Buying Pentax Imaging Products in Malaysia

Pentax (Imaging), now a Ricoh company since October 1st, 2011. As Ricoh acquired all shares of Pentax Imaging Corp. and renamed the new subsidiary Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd. However, Hoya Corporation (that merged with Pentax on December 2006) will continue to use the Pentax brand name for their medical related products such as endoscopes.

In year 2008, it is less common to see Pentax in Malaysia market compare to already odd Ricoh camera products (ex: GX200, GRDII). Because of its rarity over here, not much of price comparison and competition between shops, it makes challenges to build up a simple Pentax system for budgeted user like me.

Things got better in recent years when DSC World Sdn Bhd tookover from shriro as Pentax distributor. Although DSC World is a new name, but is actually related to the experienced company: Futuromic Photo AV Sdn Bhd (since 1994, distributor for Nikon, Tamron, Ricoh in previous and etc) , which easily discover from their address (DSC World locate at upper storey of Futuromic), the about page, and this forum thread. Therefore, more events (social activities, competitions), products promotions, active Pentax Malaysia FB page, more dealers and on-line store carrying Pentax camera products.

Malaysia Dealers

Click here for whole list of Pentax dealers store in Malaysia.

On-line stores

In addtion, this is how i hunt for Pentax products,

  • Pentax attractive price on Pentax camera body and Pentax manufactured lens, do refer this blog for a purcahse process guide: Buying Photo Gear from
  • Ebay: for old manual PK/K-mount lens since 1975 and Takumar lens
  • ebay Hong Kong for new third party K-mount lens, such as Tamron, Sigma and Samyang
  • buy, sell or trade 2nd hand lens with local camera users
  • buy, sell or trade 2nd hand lens with oversea Pentax users