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The PENTAX K-70 has a compact body for easy carry-along to any outdoor shooting. Its outstanding weather-resistant performance and enormous imaging power, combining true-to-life image description and high-sensitivity shooting, make it extremely reliable, even in most demanding shooting conditions.
The PENTAX K-70 incorporates 100 sealing parts throughout its body, including the LCD monitor, to prevent the intrusion of water and dust into the interior. By pairing it with a PENTAX AW- or WR-series lens, you have a highly dependable imaging system with superb environment-resistant performance.
Featuring a dustproof, weather-resistant body and a vari-angle LCD monitor, the PENTAX K-70 has also been designed to be compact and maneuverable. By pairing it with one of the compact, lightweight PENTAX-DA-series lenses, you can enjoy outdoor photography more easily and intuitively than ever before.
The PENTAX K-70’s AA-filter-free design eliminates the AA (anti-aliasing) filter, which has an adverse effect on the camera’s resolving power. This design optimizes the resolving power of the approximately 24.24 effective megapixels provided by the high-resolution APS-C-size CMOS image sensor, while assuring high-speed readout of rich-gradation, 14-bit image data.
The PENTAX K-70 features an AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator, which effectively minimizes the moiré patterns often generated on subjects with fine, repetitive patterns, and the false colors commonly generated at the edges of high-contrast images. With the help of the SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, this simulator applies microscopic vibrations to the image sensor unit at the sub-pixel level during image exposure to minimize these adverse effects. It lets you choose the desired visual effect based on your creative intentions —between the filtering effect of the AA simulator and the higher resolving power of an AA-filter-free design.
Thanks to the combination of the PRIME MII imaging engine and a newly developed accelerator unit that effectively suppresses noise, the PENTAX K-70 assures true-to-life rendition of gradation and texture at all sensitivity levels.
The PENTAX K-70 features the PENTAX-original, in-body SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism with a compensation effect of 4.5 shutter steps. It works effectively with all PENTAX interchangeable lenses — from ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto models — and minimizes camera shake in camera-shake-prone conditions, such as when shooting low-light scenes using natural light only or when using a telephoto lens. It also comes in handy with panning shots, since it automatically detects the direction of the camera’s movement with a gyro sensor, and efficiently controls the SR unit to produce the best possible image. Just by keeping the SR mode turned on, you can effortlessly minimize camera shake with both normal images and panning shots.
With an approximately 100% field of view and nearly 0.95-times magnification, the PENTAX K-70’s viewfinder provides a large, sharp view of the subject, allowing you to capture it exactly the way you want. With very little aberration even at the corners of the image field, it assures excellent ease of viewing in many different photographic situations. It also facilitates manual-focus operation, because it makes it easy to locate the in-focus point in the image field.
The PENTAX K-70’s 11-point AF system has nine cross-type sensors in the middle to allow for flexible image composition. The middle AF sensor accommodates an F2.8 light flux to assure pinpoint focus on the subject, even when using a large-aperture lens with a shallow depth of field. The Expanded Area Select function automatically refocuses on a moving subject after it moves away from the initial point, with the help of the neighbouring points.
The PENTAX K-70’s metering system divides the image field into 77 segments for high-accuracy light measurement. Thanks to an improved light-metering algorithm, it assures more precise, sensitive exposure control even for high-contrast scenes.
By taking advantage of the SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, this innovative system captures four images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image, then synthesizing them into a single composite image. It obtains all color data in each pixel to deliver super-high-resolution images with far more truthful colors and much finer details than those captured by normal shooting processes. The difference in image resolution is evident, even without enlarging the image on the monitor or making a large-size print. When a Motion Correction function is activated, it automatically detects a moving object during continuous shooting and minimizes negative effects during the synthesizing process. The images captured by this system can be saved as RAW-format files.
The bulb timer function comes in handy when photographing celestial bodies or fireworks. The PENTAX K-70 allows you to set an exposure time of 10 seconds to five minutes in 10-second steps, or five to 20 minutes with one-minute steps.
Newly developed noise-reduction technology provides super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 102400 (standard output sensitivity), capturing beautiful, lively images of nature without a hint of grain, even at higher sensitivity settings. A combination of PENTAX-original SR (Shake Reduction) mechanisms with 4.5-shutter-step compensation and a high-resolution image sensor produces rich gradation and true-to-life texture.
By incorporating a hybrid AF system — which harmonizes the advantages of a contrast-detection AF sensor and an image-plane phase-matching AF sensor — the PENTAX K-70 assures responsive, high-accuracy autofocus operation during Live View shooting using the LCD monitor. The optical viewfinder provides a large, clear image field with an approximately 100% field of view, allowing you to keep the subject in sight at all times.
The PENTAX K-70’s vari-angle LCD monitor allows you to position it at any desired angle, making image composition easier in a variety of Live View outdoor shooting applications, such as high-angle shooting using stretched arms or low-angle shots taken from ground level.
The PENTAX K-70 provides a set of wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) functions to support operations using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Since you can transfer captured images instantly to the mobile device, you can enjoy them away from the camera.
