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Product Highlights
  • 24.2 MP CMOS Sensor
  • APS-C Format
  • 6 FPS Continuous Shooting
  • ISO 100-204800 ISO Sensitivity
  • Camera Body
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording
  • Vari-Angle LCD Screen
  • Includes DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR Lens
Colour:
Black
Silver
Kit Options:
Body & DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR Lens
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Overview

All Weather DSLR

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.

Whether it is under bright, blue skies, on wild, overcast days, in the gentle rains, or under dark, starry skies, the PENTAX K-70 captures the beauty of grand nature in an astonishingly beautiful image.

The PENTAX K-70: a camera that brings you new experiences, new excitement and new discoveries in beautiful scenery, while helping you to be more masterful in outdoor photography.

Key Features:

  • Dustproof, weather-resistant structure
  • Cold-proof performance
  • Super-high-sensitivity shooting
  • SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism
  • Compact body

Outdoor-friendly design to expand the boundaries of photography in harsh weather and demanding environments

Despite its compact body, the PENTAX K-70 assures outstanding reliability in harsh environmental conditions, thanks to a dustproof, weather-resistant body and solid operation at -10°C. It can be used anytime and anywhere, without worrying about the weather or shooting location.

Super-high-sensitivity photography to capture dramatic scenes of nature in sharp, high-resolution images

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.

Responsive, high-precision AF system to capture a sharp, crisp image of the subject in a wide range of photographic scenes

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.

Dustproof, weather-resistant body

A comprehensive imaging system, including lens, to take on challenging scenes

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.

* To eliminate the potential causes of breakdown or malfunction, we advise you to wipe rain or water off the PENTAX K-70 completely and as soon as possible to keep it dry.

Outstanding cold-proof performance down to −10°C

Excellent reliability proven in stringent operation tests

Anticipating many users’ needs for photo shooting in extremely cold locations, the PENTAX K-70 was subjected to stringent environmental tests in temperatures as low as -10°C. Its dependable cold-weather performance assures stable, responsive, high-precision operation of mechanisms and circuitry, while minimizing fluctuations in battery voltage, even in freezing locations.

Battery performance may deteriorate as the temperature of the shooting location goes down. When using the PENTAX K-70 in low-temperature locations, we advise users to carry a spare battery and keep it warm by storing it in a pocket.

Compact design

A compact, maneuverable body, handy for outdoor shooting

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.

High-precision autofocusing even at −3EV illumination level

Accurate detection of the subject even in dark locations

The PENTAX K-70 comes equipped with a dependable, high-sensitivity AF sensor module with nine cross-type sensors in the middle. It captures the subject with great accuracy, even in poorly illuminated locations — as low as -3EV — where even the human eye has difficulty in detecting the subject.

DR (Dust Removal) mechanism

Easy removal of dust particles from the image sensor

The PENTAX K-70’s image sensor is treated with PENTAX-original SP coating to prevent dust from clinging to the surface. If any dust remains on the surface, the PENTAX-original DR (Dust Removal) mechanism can shake it off using high-speed vibrations, preventing any dust spots from appearing on captured images.

Excellent operability, even with a gloved hand

  • Grip

    The newly designed grip assures a firm hold of the camera body, even when wearing gloves.
  • Control buttons and mode dial

    Four buttons of the four-way controller are contoured for easy access and unfailing fingertip operation, even with a gloved hand. The mode dial’s height has been optimized for ease of rotation. The PENTAX K-70 has been designed with meticulous attention to every detail to provide optimum comfort and utmost operability.

Top sensitivity of ISO 102400

Super-high-sensitivity photography and remarkable imaging power

The PENTAX K-70 features a new accelerator unit, which has been designed to optimize the newly developed, high-performance noise-processing technology. In combination with the PRIME MII imaging engine, this unit effectively reduces noise to a minimum, even during super-high sensitivity shooting at ISO 102400 (standard output sensitivity). This combination not only improves image quality at more commonly used sensitivities, but also delivers beautifully depicted images at higher sensitivities by minimizing graininess. As the result, it expands the boundaries of low-illumination photography.

AA-filter-free design

APS-C-size CMOS image sensor with 24.24 effective megapixels

High-performance image sensor unit for fine-detailed images
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.

PENTAX-DA 18-135mmF3.5-5.6ED AL[IF] DC WR

In addition to an extended zoom magnification of 7.5x, this lens includes a simple drip-proof construction and an internal lens motor for a smooth autofocus operation.

