Pentax 645Z: The Medium-Format DSLR Gets A Major Sensor Upgrade

Medium-format digital cameras are out of reach for most, but Pentax has been providing ones on the “affordable” side (under $10,000), for a few years now. Their new guy, the 645Z, packs a brand new, friggin large, 51 megapixel CMOS sensor.

Gizmodo Camera Buying Guide: Mirrorless Camera Lenses, Brand By Brand

When you buy a mirrorless/compact system camera — you’re going to want a great lens. Each brand has its own range of lenses, but alternatively you can use adapters to give you more options to choose from.

We’ve put together a quick overview of each brand’s offerings, to show you what’s what in the mirrorless camera lens world. Got any questions? Ask us in the comments.

Pentax K-3: A DSLR Camera That Sees The World A Few Different Ways

As the sub-$1000, beginner DSLR camera’s utility has been gradually been replaced by the rise of mirrorless cameras, the just-over $US1000 DSLR market remains an area where camera companies are hoping to reign in more advanced and even professional users. With that in mind, let’s take a look at Pentax’s new K-3, a completely overhauled mid-range shooter from the storied brand.

Pentax's Q7 Interchangeable-Lens Camera Is Tiny Like A Point-And-Shoot

When you first see Pentax’s new Q5 interchangeable-lens camera, you think your brain is playing tricks on you. How can it be so small? This must be a replica. But then you hold it in your hand, and squee with delight because it’s so maddeningly adorable.

Pentax MX-1: This Camera's 'Retro' Style Might Be Past Its Prime

Pentax is a classic imaging company, so you have to let it have its own crack at building a camera that looks old school, right? In theory, sure — but the new Pentax MX-1 feel just a little late to the party.

Pentax's K-5 II Can See In Absurd Darkness

Pentax has overhauled the excellent dustproof, shockproof, water-resistant Pentax K-5 from 2010 with a brand new autofocus system that works in darker conditions than every before. The Pentax K-5 II might just be the best sticky situation camera out there.

Pentax K-30 Review: Tough Body, Sensitive Soul

We’ve been excited about the rugged Pentax K-30 since we first saw the weather-sealed body. It’s much better built than other DSLRs in the $US1000 range. But can its photos and videos hold up?

Pentax K-30: Treating It Mean Keeps It Keen

Pentax has this week announced the K-30 — a mid-market interchangeable lens DSLR designed for beginners who are looking to throw a nice-looking piece of kit at the great outdoors and be rewarded with decent photos rather than a replacement bill.

Watch Pentax DSLRs Resist These Tortures

Apparently, some people love the Pentax DSLRs because they can stand storms and heavy rain. I never imagined they could be subjected to this kind of hardcore testing. That’s probably why US Army soldier Alex Jansen, now deployed in Afghanistan, loves them.

Pentax K-30 Hands-On: The Fastest, Toughest, Inexpensive DSLR We've Ever Used

The promise of the new Pentax K-30: the toughest, fastest DSLR that won’t break your bank. We just tried it out for the first time, and so far we’re impressed. A $900 DSLR body shouldn’t feel this good.

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