By installing the dedicated Image Sync application in your mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer, you can remotely control camera operations from a distance. For instance, you can adjust camera settings including aperture, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity to the desired level, then release the shutter from your mobile device. You can even download captured images onto the mobile device, then upload your favorite images to social networking service websites.
File Formats: RAW (PEF/DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant
Recorded Pixels: JPEG: L(24M:6000x4000), M(14M:4608x3072), S(6M:3072x2048), XS(2M:1920x1280)
Quality Level: RAW (14bit): PEF, DNG JPEG: ★★★ (Best), ★★ (Better), ★ (Good), RAW + JPEG simultaneous capturing available
Color Space : sRGB, Adobe RGB Storage Medium SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Card (conforms to USH-I standards)
Storage Folder: Folder name - Date (100_1018, 101_1019….) or User assigned folder name (Default “PENTX”)
Recording File: File name “IMGP****” or user assigned file name, File name numbering - Sequential, Reset
Type: Pentaprism Finder
Coverage (FOV): Approx. 100%
Magnification: Approx. .95x (50mmF1.4 at infinity)
Eye-Relief Length: Approx 20.5mm (from the view window), approx. 22.3mm (from the center of lens)
Diopter Adjustment: Approx.-3.5m to +1.5m
Focusing Screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen
Type: TTL method using image sensor
Autofocus: Hybrid AF (image plane phase-matching and contrast detection)
AF area: Face Detection, Tracking, Multiple AF points, Select, Spot Focus Peaking: On/Off
Display: Field of view approx. 100%, magnified view (up to 16x), grid display (4x4 grid, golden section, scale display, square 1, square 2, Grid color: black/white), histogram, bright area warning
Type: Vari-angle TFT color LCD monitor featuring an air-gapless structure, tempered-glass front panel
Size: 3.0 inch (aspect ratio 3:2)
Dots: Approx. 921k dots
Adjustment: Brightness, saturation and colors adjustable
Outdoor View: Adjustable ±2 step
Night vision display: ON/OFF
White Balance: Auto, Multi-auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight color, N: Daylight white, W: Cool White, L: Warm white), Tungsten light, CTE, Manual (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature Configuration (up to 3 settings), Copying the white balance setting of a capture image.
Fine adjustment: Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis
Type: TTL: Phase-matching autofocus
Focus Sensor : SAFOX X, 11 points (9 cross type focus points in the center)
Brightness Range: EV -3 to 18 (ISO100/at normal temperature)
AF mode: Single AF (AF, S) Continuous AF (AF, C), Auto select AF (AF, A)
AF point selection : Auto: 11 points, Auto: 5 points, Select, Expanded Area Select, Spot
AF Assist Light: Dedicated LED AF assist light
Type: TTL open aperture, 77 segment metering, center-weighted and sport metering
Metering Range: EV 0 to 22 (ISO100 at 50mm F1.4)
Exposure Mode: Auto Picture mode (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Scene Mode (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, Museum), Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb
EV Compensation : ±5 (1/2 EV steps or 1/3 EV steps can be selected)
AE lock: Can be assigned to the AF/AE-L button
Type: Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter (electronic when using Pixel Shift Resolution)
Shutter Speed: Auto: 1/6000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/6000 to 30 sec (1/3 EV steps or ½ EV steps), Bulb (10 sec to 20 min)
Mode Selection - Still Image: Single Frame, Continuous (H, L), Self-timer (12s, 2s, Continuous), Remote Control (0s, 3s, continuous), Bracketing (2,3, or 5 frames), Mirror up, Multi-exposure, Interval shooting, Interval composite, Interval movie record, star stream
Movie: Remote Control
Cont. Shooting: Max. approx. 6.0 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous H): up to approx. 40 frames, RAW: up to approx. 10 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 8 frames Max. approx. 3.0 fps, JPEG L: ★★★ at Continuous L): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 16 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 11 frames
Multi-Exposure: Composite Mode (Additive/Average/Bright), Number of shots (2 to 2000 times) Interval Shooting (Standard Interval Shooting) Interval: 3s to 24h / Standby interval: 1s to 24h, Number of shots: 2 to 2000, Start interval: Now/Self-timer/remote control/set time (Interval Composite) Interval: 2s. to 24h./ Standby Interval: Min.･1s. to 24h., Number of shots: 2 to 2000 times, Start Interval: Now/Self-timer/Remote Control/Set Time, Composite Mode Additive / Average / Bright, Save Process: ON/OFF (Interval Movie) Recorded Pixels: 4K/FullHD/HD, File Format: Motion JPEG (AVI), Interval:2s. to 24h./ Standby Interval: Min･1s. to 24h., Number of shots: 8 to 2000 times (8 to 500 times at 4K), Start Interval:Now/Self-timer/Remote Control/Set Time (Star Stream) Recorded Pixels: 4K/FullHD/HD, File Format: Motion JPEG (AVI), Interval:2s. to 24h./ Standby Interval: Min･1s. to 24h., Number of shots: 8 to 2000 times (8 to 500 times at 4K), Start Interval: Now/Self- timer/Remote Control/Set Time, Fade-out: OFF/Low/Medium/High
Built-in Flash: Built-in retractable P-TTL, GN: approx. 12 (ISO100/m), Angle of view of 28mm lens (36mm format equ.)
