LCD and Viewfinder
Pentax K-70 has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Pentax K-70 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
K-70 has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.63x. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Pentax K-70 can shoot continuously at max speed of 6.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/6000 sec.
K-70 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Pentax K-70 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 11 focus points and 9 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors.
Pentax K-70 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
Pentax K-70 has a creative Astro Tracer mode where the camera utilizes its GPS and sensor shift mechanism to track the motion of the stars and creates a long exposure image without visible star trails. This makes K-70 one of the best equipped camera for Astrophotography.
With Pentax K-70, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60i,50i,30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Pentax K-70 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
K-70 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Pentax K-70 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
Pentax K-70 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our K-70. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect K-70 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Pentax K-70 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 410 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 883 shots, Pentax K-70 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend K-70 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level DSLR Cameras
Pentax K-x with its 1900shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Pentax K-70 vs Pentax K-x or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Pentax K-70 Features Compared to Main Competitors