Pentax K-70 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black)

Pentax K-70 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black)

Pentax K-70 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 24.24MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • PRIME MII Image Processor
  • Anti-Aliasing Filter Simulator
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080i Video at 60 fps
  • SAFOX X 11-Point AF with 9 Cross Sensors
  • ISO 100-204800, Up to 6 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, Compatible with O-GPS1
  • Shake Reduction & Pixel Shift Resolution
  • Weather-Resistant Construction
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Pentax K-70 overview

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Combining an advanced feature-set with a compact form factor, the black Pentax K-70 is a sleek DSLR characterized by its multimedia capabilities, penchant for low-light shooting, and durable construction. Revolving around a 24.24MP APS-C CMOS sensor and PRIME MII image processor, this camera is capable of continuous stills shooting up to 6 fps and Full HD 1080p video recording, and has a broad sensitivity range up to ISO 204800. The sensor's design also omits an anti-aliasing filter, in order to gain greater sharpness and resolution, but benefits from a unique Selectable Anti-Aliasing Filter function that vibrates the sensor itself in order to mimic the moiré-reducing effects of a filter. The sensor-shift mechanism also enables Shake Reduction image stabilization, to minimize the appearance of camera shake, and Pixel Shift Resolution, to composite sequential exposures in order to gain increased detail and resolution.

Complementing the imaging capabilities, the K-70 is equally refined in regard to handling and design, and features a dust-, freeze-, and weather-resistant construction for working in trying conditions. A large 3.0" 921k-dot LCD is available, and features a vari-angle design to permit working from high and low angles, and a unique Night Vision setting can be used to produce a red-colored display in order to maintain night-adjusted vision when working in dark settings. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi permits wireless image sharing and remote camera control from a mobile device, and the K-70 is also compatible with the optional O-GPS1 GPS Module for geotagging and AstroTracer functions.

24.24MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and PRIME MII Image Processor
A 24.24MP APS-C CMOS sensor pairs with the PRIME MII image processor to realize clean, high-resolution still image quality, a sensitivity range of ISO 100-204800, and the ability to record Full HD 1080p video. The processor and sensor combination also affords a range of continuous shooting capabilities, including a 6 fps shooting rate for up to 40 consecutive JPEGs, 10 raw/DNG frames, or 8 raw+JPEG exposures.
Selectable Anti-Aliasing Filter
A unique and innovative mechanism allows you to toggle an anti-aliasing filter effect either on or off, providing support for both the high-resolution abilities of a filter-less design as well as advanced moiré protection. With the filter in the Off position, the camera is more prone to acquiring maximum sharpness, resolution, and detail from an image for the highest attainable image quality. When the filter position is set to either Type1 or Type2, an anti-aliasing simulator applies microscopic vibrations to the image sensor unit during exposure; working to create the same effect as an optical anti-aliasing filter. Having both options available extends the camera's versatility and allows personalized selection of the benefits best-suited to individual applications. Additionally, AA filter simulation settings can also be bracketed for times when the likelihood of moiré is unknown.
Sensor-Shift Type Shake Reduction and Pixel Shift Resolution
In-camera sensor-shift type Shake Reduction (SR) works to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting with any mounted lens. This is ideal for working in low-light conditions or with longer lenses and, since the image stabilization is located within the body, both past, legacy lenses as well as current Pentax lenses receive the benefits of SR.

The sensor-shift image stabilization goes on to benefit other camera functions, including the AA Filter Simulator function as well as Pixel Shift Resolution and Diffraction Correction. Pixel Shift Resolution technology composites sequentially recorded stills while shifting the image sensor in one pixel increments in each direction after each exposure in order to increase the effective resolving power, reduce noise, and achieve a more refined color palette. This mode is further enhanced with Motion Correction, which makes it possible to photograph moving subjects without artifacting or ghosting while still reaping the high-resolution benefits of Pixel Shift Resolution. Similarly, a Diffraction Correction function minimizes the effects of diffraction and other aberrations common to working with smaller aperture sizes. This technology is possible due to the heightened processing capabilities of the PRIME MII engine, and can also be applied to imagery during in-camera raw file development.
SAFOX X Autofocus System
The SAFOX X autofocus system employs 11 distinct phase-detection points, including 9 cross-type sensors in the center, to quickly and accurately acquire focus on subjects in a variety of lighting conditions down to -3 EV. Also benefitting autofocus performance, the 77-segment exposure metering sensor, light source sensor, and AF assist light help to further refine the focusing accuracy despite working in challenging situations.

