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Pentax Optio X70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 reviews of Pentax Optio X70. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the screen and optics. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions about the price and image quality are different. The performance and durability get critical reviews.

usability, design, portability, optics, screen

size, durability, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio X70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio X70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Pentax Optio X70 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Pentax Optio X70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Pentax Optio X70 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Danny Palmerlee (pcworld.com)

Pentax X70 Black Digital Camera Camera Review

 

Small and lightweight for a megazoom ; Very easy to use

Short battery life ; Slightly hard to hold

The 24X-optical-zoom Pentax X70 is one of the lightest, smallest megazoom cameras on the market, but it maintains "bigness" where it should: in the lens.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax Optio X70 Review

 

GOLDEN, CO. (March 2, 2009) -- PENTAX Imaging Company has announced the PENTAX X70 Megazoom digital camera featuring a high magnification 24X optical zoom lens with wide-angle to super-telephoto coverage housed in a highly portable, compact,...

May, 2009

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Pentax Optio X70

 

If you're looking for a compact digital super zoom "bridge" camera that's packed with features, then definitely give the X70 a test drive. The camera has most of the SLR-like features you're likely to need, and at a price considerably less than an...

12MP resolution24X (26-624mm) zoom range2.7 inch 230,000 dot LCD displayElectronic viewfinder (no diopter adjustment)Face detection autofocus

The Pentax X70 is the one of the latest compact digital super zoom...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : PhotographyBLOG (photographyblog.com)

Pentax X70

 

Despite releasing an impressive run of cameras - particularly the K-7 and K-m - somehow Pentax's products have failed to stay long in the collective consciousness. Will its first big digital zoom in the misleadingly named X70 (this is actually a 24x...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Maximum CPU (maximumcpu.net)

Pentax X70

 

Product: Pentax X70 Digital Camera Manufacturer: Pentax Price: about $320 Author: Cameron ( aliencam ) Date: May 24, 2010 The Pentax X70 is an upper tier point-and-shoot camera in the fairly new “super-zoom” or “mega-zoom” category. These are single...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Ashleigh (digitalreviews.net)

Pentax X70 Camera - Reviewed

 

With the reputation Pentax holds with its K-Series of DSLRs, I was more than intrigued to get my hands on the Pentax X70 and its ‘ultra zoom' capabilities. This 12 megapixel, 24x optical zoom yet surprisingly lightweight beauty seemed to provide an...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Cybernium (neocamera.com)

Pentax Optio X70 Full-Review

 

12 megapixels ultra-zoom with 24X optical zoom, 720p HD video-recording and manual-controls.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Danny Palmerlee (macworld.com)

Review: Pentax X70

 

What makes the Pentax X70 stand out? Its compact size, light weight, 11 fps rapid-fire mode, and terrific usability.

Small and lightweight for a megazoom camera ; Very easy to use

Some shutter lag and focus lock problems ; Short battery life

By refraining from adding any extraneous buttons, Pentax has also made the X70 very simple to use. The thumb dial at the top is well placed and makes shifting between the ten camera modes (including advanced options such as shutter priority and...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Pentax X70

 

Don't worry, there will be a lot more comparison tables as this article progresses. Ready to see these four Super Zooms go head-to-head? Then keep reading, our special review starts right now!

None of the cameras include memory cards. Instead, they have memory built right in, ranging from 22MB on the Olympus to 47MB on the Kodak and Nikon. You'll certainly want to add more memory, and all of the cameras except for the SP-590UZ support SD and...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Hanlon (gizmag.com)

The Pentax X70 joins the Compact Megazoom class of 2009

 

Joining the megazoom compact class of 2009, already featuring the 26x Olympus SP590, 24x Nikon CoolPix P90, 24x Kodak Z980 and newly announced 20x Sony Cyber-shot HX1 is the 24x Pentax X70. Now they all have small bodies, optical zooms that run from...

PENTAX Imaging Company has announced the PENTAX X70 Megazoom digital camera featuring a high magnification 24X optical zoom lens with wide-angle to super-telephoto coverage housed in a highly portable, compact, lightweight body. With 12 megapixels,...

Mar, 2009

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