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Pentax K-70

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Pentax K-70 Review

With excellent reviews and at under only 3 months old, we have ranked the Pentax K-70 number 13 across all digital cameras and number 40 in best selling cameras.
93
Reviews
20 Reviews + 3 Awards
72
Value for Money
Good
91
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Age
3 Months Old
87
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 87?

It has very good expert reviews and brilliant 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. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
Released by Pentax only 2 months ago, it is one of the newest cameras on the market, incorporating some of the latest digital camera features. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report it is reasonably priced.
It has some great features:
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
An all-weather digital SLR camera expands the boundaries of photo shooting, with new opportunities and discoveries in scenic photography
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 and high-sensitivity shooting, make it extremely reliable, even in most demanding shooting conditi
Her it is under bright, blue skies, on wild, overcast days, in the gentle rains, or under dark, starry skies, the PENTAX k-70 captures the beauty of grand nature in an astonishingly beautiful im
PENTAX k-70: a camera that brings you new experiences, new excitement and new discoveries in beautiful scenery, while helping you to be more masterful in outdoor photogra
Outdoor-friendly design to expand the boundaries of photography in harsh weather and demanding environments
Ite its compact body, the PENTAX k-70 assures outstanding reliability in harsh environmental conditions, thanks to a dustproof, weather-resistant body and solid operation at -10c. it can be used anytime and anywhere, without worrying about the weather or shooting locat
Super-high-sensitivity photography to capture dramatic scenes of nature in sharp, high-resolution images
Y developed noise-reduction technology provides super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 102400 (standard output sensitivity), capturing beautiful, lively images of nature without a hint of grain, even at higher sensitivity settings. A combination of pentax-original SR (shake reduction) mechanisms with 4.5-shutter-step compensation and a high-resolution image sensor produces rich gradation and true-to-life text
Responsive, high-precision AF system to capture a sharp, crisp image of the subject in a wide range of photographic scenes
Ncorporating a hybrid AF system which harmonizes the advantages of a contrast-detection AF sensor and an image-plane phase-matching AF sensor the PENTAX k-70 assures responsive, high-accuracy autofocus operation during live view shooting using the LCD monitor. the optical viewfinder provides a large, clear image field with an approximately 100% field of view, allowing you to keep the subject in sight at all ti

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 very good for everyday photography, ranking number 122 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 128 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 111 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £401.05 on Amazon UK 44 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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Pentax K-70 Video Reviews

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 Summary

Three Industry Awards

The writers at three expert review sites all thought that this Pentax digital camera was very good. This camera received a "Silver" award from review site DP Review and the author at website PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would definitely endorse it and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award. Additionally, the author at review site Vortez.net thought that this Pentax camera was outstanding and gave it a "Gold" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 12 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and PC Mag this Pentax digital camera has an average expert rating of 81%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this Pentax digital camera rated this camera as excellent on average. 7 reviewers (87% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Owners think this camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Pentax Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 2,704 owner and expert reviews (including 530 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent ratings for its cameras. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three customers who purchased it reckoned that it was good value for money.

Value For Money

Adequate Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the most expensive 65% of digital cameras, it has excellent reviews and features, and is under 6 months old. However at £585.00 it looks like great value for money overall.

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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 £585.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $549.00 (£756.96).

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Age

Only Released Three Months Ago

This digital camera is one of the most recent cameras to be released.

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 the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Pentax K-70 of 24.2MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 94% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Pentax K-70's maximum ISO sensitivity of 102,000 is in the highest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

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

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Pentax K-70 of 628g is in the heaviest 10% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Pentax K-70 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

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

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Pentax K-70 of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 43% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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480 Battery Life

The Pentax K-70 is a camera that takes 480 shots battery life.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Pentax K-70 of 921,000 pixels is in the highest 29% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Pentax K-70 features saturation adjustment. 87% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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Has a Pre-Flash

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

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-70 features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Pentax K-70 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-70 has a GPS (satellite), unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pentax k701855mmlenskitblack, pentax 12704e2, pentax 16256, pentax 16243, pentax 16994, pentax 16269, pentax 16981, da1850re

Barcodes:

00027075297265, 00027075297272, 00027075297685, 00027075298071, 00027075400801, 04549212297298

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