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Pentax K-70 Digital Camera

SLR 24.24MP CMOS Aug 2016
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The PENTAX K-70 has a compact body for easy carry-along to any outdoor shooting. Its outstanding weather-resistant performance and enormous imaging power, combining true-to-life image description... More
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34 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this SLR digital camera rated this digital camera as fantastic on average. This puts this camera in the top 1% of all the latest SLR digital cameras when ranked by average owner 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 Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Pentax digital cameras and also specifically for Pentax SLR digital cameras and found that in both cases Pentax had excellent ratings 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.

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”.

Only Released Five Months Ago

Pentax only released the K-70 five months ago.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is typical of many recently released SLR digital cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-70 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the K-70 do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Pentax K-70 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the K-70 do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to look at including the Nikon D5500[plb_3901067_price] which is cheaper.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The megapixels of new similar spec digital cameras range from 6MP to 37MP, and the average megapixel is 19MP. The Pentax K-70 has a very high megapixel (24.24 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the K-70.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many recently released cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D5500[plb_3901067_price] which is cheaper; or the Canon Rebel T5i[plb_3343878_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Nikon D3000[plb_3214012_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Very High ISO Sensitivity (max)

When compared to other latest SLR digital cameras, the Pentax K-70's ISO sensitivity (max) of 102,400 is one of the highest. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the K-70 is 1,600, the highest is 110,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 21,000.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Pentax K-70 has a greater number of supported image formats than most SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports a RAW image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by latest comparable spec cameras. The image formats supported "JPEG XR" is also supported by this Pentax camera.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the K-70 the motion JPEG frame rates range from 24fps to 60fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 50fps. The Pentax K-70 has one of the higher motion JPEG frame rates (60 frames per second) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Pentax K-70 is more than most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on SLR digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent H", "Fluorescent L", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Pentax camera.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Pentax K-70 is more than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a Neutral photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on new similar spec cameras. The photo effectss "Black&White", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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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 typical of many new comparable spec cameras.

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Supports Eleven ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Pentax K-70 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Pentax camera. The ISO sensitivitys 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, 51200 and 102400 are also supported by this Pentax digital camera.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

The Pentax K-70 has one of the longest battery life (max)s (4.5 hours) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average battery life (max) of recently released cameras is 2.8h, and the battery life (max)s range from 1.3h to 4.5h.

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1920x1080@60fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Pentax K-70 has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most new digital cameras. This digital camera has a 1920x1080@60fps resolution at capture speed, whereas most latest digital cameras have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed. This camera also have resolution at capture speeds of 1280x720@24fps, 1280x720@25fps, 1280x720@30fps, 1280x720@60fps and 1920x1080@24fps and 1920x1080@25fps.

A 1920x1080@60fps resolution at capture speed is actually the best resolution at capture speeds across all SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the K-70.

A 1280x720@50fps resolution at capture speed is the worst resolution at capture speeds across similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Pentax K-70 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all latest digital cameras.

A 640 x 424 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Pentax K-70 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Pentax digital camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports a H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been around for the last year.

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TFT Display

The Pentax K-70 has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year. Most SLR digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it 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 camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for the last year.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many new digital cameras.

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11 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

Most similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months do not support Full HD video. The Pentax K-70 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon Rebel T5i[plb_3343878_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most recently released SLR digital cameras do not have a built-in flash. The Pentax K-70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

The Pentax K-70 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the K-70 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax K-70 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the K-70 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Not 3D

Most recently released SLR digital cameras are not 3D. The Pentax K-70 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other latest comparable spec cameras, the Pentax K-70 does not support video capability.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Pentax K-70 has a greater number of flash modes than most SLR digital cameras that came out in the last year. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on SLR digital cameras that came out in the last year. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this 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 most latest cameras. Most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. Across all new digital cameras the flash exposure correction ranges from ±3EV (1/3 EV step) (worst) to ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) (best).

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Heavy

The Pentax K-70 is fairly heavy (688 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The weights of latest SLR digital cameras range from 390g to 880g.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Nikon D3000[plb_3214012_price] (485g) which also has a higher rating.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Pentax K-70

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Pentax K-70 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other new SLR digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D3000[plb_3214012_price], or the Canon Rebel T5i[plb_3343878_price].

If this SLR digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon D5500[plb_3901067_price] (3.2" and cheaper).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

There are a number of other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to look at including the Rebel T5i[pl_3343878_price], or the Rebel T5i[pl_3343878_price] both from Canon which has better reviews; or the D5500[pl_3901067_price], or the D5500[pl_3901067_price] both from Nikon which is cheaper.

If the memory card type of this Pentax digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon D3000[plb_3214012_price] (SD|SDHC) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Correction
Pre-Flash
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards

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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