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Cheap Pentax DSLR Digital Cameras

Pentax, probably not the first name that comes to mind when considering a digital SLR; don’t be dismissive. Pentax origins date back to 1919, an optical (spectacles lenses) company, the Asahi Kogaku Goshi Kaisha based in Tokyo. After WW11 the company reformed and mounted an assault on the camera market, lenses in particular.

Pentax entered the 35mm film market in the fifties, sturdy well-built cameras with lovely Pentax lenses; still much sought after. Pentax’s compact film cameras were outstanding, in particular the famous Espio range.

Pentax took many awards with their excursion into the digital market, in particular with their Optio range of digital compacts. Inevitably Pentax put their knowhow to work on DSLR’s. The subsequent Pentax 67 DSLR took the market by storm; followed closely by the upgraded 67II (pictured).

Pentax had well and truly entered the digital revolution; amid takeovers and an amalgamation with the prime optical company that is Hoya, followed by the company’s sale to Ricoh in 2011. Pentax have even had close collaboration with Samsung. Nevertheless, the Pentax brand still survives.

One of their current flagship cameras is the beautiful Pentax K-S1 DSLR.

 

  • PENTAX KS-1

The Pentax KS-1 is lightweight and very compact, coming in a delightful range of cheery colours.

The specifications of the KS-1 are even more impressive than the delightful styling:

  • 20.42 megapixel high-tech sensor
  • Will record RAW and jpeg simultaneously
  • Record full HD movies
  • ISO from 100 – 5200, ideal for low light photography
  • Crisp eleven point auto focus
  • Live view feature
  • Shutter speed from 30th sec to 1/6000th, giving you more control over results
  • Many, many pre-set creative modes from stage lighting and portrait to macro and even surf and snow.
  • There’s also a host of digital filters available, starburst, Toy camera, fisheye etc. etc.

This list of specifications goes on …

Bestseller No. 1
Pentax K-S1 SLR Camera Black inc 18-55mm Lens 20MP 3.0LCD FHD
35 Reviews
Pentax K-S1 SLR Camera Black inc 18-55mm Lens 20MP 3.0LCD FHD
  • 20MP stabilised CMOS sensor with AA filter-less
  • Sensitivity up to 51200 ISO
  • Full HD recording with 30fps frame rate
  • Continuos shooting at 5.4fps
  • Shutter speed 1/6000sec
SaleBestseller No. 2
Pentax KS-1 DSLR Camera - Denim Blue (18-55mm DA L Lens, 20MP)
35 Reviews
Pentax KS-1 DSLR Camera - Denim Blue (18-55mm DA L Lens, 20MP)
  • 20MP stabilised CMOS sensor with AA filter-less
  • Sensitivity up to 51200 ISO
  • Full HD recording with 30fps frame rate
  • Continuos shooting at 5.4fps
  • Shutter speed 1/6000sec
Bestseller No. 3
Pentax KS-1 DSLR Camera - Moon Silver (18-55mm DA L Lens, 20MP)
35 Reviews
Pentax KS-1 DSLR Camera - Moon Silver (18-55mm DA L Lens, 20MP)
  • 20MP stabilised CMOS sensor with AA filter-less
  • Sensitivity up to 51200 ISO
  • Full HD recording with 30fps frame rate
  • Continuos shooting at 5.4fps
  • Shutter speed 1/6000sec
Bestseller No. 4
Pentax KS-2 + 18/50mm Lens, Spare DLi109 Battery & SLR Backpack
  • Weather resistant body with 100 protection joins
  • 21 MP stabilised CMOS sensor with AA fi lter-less
  • Sensitivity up to 51 200 ISO
  • 39830
Bestseller No. 5
Pentax K-S1 DSLR Camera - Blue Cream Soda (18-55mm Lens Kit, 20MP)
5 Reviews
Pentax K-S1 DSLR Camera - Blue Cream Soda (18-55mm Lens Kit, 20MP)
  • 20MP stabilised CMOS sensor with AA filter-less
  • Sensitivity up to 51200 ISO
  • Full HD recording with 30fps frame rate
  • Continuos shooting at 5.4fps
  • Shutter speed 1/6000sec

RECOMMENDED PENTAX LENS

Manufacturing great optics is something at which Pentax excel.

Pentax 50mm f/1.8 SMC DA lens

This is a no nonsense standard 50mm prime lens with f1.8 aperture; meaning it’ll be good in low light.

The 50 mm range is a fairly safe bet for most photographers’ everyday use, good for portraiture, small groups and most things besides.

A 50 mm lens will give, arguably, a similar field of view to that of the human eye (there’s some debate on this subject, with contradictory opinions; needless to say it’s pretty close).

This is a light, compact lens that will deliver high quality images time after time. Many other lens options are available; follow our link.

 

 

 

SaleBestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
Pentax 18 - 50 mm K-S2 Digital SLR Camera with Lens - Black
21 Reviews
Pentax 18 - 50 mm K-S2 Digital SLR Camera with Lens - Black
  • Weather resistant body with 100 protection joins
  • 20 MP stabilised CMOS sensor with AA fi lter-less
  • Sensitivity up to 51 200 ISO
  • Full HD recording with 30 fps frame rate, H.264 codec
  • Built-in Wifi and NFC modules with dedicated button for instantaneouscommunication with smartphones or tablet
SaleBestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
Pentax smc DFA 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
16 Reviews
Pentax smc DFA 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
  • Optimised for use with digital cameras
  • Compatible with PENTAX SLR film cameras
  • Magnification to 1:1
  • Quick Shift Focus System
  • Corresponds to a focal length of approx. 75mm with the Pentax digital cameras

And there are of course other great DSLR cameras from Pentax and so we list the best selling below:

SaleBestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
Pentax K-50 DSLR Camera with DAL 18-55 mm WR Lens Kit, 3 inch LCD - Black
74 Reviews
Pentax K-50 DSLR Camera with DAL 18-55 mm WR Lens Kit, 3 inch LCD - Black
  • 81 protection seals for a complete protection of the electronic circuits against splashing water, snow, dust and sand
  • 16 MP CMOS APS-C sensor for fully detailed images
  • Continuous shooting 6 frames/second for catching action shots
  • Full HD video (codec H.264) for high quality video clips
  • Shutter speed up to 1/6000 second to freeze movement in an image
SaleBestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
Pentax K-50 DSLR Camera Body Only - Black (16MP, CMOS APS-C Sensor)
74 Reviews
Pentax K-50 DSLR Camera Body Only - Black (16MP, CMOS APS-C Sensor)
  • 81 Protection seals for a complete protection of the electronic circuits against splashing water, snow, dust and sand
  • 16 MP CMOS APS-C for fully detailed images
  • Continuous shooting 6 frames/sec. for catching action shots
  • Full HD Video (codec H.264) for high quality video clips
  • Shutter Speed up to 1/6000 sec to freeze movement in an image

PENTAX, A WELL ESTABLISHED RESPECTED BRAND!