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
Included with the camera body is the smc Pentax DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
AL (IF) DC WR lens, which provides a 27.5-207mm equivalent focal length
range, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives to suit working in
a broad variety of situations. The lens construction integrates
aspherical elements to help minimize spherical aberration as well as
improve image sharpness. An SP (Super Protect) coating has also been
applied to elements to help repel dust, water, and grease and the lens
body is built to the same weather-resistant standards as the K-70 for
use in inclement conditions.