When it was "pentax corporation "

Started Aug 23, 2019 | Discussions thread
James O'Neill Veteran Member • Posts: 5,273
Re: When it was "pentax corporation "

Joseph Tainter wrote:

James O'Neill wrote:

zakaria wrote:

While I was viewing my gallery I saw this photo and it said it was taken by k200d pentax corporation!

I had a Pentax optio 430RS, (actually it is still on the shelf). In the Exif data it has "Asahi Optical Co.,Ltd"; a year later I bought the *ist-D (still have that too) which has "Pentax Corporation". That was when the rot set in

Pentax's point-and-shoot cameras were made by Casio.


All of them ? The data in the EXIF is very different, not just the make and model and maker note signature but what is in the Exif.

IIRC [Some] Casio cameras had Pentax lenses so Pentax taking [some] electronics from Casio rather than making it all in house would make sense, but the menus on the 430RS weren't like Casios I saw at the time, and as I say the Exif is different so there was a lot of Pentax in the firmware.

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