Top 10 Best Pentax Digital Cameras

Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Pentax Digital Camera

1. Pentax Pentax K-3 lens kit w/ 18-135mm WR Pentax Digital Camera

Pentax Pentax K-3 lens kit w/ 18-135mm WR First Impressions

"Awesome near perfect."

The software also defaults to save your original pic. It feels wonderful and functions smoothly. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. Great Pentax Digital Camera package my kids love it!

  • Pentax K-3 lens kit w/18-135mm WR 24MP SLR Camera with 3.2-Inch TFT LCD and 18-135mm WR f 3.5-5.6 (Black)
  • 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor, selectable on/off of anti-aliasing filter
  • 8.3 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 27-point AF system with 25 cross sensors and 3 low-light AF sensors
  • ISO 80-51,200
  • 1080 60p/50p/30p/24p HD video (H.264)
  • 3.2 inch TFT LCD with 1,037,000 dots
  • 100% viewfinder
  • Pop-up flash with hot shoe
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax Pentax K-3 lens kit w/ 18-135mm WR
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax Pentax K-3 lens kit w/ 18-135mm WR Final Thoughts

"Very easy to operate."

5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Pentax Digital Camera well. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. First off, I did purchase this because I needed it for a class. From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. The software also defaults to save your original pic.

Overall Score
4.5


(198 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Pentax Digital Cameras

2. Pentax 16243 Pentax Digital Camera

Pentax 16243 First Impressions

"It's easy to use."

I've had the Pentax 16243 for about two weeks now and it's been great! Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. Many more options than available to entry level models. Thank you Amazon and thank you Pentax! So overall the build quality is nice on the Pentax 16243.

  • Pentax K-70 Weather-Sealed DSLR Camera, Body Only (Black)
  • 24.24 effective megapixel, APS C AA filter less CMOS sensor with ISO from 100 204800
  • Dustproof and weather resistant with In body “SR” shake reduction mechanism
  • Vary angle LCD monitor with Night vision red light LCD display
  • Built in Wi Fi for use with Image Sync app; SAFOX X 11 Point AF with 9 Cross Sensors
  • Pixel Shift Resolution with Motion Correction AA Filter Simulator: Moré reduction using "SR" unit and Pixel Shift Resolution with Motion Correction
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax 16243
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax 16243 Final Thoughts

"Lenses are everything."

The Pentax 16243 has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. That little piece of glass produces some amazingly sharp pictures. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper.

Overall Score
4.5


(138 Points)

3. Pentax K-70 18-55mm lens kit black Pentax Digital Camera

Pentax K-70 18-55mm lens kit black First Impressions

"Much fantastic."

First off, I did purchase this because I needed it for a class. I've had the Pentax K-70 18-55mm lens kit black for about two weeks now and it's been great! If you are a point and shoot person forget it here. This is an excellent camera for beginners. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked.

  • Pentax K-70 24MP DSLR with 18-55mm WR Lens and Extended Warranty
  • 24.24 effective Megapixel, APS C AA filter less CMOS sensor with Iso from 100 204800
  • Dustproof and weather resistant with In body “SR” shake reduction mechanism
  • Vari angle LCD monitor with night vision red light LCD display
  • Built in Wi Fi for use with image Sync app
  • Pixel shift resolution with motion Correction AA filter Simulator: Moiré reduction using "SR" unit and pixel shift resolution with motion Correction
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax K-70 18-55mm lens kit black
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax K-70 18-55mm lens kit black Final Thoughts

"Low light performance."

I love all the accessories included with my new Pentax K-70 18-55mm lens kit black camera. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper. I overall love this Pentax K-70 18-55mm lens kit black and would recommend to others! Works great for my daughter and her film school. Again, slim margins for a lot of money.

Overall Score
4.5


(138 Points)

4. Pentax 16981 Pentax Digital Camera

Pentax 16981 First Impressions

"The Pentax 16981 delivered."

This Pentax 16981 is built tough. This all with my Pentax 16981. But I'd buy from Pentax again, so they've got that going for them. This camera has paid for itself 20 times over and it keeps on giving! We love the Pentax 16981, but let's talk about the accessories.

