Pentax Digital Cameras

Compare the 10 Best Pentax Digital CamerasSeptember 2017

Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every Pentax digital camera on the market in the US to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 1,420 digital cameras, 190,000 reviews and 10,200 prices. Last updated 19 September 2017.

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Pentax K‑M

K-M
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An excellent value for money and multi award winning SLR digital camera, with great features
93
Reviews
4 Awards
97
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Overall Score
Excellent
10.2MP
SLR
Feb 2016
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Pentax K‑30

K-30
Trusted Reviews - RecommendedDP Review - SilverPhotographyBlog.com - Highly RecommendedEphotozine - Highly Recommended
A classic and good value for money SLR camera, with good features
95
Reviews
17 Awards
88
Value for Money
Excellent
76
Features
Good Features
81
Overall Score
Excellent
16.28MP
SLR
Dec 2012
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Pentax K‑50

K-50
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A multi award winning and cheap SLR digital camera, with good features
94
Reviews
20 Awards
86
Value for Money
Excellent
75
Features
Good Features
79
Overall Score
Very Good
16.3MP
SLR
Jul 2015
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Pentax K‑S1

K-S1
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An award winning and very cheap SLR digital camera, with good features
92
Reviews
3 Awards
91
Value for Money
Excellent
76
Features
Good Features
81
Overall Score
Excellent
20.12MP
SLR
Jun 2015
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$39.99

Pentax Efina

Efina
A good spec and spectacularly good value for money compact camera
97
Value for Money
Excellent
71
Features
Good Features
73
Overall Score
Very Good
14MP
Compact
5x
Megapixels
Camera Type
Optical Zoom
Oct 2013
Release Date
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$194.02

Pentax VS20

VS20
A very cheap and classic compact digital camera, with good features
71
Reviews
25 Reviews
93
Value for Money
Excellent
70
Features
Good Features
72
Overall Score
Very Good
16MP
Compact
20x
Megapixels
Camera Type
Optical Zoom
Feb 2012
Release Date
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Pentax X‑5

X-5
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A cheap and award winning bridge digital camera, with good features
87
Reviews
1 Award
70
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Features
Good Features
68
Overall Score
Good
16MP
Bridge
26x
Megapixels
Camera Type
Optical Zoom
Aug 2012
Release Date
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$241.55

Pentax XG‑1

XG-1
A good spec and low cost bridge digital camera
84
Value for Money
Excellent
67
Features
Good Features
66
Overall Score
Good
16MP
Bridge
52x
Megapixels
Camera Type
Optical Zoom
Jul 2014
Release Date
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Pentax K‑01

K-01
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A good spec and multi award winning MILC digital camera, but representing only moderate value for money
86
Reviews
4 Awards
57
Value for Money
Average
65
Features
Good Features
63
Overall Score
Good
16.28MP
MILC
Feb 2012
Megapixels
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Pentax K‑70

K-70
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An award winning and high image quality SLR camera, with good features but representing inferior value for money
92
Reviews
3 Awards
47
Value for Money
Mediocre
64
Features
Good Features
61
Overall Score
Good
24MP
SLR
Jun 2016
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Pentax Digital Camera Prices

Pentax digital cameras range in price from $39 to $5,999 and in total we found prices for 21 Pentax digital cameras. The average price of a new Pentax camera is $828 and the 80% of Pentax digital cameras are priced between $194 and $1,000. The Pentax Efina is the cheapest Pentax digital camera at only $40, and Pentax 645Z is the most expensive at $5,999.

Price Range of Pentax Digital Cameras

Pentax digital cameras start at $40 and the most expensive Pentax camera costs $5,999. The 6th highest average camera price out of all brands is Pentax digital cameras with an average price of $828.

Average Rating of Pentax Cameras

We have analysed 16,291 expert reviews and 123,994 user reviews for cameras from across the internet and used this information to calculate an average rating for cameras of 89%. This makes Pentax the 2nd best rated digital camera brand.

When Are Most New Pentax Cameras Released?

The most common period for new Pentax digital cameras to be released in is between December and February. For the latest Pentax camera technology you may want to consider waiting until December 2017. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current Pentax digital cameras tend to drop off when the next models are released. Last year most new Pentax digital cameras were released in February, with three new Pentax digital cameras released that month. The biggest month in 2015 for new Pentax camera releases was January, with one new Pentax cameras released that month. December was the biggest month in 2014 for new Pentax cameras, with four new Pentax cameras released that month.

How Fast Do Pentax Camera Prices Drop After Release?

Pentax cameras tend to depreciate faster than most cameras. Most cameras drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release. On average Pentax cameras drop in price by 18% in the first 6 months after release. That means a saving of $117 on a typical $639 new Pentax camera if you wait 6 months before buying.

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