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Pentax X70 Megazoom Digital Camera

B&H # PEX70 Mfr # 17491
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • 12 Megapixels
  • 2.7" LCD
  • 24x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 11fps
  • Triple Shake Reduction
  • HD Video Recording
  • ISO 6400

The following is provided by the manufacturer.

12 Mega Pixel CCD Sensor
With 12.0 megapixels, a high-performance imaging engine, and the high quality PENTAX Megazoom lens, the X70 delivers super clear, high quality images in any shooting mode. Images at 12.0 megapixels are also suitable for printing at most large print sizes including 8x10, 11x17 and even larger poster size prints.
2.7" LCD
The PENTAX X70 features a large, bright 2.7 inch color LCD monitor with approximately 230,000 dots of resolution. An Anti-Reflection coating helps minimize glare from sunlight for more effective outdoor viewing. Also, the X70 comes with an electronic viewfinder for easy image composition and review in the brightest lighting conditions. You can also access the camera's menus and other functions via the electronic viewfinder, so you will always be able to change settings no matter how bright it is outdoors.
24x Optical Megazoom Lens
Within a compact, lightweight body, the X70 features a high magnification optical 24X zoom lens offering a focal-length coverage between a wide-angle 26mm to a super telephoto 624mm (in the 35mm format). This is ideal for wide-angle scenic shots or group photos, as well as getting closer to the action at a sporting event. Coupled with the Intelligent Zoom function, the X70 zoom range may be extended to approximately 150 times (for a focal length of an astonishing approximately 3900mm in the 35mm format) without compromising the optical performance of the zoom lens.
High-speed Continuous Shooting 11fps
The X70 lets the photographer capture the subject continuously at a maximum speed of approximately 11 images per second and up to 21 images in succession. Coupled with the Auto-Tracking AF mode that keeps a fast-moving subject in focus all the time, the X70 is sure to capture that once in a lifetime, decisive moment in sharp focus. The X70 is perfect for shooting sports action and active children and pets.
Triple Shake Reduction Technology
The X70 boasts three Shake Reduction technologies to reduce camera shake and blurring of the subject: Mechanical Shake Reduction via a CCD shift mechanism, Digital Shake Reduction via high ISO, and Movie Shake Reduction for blur-free video capture.

By accurately detecting the amount of camera shake using a high-performance gyro sensor and shifting the CCD image sensor vertically and horizontally at high speed, the X70 offers an outstanding camera-shake compensation effect, equivalent to approximately three shutter steps. Coupled with high ISO capablity, and Movie Shake Reduction, the X70 assures sharply focused, blur-free images even under demanding photographic conditions such as when shooting at full telephoto or when shooting a sunset or indoor scenes with very low light.
HD Video Recording
The X70 captures high quality movie clips, equivalent in image quality to that of HDTV at 15 frames per second. The X70 can also record video at 848x480, VGA and QVGA resolutions at 30 frames per second, for full video capture flexibility. As a result, the photographer enjoys high-quality, blur-free movie shooting with minimal effort.
Camera Type Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera
Imaging
Resolution Effective: 12.7MP, Recorded: 12.1MP
Sensor 1/2.33" CCD
Bit Depth Not Specified by Manufacturer
File Formats JPEG, AVI, WAV
File Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
Color Spaces Not Specified by Manufacturer
Image Stabilization Yes
Crop Factor N/A
Optics
Lens 4.6-110.4mm f/2.8-5.0 (35mm film equivalent: 26-624mm)
Zoom Optical: 24x Digital: 6.25x
Lens Mount N/A
Focus Type Autofocus
Focus Range Wide Angle: 1.21' (.37m) to infinity
Telephoto: 5.6' (1.7m) to infinity
Macro: 0.33-1.64' (.10-.5m)
Super Macro: 0.03-0.98' (.91-29.87cm)
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount No
Shooting Controls
Sensitivity ISO 50-6400
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 - 4 sec
Metering Multi-segment, Center-weighted Average, Spot
Exposure Modes Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Scene
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Custom
Mirror Lock-Up No
Burst Capability 11fps Continuous Shooting
Self Timer 2 seconds or 10 seconds
Interval Recording No
Remote Control Not Specified by Manufacturer
Flash
Built-in Flash Yes
Effective Flash Range Up to 29.90' (9.11m)
External Flash Connection No
Dedicated Flash System N/A
Max Sync Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
Memory
Built-in Memory 33.6MB
Memory Card Type SD/SDHC
Still Images per GB Not Specified by Manufacturer
A/V Recording
Video Recording Video with Audio, NTSC & PAL Output
Video Resolution 1280x720 @ 15fps, 848x480 @ 30fps, 640x480 @ 30fps, 320x240 @ 30fps
Video Clip Length Not Specified by Manufacturer
Audio Recording WAV with video only
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Display 2.7" LCD
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity USB 2.0, A/V out, DC input
System & Software Requirements Windows: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, USB port
Mac: MacOSX 10.1.2-10.5, USB port
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating Temperature:32-104°F/0-40°C
Weatherproofing Not Specified by Manufacturer
Durability Not Specified by Manufacturer
Power
Battery Type D-LI92 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Power Adapter AC Plug Cable (included)
Physical
Dimensions 4.4 x 3.2 x 3.9" (112 x 81 x 99mm)
Weight 14.5 oz (411g) with battery and memory card
Pentax X70 Megazoom Digital Camera
  • D-LI92 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • AV Cable I-AVC7
  • Battery Charge Cradle D-BC92(A)
  • AC Plug Cord
  • Strap O-ST92
  • Lens Cap 0-LC92
  • Software CD-ROM
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    Card Readers

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    Tripod & Support

    Place your camera on a tripod for the support and stability you need.

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    Books & Tutorials

    Learn all that your new camera can do.

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