Pentax K-70 Announced

Deploying Sony sensors in their bodies, Pentax is on a roll. We covered the full frame K-1 earlier this year and now they launched an APS-C camera, the K-70 for $649.95 on Amazon and B&H in silver or black. The specs include weather sealing, which has been on our wish list for Alpha Series cameras, like the A7R II since they launched a few years ago. And, full-time autofocus during movie capture. Purchase the K-70 with the kit lens and it’s a hundred less than the comparable a6300 at $899.95.

K-70 Highlights

  • 24 Megapixel APS-C AA Filter-less CMOS Sensor
  • AA Filter Simulator PRIME MII processor with newly designed accelerator unit
  • Pixel Shift Resolution with motion correction
  • PENTAX SR In-body shake reduction
  • Dustproof and weather-resistant
  • Night vision red light LCD display
  • 6 Frames per second continuous shooting
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 14-bit RAW

While we focus on Sony systems one this blog, can’t argue with the Pentax value; especially, in our wet, Pacific Northwest climate. A glance at the forums, and the Pentaxians are enthused by this release.

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