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Ricoh releases SDK for Pentax cameras, opening the door to 3rd party remote control apps

The software development kit allows third-party developers to create mobile and desktop apps that can control the camera remotely via USB cable or Wi-Fi.

Sample gallery: Pentax K-1 II

The Pentax K-1 II is a 36MP full frame beast of a camera, offering ample weather-sealing and excellent ergonomics. We've been shooting around Seattle with it as we finish our full review.

Here's how to create a super resolution photo with any camera

The Pentax K-1 II features a hand-held Pixel Shift mode that creates a 'super resolution' image. Here's how to create a better-looking one in Photoshop using four files.

Pentax K-1 II's hand-held 'Dynamic' Pixel Shift mode is not quite what you think it is

The Pentax K-1 II has a new Pixel Shift mode that can be used hand-held. We compared it to traditional tripod-mounted Pixel Shift and standard non-Pixel Shift shots to see how it stacks up.

CP+ 2018: Hands-on with the Pentax K-1 Mark II and D FA* 50mm F1.4

We stopped by the Ricoh-Pentax booth at this year's CP+ show in Japan and got a chance to handle the new K-1 Mark II as well as a near-final version of the upcoming Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4. We even got a chance to informally test the K-1 II's crazy high ISO and hand-held Pixel Shift feature - click through to read our impressions.

Phottix announces Odin II TTL flash trigger for Pentax shooters

Flash manufacturer Phottix has announced it will introduce an Odin ll transmitter for Pentax users in April this year. The company says it has had ‘direct cooperation’ from Pentax engineers to make and program the trigger so it works seamlessly.

Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know

The Pentax K-1 Mark II promises less noise than its predecessor and offers a cool new Pixel Shift mode that lets you leave your tripod behind. Find out what's changed - and what hasn't.

Pentax K-1 Mark II shoots up to ISO 819,200, offers updated Pixel Shift

Ricoh has announced an updated version of its K-1 full-frame DSLR. The Pentax K-1 Mark II gains an additional 'accelerator' processor that enables improved image processing as well as a handheld version of its Pixel Shift Resolution mode.

Ricoh will let Pentax K-1 owners update their cameras to a Mark II for $550/£450/€500

For a limited time this summer, current K-1 owners will be able to send their cameras in for a circuit board replacement, essentially upgrading to a Mark II. They'll even get a Mark II logo swapped in on the front of the camera.

First look at upcoming Pentax 'star series' lenses and silver edition K-1

Ricoh is showing off two upcoming lenses at the Photo Plus Expo show in New York this week. The HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW and HD Pentax-DA* 11-18mm F2.8.

Ricoh announces new lenses for both APS-C and full-frame Pentax cameras

Ricoh has announced two new Pentax 'Star-series' lenses, designed to be optimized for high megapixel sensors; there's a 50mm F1.4 covering a full 35mm image circle as well as an 11-18mm F2.8 for crop sensor cameras.

This is why the Pentax 645Z DxOMark score of 101 was never published

The Nikon D850 isn't the first camera to hit triple digits on DxOMark; in fact, the Pentax 645Z was listed at 101 all the way back in 2015. So why was the full review never published? DxOMark explained earlier today.

Metabones' Devil's Speed Booster turns Pentax Q cameras into ‘monster low-light machines’

The new 'Devil's Speed Booster Q666 0.50x' from Metabones lets you mount Nikon F and G glass to your Pentax Q, and get a working aperture of up to F0.666 if you're using an F1.2 lens wide open!

Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition

The K-1 Limited Silver Edition features a high-grade silver-color coating on the camera body and battery grip, to match the lineup of silver Pentax FA Limited lenses.

Ricoh releases Pentax 645Z and K-1 firmware updates and IMAGE Transmitter 2 software v2.3

New firmware in combination with an updated version of the IMAGE Transmitter 2 software package brings a number of new tethered control features to the Pentax K-1 and 645Z. Read more

Ricoh denies Nikkei report that it may leave camera business

Ricoh has issued a response to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, denying that the company is considering leaving the consumer camera business. Read more

Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D

Led by Pentax, digital medium format has gone from being the preserve of the pro to something a little more attainable. But what features matter most in such a camera and how do the three sub-$10,000 44 x 33mm cameras compare? Read more