Flash Modes: Auto Flash Discharge, Auto Flash + Red-Eye Reduction (Auto Picture, Scene) Flash On, Flash On + Red-Eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync, Manual Flash Discharge (full-1/128)
Sync Speed: 1/180th sec.
Exposure Comp: -2.0~+1.0EV
External Flash: P-TTL, Leading Curtain Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync, Contrast-control-Sync, Wireless Sync
Custom Image: Auto Select, Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Flat, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Cross Process: Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3
Digital Filter: Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome
Clarity: Adjustable ±4 step
Skin Tone: Type1, Type2, OFF
HDR: Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Advanced HDR, OFF, Exposure bracket value adjustable, Automatic composition correction function
Pixel Shift Res.: Motion Correction ON, Motion Correction OFF, OFF
Lens Correction: Distortion Correction, Peripheral Illumination Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction,
Diffraction Correction D-RANGE Comp.: Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction
Noise Reduction: Slow Shutter Speed NR, High-ISO NR
Horizon Correction: SR On: correction up to 1 degrees, SR Off: correction up to 1.5 degrees
Electronic Level: Displayed in viewfinder Horizontal directiononly, Displayed on LCD monitor: Horizontal and vertical direction
File Format: MPEG4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)
Recorded Pixels: Full HD (1920 x 1080, 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p) HD (1280 x 720, 60p/50p)
Auto Focus: Hybrid AF (Image plane phase-matching and contrast detection) AF mode: Single AF (AF, S), Continuous AF (AF, C) AF area: Multiple AF points, Select, Spot Focus Peaking: ON/OFF
Sound: Built-in stereo microphone, external microphone input. Recording sound level adjustable
Recording Time: Up to 26 minutes or 4GB
Custom Images: (Auto Select, Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Flat, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Cross Processing: Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3
Playback view: Single frame, Multi-image display (6,12, 20, 35, 80 segmentation), Display magnification (up to 16x, Quick Zoom view available), Grid display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display, Square 1, Square 2, Grid Color: Black/White ), Rotating, Histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), Bright area warning, Auto Image Rotation, Detailed information, Copyright Information (Photographer, Copyright holder), GPS information (latitude, longitude, altitude, Coordinated Universal Time) , Orientation, Folder Display, Calendar Filmstrip Display, Slide Show Digital Filter 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, Monochrome
RAW: RAW file select：Select Single Image, Select Multiple Images, Select a folder
RAW Development Parameter: White Balance, Custom Image, Sensitivity, Clarity, Skin Tone, Digital filter, HDR, Pixel Shift Resolution, Shadow Correction, High-ISO NR, Distortion Correction, Peripheral Illumin. Corr., Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Diffraction Correction, Color Fringe Correction, File Format (JPEG/TIFF), Aspect Ratio, JPEG Recorded Pixels, JPEG Quality, Color Space
Edit: Image Rotation, Color Moiré Correction, Resize, Cropping (Aspect ratio and Slant adjustment available), Movie Edit (Divide or delete selected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie, Saving RAW data in buffer memory, Image Copy
USER Mode: Up to 3 settings
Custom Functions: 24 items
Modes: 16 items
Buttons: Fx1 Button, Fx2 Button (One Push File Format, Wi-Fi, Outdoor View Setting, Night Vision LCD Display, Preview, Red, Electronic Level, Change AF Area), AF/AE-L button (AF1, AF2, Cancel AF, AE Lock)
AF: AF.S: Focus-priority/ Release-priority, 1st Frame Action in AF.C: Release-priority/Auto/Focus- priority. Action in AF.C Continuous: Focus-priority, Auto, FPS-priority, Hold AF Status: OFF, Low, Medium, High, AF in Interval Shooting: Locks focus at 1st exposure, Adjusts focus for each shot AF with Remote Control: OFF/ON
World Time: 75 Cities (28 time zones)
Language: English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery D-LI109
AC Adapter: Kit K-AC168 (optional)
Battery Life: Approx 480 images (w/o flash) Playback time approx. 270 minutes
Connection Port: USB 2.0 (micro B), HDMI output(type D), stereo mic input/cable switch input, (both 3.5mm)
USB Connection: MSC/PTP
Standards: IEEE802.11b/g/n Freq Bandwidth 2401MHz~2473MHz (1ch~11ch) Max Radio Freq: 8.16dBm EIRP
Power Security Authentication: WPA2, Encryption: AES
Dimensions: Approx 4.9” (w) x 3.7 “ (h) x 2.9” (d), (125.5mm x 93.0mm x 74.0mm), excluding protrusions
Weight: Approx 24.3oz (688g), Including battery and SD card
Temperature 14°F～104°F (-10°C～40°C)
Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
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