Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Pentax Digital Cameras

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

User Ratings: 75 5

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

"And landscape."

Just buy this, you will not regret it. He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more! This lens is a good complement to the existing ones I have. This is the best Pentax Digital Camera and I love it! SD card that came with camera is fine.

  • 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
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax Pentax K-3 lens kit w/ 18-135mm WR
  • Battery Life
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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

"Lenses are everything."

I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. Just buy this, you will not regret it. Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package. This is an excellent camera for beginners.

Overall Score
4.5


(199 Points)

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2. Pentax Pentax Digital Camera

User Ratings: 74 4

Pentax First Impressions

"Now I have the Pentax ."

I use it with my one year old Pentax lens. This Pentax is built tough. Very good camera for the size. I received it and it works well with my other Pentax lenses. The Pentax has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera.

  • Pentax K-70 Weather-Sealed DSLR Camera, Body Only (Black) w/Pentax DA 35mm f/2.4 AL Lens for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras
  • 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
  • In camera shake reduction (SR): the Pentax digital SLR K Series cameras are equipped with the SR mechanism built into the camera body; Because shake reduction is applied in the camera body, this means that any lens Compatible with the K Series cameras will benefit from image stabilization
  • Ideal as a first lens: enabling unique imaging that is only possible with fixed focal point lenses, namely, large blurring of the background and sharp resolution to the edges of the image
  • Easy to use standard lens: This is ideal as a regular use lens for shooting snapshots, Landscapes, portraits, and a variety of other subjects
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax
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Pentax Final Thoughts

"So I got this."

Pentax still services this camera. From my first few casual shots the results blew me away. SD card that came with camera is fine. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. I love all the accessories included with my new Pentax camera.

Overall Score
4.4


(144 Points)

3. Pentax Pentax Digital Camera

User Ratings: 74 4

Pentax First Impressions

"Loved that camera!"

They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point. Though I have nothing to complain about the Pentax . I would highly recommend this Pentax and bundle. The pictures were clear and a came out great. The camera is highly capable and flexible.

  • Pentax K-70 24MP DSLR with 18-55mm WR Lens and Extended Warranty w/Pentax HD DA 55-300mm f/4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE Lens
  • 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
  • Short minimum focusing distance of 095 meter PENTAX’s first K mount with electromagnetic diaphragm control system for a quiet sound operation during movie recording
  • Diaphragm blades: 9.Rear focus system and PLM (pulse motor), direct drive lead screw system for quite zoom a High speed AF Compact telephoto zoom lens thanks to its collapsible structure
  • Weather resistant construction ED lens elements for brilliant sharpness and saturated colors
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax
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  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax Final Thoughts

"Excellent experience!"

First four pictures I took and they came out great! Though I have nothing to complain about the Pentax . However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. This is an excellent camera for beginners. Just what my wife needed for her travels.

Overall Score
4.4


(144 Points)

4. Pentax 16243 Pentax Digital Camera

User Ratings: 74 4

Pentax 16243 First Impressions

"Great lens!"

He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more! So overall the build quality is nice on the Pentax 16243. I finally decided I liked the features of the Pentax line. The difference is the excellent Pentax lens. I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film.

  • 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
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax 16243
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax 16243 Final Thoughts

"Pretty easy to use."

Love the camera and accessories that came with this kit. Just buy this, you will not regret it. Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it.

Overall Score
4.4


(144 Points)

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5. Pentax 16981 Pentax Digital Camera

User Ratings: 74 4

Pentax 16981 First Impressions

"I love my Pentax 16981."

This is an excellent camera for beginners. I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces. I've had the Pentax 16981 for about two weeks now and it's been great! The extra batteries don't work all that well. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it.

  • 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
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax 16981
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  • Value For Money
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Pentax 16981 Final Thoughts

"Now about this Camera."

I compared features for months before deciding to go with this Pentax Digital Camera. This is an excellent camera for beginners. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package. I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film.

