PENTAX K-70 WR

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An all-weather digital SLR camera expands the boundaries of photo shooting, with new opportunities and discoveries in scenic photography

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.

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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.

 
 

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


HD PENTA X -DA 16 - 85mmF3.5 -5.6ED DC WR Aperture: F5.6 ; Shutter speed: 1/20 sec. ; Exposure compensation: -1.0EV ; ISO sensitivity: 100 ; White balance: AWB ; Custom image: Bright ; Pixel Shift Resolution System: ON (Motion Correction ON)

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.
AW: All Weather (dustproof and weather-resistant); WR: Weather Resistant

• 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.


Situation image of -10°C cold-environment performance

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.

The front surface of the image sensor unit has been treated with SP coating to prevent particles from adhering to it.

Any remaining particles can be removed by the vertical vibrations generated by the SR driving mechanism.

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.

 

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


smc PENTAX-DA 50-135mmF2.8ED[IF] SDM Aperture: F4.5 ; Shutter speed: 1/100 sec. ; Exposure compensation: -0.7EV ; ISO sensitivity: 400 ; White balance: CTE ; Custom image: Landscape

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.

AA-filter simulator
State-of-the-art function to minimize moiré and false colors

The PENTAX K-70 features an AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator,* which effectively minimizes the moiré patterns often generated on subjects with fine, repetitive patterns, and the false colors commonly generated at the edges of high-contrast images. With the help of the SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, this simulator applies microscopic vibrations to the image sensor unit at the sub-pixel level during image exposure to minimize these adverse effects. It lets you choose the desired visual effect based on your creative intentions —between the filtering effect of the AA simulator and the higher resolving power of an AA-filter-free design.

* This simulator cannot be used in some shooting modes, and doesn’t work with some functions.
* This simulator works most effectively with a shutter speed of 1/1000 second or slower.

■ Principle of optical AA filter

  • Light
  • Color filter
  • AA filter

■ Principle of AA filter simulator

Microscopic vibrations applied at sub-pixel level

PRIME MII imaging engine and new accelerator unit 
High-efficiency image processing and effective noise reduction, for true-to-life rendition of gradation and texture

Thanks to the combination of the PRIME MII imaging engine and a newly developed accelerator unit that effectively suppresses noise, the PENTAX K-70 assures true-to-life rendition of gradation and texture at all sensitivity levels.


  • Accelerator unit

In-body SR mechanism
Effective shake reduction with all lenses, assuring improved compensation effects

The PENTAX K-70 features the PENTAX-original, in-body SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism with a compensation effect of 4.5 shutter steps. It works effectively with all PENTAX interchangeable lenses — from ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto models — and minimizes camera shake in camera-shake-prone conditions, such as when shooting low-light scenes using natural light only or when using a telephoto lens. It also comes in handy with panning shots, since it automatically detects the direction of the camera’s movement with a gyro sensor, and efficiently controls the SR unit to produce the best possible image. Just by keeping the SR mode turned on, you can effortlessly minimize camera shake with both normal images and panning shots.

* Measured in conformity with CIPA testing standards (using the smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED AL[IF] DC WR lens, at a focal length of 135mm)

Fine Sharpness and Extra Sharpness
Sharpness-enhancing tools to improve the image rendition of photographic works

A sharpness-enhancing process using thick outlines often spoils the image’s resolution. That’s why the PENTAX K-70 provides a pair of more advanced sharpness-enhancing functions (Fine Sharpness and Extra Sharpness), which are similar to those offered by upper-class models. The Fine Sharpness function outlines the subject with thinner, more natural lines than those created by normal processing to produce a high-quality, fine-detailed image. The Extra Sharpness function emphasizes the subject’s outline more prominently with much finer lines, making it particularly useful for enhancing the outline of a low-contrast subject.

An array of compensation functions
High-quality images assured, even at the edges of the image field

The PENTAX K-70 effectively compensates distortion, vignetting and lateral chromatic aberration of magnification caused by particular characteristics of a lens to deliver sharp, high-contrast images, even at the edges. During RAW-data development, it can even compensate the fringe effect.

