Pentax K-70 review

With a weather-sealed body and a pentaprism viewfinder, the rather good Pentax K-70 is making a comeback

Pentax K-70 review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Pentax K-70 is very much a camera of two halves. Its weighty body and design quirks won’t be to everyone’s taste, but plenty of top features and great results make it worth considering. It's also making a bit of a comeback after going off the radar for a while, and at prices that suddenly make it look a lot more interesting.


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    Weather-sealed body

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    Built-in stabilization

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    Value for money


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    No 4K video

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    Angular styling

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    Some metering issues

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The Pentax K-70 is a survivor and perhaps the most convincing proposition amongst Pentax's APS-C DSLR range. Ricoh Imaging had spent a couple of years revamping its Pentax-branded DSLR line and the K-70 was its upper-entry-level offering. Yet despite that billing, it offers the same high features-to-price ratio we’ve come to expect from the company. 

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Matt Golowczynski

The former editor of Digital Camera World, "Matt G" has spent the bulk of his career working in or reporting on the photographic industry. For two and a half years he worked in the trade side of the business with Jessops and Wex, serving as content marketing manager for the latter. 

Switching streams he also spent five years as a journalist, where he served as technical writer and technical editor for What Digital Camera before joining DCW, taking on assignments as a freelance writer and photographer in his own right. He currently works for SmartFrame, a specialist in image-streaming technology and protection.

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