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Pentax has launched a new entry-level DSLR featuring an unconventional design with flashing green LED lights in the handgrip. Boasting some ‘user-friendly’ modifications and available in 12 colours, Pentax are hoping the new K-S1 appeals to consumers yet to switch to a DSLR. We get under the hood to find out more.
The Pentax 40mm f2.8 Limited is one of two pancake type lenses from the firm and although this model is just 15mm in length it’s actually the larger of the pair. Read on to find out how well this refreshed HD version performs.
Pentax’s new owners have refreshed the brand’s Limited lens range adding a rounded diaphragm opening and new HD coatings for improved rendering, transmission and lower ghosting and flare. Read on to find out how well this upgraded model performs.
As a more accessibly priced model, the $499 Pentax K-500 is a pared down variant of the $699 K-50. It lacks the weather-sealed body and adopts AA batteries instead of a rechargeable lithium-ion pack but how well does the 16Mpix sensor perform?
Announced in June this year, the K-50 is an accessibly priced environmentally sealed DSLR featuring a built-in stabilization and a 16-MPix APS-C size CMOS sensor. As Pentax has yet to introduce a full-frame DSLR to the range the K-50, like others before it, can benefit from one of the largest lens ranges designed for the smaller APS-C sensor. The result is an appealing and unsurpassed range of compact and highly portable primes and zooms. We have analyzed the optical properties of 28 different models in total from Pentax as well as third-party makers, mounted on the new K-50, to help you in your selection either when buying new for the first time or when simply choosing which lens to take with you on your next shoot.
Following on from the distinctive styling of the K-30, the new Pentax K-50 is a mid-range, sensitively priced DSLR featuring a tried-and-tested stabilized 16-MPix CMOS sensor with fine-tuned image processing and sensor sensitivity of up to ISO 51,200. Read on to see how well it performs in our labs.