American Photo (PopPhoto) magazine has named K10D the camera of the year in the Advanced DSLRs section:
Pentax’s top D-SLR delivers pro-grade weatherproofing for hundreds, even thousands, of dollars less than other models with similar cladding. And none of those D-SLRs offers the K10D’s combination of image stabilization, automatic dust removal, and in-camera RAW “developing” made possible by a powerful new imaging engine.
The New York Times has reviewed $700 to $800 digital SLRs “that let you shoot like a pro”. David Pogue was very impressed by K10D’s capabilities, but noted that
…the photos are soft and slightly washed-out — at least at first. You can extract the brilliant shots the Pentax really takes by shooting in RAW mode, an unprocessed format, and then tweaking the results in a program like Photoshop. In other words, the fault lies in the Pentax’s post-shot processing circuitry, not the lens or the shooter’s ability.
Cliff Smith at TrustedReviews has put his hands on Pentax Optio A30 digicam:
The Optio A30 is Pentax’s best ultra-compact camera to date, combining stylish design, excellent build quality, easy handling and much improved performance, with outstanding picture quality and a comprehensive set of features including many unusual and useful options.