Diffraction compensation
Diffraction blur minimized at closed-down apertures

This function compensates the deterioration in the camera’s resolving power that is caused by diffraction phenomena. By properly using lens information to process image data, it compensates the diffraction blur effect by as much as approximately two aperture stops.* This function comes in handy in scenic photography, when you want to close the aperture down to increase the depth of field without compromising the resolving power.

* Measured under RICOH IMAGING in-house testing standards.
• This function is usable with D FA-, DA- and DA L-series lenses. FA-series lenses are also usable, except for some models.

 

High-performance AF system to capture sharp, crisp images in a wide range of photographic scenes


smc PENTAX-DA 60-250mmF4ED[IF] SDM Aperture:F4.0 ; Shutter speed: 1/250 sec. ; Exposure compensation: 0.0EV ; ISO sensitivity:400 ; White balance: Multi-pattern auto white-balance ; Custom image: Bright

Outdoor-friendly LCD monitor with a red-lighted monitor display function

Easy adjustment of brightness to a desired level

The PENTAX K-70 features an outdoor-friendly LCD monitor whose brightness level can be instantly adjusted to the desired level: brighter during outdoor shooting in sunshine, or dimmer during nightscape photography. It also provides a red-lighted monitor display function, which prevents the pupils of the photographer’s eyes from closing down after they have become accustomed to a dark location during astronomical photography. This monitor is designed to assure optimum visibility in a wide range of photographic conditions and applications.

  • Outdoor-friendly LCD monitor:+2
  • Outdoor-friendly LCD monitor:-2
  • Night Vision LCD Display

Optical viewfinder with 100% field of view and 0.95-times magnification

  • For optimum ease of viewing and focusing

    With an approximately 100% field of view and nearly 0.95-times magnification, the PENTAX K-70’s viewfinder provides a large, sharp view of the subject, allowing you to capture it exactly the way you want. With very little aberration even at the corners of the image field, it assures excellent ease of viewing in many different photographic situations. It also facilitates manual-focus operation, because it makes it easy to locate the in-focus point in the image field.

  • Hybrid AF 

    High-speed AF operation during Live View shooting

    The PENTAX K-70 features PENTAX’s first Hybrid AF system during Live View autofocus operation. By coupling a contrast-detection AF sensor with superior focusing accuracy with an image-plane phase-matching AF sensor positioned on the image sensor’s surface, this innovative hybrid system optimizes the benefits of both AF systems to assure high-speed, pinpoint autofocusing on the subject.

  • Vari-angle LCD monitor

    For flexible outdoor shooting

    The PENTAX K-70’s vari-angle LCD monitor allows you to position it at any desired angle, making image composition easier in a variety of Live View outdoor shooting applications, such as high-angle shooting using stretched arms or low-angle shots taken from ground level.

  • SAFOX X

    High-speed, high-precision AF module highly responsive to low-illumination scenes and moving objects

    The PENTAX K-70 features the high-precision SAFOX X AF sensor module for viewfinder shooting. Thanks to an AF sensor highly sensitive to low-illumination scenes and a diffractive lens incorporated in its optics, this module assures responsive, dependable autofocus operation with outstanding AF tracking performance in all directions, while minimizing chromatic aberration. By fine-tuning the timing of the AF sensor’s start-up action, the speed of autofocus response has been improved, especially at low illumination levels. Also, by improving the algorithm for moving objects, the focusing accuracy in the Continuous AF (AF-C) mode has been enhanced.

  • 1/6000-second high-speed shutter

    To capture the decisive moment with an active subject

    With a top speed of 1/6000 second, the PENTAX K-70’s high-speed shutter unit captures an active subject in a sharply focused image.

