Pentax Optio P70 Review

Overall Score

32

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 28-110 mm (3.9x) F2.8-5.0 Zoom Lens
  • 64 - 6400 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 97 x 54 x 22 mm, 155g.
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Pentax Optio P70 Overview


First introduced in March, 2009, Pentax Optio P70 is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Pentax P70 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Pentax Optio P70

Sensor resolution of Pentax P70 ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Pentax P70 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Pentax P70


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax Optio P70 with competitors in ultracompact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
155g Light Body
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Manual Focus
5.0 Lens at Tele
9 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.0
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Pentax Optio P70 has an Overall Score of 32/100 and ranked #643 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1052 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Pentax P70 Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
28
Value for money score
51
Portability score
98
Overall score
32
Average Scores in Ultracompact
Imaging Score
19
Features Score
29
Value For Money Score
47
Portability Score
88
Overall score
31

Physical Dimensions of Pentax P70


Pentax Optio P70 weighs 155g and has external dimensions of 97 x 54 x 22mm (3.82 x 2.13 x 0.87"). Considering that the average weight of Ultracompact cameras is 138g, Pentax P70 is 17 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Pentax P70
155g
Average weight
138g
Min weight
87g
Max weight
221g

Thickness Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Pentax P70
22mm
Average Thickness
20mm
Min Thickness
13mm
Max Thickness
33mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax Optio P70 with the dimensions:

Pentax Optio P70

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Optio P70 Dimensions Optio P70
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 155 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 97 x 54 x 22 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon P7800 399 g 155 g 119 x 78 x 50 mm 97 x 54 x 22 mm
Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS Canon ELPH 140 IS 127 g 155 g 95 x 54 x 22 mm 97 x 54 x 22 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Sony TX20 133 g 155 g 96 x 56 x 18 mm 97 x 54 x 22 mm
Canon ELPH 130 Canon ELPH 130 133 g 155 g 95 x 56 x 21 mm 97 x 54 x 22 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Panasonic TS5 214 g 155 g 110 x 67 x 29 mm 97 x 54 x 22 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 155 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 97 x 54 x 22 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7000 Nikon P7000 310 g 155 g 114 x 77 x 45 mm 97 x 54 x 22 mm

Specifications of Pentax Optio P70


General
Brand Pentax
Model Optio P70
Announced March, 2009
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 10
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec
Continuous Shooting n/a fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 4.60
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 64
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 155 g
Physical Dimensions 97 x 54 x 22 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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