  • Pentax K-70 Weather-Sealed DSLR Camera, Body Only (Silver)
  • All weather DSLR: dustproof, weather resistant and outstanding cold proof performance down to 10 degree C. The Pentax K 70 expands the boundaries of photo Shooting
  • High performance image sensor: equipped with aa filter free design APS C size CMOS Image Sensor with 24. 24 MP
  • Optical Viewfinder with 100 percent field of view: Pentax k 70’s viewfinder provides a large, sharp view of the subject, allowing you to capture it exactly the way you want
  • High ISO102400: super high sensitivity photography to capture dramatic scenes of nature in sharp, high resolution images
  • Pixel shift resolution system: optimizing the potential of the high pixel image sensor to capture breathtaking, super high resolution images
  • In body shake reduction: Pentax K 70 features the In body shake reduction mechanism with a compensation effect of 4. 5 shutter steps; It works effectively with all Pentax interchangeable lenses
  • High performance AF system: responsive, high precision AF system to capture a sharp, crisp image of the subject in a wide range of photographic scenes
  • High speed continuous shooting: flawless continuous shooting of up to 40 images at approximately six images per second
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax 16981
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax 16981 Final Thoughts

"Well done Pentax."

I really love the features on this body. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping. I really love the features on this body. The Pentax 16981 captured the action like a pro. So overall the build quality is nice on the Pentax 16981.

Overall Score
4.5


(138 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Pentax Digital Cameras

5. Pentax 16256 Pentax Digital Camera

Pentax 16256 First Impressions

"Nice job again, Pentax!"

He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more! I use it with my one year old Pentax lens. Very good camera for the size. Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. But that's what this entry level camera is all about.

  • Pentax K-70 Weather-Sealed DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens (Black)
  • 2424 effective megapixel, APS C AA filter less CMOS sensor with ISO from 100 204800
  • Operating temperature:14 degree F~104 degree F (-10 degree C~40 degree C); Dust proof and weather resistant with In body “SR” shake reduction mechanism
  • Vary angle LCD monitor with Night vision red light LCD display
  • Built in Wi Fi for use with Image Sync app
  • Pixel Shift Resolution with Motion Correction AA Filter Simulator: Moré reduction using "SR" unit and Pixel Shift Resolution with Motion Correction
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax 16256
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax 16256 Final Thoughts

"The Pentax 16256 delivered."

This Pentax 16256 is built tough. I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. This is an excellent camera for beginners. I received it and it works well with my other Pentax lenses.

Overall Score
4.5


(138 Points)

6. Pentax K-1 body kit Pentax Digital Camera

Pentax K-1 body kit First Impressions

"Really love my Pentax K-1 body kit!"

Just buy this, you will not regret it. We love the Pentax K-1 body kit, but let's talk about the accessories. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. It's terrific and you won't go wrong. The camera is highly capable and flexible.

  • Pentax K-1 Full Frame DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • 36.4MP AA Filter less CMOS Sensor w/ 33 AF Points; SR Shake Reduction w/ Pixel Shift Resolution System APS C Crop Mode for backward compatibility with PENTAX APS C Lenses
  • GPS/Electronic Compass/Astro Tracer
  • Cross tilt LCD display; Weather resistant body
  • 1080/60i video; Focus peaking in video mode will assist with manual focusing; LED illuminated body points
  • Weight: 32.6 ounce
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax K-1 body kit
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax K-1 body kit Final Thoughts

"Really great Pentax Digital Camera!"

I use it with my one year old Pentax lens. Great Pentax Digital Camera package my kids love it! Everything was fine with the kit - great value! The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. I've had the Pentax K-1 body kit for about two weeks now and it's been great!

Overall Score
4.5


(78 Points)

7. Pentax K-x 18-55mm White Kit Pentax Digital Camera

Pentax K-x 18-55mm White Kit First Impressions

"Great camera and kit!"

I finally decided I liked the features of the Pentax line. I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. I finally decided I liked the features of the Pentax line. Just buy this, you will not regret it. It's terrific and you won't go wrong.

  • Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens (White)
  • 12.4-megapixel CMOS sensor with Pentax Shake Reduction; HDR image capture
  • Kit includes 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL lens
  • Capture widescreen HD 720p video at 24fps; 2.7-inch LCD with autofocus and Face Detection Live View
  • 4.7fps capture rate with 1/6000 sec max shutter speed; 11-point wide-angle autofocus
  • Powered by AA lithium batteries; capture images and video to SD/SDHC memory (not included)
  • Manufacturer warranty may not apply
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax K-x 18-55mm White Kit
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax K-x 18-55mm White Kit Final Thoughts

"And landscape."

Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price. First four pictures I took and they came out great! The software also defaults to save your original pic. I would highly recommend this Pentax K-x 18-55mm White Kit and bundle. I love this camera a lot so far!

Overall Score
4.2


(75 Points)

8. Pentax KP Black Body Pentax Digital Camera

Pentax KP Black Body First Impressions

"Shots were FANTASTIC!"

During my search, I discovered that the Pentax KP Black Body was about to be released. I like that while I am learning I can rely on the IA mode to take great shots for me. Lastly, the complaints about battery life are totally valid. Pentax, however, has always had colors that are exactly as our eyes see it! I can't wait to try it out at the zoo.

  • Pentax KP 24.32 Ultra-Compact Weatherproof DSLR with 3" LCD, Black
  • 24.3 effective Megapixel APS C AA filter less CMOS sensor with Iso 819200 and pixel shift resolution
  • 5 Axis shake reduction system
  • Pixel shift resolution technology; Uses shake reduction to move the image sensor in single pixel increments, to capture 4 images that are combined into a single, Hi Res image
  • A vertical tilt LCD monitor that facilitates high and low angle shooting
  • Dustproof, weather resistant, -10 Degree built in Wi Fi
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax KP Black Body
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax KP Black Body Final Thoughts

"All on Auto."

With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. I bought this Pentax Digital Camera for a trip I'm taking abroad in February. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. Light, portable and equipped with a good sensor. Plus I have various DSLRs and a beautiful Pentax.

Overall Score
4.9


(53 Points)

9. Pentax KP Silver Body Pentax Digital Camera

Pentax KP Silver Body First Impressions

"Go with the Pentax."

Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. Some reviewers have problems with clarity, but I certainly do not. Every thing was fine except I would have liked a better memory card. Love the small compact size which will be perfect for traveling. The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens.

  • Pentax KP Silver Body 24.32 Ultra-Compact Weatherproof DSLR with 3" LCD, (Silver)
  • 24.3 effective Megapixel APS C AA filter less CMOS sensor with Iso 819200 and pixel shift resolution
  • 5 Axis shake reduction system
  • Pixel shift resolution technology; Uses shake reduction to move the image sensor in single pixel increments, to capture 4 images that are combined into a single, Hi Res image
  • A vertical tilt LCD monitor that facilitates high and low angle shooting
  • Dustproof, weather resistant, -10 DegreeC built in Wi Fi
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax KP Silver Body
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax KP Silver Body Final Thoughts

"Photos come out great!"

I have yet to use the tripods but I'm excited to give them a try eventually. Only downside is recovery after each shot, however rest of features make up for it. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. Overall, I'm really impressed with this little Pentax KP Silver Body. Looks amazing and excited to try it.

Overall Score
4.9


(53 Points)

10. Pentax K-S2 Black Pentax Digital Camera

Pentax K-S2 Black First Impressions

"The Pentax K-S2 Black delivered."

Many more options than available to entry level models. This is a fantastic Pentax Digital Camera. We love the Pentax K-S2 Black, but let's talk about the accessories. It's terrific and you won't go wrong. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked.

  • Pentax K-S2 20MP DSLR Two Lens Kit w/ 18-50mm WR & 50-200mm WR (Black)
  • 20 MP AA filter less APS-C CMOS Sensor w/ISO Speeds up to 51200
  • In camera Wi-Fi with dedicated Wi-Fi connect button/dedicated "selfie" mode
  • Large High-Resolution 3 inch variable angle swing out LCD Monitor (921K Dots)
  • Fully Weather-sealed, Dustproof, Cold proof Design w/in body shake reduction
  • 4K interval movie capture & 1080P h.264 HD video
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax K-S2 Black
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax K-S2 Black Final Thoughts

"Pictures look good."

So pleased with all the features. I have already taken it on 3 vacations. This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have. But that's what this entry level camera is all about. They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point.

Overall Score
4.4


(34 Points)

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