Pentax X70 Review

Overall Score

41

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 26-624 mm (24x) F2.8-5.0 Zoom Lens
  • 50 - 6400 ISO
  • Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 110 x 83 x 90 mm, 410g.
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Pentax X70 Overview


First introduced in March, 2009, Pentax X70 is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Proc and Cons of Pentax X70


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax X70 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
26 mm Wide Angle Lens
Image Stabilization
Manual Focus
2.8 Lens at Wide
9 Focus Points
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.0
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Pentax X70 has an Overall Score of 41/100 and ranked #369 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #751 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Pentax X70 Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
45
Value for money score
59
Portability score
85
Overall score
41
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Pentax X70


Pentax X70 weighs 410g and has external dimensions of 110 x 83 x 90mm (4.33 x 3.27 x 3.54"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Pentax X70 is 18 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Pentax X70 is less by 3mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Pentax X70
410g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Pentax X70
90mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax X70 with the dimensions:

Pentax X70

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight X70 Dimensions X70
Pentax X90 Pentax X90 428 g 410 g 111 x 85 x 110 mm 110 x 83 x 90 mm
Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR Fujifilm HS50 EXR 808 g 410 g 135 x 101 x 146 mm 110 x 83 x 90 mm
Fujifilm FinePix S1 Fujifilm S1 680 g 410 g 133 x 91 x 110 mm 110 x 83 x 90 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic FZ200 588 g 410 g 125 x 87 x 110 mm 110 x 83 x 90 mm
Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR Fujifilm HS35EXR 687 g 410 g 131 x 97 x 126 mm 110 x 83 x 90 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Sony RX10 813 g 410 g 129 x 88 x 102 mm 110 x 83 x 90 mm
Fujifilm X-M1 Fujifilm X-M1 330 g 410 g 117 x 67 x 39 mm 110 x 83 x 90 mm
Olympus Stylus SP-100 Olympus SP-100 594 g 410 g 122 x 91 x 133 mm 110 x 83 x 90 mm

Specifications of Pentax X70


General
Brand Pentax
Model X70
Announced March, 2009
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
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 Electronic
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 1/4000 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 9.10
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 50
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 D-LI92
Physical
Weight 410 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 83 x 90 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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