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Pentax K70
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Pentax K70
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26 Reviews + 3 Awards
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85
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2 Years Old
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Excellent
Our Verdict:
An award winning and very popular 628g digital camera, with a very good spec and megapixels. It supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video, does not have an image stabiliser and has a GPS. Our review analysis indicates that it has good features, it's really able to produce good images but it has a bad lens.
Features We Love:
High megapixels (24.24MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
High maximum ISO sensitivity (102,400)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
24.24MP
6000 X 4000
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FULL HD VIDEO
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102,400
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628g
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96
Reviews
88
Features
92
Popularity
74
Value for Money
85
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87
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 87?

our review analysis indicates that it has very good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 26 reviews. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus one other site and a "Silver" award from DP Review.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Pentax digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The K70 is one of the best selling digital cameras currently on the market.
It has some great features:
High megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
High maximum ISO sensitivity

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 1 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also very good for sports photography, ranking number 3 in sports photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 22 in portrait photography cameras.
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4.5 stars (26 reviews)

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of Customers Would Recommend
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2 Highly Recommended Awards

It's received a Highly Recommended Award from expert review sites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine.
Highly Recommended from PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended from Ephotozine

Silver Award

It's received a Silver Award from DP Review.
Silver from DP Review

What Are People Saying About the Pentax K70?

Picture Quality
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Some Customers Thought it Had a Good Price
  • ... midrange DSLR the company has ever produced, and an incredible value compared to similar offerings from other brands. Thanks in large part to its new 24-megapixel ...
    pentaxforums.com 13 Oct 2016
  • ... and in-body image stabilization. Its a... The Pentax K-70 is an affordable SLR with the benefit of weather sealing, but like most of its competitors, its ...
    PC Mag 3 Feb 2017
  • A sweet deal! 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 ...
    Rainforests - Amazon 27 Jul 2016
  • Three People Thought This Digital Camera Was Reliable
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    Some People Thought it Had a Good Battery Life
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    The Majority of Owners Thought the Pentax K70 Was Good in Terms of Size

    Two people thought that the Pentax K70 was compact.

  • ... Weather sealing. All lenses stabilized. Builtin WiFi. Great ergonomics. Compact design. Many customizable controls. Solid build quality. Several features. ...
    pentaxforums.com 13 Oct 2016
  • ... personal conclusions. Summary of the Pentax K70 key features: a very compact (for its class) and solid weatherized body with external controls for all ...
    Moreno Tagliapietra - Amazon 7 Aug 2016
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Nicely Designed

    Three people thought that the Pentax K70 was good-looking.

  • ... familiar control layout and comprehensive weather-sealingAlthough the Pentax K-70 forgoes the more eyecatching aesthetic of the K-S2, the basic control ...
    Imaging Resource.com 2 Nov 2016
  • Pentax K-70 is a beautiful camera! Excellent lens,easy to understand menu,strong build,feels perfect in medium size hands,excellent results with high speed ...
    C.pepper - Amazon 31 Aug 2016
  • ... charged in an hour Miss: * larger battery capacity of K-5 (bought two Wasabi batteries since I have had good look with them in the past). Also ordering ...
    Photo.Nomad - Amazon 18 Aug 2016
  • Five People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Three people thought that the Pentax K70 had good controls.

  • ... outwardly a minor refresh of 2013's K-50 DSLR camera, offering a very similar control layout with a better, deeper grip and new thumb-rest. Inside, though, ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 29 Aug 2016
  • ... Large, bright viewfinder is the best in class. Good contingent of external controls makes it easy to change settings. Relatively slow and clunky live view. ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 7 Mar 2017
  • ... lenses stabilized. Builtin WiFi. Great ergonomics. Compact design. Many customizable controls. Solid build quality. Several features. Out of date autofocus ...
    pentaxforums.com 13 Oct 2016
  • 8 Out of 10 People Thought it Had Good Technical Features

    Five people thought that the Pentax K70 had good features.

  • ... II—the prosumer line, offering the robust handling and powerful feature set of leading full-frame cameras, but bu... The Pentax K-70 is simply the finest ...
    pentaxforums.com 13 Oct 2016
  • ... ergonomics. Compact design. Many customizable controls. Solid build quality. Several features. Out of date autofocus system. Hybrid AF only works in video, ...
    pentaxforums.com 13 Oct 2016
  • ... competition with the Nikon D5500 and Canon EOS 750D and 760D, it offers a very tempting feature set. Its not as attra...Effective in-body image stabilisation ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 7 Mar 2017
  • ... APS-C sized image sensor. It has a large, splash-proof body and numerous interesting features. ( Editor's Note: Lab Review lab tests and comments are supplied ...
    shutterbug.com 1 Sep 2016
  • Some Customers Thought it Did Not Have Good Connectivity

    Two people thought that the Pentax K70 didn't have wifi capacity.