  • 11-point multi-pattern AF system

    Delay-free detection of the subject

    The PENTAX K-70’s 11-point AF system has nine cross-type sensors in the middle to allow for flexible image composition. The middle AF sensor accommodates an F2.8 light flux to assure pinpoint focus on the subject, even when using a large-aperture lens with a shallow depth of field. The Expanded Area Select function automatically refocuses on a moving subject after it moves away from the initial point, with the help of the neighboring points.

    • Cross-shaped sensor
    • Linear sensor
    • F2.8 luminance flux linear sensor
  • Multi-mode AE system

    A diverse choice of AE modes

    In addition to the conventional Program (P), Shutter-priority (Tv) and Aperture-priority (Av) modes, the PENTAX K-70 provides the PENTAX-original Sensitivity-priority (Sv) and Shutter-speed/Aperture-priority (TAv) modes. This multi-mode AE system means more creative and flexible expression of the subject’s motion and depth of field. It also provides a wide exposure compensation range of ±5EV (in still-image shooting) with a choice of 1/2EV or 1/3EV steps for more flexible exposure control.

  • Advanced 77-segment multi-pattern metering

    Automatic detection of difficult lighting conditions

    The PENTAX K-70’s metering system divides the image field into 77 segments for high-accuracy light measurement. Thanks to an improved light-metering algorithm, it assures more precise, sensitive exposure control even for high-contrast scenes. 
    * The PENTAX K-70 also provides a choice of Center-weighted or Spot metering modes.

     

High-speed, continuous drive mode with a top speed of six images per second

Flawless continuous shooting of up to 40 images at approximately six images per second

The PENTAX K-70 provides high-speed continuous shooting of high-resolution images (approximately 24.24 effective megapixels, 14-bit data files) at a top speed of approximately six images per second, allowing you to preserve the action or expression of the subject in a series of images. Thanks to its large buffer memory capacity, it captures up to 40 JPEG-format images in a single sequence, allowing you to select the best shot later.
* The number of images that can be recorded at ISO 100.
* In the AF Single (AF-S) mode, the AF sensor is fixed at an in-focus point of the first image.

An array of creative tools to make
outdoor shooting more enjoyable and flexible


HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR Aperture:F5.0 ; Shutter speed:1/25 sec. ; Exposure compensation: 0.0EV ; ISO sensitivity:100 ; White balance: AWB ; Custom image: Bright

Pixel Shift Resolution System

Optimizing the potential of the high-pixel image sensor to capture breathtaking, super-high-resolution images

  • By taking advantage of the SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, this innovative system captures four images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image, then synthesizing them into a single composite image. It obtains all color data in each pixel to deliver super-high-resolution images with far more truthful colors and much finer details than those captured by normal shooting processes. The difference in image resolution is evident, even without enlarging the image on the monitor or making a large-size print. When a Motion Correction function is activated, it automatically detects a moving object during continuous shooting and minimizes negative effects during the synthesizing process. The images captured by this system can be saved as RAW-format files.
    • When using this system, we advise stabilizing the camera firmly on a tripod. The user is also advised to use either the self-timer setting of the drive mode, a remote control function, or a mirror lock-up function.
    • This system may not produce the desired effect when the subject is on the move or the camera is shaken.
    • This system may not correct certain types of subject movement. It does not guarantee that the movement is properly corrected with all subjects. The user may turn the Auto Tracking function off in order to optimize the system’s performance.

 

Pixel Shift Resolution System

Obtained color data

The camera takes four images of the same scene, and obtains the RGB color data and brightness data for each pixel.

 

• High-resolution, rich-gradation images are created from highly resolvable color and brightness data.

• No chromatic moiré (false color) is generated because no pixel interpolation takes place.

 

Normal shooting

Obtained color data

Single-color data is obtained for each pixel.

 

Based on the RGB composition ratio, the resolution of each color becomes 1/4 for R and B, and 1/2 for G.

De-mosaic process

The system interpolates for missing pixels by referring to neighboring pixels and/or outlines.

When the color of an interpolated pixel differs from the actual one, chromatic moiré (false color) is generated in that pixel.

 

This image is simulated.