High-magnification zoom

Attaching this lens to a PENTAX digital SLR camera enables use as a 7.5x high-magnification zoom lens with a focal length equivalent to 27.5mm (wide) to 207mm (telephoto) in 35mm film format. This lens is suitable for a wide range of typical photographic situations, from landscapes, snapshots, and portraits to sports events. It uses an advanced optical design for providing high magnification in a compact, lightweight body and its easy operability and mobility make it suitable as a lens for everyday use.

Simple drip-proof construction

This lens uses a simple drip-proof construction for preventing water from getting inside the lens. Combined with PENTAX digital SLR cameras also using a drip-proof construction enables use in rainy or foggy conditions, or other locations exposed to water for enhanced durability and reliability.

Internal lens motor for smooth autofocus operation

A DC motor for the autofocus (AF) incorporated within the lens enables smooth autofocus operation (Note 1). A non-rotating mechanism is also used for locking the focus ring during autofocus so that the lens is held in the same position as manual focus.

* The compatible models are the K-5, K-r, K-7, K-x, K-m, K20D, K200D, K100D Super, and K10D (firmware version 1.30 or later). If attached to other cameras, focusing is performed using the manual focus.

High delineation performance

The optical system uses one ED (extra-low dispersion) glass and one hybrid aspherical lens (AL) and one glass mold aspherical lens. This system enables correcting of various types of aberration and high delineation performance in a compact body design.

Round iris diaphragm for producing beautiful out-of-focus (bokeh) effect

This lens uses a round diaphragm for reducing the beams of light when shooting point light sources for enabling a more natural out-of-focus (bokeh) effect.

Additional Features:

  • Realizes minimum shooting distance of 0.4 m in the zoom range.
  • Uses "Quick-Shift Focus System" for enabling manual focus operation after focusing by AF without any switching operation.
  • Uses SP (super protect) coating for protecting the lens surface from water and dirt.

What's Included

K-70 DSLR Camera Body (Black)
DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR Lens
Strap O-ST132
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI109
Battery Charger D-BC109
Software (CD-ROM) S-SW168
Eye-cup FR
Hot shoe cover FK
Body Mount Cover

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Product Specifications

K-70

Model Description

 
Type TTL autofocus, auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL flash 
Lens Mount PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount (AF coupler, lens information contacts, K-mount with power contacts) 
Lens KAF4, KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom not compatible), KAF, KA mount lens 

Image Capture Unit

 
Image Sensor Primary color filter, CMOS. Size: 23.5 x 15.6 (mm) 
Effective Pixels Approx. 24.24 megapixels 
Total Pixels Approx. 24.78 megapixels 
Dust Removal SP coating and CMOS sensor operations 
Sensitivity (Standard output) ISO AUTO/100 to 102400 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV or 1/3EV) 
Image Stabilizer Sensor-shift Shake Reduction 
AA Filter Simulator Moiré reduction using SR unit. OFF/Type1/Type2/Bracket (3 frames) 
File Formats  
File format 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)
RAW: (24M:6000x4000)
Quality Level RAW (14bit): PEF, DNG
JPEG: ??? (Best), ?? (Better), ? (Good), RAW + JPEG simultaneous capturing available
Color Space sRGB, AdobeRGB 
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

Viewfinder

 
Type Pentaprism Finder 
Magnification Approx. 0.95x (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. -2.5m to + 1.5m-1 
Focusing Screen Interchangeable Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen 

Live View

 
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 

LCD Monitor

 
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 Setting Adjustable ±2 step 
Night Vision LCD Display ON/OFF 

White Balance

 
Type TTL method using image sensor 
White Balance AUTO WB, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White), Tungsten Light, CTE, Manual WB (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature Configuration (up to 3 settings), Copying the white balance setting of a captured image 
Fine Adjustment Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis 
Autofocus System  
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 (ISO 100 / at normal temperature) 
AF Modes 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 

Metering

 
Type TTL open aperture, 77 segmented metering, center-weighted and spot metering 
Metering Range EV0 to 22 (ISO100 at 50mm F1.4) 
Exposure Modes 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 ±5EV (1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps can be selected) 
AE Lock Can be assigned to the AF/AE-L button 
Shutter  
Type

Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter

* Electronic shutter when using Pixel Shift Resolution

Shutter Speed Auto:1/6000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/6000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps), Bulb (Timed exposure setting possible from 10 sec. to 20min.) 

