In mid-2017, Pentax sold the K-70 promising new opportunities and discoveries in the field. It is certified weather and cold resistant up to -10 degrees.
His features designate him as a pretty good all-rounder, capable of taking more varied cliches than some of his entry-level competitors.
Design side, we face a device rather square, with sharp angles. Sober (maybe a little too bland?), It is easy to hold in hand and well thought out from an ergonomic point of view.
Pentax k-70 Review and Design 2019
On the other hand, although it is compact, its partial sealing system makes it a bit heavier than the average, with 630 grams displayed on the scale.
The 3 “screen is articulated, but unfortunately it is not touch. It is therefore necessary to navigate in the menu via the directional arrows and the various physical shortcuts.
Connectivity, it is comparable to the Nikon d3500, with an SD port and a micro-USB charging port. There is still no microphone port (we expected it unfortunately, in this price range).
The K-70 does include WiFi, but the Pentax companion app only deals with sharing and storing files. It lacks the little “more” user-friendly , which unfortunately continues to limit some of the SLR cameras to a semi-professional use.
The auto focus is a bit average, because the K-70 uses the conventional Pentax system, the SAFOX X which has only 11 auto focus points. However, it is relatively fast, even in Live View mode – usually slower on SLR cameras.
Pentax k-70 Camera Lens
From a quality point of view, its APS-C CMOS sensor offers 24.2Mpx images, which is approximately the same resolution as the Nikon D3500. It includes an anti-aliasing filter to avoid interference in the photos of certain textures, but it can be disabled for a higher level of sharpness.
The 5-axis lens stabilization system helps to limit missed shots and provides better performance on moving objects. (At Nikon, the stabilizer is in the lens, not in the case).
The strength of this camera is mainly the balance of colors and whites. In terms of ISO sensitivity, it is expected to appear grain from 6400. Beyond 12800, the quality of the image begins to suffer too visibly.
Video capture is again limited to Full HD (you need to plan a bigger budget for 4K support).Its big black point, in my opinion, is its autonomy: only 480 shots in real use!Overall, the Pentax K-70 dslr camera is therefore a good choice. It is compact, solid, and has good technical characteristics.
Pros and Cons of Pentax k-70
On the other hand, it relies more on its digital than physical tools, which is never very good for a professional use. But with a little practice he is able to offer very good shots.