Pentax Digital Cameras
Pentax makes a wide range of point and shoot digital cameras, which is called the Optio series, along with a single lens reflex (SLR) line. The SLR *ist DS, *ist DL and *ist D cameras are lightweight models which may be bought with or without the lens. The Optio S51 and S50 are two of the most popular cameras. The cameras are aimed at the casual photographer as well as the more serious picture taker.
Pentax also makes the Optio WP, Optio 33 WR and Optio 43 WR, which are water resistant and waterproof cameras. The Optio cameras come with a USB cable, AV cable, strap, software CD-ROM, memory card, batteries and operating manual.
The SLR models also include a hot shoe cover, eyecup and body mount cover and a lens cap and cover if the lens is included with the camera. Pentax also makes lenses, flashes and various other camera accessories including adapters, cases and memory cards.
Pentax offers mail in rebates on some of its cameras and has a website which offers online support, registration and information on its products. Most cameras come with a one year limited warranty in the USA. You may be able to get an extended warranty.