Pentax is making compact cameras again! (thanks to a nameplate change)

For the last decade, Ricoh's underwater compact cameras have been released under the Ricoh name. This has changed with the launch of the Pentax WG-90, a new lightweight and compact 'casual' waterproof camera – and with the name change, the WG-90 qualifies for our guide to the best Pentax cameras!

Marketed as an adventure camera, the Pentax WG-90 is extremely robust, enabling use in the most treacherous of conditions. Boasting the labels of being waterproof to 46ft / 14m, shockproof to 5.2ft / 1.6m, freezeproof to 14°F / -10°C, and crushproof to 220lbs / 100kg, this little camera is a tank! 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 


Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.