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SLR 24.24MP CMOS Aug 2016
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35 Reasons For

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 8 user reviews the average user rating of this digital camera is marvellous. This puts this camera in the top 7% of all the new SLR digital cameras when ranked by average user review score.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Pentax K-70 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. In October this year Photo.nomad mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I haven't gotten around to looking closely at images in comparison”. Rainforests said in their Pentax K-70 review in the same month “Very fast focusing and very crisp images even up to ISO12800”.

Three people who purchased the Pentax K-70 thought it had a good picture resolution. Moreno Tagliapietra said “When shooting dynamic subjects (i.e” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 5 stars. Moreno Tagliapietra also said “The high res pixel shift mode does enhance resolution and color accuracy”.

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Pentax Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 1,276 expert and user reviews, Pentax has excellent ratings for its cameras. Pentax also has excellent ratings specifically for its SLR digital cameras compared to other manufacturers.

Robust

Four Pentax K-70 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. C.pepper said “Excellent lens, easy to understand menu, strong build, feels perfect in medium size hands, excellent results with high speed SD card, great looking”. Moreno Tagliapietra mentioned in their review in October “Feels reassuringly solid” . Moreno Tagliapietra also said “Weatherization ensure that it is built with good materials”.

One Pentax K-70 reviewer thought this digital camera was reliable. Moreno Tagliapietra scored it very highly and mentioned in their Pentax K-70 review on Amazon “I find it to be quite reliable in most conditions”.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of people said in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Joe Blow mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “The Pentax K-70 introduces CONTINUOUS VIDEO autofocus” in his review and scored the Pentax K-70 very highly. This month Sitarix gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their Pentax K-70 review “The 80D has touchscreen, faster focus, etc.”.

One Pentax K-70 owner who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good lens.

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Easy to Use

One customer who purchased the Pentax K-70 reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. This year Moreno Tagliapietra wrote in their review “The K70 is a small camera that is a pleasure to hold” and scored it 5 stars. One Pentax K-70 reviewer reckoned that it was easy to use. Joe Blow wrote “The following information is how to use these lens on the Pentax K-70” and gave it an excellent review score.

One Pentax K-70 owner who purchased the product thought it was easy to use the menus.

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Good Size

One Pentax K-70 reviewer considered that it was tight. One customer who bought the Pentax K-70 considered that it was compact. Moreno Tagliapietra said on Amazon this year “A very compact (for its class)” in their review of this digital camera.

Reasonably Priced

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. In October Rainforests said “A sweet deal!”. One Pentax K-70 owner who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was good value for money. This year Photo.nomad said on Amazon “I was looking to using some new features, save money”.

Good Technical Features

A few Pentax K-70 owners agreed that this digital camera had good features.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Pentax K-70 owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was quiet. In October Tabema Miles wrote “Very quiet and quick to take pictures” in their review of the Pentax K-70.

Nice Design

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. C.pepper wrote this month “Pentax K-70 is a beautiful camera!”.

Good Video Capture

One person who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording.

Only Released Four Months Ago

This camera has only been on the market for four months. Newer digital cameras like this one are likely to have better features.

Good Product Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. This month Moreno Tagliapietra mentioned on Amazon “The large pentaprism is of superior quality”.

Good Battery Life

One customer who bought it thought it had a good battery life. Photo.nomad wrote on Amazon this month “It seems to work better for me if I switch off live view (save battery life) or use it for short intervals, set raw+ (instead of raw) or JPEG”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this digital camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Pentax K-70 has a GPS. Most of the other new SLR digital cameras do not have a GPS.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Pentax K-70 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the K-70 do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper digital cameras such as the Canon 1300D[plb_3861494_price].

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The Pentax K-70 has a quite high megapixel count (24.24 megapixels) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the K-70. The lowest megapixel count of recently released SLR digital cameras is 6MP, the highest is 37MP, and the average megapixel count is 20MP.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think a cheaper digital camera such as the Canon 1300D[plb_3861494_price] or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the D3400[pl_3914488_price], and the D3300[pl_3950575_price] both from Nikon are also worth considering.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the Nikon D40[plb_3214006_price] (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Pentax K-70 is more than most SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera supports a RAW image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by SLR digital cameras that have been around for the last year. The image format "JPEG XR" is also supported by this Pentax digital camera.

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Very High Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the latest similar spec digital cameras the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 110,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 23,000. When compared to other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the K-70, the maximum ISO speed of the Pentax K-70 of 102,400 is one of the highest.

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Fairly High JPEG Frame Rate

With a JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Pentax K-70 has a fairly high JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other new digital cameras. Newly released similar spec cameras have JPEG frame rates of between 24fps and 60fps.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 24.78 megapixels, the Pentax K-70 has a fairly many total megapixel count compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for the last year. The least total megapixel count of recently released SLR digital cameras is 6.2MP and the most is 38MP.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Pentax K-70 is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for the last year. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras that were released around the same time as the K-70. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The Pentax K-70 has a greater number of photo effects than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months. This Pentax camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as the K-70. The photo effects "Black&White", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Short

At only 93 millimeters, the Pentax K-70 is fairly short compared to most of the other new SLR digital cameras. The average height of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the K-70 is 100mm, and the heights range from 66mm to 160mm.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on latest similar spec digital cameras.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on SLR digital cameras that were launched in the last year.