Pentax KP Review
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Ricoh's Pentax KP is a 24MP mid-range DSLR with five-axis image stabilization. But, rather than a simple update of the existing K-3 II, it's been slimmed-down and gained some of the K-1's style. Does it succeed? Read more

Pentax KP sample gallery

A new 5-axis SR II IBIS system, ISO expansion up to 819,200 and interchangeable grips – the Pentax KP looks great on paper, but how about its images? See gallery

CP+ 2017: Ricoh teases upcoming D FA* 50mm F1.4

Ricoh has added two prime lenses to its full-frame lens lineup for the Pentax K-1: the forthcoming D FA* 50mm F1.4 and 85mm F1.4. Although details are scant, we did sneak a peek at the 50mm, on the show floor. Read more

Ricoh announces development of Pentax 50mm F1.4, adds lenses to K-mount roadmap

Ricoh is displaying a prototype version of a new Pentax 50mm F1.4 for K-mount at CP+ 2017, and has also added an 85mm F1.4 and an unspecified telephoto zoom to its roadmap. Read more

Catch them all: high resolution poster shows every Pentax SLR ever produced

Ricoh has released two posters charting the history of Pentax cameras, both in downloadable high-resolution PDF formats. Read more

Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP

Ricoh has taken the wraps off it's newest DSLR, the KP. Resembling a mini Pentax K-1, and inheriting some of the same features, the KP arrives at the same price as the K-3 II, putting it at the top end of Ricoh's APS-C lineup. We got our hands on a pre-production sample recently, and we've prepared a quick product tour. Read more

Ricoh announces Pentax KP with new Shake Reduction system and 24MP sensor

Ricoh has announced its new Pentax KP, which is a more compact, modernized version of the K-3 II. It features a new 'high sensitivity' 24MP sensor, a 5-axis 'Shake Reduction II' system, interchangeable grips and a tilting touchscreen display. Read more

Firmware update adds support for K-AF4 lenses to Pentax K-3 and K-50

Ricoh has released firmware updates for its K-3 and K-50 DSLRs which add support for the company's K-AF4 lenses. Read more

Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review

The Pentax K-70 is an upper entry-level DSLR that combines enthusiast level features and clever use of its image stabilization system at a fiercely competitive price. So what did we make of it? Read more

Pentax 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE real world sample gallery

The Pentax 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE is the first Pentax lens to use the new 'Pulse Autofocus Motor'. Although it is a bit darker than the old 55-300, autofocus is much faster and virtually silent. Take a look at our samples to see how sharp this handy new zoom is. Read more

Pentax K1 firmware update adds electronic shutter in live view mode

Pentax has released new firmware for its flagship K1 full-frame DSLR that includes the ability to select electronic shutter during live view shooting. Read more

Photokina 2016 interview: Ricoh aims for visual revolution

'Visual Revolution' is the concept that links Ricoh’s Theta 360 degree camera to its Pentax K-1 DSLR, the company says. And the arrival of competition only serves to grow the markets on which it's focusing. Read more

Pentax K-70 added to studio test scene

The Pentax K-70 features a 24MP sensor with Pixel Shift Resolution mode and, for the first time in a Pentax, hybrid AF in live view. Take a look at how it fares against its competiton in our studio test scene. Read more

Pentax K-70 firmware 1.10 now available

New firmware for the Pentax K-70 improves general stability and provides some minor updates. Read more

Pentax K-70 real-world sample gallery

While we haven't been able to test out the Pentax K-70's weather-sealed body this summer, we have put together a full sample gallery for your viewing pleasure. Read more

Pentax K-1 Review
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To say that a full-frame Pentax DSLR is one of the most anticipated cameras of all-time is probably an understatement. With the arrival of the K-1, Pentaxians have finally had their wish granted, with an impressively spec'd camera at a relatively low price. We've been testing extensively to bring you our in-depth review. Read more

Pentax K-1 real-world sample gallery

From mountain peaks to dim music venues, we've been all over with the Pentax K-1. The 36MP, weather-sealed full-frame camera just screams to be taken adventures, so that's exactly what we've done. See gallery

Ricoh introduces weather-resistant Pentax K-70 with Hybrid AF and Pixel Shift

Ricoh has unveiled the Pentax K-70, an advanced entry-level DSLR with a 24MP APS-C sensor, Pixel Shift technology and a body that's designed to stand up to the elements. Read more

Affordable reach: Ricoh announces Pentax 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 lens

