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Pentax K-70

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A multi award winning and fully featured SLR digital camera, perfect for wildlife photography
SLR 24MP CMOS Black Aug 2016
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Pentax K-70 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Pentax K-70 number 81 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 74?

It has very good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 20 reviews. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Silver" from DP Review and a "Highly Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
With it being less than a year since it was released by Pentax, this camera features some of the latest camera technology. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report it is reasonably priced.
It has some great features:
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixels sensor
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Fairly high ISO sensitivity (max)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Pentax digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 80 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for sports photography, ranking number 54 in sports photography cameras as well being excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 56 in portrait photography cameras.
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How Big is the Pentax K-70?

The Pentax K-70 is 125.5mm wide and 93mm tall. It is 74mm deep and weighs 628g.

Pentax K-70 front dimensions

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Pentax K-70 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

Three expert review sites endorsed this Pentax camera. The editor of website DP Review gave this camera a "Silver" award and decided it was very good and the author at website PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would highly recommend it and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award. This Pentax camera also received a Vortez.net "Gold" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

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

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User Reviews Are Excellent

Users have rated this camera as outstanding on average. Over 87% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This puts this Pentax digital camera in the top 6% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average user review score.

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Pentax Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 2,542 user and expert reviews (including 474 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. Pentax also has excellent ratings specifically for its digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two people who purchased it thought it was good value for money.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, very good features and is under a year old, however at £549.00 it is more expensive than 70% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Pentax K-70 and the United Kingdom price of £549.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $599.99 (£781.07).

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Features

6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Pentax K-70 is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The Pentax K-70's sensor megapixels of 24MP is in the highest 8% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Pentax K-70's ISO sensitivity (max) of 102,000 is very high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 2% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Pentax digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavy

The weight of the Pentax K-70 of 628g is quite heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 9% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Pentax K-70 has a pre-flash, which is unusual. 95% of cameras do not have a pre-flash.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-70 features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Pentax K-70 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras. 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.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-70 has a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Pentax K-70 has a vari-angle LCD display. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Pentax K-70's display diagonal of 3" is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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480 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the Pentax K-70 which takes 480 battery life.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Pentax K-70 features saturation adjustment. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax K-70 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Age

Released 11 Months Ago

This camera has been on the market since August 2016.


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Barcodes 00027075297265, 00027075298071

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