  • ASTROTRACER

    Automatic tracking of celestial bodies without an equatorial device

    By mounting the optional O-GPS1 GPS Unit, the PENTAX K-70 provides an automatic tracking function in astronomical photography. The camera calculates the movement of celestial bodies based on GPS data obtained by the unit, then shifts its image sensor in synchronization with their movement. As the result, celestial bodies are captured as beautiful point images without any streaking effects, even with extended exposures.


    • In order to properly use the ASTROTRACER function, a number of settings must be input in advance. Refer to the O-GPS1’s operation manual for details.


  • Shot with ASTROTRACER using optional O-GPS1. (F5.6/ 300 sec./ ISO400) 
  • Bulb timer function

    A handy tool in bulb shooting

    The bulb timer function comes in handy when photographing celestial bodies or fireworks. The PENTAX K-70 allows you to set an exposure time of 10 seconds to five minutes in 10-second steps, or five to 20 minutes with one-minute steps.


  • (F8.0/ 1200 sec./ ISO100)
  • Double e-dials

    Speedy control of the subject’s motion and the depth of field using Hyper Program and Hyper Manual modes

    The PENTAX K-70 features a pair of e-dials, which can be used to control the PENTAX-original Hyper operating system. With a turn of either dial, you can instantly shift the aperture or shutter-speed setting without taking your eye from the viewfinder.

CTE (Color Temperature Enhancement)

For faithful reproduction of the colors of your memory

In contrast to the auto white-balance control mode — which works to minimize the influence of light sources on color reproduction — the CTE mode automatically sets the white balance to optimize their influence, allowing you to express such subjects as sunrise and sunset scenes and fresh green leaves in dramatic tones close to memory colors.

  • Custom Image

    For flexible expression of the desired tone and shade for each subject

    The PENTAX K-70 provides a selection of 13 Custom Image modes,* so you can apply the preferred finishing touch to your images based on your subject or creative intentions. Each mode provides minute adjustment of parameters such as saturation, shade, key, contrast and sharpness.**

    * The Custom Image mode is fixed to Auto Select when the camera’s exposure mode is set to AUTO.
    ** Adjustable parameters may vary depending on the selected Custom Image mode.

    Custom Image modes

    Auto SelectBrightNaturalPortraitLandscapeVibrantRadiantMutedFlatBleach BypassReversal FilmMonochromeCross Processing

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Clarity control and Skin Tone correction

For effortless control of the subject’s texture

The Clarity control function is an image-processing tool useful in expressing the luster of metal or the clarity of the sky or water. It allows you to adjust the smoothness of the subject’s surface and express desired texture or clearness at nine levels (between -4 and +4 settings).
The Skin Tone correction function helps you reproduce the subject’s face with soft skin texture and healthy skin tone, while retaining a high-resolution description of the subject’s hair and outfit and the background. It provides a choice of two modes: Type 1 for the compensation of color and brightness only, and Type 2 for additional control of skin tone.
* The Skin Tone correction function makes compensation only when the camera detects a face in the image.

  • Clarity control: -4
  • Clarity control: 0
  • Clarity control: +4
  • Skin Tone correction: OFF
  • Skin Tone correction: ON (Type2)

An array of customization tools

Personalizing your camera with favorite settings

You can customize the PENTAX K-70’s operation by assigning the desired functions to the set of buttons, including the Fx1 and Fx2 buttons, and the three USER Mode positions of the Mode dial. It also provides a choice of menu items and the order of their listing displayed on the control panel.

  • USER Mode

    Easy assignment of frequently used settings

    You can assign your favorite camera settings to three User Mode positions of the mode dial, then instantly recall the desired settings based on your subject or creative intentions. The following camera settings, which are recommended for best results, are initially assigned to the USER Modes as default:

  • ■ USER Mode 1 “CLEAR TONE”

    Designed to produce a high-contrast, high-saturation image, this mode emphasizes the clarity and freshness of subjects such as a snowfield in the sun or a crystal-clear lake. 

