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/icon/icon-%E2%80%93-pentax-645d-japan </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/645d-japan/icon-%E2%80%93-pentax-645d-japan/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/645d-japan/icon-%E2%80%93-pentax-645d-japan/news#comments 645D Japan Pentax Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:24:44 +0000 Esat Dedezade 417065 at http://www.stuff.tv Pentax Optio WG-1 http://www.stuff.tv/pentax-optio-wg-1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Does Pentax’s “adventureproof” camera live up to its billing? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="334" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Pentax-Optio-WG1-Hands1.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="374" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Pentax-Optio-WG1-Hands2.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Pentax-Optio-WG1-Hands3.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Pentax Optio WG-1 proudly bears the legend “adventureproof” on its front panel, and like its pricier rivals the Panasonic FT3 and Olympus TG-810 it’s heavily toughened against the sort of events/conditions you might come across on the average “extreme sports holiday”: it’s shockproof against 1.5m drops, waterproof to 10m and works in -10 degree C temperatures.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £260.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A decent rugged camera, but not up to the standards of its Panasonic and Olympus rivals</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/pentax-optio-wg-1 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pentax-optio-wg-1/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pentax-optio-wg-1/review#comments Cameras Optio WG-1 Pentax Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:31:21 +0000 Esat Dedezade 416789 at http://www.stuff.tv Pentax Q compact system camera unveiled http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-q-compact-system-camera-unveiled/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd">  The Japanese camera moguls cut compact interchangeable cams down to size  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="344" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Q_a_black_0.jpg?1364401803" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="344" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Q_a_white.jpg?1364401803" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="344" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Q_b_white_0.jpg?1364401803" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3326.jpg?1364401803" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Fancy wrapping your mitts around the smallest, lightest interchangeable-lens compact around? Pentax would certainly like to hope so, as the new Pentax Q fits that description perfectly.</p> <p>Boasting a new Q-mount lens system (for which five lenses have been announced), this pocketable snapper is a catwalk-thin 1.2in deep and clocks in at only 200g on the scales. All this is possible due to the fancy new miniaturized CMOS sensor, whose 12.4MP snaps are nicely complimented by full 1080p, 30fps video recording.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/pentax-q-compact-system-camera-unveiled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-q-compact-system-camera-unveiled/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-q-compact-system-camera-unveiled/news#comments Pentax Q Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:16:35 +0000 Esat Dedezade 416787 at http://www.stuff.tv