Pentax K-70

Announced Jun 8, 2016 •
24 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Announced Jun 8, 2016
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The Pentax K-70 is a midrange DSLR, priced at the same level as many competitive entry-level models. It sports a 24MP CMOS sensor with on-sensor phase detection, a first for a Pentax DSLR. The camera can use its sensor-shift IS system for a 'Pixel Shift' mode, which reduces color noise and enhances resolution. The IS system can also be used to simulate an anti-aliasing system, so users can choose whether they want maximum resolution or less moiré. The K-70 has a weather-sealed body with a large optical viewfinder as well a 3" fully articulating LCD with a 'night vision' function for astrophotography. The camera can capture video at 1080/30p and also has built-in Wi-Fi.

Quick specs
Body type Compact SLR
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100-102400
Lens mount Pentax KAF2
Focal length mult. 1.5×
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,000
Max shutter speed 1/6000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 688 g (1.52 lb / 24.27 oz)
Dimensions 126 x 93 x 74 mm (4.94 x 3.66 x 2.91)
GPS Optional

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Our review

While not as refined as the competition, the K-70 doesn't feel crude or cheap as its predecessors. In fact, it offers the most controls and features of the competition, at a considerably lower price. For the cash-strapped enthusiast that wants complete control, there is no better value for money in the segment, and there are few flaws to make the buyer feel like they 'cheaped out'.

Good for: Landscape photographers, available light shooters, current Pentax owners looking for an affordable second body

Not so good for: Photographers looking to pack light, video shooters, action shooters

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