     

  • ■USER Mode 2 “HDR LANDSCAPE”

    Using the clarity-enhanced Advanced HDR (A-HDR) mode and through adjustment of the Custom Image function, this mode is useful for dramatizing scenic images.

     

  • ■USER Mode 3 “ASTROPHOTO”

    This mode lets you capture beautiful colors of celestial bodies with great ease, while minimizing the fading of black color in the background of astronomical photography. It is also compatible with the ASTROTRACER functions.

     

  • HDR (High Dynamic Range)

    Faithful reproduction of highlights and shadows

    The HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode* synthesizes a single, rich-gradation image from three separate images taken at different exposure levels. It delivers an image similar to the one seen by the naked eye, by minimizing whitewashed highlights and pitch-black shadows even in extreme high-contrast scenes. It also lets you set a range of exposure shifts or use the Automatic Position Adjustment function.** You can also choose the Advanced HDR (A-HDR) mode, which creates a dramatic photographic expression by adopting the technologies used in the Clarity control function.

    * The HDR mode cannot be used in some shooting modes, and is not compatible with some functions.
    ** The Automatic Position Adjustment function is fixed at the OFF mode when the Interval or Interval Movie shooting mode is selected. It may not be possible to use this function in all cases, depending on the subject’s status and pattern, and/or the angle of view and focal length of the lens used.

  • Digital filters

    For creating a personalized image with multiple application of special effects

    The PENTAX K-70 offers a choice of nine digital filters during shooting, and 21 digital filters during playback. You can apply as many as 20 filters to a single image to create a distinctive, personalized work of photographic art.

    Filters selectable during shooting and playback

    Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome

    Filters selectable during playback only

    Base Parameter Adjustment, Tone Expansion, Sketch, Water Color, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim, Monochrome

  • Unicolor Bold
  • Multiple exposure

    Three ways to synthesize creative visual expressions

    The PENTAX K-70’s multi-exposure function provides average, additive and comparative brightness settings.

    The PENTAX K-70 lets you synthesize a single composite image from two to 2,000 images, while providing three synthesis modes: average, additive and comparative brightness. During Live View shooting, it displays a translucent image of the already captured images on its LCD monitor, allowing you to make precise alignment of the images.

  • Average

Interval Composite

The PENTAX K-70 lets you synthesize a single composite image from images automatically captured at a fixed interval by the Interval Shooting function. Like the multiple exposure function, it provides a choice of three synthesis modes (average, additive and comparative brightness). It even allows you to save already captured images as a separate file midway through a shooting session.

  • Comparative brightness setting
  • Average
  • Digital level

    Accurate detection and at-a-glance indication of the camera’s horizontal and vertical tilt

    The PENTAX K-70 has a built-in digital level that detects the horizontal and vertical tilt of the camera with great accuracy, and indicates the obtained information on the LCD monitor. This is a very useful tool in landscape and nightscape photography. It also displays the camera’s horizontal tilt on an exposure bar scale in the viewfinder.

Auto Horizon Correction

A convenient tool for easy composition of well-balanced images

By making effective use of the SR mechanism and digital level, the Auto Horizon Correction function automatically rotates the image sensor to compensate for the camera’s horizontal tilt.* This is especially useful when photographing poorly illuminated subjects, or shooting in an unstable, off-balance position.

* Maximum compensation angle: approx. ±1.5° with SR mechanism turned off, or approx. ±1° with SR mechanism activated

  • Auto Picture Mode

    Simply by setting the mode dial to AUTO and pressing the shutter release button, the PENTAX K-70 automatically selects the best shooting mode for a given scene or subject from such options as Portrait, Landscape and Moving Object. This simplifies complicated mode setting operations for first-time SLR users.

    Scene Mode

    The PENTAX K-70 provides 19 distinctive Scene Modes. As soon as you choose one of them, the camera automatically optimizes settings for you.

