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Pentax is among most well-known camera brands in the world. Tens of millions of Pentax cameras and lenses have been sold since they first appeared on the scene in the 1950s. The Pentax brand has its origins in the Asahi Optical Joint Stock Company, which was founded outside Tokyo, Japan in 1919. In the decades that followed their introduction, Pentax film cameras and lenses became a staple of many an amateur and professional photographer's gear arsenal.

Pentax entered the digital age with the release of the EI-C90 in 1997. The EI-C90 was unique because it could be separated into two sections, one for the camera and one for the LCD. Four years later, Pentax introduced the Optio 430, which was the smallest compact digicam at the time, and the company continues to use the Optio name for their innovative line of point-and-shoot digital cameras.

Three series currently form the lineup of Pentax Optio cameras. P Series cameras are Pentax's popular line of slim, stylish, but powerful compacts. E Series cameras are entry-class, user-friendly models. W Series cameras feature rugged, waterproof shells designed to withstand the elements. Pentax also produces an affordable line of digital SLR cameras under the K Series name.

Below you will find our entire library of Pentax digital camera reviews organized by date.  Alternatively, you can browse the Pentax camera reviews by model number to the left. 
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10/18/2003
6
Pentax Kx1.5
1.8
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03/08/2006
6
Pentax Kx1.5
2.5
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11/29/2004
6
Pentax Kx1.5
2
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12/07/2005
6
Pentax Kx1.5
2.5
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08/06/2002
1/3 progressive CCD with 800,00 pixels
7x
1.6
Camera K-01 thumbnail
06/18/2012
16
K-mount
3.0
Camera K-3 thumbnail
K-3
03/03/2014
24
Pentax K
3.2"
Camera K-30 SLR thumbnail
08/06/2012
16
Pentax K
3.0
Camera K-5 II and K-5 IIs thumbnail
04/01/2013
16.28
Pentax K
3.0"
Camera K-7 SLR thumbnail
02/01/2010
14.6
Pentax K
3.0
Camera K-r SLR thumbnail
03/04/2011
12.4
Pentax K
3.0
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09/12/2006
6
Pentax Kx1.5
2.5
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09/17/2007
6
Pentax K
2.5
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03/16/2007
10
Pentax K
2.5
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02/11/2009
10
Pentax K
2.7
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05/20/2008
10.2
Pentax K
2.7
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05/19/2008
14.6
Pentax K
2.7
Camera K50 dSLR thumbnail
10/09/2013
16.28
Pentax K
3.0"
Camera K500 dSLR thumbnail
06/13/2013
16.28
Interchangeable
3.0"
Camera MX-1 thumbnail
05/15/2013
12
4x
3.0" Tilting
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06/06/2002
4.0
3x
1.6
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05/06/2004
3.2
3x
1.6
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09/22/2001
3
3x
1.6
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10/25/2002
4.0
3x
1.6
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09/13/2002
3
3x
1.6
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05/13/2003
3.2
3x
1.5
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10/13/2003
3.2
2.8x
1.6
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10/24/2001
4
3x
1.6
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09/13/2002
4
3x
1.6
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06/17/2004
4.0
2.8x
1.6
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07/15/2003
4
5x
1.5
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05/26/2003
5
5x
1.5
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10/23/2003
5
5x
1.5
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11/09/2004
7.0
5x
1.8
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05/12/2006
8.0
3x
2.5
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04/13/2007
10
3x
2.5
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05/17/2008
12
3x
2.5
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11/05/2007
8
3x
2.4
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05/19/2008
8
3x
2.4
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09/15/2008
10
3x
3.4
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03/27/2009
10
3x
2.4
Camera Optio I-10 thumbnail
07/19/2010
12.1
5x
2.7
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02/09/2007
7
3x
2.5
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04/23/2007
7
3x
2.5
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09/18/2007
8
3x
2.5
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06/27/2008
8
5x
2.5
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07/26/2004
3.2
10x
1.8
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11/29/2004
4
10x
1.8
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04/02/2009
12
4
2.7
Camera Optio RS 1500 thumbnail
05/25/2011
14
4x
3.0
Camera Optio RS1000 thumbnail
09/09/2010
14
4x
3.0
Camera Optio RZ10 thumbnail
01/10/2011
14
10x
2.7
Camera Optio RZ18 thumbnail
09/13/2011
16
18x
3.0
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04/19/2003
3.2
3x
1.6
Camera Optio S1 thumbnail
06/08/2011
14
5
2.7
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11/05/2007
10
3x
2.5
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10/17/2003
4.0
3x
1.6
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05/06/2004
4.0
3x
1.6
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05/06/2004
4.0
3x
1.8
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11/05/2004
5.0
3x
1.8
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10/25/2004
5.0
3x
1.8
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07/08/2005
5
3x
2.5
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12/28/2005
6.0
3x
2.5
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01/08/2007
7
3x
2.5
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11/29/2004
5
5x
1.8
Camera Optio VS20 thumbnail
01/25/2012
16
20x
3.0"
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05/12/2006
6.0
3x
2.5
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01/30/2007
6
3x
2.5
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04/23/2007
6
3x
2.5
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07/28/2008
10
5x
2.5
Camera Optio W80 thumbnail
10/27/2009
12.1
5x
2.5
Camera Optio W90 thumbnail
06/14/2010
12.1
5x
2.7
Camera Optio WG-1 thumbnail
05/23/2011
14
5x
2.7
Camera Optio WG-10 thumbnail
01/30/2013
14
5x
2.7
Camera Optio WG-2 thumbnail
06/13/2012
16
5x
3.0
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01/22/2006
6.0
3x
2.0
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12/06/2004
5
3x
2.0
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05/25/2009
12
24X Stabilized
2.7
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05/25/2009
12
24X Stabilized
2.7
Camera Optio X90 thumbnail
06/18/2010
12.1
26x
2.7
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01/03/2008
8
7x
2.5
Camera Q thumbnail
Q
01/16/2012
12.4
Q-mount
3.0
Camera Q10 thumbnail
Q10
01/07/2013
12.4
Interchangable
3.0"
Camera Q7 thumbnail
Q7
10/04/2013
12.4
Q-mount
3.0"
Camera X-5 thumbnail
X-5
08/22/2012
16
26x
3.0" Tilting Display