When shooting video or working in live view, a Hybrid AF system is employed that blends both on-sensor phase-detection and contrast-detection focusing methods for quick and accurate results. Face Detection, Tracking, and selectable AF points are also available for refined control, along with focus peaking to benefit manual focus operation.
Full HD 1080p Video and 4K Interval Recording
Full HD 1920 x 1080 video recording is supported in multiple frame rates, including 60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, and 24p, in the high-quality H.264 format. HD 1280 x 720 video is also supported in 60p and 50p frame rates. Audio can be recorded along with video using the built-in stereo microphone or, additionally, a 3.5mm microphone terminal is available for use of an external mic.

Beyond standard movie recording, an interval timer can also be used for making time-lapse sequences, which can be saved simply as stills or files can be recorded at 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) and compiled into a Motion JPEG file for seamless playback. The interval timer allows you to record up to 2,000 consecutive frames with an interval of 2 seconds to 24 hours between each frame, and a 2 second to 24 hour time delay available.
Body Design and Wi-Fi
  • The 3.0" 921k-dot LCD monitor features a vari-angle design to better facilitate working from high and low angles, and also can be closed with the screen facing inward for increased protection.
  • A unique Night Vision setting can be used to produce a red overlay on the LCD in order to maintain your night-adjusted vision when working in low-light conditions. Alternatively, an Outdoor View setting is also available to increase the brightness of the screen for greater visibility in sunlit conditions.
  • Aside from the LCD, a 0.95x pentaprism optical viewfinder is also available, and affords 100% frame coverage for accurate composing.
  • Durable body construction is both dust- and weather-resistant for use in trying conditions, as well as cold temperatures down to 14°F.
  • The focal plane shutter can achieve shutter speeds up to 1/6000 sec. and also supports making bulb exposures ranging from 10 sec. to 20 min.
  • A customizable control panel along with configurable function buttons, user modes, and presets allows you to setup the camera according to your specific shooting needs.
  • The included D-LI109 lithium-ion battery provides approximately 480 shots per charge.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi works in conjunction with the Image Sync app for wirelessly sharing imagery to a mobile device, as well as permitting remote camera control and live view capabilities from the smartphone or tablet.
  • The K-70 is compatible with the optional O-GPS1 GPS Module to permit geotagging image files as well as use of the AstroTracer function to benefit taking photographs of the nighttime sky.
Other Camera Features
  • Multiple exposure shooting is possible in composite mode with additive, average, and bright settings for 2 to 2000 individual exposures.
  • Native support is offered for both Pentax PEF and Adobe DNG 14-bit RAW file types. It is also possible to retrieve RAW data from JPEG files if still present in the camera's buffer memory.
  • Scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR, Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, and Museum.
  • Custom Image modes: Auto Select, Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Flat, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, and Cross Processing.
  • Digital Filters available during capture: Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, and Bold Monochrome.
  • Digital Filters available during playback: Base Parameter Adj, Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome, Tone Expansion, Sketch, Water Color, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim, and Monochrome.
  • Language support: English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.
UPC: 027075297272

Pentax K-70 specs

Imaging
Lens Mount Pentax K
Camera Format APS-C / (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 24.78 Megapixel
Effective: 24.24 Megapixel
Max Resolution 24 MP: 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
File Formats Still Images: DNG, JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift
Focus Control
Focus Type Autofocus
Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 11 (9 Cross-Type)
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
Viewfinder Eye Point 20.5 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.95x
Diopter Adjustment -3.5 to +1.5 m
Display Screen 3" Rear Screen Swivel LCD (921,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-204800
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/6000 Second , Bulb Mode
Mirror Lock-Up Yes
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Bulb, Manual, Program, Scene Modes, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Shutter/Aperture Priority
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 22.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV Steps)
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 6 fps at 24 MP for up to 40 Frames in JPEG Format
Up to 6 fps at 24 MP for up to 10 Frames in Raw Format
Up to 3 fps at 24 MP for up to 100 Frames in JPEG Format
Up to 3 fps at 24 MP for up to 16 Frames in Raw Format
White Balance Modes Auto, CTE, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Manual, Multi Auto WB, Shade, Tungsten
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-Eye Reduction
Flash On
Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction
Manual
Second-Curtain Sync
Slow Sync
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 39.37' (12 m) ISO100 at 28 mm position
Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 Second
Flash Compensation -2 EV to +1 EV
Dedicated Flash System P-TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video Format 1920 x 1080i at 50/60 fps (H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 24/25/30 fps (H.264)
1280 x 720p at 50/60 fps (H.264)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Exposure Control Auto: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
Focus Auto
Manual
Continuous Auto
Max Video Clip Length 1920 x 1080: 26 Minutes 
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Optional External Mic: With Video
Performance
Self Timer 12 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity 1/8" Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B, USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Power
Battery 1 x D-LI109 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1050 mAh
AC Power Adapter K-AC168 Kit (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.9 x 3.7 x 2.9" / 125.5 x 93.0 x 74.0 mm
Weight 1.51 lb / 688 g with battery and memory card
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Package Weight 2.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.3 x 6.5 x 4.9"