Overall Score
4.4


(144 Points)

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

User Ratings: 74 4

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

"Now I have the Pentax K-70 18-55mm lens kit black."

I received it and it works well with my other Pentax lenses. Very good camera for the size. Have used Pentax cameras all the way back to 35mm. Thank you Amazon and thank you Pentax! It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200.

  • 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
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax K-70 18-55mm lens kit black
  • Battery Life
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  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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

"That's very cool."

This Pentax K-70 18-55mm lens kit black is built tough. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. This is a great entry level camera. So pleased with all the features. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper.

Overall Score
4.4


(144 Points)

7. Pentax Pentax Digital Camera

User Ratings: 74 4

Pentax First Impressions

"What a great Pentax Digital Camera!"

I use it with my one year old Pentax lens. No focus peaking, even in live view. No focus peaking, even in live view. I finally decided I liked the features of the Pentax line. First four pictures I took and they came out great!

  • Pentax K-70 Weather-Sealed DSLR Camera, Body Only (Black) w/Pentax DA 50mm f1.8 Lens for Pentax DSLR Cameras
  • 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
  • Fast f/1.8 aperture for outstanding depth of field control.
  • Rounded diaphragm blades create a more circular aperture for smooth, beautiful bokeh at large aperture settings.
  • No Quick shift focus system for instant switching from auto to manual focus.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax
  • Battery Life
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  • Ergonomics
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax Final Thoughts

"Please keep it up."

I received it and it works well with my other Pentax lenses. I received it and it works well with my other Pentax lenses. I really love the features on this body. This camera has paid for itself 20 times over and it keeps on giving! My family pictures will be great from now on.

Overall Score
4.4


(144 Points)

8. Pentax 16256 Pentax Digital Camera

User Ratings: 74 4

Pentax 16256 First Impressions

"You guys rock!"

Have used Pentax cameras all the way back to 35mm. I would highly recommend this Pentax 16256 and bundle. I've been more than happy with this Pentax Digital Camera. The Pentax 16256 captured the action like a pro. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today.

  • 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
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax 16256
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax 16256 Final Thoughts

"One last thing."

I received it and it works well with my other Pentax lenses. I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces. I really love the features on this body. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. This is the best Pentax Digital Camera and I love it!

Overall Score
4.4


(144 Points)

9. Pentax 16994 Pentax Digital Camera

User Ratings: 74 4

Pentax 16994 First Impressions

"I grade it very high."

I got it at the best price for this kit. Just buy this, you will not regret it. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. But that's what this entry level camera is all about. The Pentax 16994 captured the action like a pro.

  • Pentax K-70 Weather-Sealed DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens (Silver)
  • ALL WEATHER DSLR: Dustproof, Weather resistant and outstanding cold proof performance down to 10°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
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pentax 16994
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pentax 16994 Final Thoughts

"Modeling, it's fine."

Pentax still services this camera. I've had the Pentax 16994 for about two weeks now and it's been great! I use it with my one year old Pentax lens. The camera is highly capable and flexible. The Pentax 16994 has all the tech and features I was looking for in a camera.

Overall Score
4.4


(144 Points)

10. Pentax KP Silver Body Pentax Digital Camera

User Ratings: 87

Pentax KP Silver Body First Impressions

"Not a fan of that."

Meh, life goes on, immediately ordered more batteries off Amazon. So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. Takes great low light & fireworks pictures. I can't wait to try it out at the zoo. But overall It is worth to buy and I totally recommend you to buy this bundle.

  • 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
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • 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

"God bless you Pentax!"

5 seconds to wait for auto focus is not going to kill me. I don't really see a good excuse for that, wildlife photos may prove nearly impossible. So I went to a camera store and tried out both of them. Great deal on this camera package that includes lots of extras. The package is so small and light I barely notice it has a lens.

Overall Score
4.9


(60 Points)

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