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Pentax Optio P70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 reviews of Pentax Optio P70. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the design and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, but there are mixed views on the viewfinder and performance. There are some negative comments about the memory and image stabilizer.

usability, portability, price, image quality, design

battery, flash, reliability, stabilizer , memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio P70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Pentax Optio P70 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the durability and portability. The image quality and price also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the performance. There are some negative comments about the flash and reliability.

usability, price, image quality, portability, durability

battery, reliability, flash

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (

Pentax Optio P70


HD video capture ; Wide-angle 4X optical zoom

Lacks optical image stabilization ; No HDMI connectivity

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Pentax Optio P70 review


Those looking to step up from taking photos with their cell phone or other mobile device will want to consider the Pentax Optio P70. Fronted by a 27.5mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with a 4x zoom, the 12-megapixel ultracompact camera is point-and-shoot...

Great-looking design; easy operation; fun features.

Photo quality dips above ISO 200; slow performance.

Pentax nailed the design and features for the oh-so-small Optio P70, but there's room for improvement with its performance and photo quality above ISO 200.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (

Pentax Optio P70 Review


GOLDEN, CO (January 5, 2009) - PENTAX Imaging Company has announced two stylish, colorful, compact digital cameras: the Optio P70 and Optio E70. The ultra-slim PENTAX Optio P70 digital compact camera is a high-performance model featuring fast, advanced...

Apr, 2009

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Pentax Optio P70


The Pentax Optio P70 has a good list of features that will help make it a worthwhile compact digital camera. For any higher end photography that you may wish to take such as scenery or important portraits, a camera with increased photo quality may be...

HD movie recording12.0 MegapixelSlim and lightweightGood list of features

Loses some high end photo quality

The Pentax Optio P70 12.0 megapixel camera is available in a choice of...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Pentax Optio P70 Review


The Pentax Optio P70 is an ultra-thin point-and-shoot digital camera with a 27.5mm wide-angle, 4x optical zoom lens and 12 megapixel CCD sensor. The P70 has three different anti-blur modes to help prevent camera shake and an Auto Picture mode which...

The Pentax Optio P70 is a promising but ultimately flawed point-and-shoot camera. It has one big problem, namely the agonisingly slow image processing and general operational speed. You will quickly become tired of seeing either a blank LCD screen or...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (

Review: Pentax Optio P70 digital camera


A good fit for your pocket and your pocket book, the Pentax Optio P70 is easy to operate and boasts a wide-angle 4X optical zoom lens.

The silvery aluminum body of the version I reviewed appears a little cheap, but the white and red models are quite attractive—and alluringly slim. Despite being only 0.8 inch thick, the Optio P70 carries a 4X zoom lens with a 27.5mm wide-angle extreme...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Hanlon (

Pentax Optio P70 compact - 12 MPX plus 720p video


January 6, 2009 Digital still image and video continue to converge with Pentax announcing the US$200 Optio P70 at CES. The ultra-slim P70 takes 12 megapixel still images and 720p video, sadly at just 15 FPS, but it's a start. There's a 4X optical zoom...

There's also Advanced Face Recognition that tracks up to 32 faces in 0.03 seconds, and both Smile Capture that automatically releases the shutter when subjects smile, and Blink Detection to alert you if your subject's eyes are closed. Digital Shake...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Rowse (

Pentax Optio P70 and E70


As we’ll be launching a new camera and gear based blog in the coming week we're going to start covering new releases of digital camera – expect quite a few in the coming weeks as this time of year there are generally quite a few new ones from all of...

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Pentax Optio P70


Pentax's new pocket-sized snapper has 4x zoom wide angle and almost HD video

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (

Pentax New Optio Has 6 Appeal


No frills, but darn practical and with six megapixels at a good price.

Aug, 2005

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