Pentax K-70: Advanced DSLR with Hybrid AF and Pixel Shift Features

Presented to target the adventurer who likes to do the activity in the wild, Ricoh announced a new tough cameras Pentax K-70.

Cameras that rely on CMOS APS-C 24 megapixels sensor and PRIME MII processor is packed with a body that is weatherproof, dust, splashing water, and can last up to a temperature of -10 degrees Celsius.

Auto focus performance is fast and accurate also become one of the flagship. This is thanks to  Hybrid AF technology support which combines phase detect autofocus technology and contrast detection AF.


As its first full frame camera, the Pentax K-1, Pentax K-70 co accommodated ISO settings up to ISO 204 800 and supports shooting in 14 bits RAW format. Besides, there were also features of AA Simulator as a substitute for the absence of Anti Aliansing filter on the sensor to be able to produce sharper photos.

Pixel Shift mainstay feature can also be found here. With this feature the Pentax K-70 can produce one image with the same resolution but had sharpness, detail and better color accuracy. While the video features, this camera can record video up to 1080p Full HD resolution.

At the rear, the Pentax K-70 carries a 3 inch screen that can be folded and rotated. The screen has also been supported by the Night Vision mode which can help to take pictures at night and Outdoor View mode that will optimize the level of light and dark screen to be more easily visible under any lighting condition abundant. Pentax K-70 has also been equipped with WiFi connectivity to connect to other devices.

Pentax K-70 will be available in the month of July 2016 in black and silver. The price is set at US $650

Specifications Pentax K-70
Sensor CMOS APS-C 24 megapixel
Prosesor PRIME MII
ISO Auto, 100-102400 (up to ISO 204800)
Auto focus Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live View
Display Fully Articulated, 3 inch, 921,000 dot
Continuos shoot 6 fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
Memory Card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity USB, HDMI, WiFi
Dimension 126 x 93 x 74 mm
Weight 688 g