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Pentax K-70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 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. People are impressed by the usability and price. The screen and performance are also appreciated, but reviews about the focus and size are mixed. Many are negative about the battery.

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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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Zusammenfassung der Kundenbewertungen für Pentax K-70


alaTest hat 3 Kundenbewertungen für Pentax K-70 von zusammengefasst und analysiert. Im Durchschnitt wurde das Produkt mit 4.3/5 bewertet, verglichen mit einer durchschnittlichen Bewertung von 4.2/5 für andere Produkte in der Kategorie kompakten Digitalkameras auf Der Sucher und der Sensor wird von vielen Testern gelobt. Die Bedienbarkeit wird ebenfalls positiv gesehen.

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100% der Kundenmeinungen auf bewerten dieses Produkt positiv.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax K-70 Gehäuse (24 Megapixel, 3 Zoll Display, Live-view, Full HD, Pixelshift) schwarzPentax K-70 Gehäuse (24 Megapixel, 3 Zoll Display, Live-view, Full HD, Pixelshift) schwarz

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

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 : Mark Peters (

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 : Lori Grunin (

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

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

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

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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...

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The Pentax K-70 is a new, mid-range, aggressively priced camera from Pentax. It's an update and replacement for the older K-50 camera, complete with a high-quality viewfinder and LCD monitor for framing and reviewing shots. But what is the photo...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Pentax K-70


If like me you enjoy a good manual then this unit should make you happy. The manual I saw was in PDF format – sadly not something to read in the bath – and it is 156 pages with 144 pages before the safety and warranty pages, bliss.

The Pentax K-70 is available from the link below for £799 with the 18-135mm lens as I reviewed.

Oct, 2016

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Pentax K-70 Review


We review the new Pentax K-70, Pentax's latest DSLR features a 24 megapixel sensor and a number of features from Pentax's higher end DSLRs.

The Pentax K-70 offers a 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with excellent noise performance, as well as the ability to take extremely sharp detailed images thanks to Pentax' Pixel Shift Resolution feature. This is particularly impressive with still life,...

Sep, 2016

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Pentax K-70 + smc DA 50 mm


Die Pentax K-70 ist eine gute wetter­feste Spie­gelre­flexkamera (bedingt gegen Staub und Spritz­wasser geschützt: nur mit entsprechend geeigneten Objektiven) mit optischem Sucher, großem Bild­wandler, Fest­brenn­weite und Netz­werk­funk­tion....

Qualitäts­urteil: gut (2,0) ; Bild: gut (2,1) ; Bild mit manuellen Einstel­lungen: gut (2,4) ; Video: gut (2,3) ; Sucher und Monitor: sehr gut (1,1) ; Hand­habung: gut (2,0)

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Pentax K-70 + smc DA 18-135 ED AL IF DC WR


Die Pentax K-70 ist eine gute wetter­feste Spie­gelre­flexkamera (gegen Staub und Spritz­wasser geschützt) mit optischem Sucher, großem Bild­wandler und Netz­werk­funk­tion. APS-C-Sensor, Normal­brenn­weite 33 mm, mit 24 Megapixel. Macht insgesamt...

Qualitäts­urteil: gut (2,2) ; Bild: befriedigend (2,6) * ; Bild mit manuellen Einstel­lungen: gut (2,4) ; Video: befriedigend (2,6) ; Sucher und Monitor: sehr gut (1,1) ; Hand­habung: gut (2,0)

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y
Voice Recording:Y


Battery life (CIPA standard):480
Battery life (max):4.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:D-LI109
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery


Brightness adjustment:Y
Camera playback:movie, single image, slide show
Contrast adjustment:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Saturation adjustment:Y
Scene modes:Backlight, Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, Sunrise, Sunset
Self-timer delay:2,12
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Shade, Tungsten


Colour of product:Black


Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Second display:N
Vari-angle LCD display:Y


Flash exposure correction:-2EV - +1EV (1/2 EV step)
Flash Modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/180


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto
Focus adjustment:Auto

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):18 - 135
Lens mount interface:Pentax KAF, Pentax KAF2, Pentax KAF3 / Pentax KAF,Pentax KAF2,Pentax KAF3

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, 51200, 102400
ISO sensitivity (max):102400
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:1


Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, RAW / JPEG XR,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):23.5 x 15.6
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):6000×4000, 6000×4000, 4608×3072, 3072×2048, 1920×1440
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:24.78

Ports & interfaces

USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0


Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/6000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@24fps, 1280x720@25fps, 1280x720@30fps, 1280x720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps
Video formats supported:H.264, MOV, MPEG4 / H.264,MOV,MPEG4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Height :93
Weight:628 / 688