Ricoh Imaging has announced the HD Pentax DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE lens for Pentax APS-C format cameras. Headline features include weather-resistant construction, a new AF motor and an affordable $400 price tag. Read more

Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test

The Pixel Shift Resolution Shooting modes found in the Pentax K-1 offer a marked increase in image quality compared to the competition, but for a landscape photographer, how does it perform in real world shooting situations?  We took the Pentax K-1 to the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon to find out. Read more 

Sigma offers part replacement to prevent lenses scratching Pentax K-1

Lens manufacturer Sigma has announced that it will replace parts on its Pentax-mount lenses that are known to scratch the new Pentax K-1 full-frame camera. Read more

Keeping the faith: Pentax K-1 video overview

Pentax shooters have waited a long time to join the full frame club, and with the release of the K-1 DSLR that wait is finally over. But the appeal reaches beyond current Pentaxians thanks to its 36MP sensor, innovative features and a very aggressive price point. Take a look at what makes this camera unique. See video

Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift challenges medium-format dynamic range

As we continue testing the Pentax K-1 in our studio, it continues to impress us. This time we look at Raw dynamic range, where the K-1 excells – especially with Pixel Shift enabled. See more

No alias: Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift shows impressive early results

It's been a long wait for the arrival of our Pentax K-1, but it finally is here. We wasted no time taking Ricoh's new flagship DSLR to our studio to see how the long-awaited full frame 36MP sensor stacks up to the competition. Take a look

UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama

UPDATED: now with larger 2000px samples instead of original VGA size. It may be true that much of the appeal of the Pentax K-1 lies with existing Pentax owners. But are its impressive spec sheet and even more impressive price going to sway owners buying into a new system? At CP+ 2016, we had a chance to use a pre-production K-1 around Yokohama. Find out what we thought. Read more

CP+ 2016: Pentax K-1 past and present

It's finally here! We're at the CP+ show in Yokohama Japan where we got our hands on the new Pentax K-1. While we were at Ricoh's booth we also got a glimpse into the not-so-humble beginnings of Pentax's flagship full-frame DSLR. Read more

Limited edition Pentax K-3 II announced to commemorate 80 years of Ricoh

It's not just the Ricoh GR II getting the special treatment. To commemorate the company's 80th anniversary, Ricoh has announced it will produce a version of its Pentax K-3 II with a textured, silver finish. Just 500 units will be produced in total, and will be sold online exclusively for $999.95. Read more

The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame

The new Pentax K-1 has been long awaited by Pentax users past and present, but the road to its creation has been long, winding and not without some wrong turns. In this article, DPReview editor and old (ish) fart Barnaby Britton turns back the clock and looks at what went wrong with Pentax's original, canceled full-frame DSLR, and how the company came through two buy-outs and several changes of strategy to end up with the K-1. Read more

Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1

The long-awaited Pentax K-1 fits some interesting new technology into a solidly constructed, tough-as-nails frame. We had the chance to take an in-depth look at some of the camera's new features and grabbed some hands-on shots while the K-1 paid our office a brief visit. Take a closer look at what makes this Pentax full-frame camera quite impressive. Read more

Here at last: Ricoh unveils the Pentax K-1 full-frame DSLR with 36MP sensor for $1800

After years of development, not to mention months of teasers, Ricoh has made its Pentax K-1 full-frame DSLR a reality. The first 35mm format Pentax DSLR, the K-1 offers a 36.4MP CMOS sensor, 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization, a 'nearly 100%' optical viewfinder and 33-point AF system with 25 cross-type points – all for under $1800. Read more

Ricoh adds 15-30mm F2.8 SDM WR and 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR to full-frame lens range

Ricoh has expanded its full-frame lens range, announcing the HD Pentax-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 and FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 alongside the introduction of the full-frame K-1 DSLR. Read more

Pentax continues full frame DSLR tease with sample photos

In September 2015, Ricoh published a teaser website for a Pentax full-frame DSLR set to launch in spring 2016. Additional teasers have been released on occasion since the website went live, including a new one today. In a post, Ricoh has released a pair of sample photos alongside details about the HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8ED SDM WR lens and how it functions with the upcoming full-frame camera. Read more

Lightroom plug-in for Pentax 645Z tethered shooting now available

Ricoh has announced a software plug-in for Adobe Lightroom supporting tethered shooting with the Pentax 645Z medium-format camera. Read more

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