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Very Long Maximum Battery Life

When compared to other new cameras that we have checked the maximum battery life of, the Pentax K-70's maximum battery life of 4.5 hours is one of the longest. The average maximum battery life of comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the K-70 is 3h, and the maximum battery lives range from 1.3h to 4.5h.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Pentax K-70 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all latest cameras.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 640 x 424 pixels.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The Pentax K-70 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for the last year. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on cameras that have been on the market for the last year. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Pentax camera.

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TFT Display

The Pentax K-70 has a better display than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most recently released SLR digital cameras have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display across all SLR digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the K-70.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One Pentax K-70 owner considered that it was not wifi compatible. In October Photo.nomad said on Amazon “Like it with one big complaint - WI-FI” in their review of this digital camera. One customer who reviewed it considered that it was not good in terms of USB connections.

Poor Support

A number of people said in their reviews that the Pentax K-70 did not have good technical guidance. This year Joe Blow he wrote on Amazon “A printed Operating Manual(A printed Start Guide is included, however more in depth information is in the Operating Manual) and USB cable are NO longer included” in his review. In October this year Photo.nomad mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Also ordering AC power supply for use in remote shooting * focus confirmation in viewfinder when doing manual focus Dislike”.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Pentax K-70 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for the last year also do not support Full HD video.

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the K-70 are not waterproof. The Pentax K-70 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Pentax K-70 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the K-70 also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Pentax K-70 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other latest comparable spec cameras are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Pentax K-70 does not support video recording, although it is worth noting that most of the other latest SLR digital cameras also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Pentax K-70 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the K-70 also do not have a built-in flash.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Pentax K-70 has a greater number of flash modes than most new similar spec digital cameras. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on new cameras. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Pentax camera.

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Only ±1EV (1/2 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Pentax K-70 has a ±1EV (1/2 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than the ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction found on most digital cameras that have been available for the last year. The worst flash exposure correction of all digital cameras that have been around for the last year is ±3EV (1/3 EV step) and the best is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Only 1280x720@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Pentax K-70 has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most digital cameras that have been around for the last year. This Pentax digital camera has a 1280x720@30fps resolution and capture speed, whereas most recently released similar spec cameras have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed. In addition, this camera have resolution and capture speeds of 1280x720@24fps, 1280x720@25fps, 1280x720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps and 1920x1080@25fps and 1920x1080@60fps.

A 1280x720@30fps resolution and capture speed is in fact the worst resolution at capture speeds across all SLR digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

A 1920x1080@60fps resolution and capture speed is the best resolution at capture speeds across similar types of digital camera.

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Heavy

The weights of SLR digital cameras that were released in the last year range from 350g to 1.3kg. With a weight of 688 grams, the Pentax K-70 is one of the heavier similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the K-70 amongst digital cameras of this age.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Nikon D40[plb_3214006_price] (475g) which is also higher rated.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Pentax K-70

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Pentax K-70 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many recently released SLR digital cameras. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to consider include the D3400[pl_3914488_price], the D3300[pl_3950575_price], or the D3400[pl_3914488_price] all from Nikon which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Canon 1300D[plb_3861494_price] (SD,SDHC,SDXC) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Focal Length Range
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Correction
Pre-Flash
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Wireless LAN Type

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 12 September 2016 by Danny deal
(Verified Purchase)

Everything I wanted and more.

Reviewed 1 September 2016 by Tabema Miles
(Verified Purchase)

Had to replace my old pentax of 10 years. love this one. new settings. very quiet and quick to take pictures. Pentax never lets me down. Reveived very quickly. Will always by pentax...

Reviewed 31 August 2016 by C.pepper
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent lens,easy to understand menu,strong build,feels perfect in medium size hands,excellent results with high speed SD card,great looking.Had it in the rain the other day,the camera is... Read more…

Reviewed 18 August 2016 by Photo.Nomad
(Verified Purchase)

Initial Preview: Upgraded from a 5 year old Pentax K-5. Realized I was stepping down from flag ship series to high end enthusiast camera. But I was looking to using some new features, save money,... Read more…

Reviewed 9 August 2016 by Sitarix | 77 Comments

I have been shooting for 30 years now as a hardcore enthusiast who sells my photos online. In that entire time, its been Canon everything for me and I never strayed given my familiarity and... Read more…

Reviewed 7 August 2016 by Moreno Tagliapietra | 99 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Hello, I have been a photographer for 50+ years working with a lot of different subjects and gear, on and off as a part-time pro. Today, I mostly shoot landscapes, cityscapes, flowers, birds (a... Read more…

Reviewed 28 July 2016 by JOE BLOW

The Pentax K-70 introduces CONTINUOUS VIDEO autofocus. In the previous K-50 camera you had to manually focus while you shot videos. It also has 14 bit RAW and a 24 Megapixel CMOS sensor verses 12... Read more…

Reviewed 27 July 2016 by Rainforests

Upgraded from a Pentax K-r, which was a great camera to begin with. As usual the in camera image stabilization means I can use any Pentax lens lens made since the 50's and still have the 21st... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ricoh w18135, pentax 16994, pentax 16981, pentax 16256, pentax 16243, pentax 16245, ricoh w18135m, ricoh w18135mm, pentax da18135, pentax da18135w, pentax da18135wr
Barcodes 00027075297272, 00027075297685, 00027075298262, 00027075298378, 04549212297298

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