Canon 1200D vs Nikon D3300 vs Pentax K-500: which is the best entry level DSLR?

    | News | 20/02/2014 00:01am
    Canon 1200D vs Nikon D3300 vs Pentax K-500: 17 things to know about these entry level DSLRs

    Which beginner DSLR is best for your needs? Find out in our Canon 1200D vs Nikon D3300 vs Pentax K-500 comparison.

    Pentax K-3 review

    | Reviews, SLRs | 28/01/2014 14:00pm
    Pentax K-3 review

    Pentax K-3 review: will the weather-proof K-3 be enough to tempt photographers away from Nikon and Canon?

    Pentax unveils K-50, K-500: price, release date, full specs revealed

    | News | 13/06/2013 10:44am
    Pentax unveils K-50, K-500: price, release date, full specs revealed

    Ricoh Pentax has unveiled two new entry-level DSLRs, officially announcing details of the Pentax K-500 and Pentax K-50 price, specs and release date overnight.

    Both new Pentax cameras share the same 16-megapixel APS-C sensor introduced with the Pentax K-30, and both cameras also offer high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200.

    Pentax K-5 II review

    | Reviews, SLRs | 22/01/2013 15:53pm
    Pentax K-5 II review

    In our Pentax K-5 II review video we test whether this new Pentax DSLR offers a true upgrade over the Pentax K-5.

    How to buy a camera: 5 things you need to know about choosing a DSLR

    | Photography for Beginners | 14/12/2012 15:51pm
    How to buy a camera: 5 things you need to know about choosing a DSLR

    Looking to buy a camera but overwhelmed by all the choice? Our expert guide on how to buy a camera reveals 5 crucial DSLR tips covering sensors, pixels, shooting modes, interfaces and everything else you need to know when buying a camera.

    Pentax K-5 II, K-5 IIs: specs, release date, price revealed

    | News | 11/09/2012 05:00am
    Pentax K-5 II official specs, release date and price revealed

    Pentax has announced two upgrades to its premium DSLR, the K-5, in the form of the Pentax K-5 II and Pentax K-5 IIs.

    Pentax K-30 review: get the verdict on this new weatherproof DSLR

    | Reviews, SLRs | 01/08/2012 15:56pm
    Weatherproof Pentax K-30 DSLR revealed

    Find out what our in-house testing team thought of the Pentax K-30 and its 81 seals designed to keep water and dust at bay.

    Pentax DSLRs top global consumer satisfaction survey

    | News | 04/07/2012 17:00pm
    Weatherproof Pentax K-30 DSLR revealed

    Pentax DSLRs receive the highest customer satisfaction ratings, according to a new survey of camera owners.

    The survey, conducted by global market research firm JD Power and Associates, collected responses from DSLR owners who used an e-commerce site to make their purchase.

    Pentax unveils weatherproof K-30 DSLR

    | News | 22/05/2012 10:00am
    Weatherproof Pentax K-30 DSLR revealed

    Pentax has announced a new DSLR to sit in its line-up, featuring a weatherproofed body and shake-reduction technology.

    The company says that the features found in the K-30 are more commonly found in higher specced cameras, but the body shape and size is more reflective of an entry-level model.

    Featuring a 16.2 million pixel CMOS sensor and a PRIME M image processor, which enables the K-30 to shoot full HD video at 30fps. A wide sensitivity range of between ISO 100 and ISO 12,800 (expandable up to ISO 25,600) is also available.

    DO or Di? Your lens markings explained

    | Photography Tips | 02/04/2012 13:58pm
    DO or Di? All your lens markings explained

    Does your lens has more letters after its name than a retired rocket scientist. What do all these lens markings mean? You can refer to a lens simply by the name of the manufacturer, the focal length, and its maximum aperture – a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6, say, or Canon 50mm f/1.4. But as lenses have often evolved from decades of development, they usually have a line of additional letters after their names, stamped on the barrel or printed on the boxes.

    Some lens markings are about manufacturer branding – defining a more recent range, or a lens that’s built to higher standards than another. Others are to do with the optics themselves, and to highlight specific technologies used in the lens construction. In the jargon-busting guide below, we’ll translate these lens markings for you.