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

BH #PEK70S • MFR #16981
Pentax K-70 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Silver)
Key Features
  • 24.24MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • PRIME MII Image Processor
  • Anti-Aliasing Filter Simulator
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
Combining an advanced feature-set with a compact form factor, the silver 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.
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Pentax K-70 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 224.24MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and PRIME MII Image Processor
  • 3Selectable Anti-Aliasing Filter
  • 4Sensor-Shift Type Shake Reduction and Pixel Shift Resolution
  • 5SAFOX X Autofocus System
  • 6Full HD 1080p Video and 4K Interval Recording
  • 7Body Design and Wi-Fi
  • 8Other Camera Features

Combining an advanced feature-set with a compact form factor, the silver 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: 027075297685

Pentax K-70 Specs

Imaging
Lens MountPentax K
Sensor ResolutionActual: 24.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Sensor Type23.5 x 15.6 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Crop Factor1.5x
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift
Mirror Lock-UpYes
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter
Shutter SpeedElectronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/6000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity100 to 204,800 in Auto Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range0 to 22 EV
White BalancePresets: Auto, CTE, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Manual, Multi Auto WB, Shade, Tungsten
Continuous ShootingUp to 6 fps at 24 MP for up to 40 Frames (JPEG) / 10 Frames (Raw)
Up to 3 fps at 24 MP for up to 100 Frames (JPEG) / 16 Frames (Raw)
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/12-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes3:2 Raw
6000 x 4000
3:2 JPEG
6000 x 4000
4608 x 3072
3072 x 2048
1920 x 1280
Aspect Ratio3:2
Image File FormatDNG, JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Internal Video Capture
Recording ModesMOV/H.264
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p
HD (1280 x 720) at 50p/59.94p
Recording LimitUp to 26 Minutes for Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
External Video Capture
IP StreamingNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/ONone
Other I/O1 x USB Micro-B (USB 2.0) Input/Output
WirelessWi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution921,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating LCD
Viewfinder
TypeOptical (Pentaprism)
Eye Point20.5 mm
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.95x
Diopter Adjustment-3.5 to +1.5
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 11 (9 Cross-Type)
Autofocus Sensitivity-3 to +18 EV
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Manual, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync
Guide Number39.37' / 12 m at ISO 100 (28 mm Position)
Maximum Sync Speed1/180 Second
Flash Compensation-2 to +1 EV
Dedicated Flash SystemP-TTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, Wireless
Environmental
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 85%
General
Battery Type1 x D-LI109 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 1050 mAh
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.9 x 3.7 x 2.9" / 125.5 x 93 x 74 mm
Weight1.51 lb / 688 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.765 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.25 x 6.5 x 5.15"

Pentax K-70 Reviews

Great for using all those older Pentax lenses

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-27

Thanks to Pentax for making a very capable, easy-to-use, multi-faceted body so that I can re-imaging old-time photography where you have to understand what each lens can do, and take advantage of its strengths. Now I can relive the joy of photographing insects and tiny flowers with macro and bird with telephoto using the camera's anti-shake function, and astrophos with the moving mirror. Realy great, and easy to use.

Outperforms it's Price Tag!

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-21

I love how easy this camera is to use, a strong hold of all Pentax cameras it seems. The swing out screen is a great addition to this budget friendly model. I love that it is quick to open and take a shot. All K-Mount lenses work, so I didn't have to upgrade glass. Feels very professional in hand, but not like the Full Frame K-1. I have shot in humid areas, cold areas, and this thing outperforms it's price tag. The wifi app is okay, but easy to use as a quick upload to your social media accounts however the shutter remote on the app is finicky, but works about 7/10 times, usually because I am more than 10 feet away from the camera. The only downfall I have with this camera is only one SD card slot and the companion app, which is not a deal breaker at all, just some conveniences the competition is doing a little better on. Like the title says, this really outperforms it's price tag!

Fast Service!

By Henry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-01

I ordered the Pentax camera at 7:00pm one night, and it was delivered by 10:00am the next day! You can't beat that for service!!

More Than a Beginner's Camera

By Nora
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-15

I read a lot of reviews about the Pentax cameras, which prompted me to do more research into the Pentax line. I wanted a camera that was light enough for street photography yet had all the bells and whistles of a more advanced camera. I found that in the Pentax K-70. The images that come straight out of camera fantastic. I spent four hours photographing Old Town Alexandria and the camera's weight did not slow me down. This is a well made cameras too. I like that there are so many lens choices. I use Canon for my professional work but Pentax is just as good.

Pleasantly Surprised ...

By Edward
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-09

The K-70 has a lot of perks in a relatively small package. Easy enough for beginners and versatile enough for advanced amateurs. The picture quality surpasses my expectations for an APS camera. It even produces quality images at high ISOs. The built-in shake reduction system actually works (it moves the sensor around). This technology allows astro-tracking for durations up to 5 minutes depending on the lens and other factors. What you don't get is a large heavy duty professional camera body that many professionals demand. Instead, you get a pro-sumer body that's still pretty tough. Also, Pentax APS lenses greatly reduce the overall size and weight. If you require a lot of focus points, this camera doesn't have that. It has a basic autofocus that works in most cases. For quick moving videos, this may not be the camera for you. The 18-55mm APS lens that came with the camera performs beyond my expectations. It's a keeper in my book. Pixel peepers may not like it just because it's a kit lens, but I see no issues in creating real quality photographs. Bottom line, this is a quality versatile camera that offers real value.

Good, light-carry camera

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-07

I really like the camera as it has a crystal-sharp, fast focus. It is lightweight and fits the hand naturally. I have not had it long enough to try everything it has, but so far I give a big thumbs-up!

Excellent Rugged SLR

By Martin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-27

Great weather sealed camera. Rather large size but comfortable to hold and very solid feel. Pentax always produces great colors.

Love this camera!

By Allan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-22

Perfect size for me, love the Pentax color. Let's me use some of my classic Takumar lenses, and I don't care at all that it isn't mirrorless. I'm told that it's not so good for video, but I couldn't care less since I don't do home movies.

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