Pentax Optio Digital Camera Solutions

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Pentax makes some innovative compact digital cameras, identified Optio cameras, mainly in its W and Z models. The W series encompass compacts that can be employed underwater and are thus waterproof . The Z series incorporate cameras with fairly long zoom lenses, although not as lengthy as a super-zoom lens. Its other merchandise lines - V, S, M, A, and E models - feature somewhat similar trait and form factors. This make them problimatic to distinguish from each other. Pentax has been producing high-quality DSLR cameras for a long time. Several of Pentax's recent K series DSLRs, can operate on AA batteries, are competitively priced, with a majority quite a bit under $1,000. The company also produces SLR lenses . Interchangeable Lens Cameras- 12/23/2010 ✓

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Pentax Performance Digital Cameras

Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Jan 7, 2013 
12MP 3" Flip Out screen
28 112 mm (4)

Pentax Optio WG-2
Pentax Optio WG-2
Feb 7, 2012
16 MP 3.0" screen
28 140 mm (5)
$350 - $359
Pentax XG-1
Pentax XG-1
Jul 15, 2014
16MP 3" screen
24 1248 mm (52)


Pentax X-5

Pentax X-5

Aug 22, 2012
16 MP 3″ screen
22 580 mm (26)
$240 - $244

Discontinued Pentax Cameras

  • Pentax Optio I-10
  • Pentax Optio S1
  • Pentax Optio RS1000
  • Pentax Optio RS1500
  • Pentax Optio RZ10
  • Pentax Optio RZ18 Superzoom
  • Pentax Optio WG-1
  • Waterproof Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS


Pentax Optio Compact Digital Camera Solutions Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5

Circumvent brand loyalty without guilt by owning them all.