Drive Modes

 
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

* Bracketing, Interval Shooting, Interval Composite, Interval Movie Record and Star Stream are possible to use with Self-timer/Remote Control
* Mirror-up is possible to use with Self-timer
* Multi-Exposure is possible to use with Continuous Shooting, Self-timer or Remote Control

Continuous 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
* ISO100
Multi-Exposure Composite Mode(Additive/Average/Bright)
Number of Shots(2 to 2000 times)
Interval Shooting

[Interval Shooting] 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

[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

Flash

 
Built-in Flash Built-in retractable P-TTL flash, GN: approx. 12 (ISO100/m), Angle of view of 28mm lens (35mm format equivalent) 
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 1/180sec. 
Flash Exposure Compensation -2.0 ~ +1.0 EV 
External Flash P-TTL, Leading Curtain Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync, Contrast-control-sync, High-speed sync, Wireless sync
* Contrast-control-sync and High-speed sync requires two or more dedicated external flash

Capture Settings

 
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 Resolution Motion Correction ON, Motion Correction OFF, OFF 
Lens Correction Distortion Correction, Peripheral Illumin. Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Diffraction Correction 
D-RANGE Compensation 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 direction only, Displayed on LCD monitor: Horizontal and vertical direction 

Movie

 
File Formats MPEG-4 AVC/H.264(MOV) 
Recorded Pixels Full HD(1920x1080, 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)
HD (1280x720, 60p/50p)
Auto Focus Hybrid AF (Image plane phase-matching and Contrast detection)
AF mode: Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C) * Continuous AF (AF.C) is available with the dedicated lens.
AF area: Multiple AF points, Select, Spot
Focus Peaking: ON/OFF
Sound Built-in stereo microphone, external microphone (Stereo recording compatible) 
Recording Sound Level adjustable
Recording Time Up to 25 minutes or 4GB ; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high. 
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. 
Digital Filter Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome 

Playback

 
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.
Delete Delete single image, delete all, select & delete, delete folder, delete instant review image 
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 Development

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 

Customization

 
USER Modes Up to 3 settings can be saved 
Custom Functions 24 items 
Mode Memory 16 items 
Button Customization/E-dial Programming 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)
Various settings for the action of the e-dials in each exposure mode can also be saved.
AF Customization 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
Text Size Standard, Large 
World Time World Time settings for 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 
AF Fine Adjustment ±10 step, Uniform adjustment, Individual adjustment (up to 20 can be saved) 
Indicator Lamps Other indicator lamps (OFF/1/2), Self-timer (ON/OFF), Remote Control (ON/OFF), GPS (ON/OFF) 
Copyright Information Names of "Photographer" and "Copyright Holder" are embedded to the image file.
Revision history can be checked using the provided software.

Power Supply

 
Battery Type Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI109 
AC Adapter AC Adapter Kit K-AC168 (Optional) 
Battery Life Number of recordable images:
(with 50% flash usage): approx. 410 images, (without flash usage): approx.: 480 images
Playback time: Approx. 270 minutes
* With a fully-charged Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery under the temperature at 23°C. Tested in compliance with CIPA standard.
Actual results may vary depending on the shooting condition.

Interfaces

 
Connection Port USB2.0 (micro B), HDMI output terminal (Type D) , Stereo microphone input / Cable switch input ( ø3.5mm connector) 
USB Connection MSC/PTP 

Wireless LAN

 
Standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Standard wireless LAN protocol)
Frequency
(Center Frequency)
2412MHz to 2462MHz (channels: Ch.1 to Ch.11) 
Security Authentication: WPA2, Encryption: AES 

Physical Specs

 
Dimensions (WxHxD) 125.5 x93 x 74mm (excluding protrusions) 
Weight Approx. 688g (Including dedicated battery and SD Memory Card)
Approx. 628g (body only)
Temperature -10°C~40°C (14°F~104°F) 
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)

DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR Lens

Type Normal Zoom 
Focal length
(Equivalent to 35mm format)
18 - 135mm (27.5 - 207mm) 
Maximum aperture F3.5 - 5.6 
Minimum aperture F22 - 38
Angle of View 76° - 11.9°
Lens construction 13 elements / 11 groups
No. of diaphragm blades 7
Closest focusing distance 0.4m
Maximum reproduction ratio 0.24x
Filter size 62mm
Diameter x length 73 x 76 mm
Weight 405g

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Pentax K-70 Black w/ DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR Lens

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