RICOH IMAGING COMPANY has been producing high-quality optical equipment for decades, including DSLR cameras, lenses, spotting scopes and binoculars under the PENTAX brand. Combining innovation and past experience, PENTAX products have been synonymous to high quality for a very long time. PENTAX cameras are known all over the world due to the fact that the company regularly updates its product range with both professional and universal equipment that are functional, easy to learn, and reliable.
Every PENTAX digital camera is built on the basis of long-term experience. This allows you to create great weather protected DSLRs that won't let you down in the harshest weather conditions.
High performance features of PENTAX binoculars guarantee to deliver outstanding viewing enjoyment. Every pair of PENTAX binoculars in all five series is fully-multi coated for a bright field of view. Many models feature a long eye relief that lets you view the entire field without removing your glasses. PENTAX binoculars feature fully-multi coated optics, which means that multilayer coating is applied to every light-incident surface, maximizing light transmission for a bright field of view. Thanks to new fully multi coated lenses, phase correction, BaK4 prism, and new enhanced light transmission coating, PENTAX binoculars provide crystal sharp images and superb contrast.
PENTAX binoculars are an excellent choice for a variety of leisure activities:
- for travelers: sealed and waterproof, compact and durable housing;
- for astronomical observations: craters on the Moon, the Milky Way, Saturn's rings, Jupiter's moons;
- for concerts and sports competitions: compact size and comfortable grip will allow you to watch the most important moments for a long time;
- for bird watching: uncompromising optical quality, bright, vivid and clear picture;
- for observing wild animals: sealed and very durable binoculars to be sure not only of their safety, but also of their optics;
- for research: the unique series of Papillio binoculars-microscopes allows you to observe the smallest details of various objects: museum exhibits, jewelry, insects.
Ever wondered, if it is worth taking your expensive camera out of your bag, because it is raining or there is a possibility of dust or dirt getting in? Pentax DSLR cameras, lenses and accesories have dependable dustproof, weather-resistant construction.
The combination of the optimal number of case caps for each model and a waterproof optional battery pack prevents moisture and dust from entering the mechanism. A combination of the Pentax DSLR camera sealing parts and the optional Battery Grip's watertight body prevents the intrusion of water and dust into their interior. When an AW- or WR-series lens is mounted,* the camera and its lens forms a remarkable digital imaging system totally resistant to demanding environmental factors. You can focus on your artistic tasks without worrying about keeping your equipment safe in the harshest weather conditions and even in temperatures as low as -10 ° C.
*AW stands for All Weather (dustproof and weather-resistant construction), while WR stands for Weather Resistant (simplified weather-resistant construction).
Super-high-sensitivity photography to capture dramatic scenes in sharp, high-resolution image The PENTAX SLR cameras AA-filter-free design eliminates the AA (anti-aliasing) filter, which has an adverse effect on the camera’s resolving power. This design optimizes the resolving power provided by the high-resolution CMOS image sensor, while assuring high-speed readout of rich-gradation, 14-bit image data.
It retains excellent resolution, even when the image is cropped during shooting, or the captured image is trimmed during processing. It allows you to capture the decisive moment in a sharp, clear image.
Superb noise reduction performance to capture the subject truthfully with fine details and subtle shades. Its shallow depth of field allows you to control the sense of depth and bokeh (defocus) effect at will.
PENTAX cameras are compatible with both full-frame FA and D FA lenses and the legendary Limited lens series, as well as DA, DA * lenses designed for PENTAX APS-C format cameras.
You have the potential to choose from 380 K-mount lenses, including manual lenses that can be used with the M42 adapter, even those released over 60 years ago under the Asahi Pentax brand (type AP), as well as 645/67 mount lenses. Enjoy your favorite lenses with modern Pentax cameras.
The combination of superior performance, functionality and unique Ricoh Imaging proprietary technologies with PENTAX's excellent lenses line-up and compatibility with third-party K-mount lenses make PENTAX cameras the ideal new camera choice for both the amateur photographer and the demanding professional. PENTAX is always ready to take on a creative challenge of any complexity.
Pixel Shift Resolution System: optimizing the potential of the high-pixel image sensor to capture breathtaking, super-high-resolution images. PENTAX-original, in-body SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism with a compensation effect of 5 shutter steps. It works effectively with all PENTAX interchangeable lenses — from ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto models — and minimizes camera shake in camera-shake-prone conditions, such as when shooting low-light scenes using natural light only or when using a telephoto lens. It also comes in handy with panning shots, since it automatically detects the direction of the camera’s movement with a gyro sensor, and efficiently controls the SR unit to produce the best possible image.
Just by keeping the SR mode turned on, you can effortlessly minimize camera shake with both normal images and panning shots. By taking advantage of the SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, this innovative system captures four images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image, then synthesizing them into a single composite image. It obtains all color data in each pixel to deliver super-high-resolution images with far more truthful colors and much finer details than those captured by normal shooting processes.
An array of customization tools personalizing your camera with favorite settings. You can customize the PENTAX camera operation by assigning the desired functions to the set of buttons, including the Fx1 and Fx2 buttons, and the three USER Mode positions of the Mode dial. It also provides a choice of menu items and the order of their listing displayed on the control panel.
Bringing together technology cultivated through the development of a wide variety of cameras and lenses, PENTAX binoculars have been seeing the world since 1938. Experience the clarity made possible by trusted optical performance and revolutionary coating techniques.
Full multi-coating increases light transmission while preventing flare and ghosting. All models of PENTAX binoculars have these coatings on all lens surfaces and prism incident light surfaces. From the compact U series to our flagship Z series, you can select your binoculars with confidence. On premium models, design properties have been enhanced and new coatings with the latest film-deposition technology adopted. Transmittance in the visible light range has been dramatically improved through the effective coating of lens and prism surfaces. Protective coatings have also been applied to objective and ocular lens surfaces that can be inadvertently touched during use. Oil and water droplets and other soiling can be easily wiped away.
The Papilio is a unique binocular. A high-performance compact model both for indoor and outdoor, giving you a clear view from a mere 50cm to infinity. Of course it’s a fine and compact companion on nature trails and holidays, when your interests are flowers, insects, bugs or butterflies the Papilio turns out to be an indispensable instrument. You can observe the museum exhibits of any kind from ancient coins to Faberge eggs and painting.
The flagship Z-series combines premium level quality and clarity designed to delight the most demanding users. S-series is exceptional vision quality combined with high-end expectations. Large objective lenses incorporated in the design allow for contrast-rich, bright viewing under all light conditions. A-series provide full-size performance in a compact-sized body. All A series Binoculars offers impeccable viewing quality in a compact portability and durable design, so you can enjoy carrying convenience without compromising performance. U-series compact porro-prism models feature dual-axis, single body design with synchronized eyepiece adjustment. Aspherical lens elements give you edge-to-edge sharpness. Clear images and clearly affordable. And new V-series are innovative, new-concept, consisting of binoculars with detachable design and a monocular to facilitate close-range observations with single-hand operation.