Pentax K-70 APS-C DSLR CAMERA   

  The New Ricoh’s announcement:
  Pentax K-70 is a nice and smart device, DSLR APS-C CMOS Sensor Full HD CAMERA, designed for photographers who enjoy shooting in the outdoors.
   It collects features previously seen only in the High-End-Level Pentax Cameras, such as the new member of the High-END-line – Pentax K-1 DSLR Camera.
  “The camera’s weather-resistant capabilities and compact design make it an ideal photographic companion for hikers, climbers, and snow sports enthusiasts, as well as for nature and landscape photographers,”:  Ricoh says.



PIC. 1 Pentax K-70 – General View

AMAZON.CO.UK Affiliate Link:  Pentax K-70 Digital SLR Camera with 18 – 50 mm RE


   The Pentax K-70 has a durable construction and is a DSLR CAMERA with multimedia capabilities developed specially for a low-light-level shooting.

   Used inside 24.24M Pixels APS-C CMOS Sensor and PRIME MII image processor, this camera has the possibility of continuous stills shooting up to 6 fps and Full HD 1080p recording.

   It also has a sensitivity range up to ISO 204800. 

   Complementing the imaging capabilities, the K-70 is equally refined in regards to handling and design and features a dust, freeze, and weather-resistant construction for working in trying conditions.

   A 3.0″ large – 0.921M dots  LCD is available and features a variable 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 for night-adjusted vision when working in dark conditions.

   In addition, the built-in Wi-Fi service ensures a wireless image sharing and remote camera control from a mobile device.

   The K-70 also has an option to use O-GPS1 GPS Module for geotagging and AstroTracer functions.




PIC. 2  Pentax K-70 Digital SLR Camera

24.24MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and PRIME M-II Image Processor

  • The processor and sensor combination offers 6 fps shooting rate for up to 40 consecutive JPEGs, 10 raw/DNG frames, or 8 raw+JPEG exposures,
  • Record Full HD 1080p video,
  • Sensitivity range is from ISO-100 up-to ISO-204800,
  • 24.24MP APS-C CMOS sensor pairs with the PRIME MII image processor.

Full HD 1080p Video and 4K Interval Recording

  • Full-HD 1920×1080 Video Recording is supported in multiple frame rates, including 60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, and 24p, in the high-quality H.264 format.
  • 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.
  • Here is the interval timer, allowing 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.




PIC. 3

Other Functions are:

  • Sensor-Shift-Type Shake Reduction and Pixel Shift Resolution
  • Selectable Anti-Aliasing Filter
  • SAFOX X Autofocus System



PIC. 4

Body Design

  • The 3.0″ large 0.921M Dots LCD monitor features a variable-angle design to better facilitate working from low and high angles, and the screen can be 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 can be used to increase the brightness for greater visibility in a direct sun shining condition
  • The Body construction is a durable and light-weighting, with both: dust and weather-resistant for use in trying conditions, as well as cold temperatures down to 14°F
  • The Included D-LI109 li-Ion battery provides approximately 480 separate shots for one full-charge
  • Built-in Wi-Fi worked with the Image Sync application can wirelessly share imagery to a mobile device, as well as permitting remote camera control and live view capabilities from the tablet or smartphone 
  • The K-70 is compatible with the optional O-GPS1 GPS Module to permit geotagging image files. Also, has the AstroTracer function to benefit taking photographs of the night-time sky.




Other DSLR Camera Features

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Multiple exposure shooting is possible in composite mode, with additive, average, and bright settings – from 2 to 2000 individual exposures.
  • Native support is offered for both Pentax PEF and Adobe DNG 14-bit RAW file types.
  • 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 – during capture: Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, and Bold Monochrome.
  • Digital Filters – 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.



   “The camera’s weather-resistant capabilities and compact design make it an ideal photographic companion for hikers, climbers, and snow sports enthusiasts, as well as for nature and landscape photographers,”:  Ricoh says.

Technical Specifications:

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
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-servo AF (C), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection:11, 9 cross-type
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)
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 Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Flash On
Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
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 seconds
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 High Definition
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps / 50 fps
High Definition
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps / 25 fps / 24 fps
High Definition
1280 x 720p / 60 fps / 50 fps
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Exposure Control Auto: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
Focus Auto
Continuous Auto
Video Clip Length 1920 x 1080
26 min.
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video
Self Timer 12 seconds, 2 seconds
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity 1/8″ Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Battery 1x 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%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 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


AMAZON.CO.UK Affiliate Link:  Pentax K-70 Digital SLR Camera with 18 – 50 mm RE and 50 – 200 mm WR Lens – Black

AMAZON.CO.UK Affiliate Link:  Pentax K-70 18 – 135 mm / 3.5-5.6 DA ED Al(if) DC WR

AMAZON.CO.UK Affiliate Link:  Pentax K-70 Digital SLR Camera Body – Black

AMAZON.CO.UK Affiliate Link:  Pentax K-70 18/135mm + 50mm f1.8


{ Source: Ricoh }

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