  • ... shooting rate doesn't match up to specs. Modest Raw shooting buffer. Clunky Wi-Fi app.
    PC Mag 3 Feb 2017
  • Like it with one big complaint - WI-FI. Initial Preview: Upgraded from a 5 year old Pentax K-5. Realized I was stepping down from flag ship series to high ...
    Photo.Nomad - Amazon 18 Aug 2016
  • Two People Thought it Had an OK Noise Level
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    6 Out of 10 Customers Thought the Pentax K70 Did Not Have a Good Lens

    Several people thought that the Pentax K70 had a bad lens and autofocus.

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    Has a Bad Lens
    5 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... be quicker. Grip could be further away from the lens. Our 18 135mm lens didn't perform very well. Remote shooting app could be improved.
    Ephotozine 31 Aug 2016
  • ... Live view focus and shutter response could be quicker. Grip could be further away from the lens. Our 18 135mm lens didn't perform very well. Remote shooting ...
    Ephotozine 31 Aug 2016
  • ... assists handheld sharpness with all lenses and provides steady video. Slow kit lens. Limited AF points and area. Limited subject tracking ability, helped ...
    DP Review 8 Nov 2016
  • ... composed. Disappointing continuous autofocus in video. Most impressive autofocus speed is limited to a single lens. Heaviest in its clas.
    DP Review 8 Nov 2016
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    Has a Bad Autofocus
    3 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Three People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Two people thought that the Pentax K70 had a good screen.

  • ... Up to certain distance I can see the subject coming into focus. The LCD monitor is bright and clear and its full articulation let me work even when my ...
    Moreno Tagliapietra - Amazon 7 Aug 2016
  • ... max ISO102,400; 14bit color depth; class leading pentaprism; fully articulated LCD monitor; state of the art in-camera IS; a feature set way above its ...
    Moreno Tagliapietra - Amazon 7 Aug 2016
  • 8 Out of 10 Customers Thought the Pentax K70 Took Good Pictures

    Several people thought that the Pentax K70 was really able to produce good images, had a brilliant picture resolution and had a good ISO range.

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    Really Able to Produce Good Images
    9 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... excellent noise performance, as well as the ability to take extremely sharp detailed images thanks to Pentax' Pixel Shift Resolution feature. This is particularly ...
    Ephotozine 31 Aug 2016
  • ... 21st century image stabilization. Very fast focusing and very crisp images even up to ISO12800. I rarely went above ISO3200 on my old K-r and my dad's ...
    Rainforests - Amazon 27 Jul 2016
  • ... very tempting feature set. Its not as attra...Effective in-body image stabilisation that works with every lens. Large, bright viewfinder is the best in ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 7 Mar 2017
  • ... 24-megapixel sensor, it produces image quality on par with the flags...Classleading image quality. Classleading lowlight AF. Articulating LCD. 100 coverage ...
    pentaxforums.com 13 Oct 2016
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    Has a Brilliant Picture Resolution
    5 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Has a Good ISO Range
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Two People Thought it Took Good Videos

    Two people thought that the Pentax K70 was good for video recording.

  • ... simulation. SR greatly assists handheld sharpness with all lenses and provides steady video. Slow kit lens. Limited AF points and area. Limited subject ...
    DP Review 8 Nov 2016
  • How to use Manual Focus Film Lens on the K-70. The Pentax K-70 introduces CONTINUOUS VIDEO autofocus. In the previous K-50 camera you had to manually focus ...
    JOE BLOW - Amazon 28 Jul 2016
  • One Customer Thought it Did Not Have a Good Flash
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    How Good Are Pentax Digital Cameras?

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    Key Reasons For and Against

    High megapixels
    Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    High maximum ISO sensitivity
    Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
    Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
    Very short camera shutter speed
    6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
    Has a GPS
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Supports Full HD video
    Has an HDMI
    Wide range of maximum aperture numbers depending on lens used
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    480 battery life
    Wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    Has a pre-flash
    High display resolution
    Wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    Features contrast adjustment
    Wide range of aspherical lenses depending on lens used
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
    Features saturation adjustment
    Has a vari-angle LCD display
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    Features brightness adjustment
    ok display diagonal
    Heavy
    Only 2 USB version
    High Megapixels

    The megapixels of the Pentax K70 of 24.2MP is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 5% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average megapixels of all cameras is 15MP, 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 Pentax 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 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

    A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

    What does "maximum video resolution" mean?