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Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70
alaScore 91

36 reviews

Mar, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Pentax K-70. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and usability. The price and image quality are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the battery. The focus and reliability get mixed views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K-70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Pentax K-70

 

The Pentax K-70 is an affordable SLR with the benefit of weather sealing, but like most of its competitors, its Live View focus system is underwhelming.

24MP image sensor. Vari-angle display. In-body image stabilization.Pixel Shift Resolution and AA Simulation options. Weather-sealed design. Pentaprism viewfinder. Strong dedicated APS-C lens library.

Burst shooting rate doesn't match up to specs. Modest Raw shooting buffer. Clunky Wi-Fi app.

The Pentax K-70 is an appealing SLR for photographers who don't often dabble in video capture. Its all-weather design is appealing for nature and landscape work, especially when coupled with the Pixel Shift Resolution feature. Action photographers will...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Samuel Spencer (dpreview.com)

Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review

 

The Pentax K-70 is an upper entry-level DSLR that combines enthusiast level features and clever use of its image stabilization system at a fiercely competitive price. So what did we make of it? Read more

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

The Pentax K-70 packs a lot of features for a cheap price

 

The new consumer dSLR offers a weather-resistant design, among other niceties.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Pentax K-70 weather-resistant DSLR camera

 

Pentax K70 Digital SLR camera : Ricoh Europe announces the Pentax K-70 for Pre-order. Capture breathtaking images with 24.24 megapixels and a top sensitivity of ISO 102400. Never let the extreme weather conditions stop you with the all-new Pentax K70....

The Pentax K-70 captures high-resolution, flawless Full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels; 60i/30p frame rate) in the H.264 recording format. In combination with compatible lenses, it allows the user to use the Continuous AF (AF-C) mode to keep...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Pentax K-70 Review

 

The Pentax K-70 is a new mid-range 24.24-megapixel DSLR camera. Key features include a 24 megapixel APS-C sensor with an anti-aliasing simulator rather than an optical anti-aliasing filter, a vari-angle LCD screen, 11-point SAFOX X Hybrid AF system,...

The Pentax K-70 is 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, are a lot of improvements inherited from the more expensive K-3 II and...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Pentax K-70 Review

 

Ricoh's Pentax brand has made a name for itself by providing enthusiast-grade features at aggressive, entry-level pricing. The Pentax K-70 follows in that tradition and offers an unbelievable amount of camera for very little cash.

Huge bang for the buck; Great image quality; Excellent high ISO performance; Fast autofocus; Good burst frame rate with deep buffer; Pentaprism viewfinder; Twin control dials; Articulated LCD; Comprehensive weather-sealing and freeze-proofing;...

Wi-Fi wireless communication is slow, clumsy and unintuitive; Video autofocus is prone to hunting or racking focus; Slow buffer clearing; Rather heavy for an entry-level DSLR; Autofocus and metering systems are a bit dated; Below average battery life

Ricoh's Pentax brand has made a name for itself by providing enthusiast-grade features at aggressive, entry-level pricing. The Pentax K-70 follows in that tradition and offers an unbelievable amount of camera for very little cash. But that's not to say...

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski Rod Lawton Rod Lawton (digitalcameraworld.com)

Pentax K-70 review

 

With a weather-sealed body and a pentaprism viewfinder, the rather good Pentax K-70 is making a comeback

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Rod Lawton (techradar.com)

Pentax K-70 review

 

The K-70 is rugged, smart and looks pretty good value with its long-range 18-135mm kit lens

Compact and rugged ; Hybrid live view autofocus ; Innovative anti-shake tech

Poor kit lens performance ; Relatively few autofocus points ; Reliance on interactive display

Disappointing kit lens aside, the Pentax K-70 is a compact, solid and very well specified camera for enthusiasts that also delivers good value for money. It’s packed with innovative features, and there’s enough here to keep novices and even more...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

The Pentax K-70 packs a lot of features for a cheap price

 

Pentax adds an affordable, weather-resistant dSLR model to its enthusiast lineup, the K-70. In many ways it's essentially the less power-user-focused K-S2, but with a design that targets gloved-hand operation and with an updated autofocus system.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

The Pentax K-70 packs a lot of features for a cheap price

 

The new consumer dSLR offers a weather-resistant design, among other niceties.

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