Pentax K-70 reviews

K-70 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my K70 I love it! I come from a Photographic sales background and my peers tried to get me to go with the mainstream camera makers, but I strayed. This Camera is awesome. Packed with tons of features for the price you pay. Although the camera is a bit heavier than I wanted, I still don't leave without it, ever! B&H rocks because the transaction was easy and they were the first ones to get them in stock. I am a landscape photographer, enjoying storm photography and love the water resistancy of this rig when I'm out shooting in the monsoons of Arizona. Great job B&H and Pentax/ Ricoh!!!
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from exceeds expecatation Very pleased with this camera. I got it because my old K3 was not compatible with the newest Pentax 55-300 PLM lens like the K70 is. I am happy with how nice the JPEGs are, low light performance, good low light autofocus, best color balance I have seen on a Pentax and I have had several. And like all my Pentax cameras, usability is top notch. Very well designed ergonomics.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A family member - A traveling companion Robust, full, fun: everything you could want from a camera. Image quality at the top, portable and robust, along with Pentax 18-135mm WR lens and the new 55-300mm WR RE, you can tackle any weather. It has features found only on professional machines and countless customizations. Live view very reactive and certainly at the level of competition. Colors according to the Pentax standard: simply beautiful. Fantastic choice!
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Once a Pentax man, always a Pentax man The only SLR cameras I have ever owned have been Pentax, both film and digital. I use my camera daily in my medical practice as a plastic surgeon and also take it on vacation, so it gets a lot of use. My last camera was a K50 and before that the IstDL. Both were workhorses for me. My K50 apparently simply wore out and, as with so many things these days, it was less expensive to replace it than to try to repair. This new body, coupled with my old SMC Pentax-FA 28-80mm lens provides the same fast response and excellent photos that I have always obtained. Very pleased with the new body. It has more features than I will ever use. Still a Pentax man.............
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera for price Love it, love it , love it! I have only had the camera a couple of days but it is very similar to my Pentax K-x in design so it makes learning to use it a snap. My only pet peeve is that it doesn't come with a full owner's manual just small booklet to get you started. Even though I have the full owner's manual online I would still like a full manual to take with me when I am out shooting.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera, very lightweight and easy to use I just love, love, love my new camera. The reason I chose another Pentax is because the K70 is similar in design to the K-X and it made it very easy to learn it quickly by reading the mini-manual they included. I had already downloaded the full manual and it gave me more information on the camera. I also used the downloaded manual to compare it with other Pentax cameras as to features it had. I also chose a Pentax because I can use my lenses on it also. It is light weight and very easy to handle. Unfortunately, Ricoh/Pentx has serious customer service issues with regards to a 1-800 number to contact them. It is a state secret. You have to spend a lot of time finding it. If you use the online email site to mail them questions they take days to get back to you but like they say they are working on it but I still love the camera.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Solid, Weather Sealed Camera. I am a Nikon user. But, it is difficult to beat the many features of this Pentax Camera. I purchased this instead of another Nikon. The controls are intuitive and make using this camera very easy.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Longtime Pentaxian Loves the K70 but gives a Heads Up I own a K20, K30 and a K3 so I know Pentax cameras. When I first received a K70 from another dealer I noticed something sliding from side to side inside the camera. I contacted Ricoh/Pentax and they advised me that the sound was not normal and told me to return it. I returned it and the dealer sent me a new K70 and it had the same sound of something sliding from side to side which was not a sound any of my other Pentax cameras had. I contacted Ricoh/Pentax again and another technician advised me to send that camera back to the dealer. I then talked to a B and H salesman who told me that the sound was normal. So, I ordered a new K70 from B and H and it did have that sound. THEREFORE, THE SOUND IS NORMAL AND I ADVISED RICOH/PENTAX THAT THEY SHOULD PUT A CUSTOMER ADVISORY WITH THE NEW CAMERAS SO LOYAL PENTAXIANS WOULD NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH ALL OF THE PROBLEMS ADDRESSING THE ISSUE. I am a semi-professional fine art photographer and just returned from a photo shoot on the California coast and the K70 performed extremely well! I used it with a Pentax DA 15mm lens and the images were sharp and colors excellent! I obtained some new images that will clearly be very saleable so I highly recommend the K70. And I thank B and H for providing excellent service and pricing.
Date published: 2017-02-14
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