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Pentax K-70 Digital Camera

£549.00
SLR 24MP CMOS SDXC Aug 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Two industry awards
Affordable price
Poor support
26 Reviews + 2 Awards
DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites thought that this Pentax digital camera was good. This digital camera received a "Silver" award from review website DP Review and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site PhotographyBlog.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Twelve experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, Ephotozine and PC Mag have rated this digital camera on average 81 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 8 owner reviews this Pentax digital camera has an exceptional overall owner rating. 7 reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This means that users think this high megapixel digital camera is one of the very best recently released similar spec cameras.

Pentax Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 2,026 expert and user reviews (including 236 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Pentax also has excellent reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 99% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

Affordable Price

Six owners wrote in their reviews that the Pentax K-70 was good value for money. Vernonchan.com said “Affordable price” and scored the product 70 out of 100. This month expert review site Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote “The Pentax K-70 is an affordable SLR with the benefit of weather sealing.”. Expert website Pentaxforums.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “An incredible value compared to similar offerings from other brands”.

One owner who bought the product thought it was expensive. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “Inside, though, are a lot of improvements inherited from the more expensive K-3 II”.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Pentax K-70 supports video recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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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 a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras that were released in the last 12 months. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this 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. Across all high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera the video resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was quiet. Tabema Miles said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Very quiet and quick to take pictures” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Features Voice Recording

The Pentax K-70 features voice recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Pentax K-70 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Other

Only Released Eight Months Ago

As one of the newer cameras, this high megapixel digital camera is likely to have more advanced features.


Design

Good Build

Seven owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was well made. Vernonchan.com said “Good build”. Dp Review said “Weathersealed, robust build quality” and rated it 79 out of 100. C.pepper gave this digital camera a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Excellent lens, easy to understand menu, strong build, feels perfect in medium size hands, excellent results with high speed SD card, great looking”.

One owner thought the Pentax K-70 was strong and durable. Pentaxforums.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “At the top has been the line currently represented by the K-3 II—the prosumer line, offering the robust handling and powerful feature set of leading full-frame cameras.”.

One customer who purchased it considered that it was reliable. Moreno Tagliapietra wrote on Amazon “I find it to be quite reliable in most conditions”.

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Good Contingent of External Controls Makes it Easy to Change Settings

Two customers reckoned that the Pentax K-70 was easy to use the menus. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “Good contingent of external controls makes it easy to change settings” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners concluded that it was easy to use. Photographyblog.com rated it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera in April last year “The Pentax K-70 is outwardly a minor refresh of 2013's K-50 DSLR camera, offering a very similar control layout with a better, deeper grip”. Joe Blow said on Amazon “The following information is how to use these lens on the Pentax K-70”.

One owner reckoned that it was easy to handle.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Moreno Tagliapietra gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The K70 is a small camera that is a pleasure to hold” in their review of this digital camera.

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Compact Design

Two people concluded that this digital camera was good looking. Imaging-Resource.com wrote on Imaging Resource.com “A familiar control layout and comprehensive weather-sealingAlthough the Pentax K-70 forgoes the more eyecatching aesthetic of the K-S2”. Last year C.pepper mentioned “Pentax K-70 is a beautiful camera!”.

Two owners who reviewed the product thought it was well designed. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag a few weeks ago “Weather-sealed design”. One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was ergonomic. Vernonchan.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Great ergonomics”.

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Solid Build Quality

Five owners who bought the Pentax K-70 agreed that it was good quality. Vernonchan.com said in their review of this digital camera “Classleading image quality”. Vernonchan.com also wrote “Solid build quality” in their review. Last year Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Excellent still image quality, especially when shooting Raw”.


Features

Several Features

Eight owners said in their reviews that the Pentax K-70 had good features. In April last year Dp Review said “SR system offers unique features like Pixel Shift”. Vernonchan.com said “Several features” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 70 out of 100. Expert website Straitstimes.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera “The K-70 has features that some mid-range DSLR models of other brands lack”.


Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-70 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available that you might also want to consider including the Nikon D5300 which has better reviews.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Pentax K-70 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched in the last year also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Histogram

The Pentax K-70 features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax K-70 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-70 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax K-70 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other recently released comparable spec cameras also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the D3300 (£244.99), and the D5300 both from Nikon or the Canon M3 (£262.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels, which is typical of many high megapixel cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Pentax K-70 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released in the last 12 months also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D5300, the Canon M3 (£262.00), and the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ82 (£329.00) is also worth considering.

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SR Greatly Assists Handheld Sharpness With All Lenses and Provides Steady Video

Two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “SR greatly assists handheld sharpness with all lenses and provides steady video” and scored it 79 out of 100.

Strong Dedicated APS-C Lens Library

Three customers who bought the product reckoned that it had a good lens. Pc Mag said on PC Mag in April “Strong dedicated APS-C lens library”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “Effective in-body image stabilisation that works with every lens” in their Pentax K-70 review.

Three people who bought the product concluded that it had a good autofocus. Sitarix said on Amazon “The 80D has touchscreen, faster focus, etc.” in their review of this digital camera. Joe Blow rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The Pentax K-70 introduces CONTINUOUS VIDEO autofocus”. Rainforests gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “Very fast focusing and very crisp images even up to ISO12800”.

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Vari-Angle Display

Four owners who purchased it thought it had a good screen. Vernonchan.com said “Good touchscreen display”. Vernonchan.com also wrote “Touchscreen display is a plus” in their review. Pc Mag wrote this year “Vari-angle display” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. In April Pc Mag rated the product 70 out of 100 and mentioned on PC Mag “Pentaprism viewfinder”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “Large, bright viewfinder is the best in class” in their review of this digital camera.

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24MP Image Sensor

Seven owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was able to produce good images. Pc Mag wrote in April this year “24MP image sensor” and scored the Pentax K-70 4 stars out of 5. Photo.nomad said “I haven't gotten around to looking closely at images in comparison”.

Four people who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good picture resolution. This month Pc Mag said “Pixel Shift Resolution and AA Simulation options”. Moreno Tagliapietra said on Amazon “When shooting dynamic subjects (i.e”. Moreno Tagliapietra also wrote “The high res pixel shift mode does enhance resolution and color accuracy” in their review.

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was good in low light. Vernonchan.com gave this digital camera a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote “Classleading lowlight AF”. One person who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “The Pentax K-70 is the new mid to entry-level Digital SLR from Pentax and features a 24-megapixel sensor”.

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it had a good ISO range.

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No Wireless Flash Control

One person wrote in their reviews that the product did not have a good flash. Vernonchan.com wrote “No wireless flash control” in their review of this digital camera although they still scored the Pentax K-70 4 stars out of 5.


Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Pentax K-70 has a pre-flash, as do most of the other recently released high megapixel cameras.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Pentax K-70 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for the last year also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Pentax K-70 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the D3300 (£244.99), and the D3400 (£265.00) both from Nikon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Nikon D5300 (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Pentax K-70 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months also have an HDMI.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Pentax K-70 has a batteries included, as do most of the other latest cameras.

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Battery

480 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera take between 180 and 1,239 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Pentax K-70 which takes 480 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Eleven ISO Sensitivities

The Pentax K-70 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, 51200 and 102400 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact Design

Two owners who purchased the Pentax K-70 considered that it was compact. Vernonchan.com said three years ago “Compact design” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Moreno Tagliapietra mentioned on Amazon “A very compact (for its class)” in their review of this digital camera.

One person said in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Shutterbug.com mentioned “It has a large, splash-proof body and numerous interesting features” in their review of this digital camera.

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Heavy

The weights of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera range from 110g to 920g. The Pentax K-70 is fairly heavy (688 grams) compared to most of the other latest digital cameras.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Nikon D3300 (£244.99) (410g) which also has a higher rating.

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Support

Poor Support

Two people who reviewed the Pentax K-70 agreed that it did not have good technical guidance. Joe Blow wrote “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” but even so he rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Photo.nomad wrote on Amazon “Also ordering AC power supply for use in remote shooting * focus confirmation in viewfinder when doing manual focus Dislike” yet they still scored this digital camera 80 out of 100.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027075297265, 00027075298071

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