Multi-pattern auto white-balance control

Automatic setting of proper white balance using a segmented image field

The multi-pattern auto white-balance control mode sets the proper balance for a given light source. It helps you reproduce colors similar to those seen by the naked eye under confusing lighting conditions, such as when sunny and shady spots coexist in an image field, or when there is a mixing of the camera’s flash illumination and fluorescent lighting in a single scene.

An array of creative tools to make
outdoor shooting more enjoyable and flexible

Many creative ways to enjoy high-quality movies

By taking full advantage of lens interchangeability — one of an SLR camera’s greatest strengths — the PENTAX K-70 captures high-resolution Full HD movie clips. Because you can set the desired aperture, you can flexibly use creative shooting techniques, such as blurring the background with a shallow depth of field, or creating a work of art similar to a theatrical film by capturing a movie at a rate of 24 frames per second, the same frame rate as filming.
During movie recording, you can also use the Continuous AF (AF-C) mode* to keep accurate focus on a moving subject, or take advantage of a new aperture control function** to automatically assure the proper exposure level even when faced with fluctuating lighting conditions. It even provides a host of user-friendly tools, such as a digital SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, digital filters and stereo sound recording using a built-in microphone.

* The lenses compatible with the AF-C mode are;
HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR
smc PENTAX-DA L 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE
HD PENTAX-DA 18-50mmF4-5.6 DC WR RE
smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mmF3.5-5.6ED AL[IF] DC WR
HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mmF2.8-4ED Limited DC WR
HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR
HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE
HD PENTAX-D FA70-200mmF2.8ED DC AW
HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mmF4.5-5.6ED DC AW
HD PENTAX-DA 560mmF5.6ED AW
** The aperture control function is available only in combination with the HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE lens.

Star Stream movie mode
Creating a fantastic movie with traces of the stars

This mode lets you record traces of the stars or illuminations on a 4K-resolution movie file. Using the fade-in and fade-out functions, you can create a fantastic movie.

4K-resolution Interval Movie shooting
Documenting, synthesizing and playing back a constantly changing subject in a high-resolution movie

The PENTAX K-70’s Interval Movie mode allows you to record still images of a slowly changing subject at a fixed interval, link them into a single 4K-resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) movie file, and play it back,* as if fast-forwarding the time on the screen.

* When playing back the movie file on a device other than the PENTAX K-70, the user is advised to use a PC operating environment supporting 4K-resolution movie playback.

  • Wi-Fi functions

    For easy transfer of captured images to a smartphone

    The PENTAX K-70 provides a set of wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) functions* to support operations using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Since you can transfer captured images instantly to the mobile device, you can enjoy them away from the camera.


    * The dedicated Image Sync application is required to remotely release the camera’s shutter and browse captured images using a mobile device.

  • Shooting, viewing and sharing of images with Image Sync application

    Remote control of camera operations using mobile devices

    By installing the dedicated Image Sync application* in your mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer, you can remotely control camera operations from a distance. For instance, you can adjust camera settings including aperture, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity to the desired level, then release the shutter from your mobile device. You can even download captured images onto the mobile device, then upload your favorite images to social networking service websites.


    *Image Sync can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store (for iOS models) or Google Play™ (for Android™ models).
    ** Access the RICOH IMAGING official website here or contact our customer service center for compatible operating systems.

  • In-body RAW data development

    Application of the desired finishing touch without a computer

    The PENTAX K-70 allows for in-body development of RAW-format files, with the developed files saved as separate JPEG files. You can adjust a wide range of parameters, and add the desired finishing touch to your image without needing a PC. You can even develop RAW-format files created by the Pixel Shift Resolution System or those recorded in the HDR mode.

  • Digital Camera Utility 5

    Standard software for high-quality finish

    Included as a standard accessory, Digital Camera Utility 5 software allows you to browse through captured images on a computer screen, and develop RAW-format files to save them as JPEG- or TIFF-format files. Because you can change colors and check photographic data on the computer screen, you can take your time in finishing the image exactly the way you want it.

Main window structure (Browser mode)

    • Navigation panel
    • Control panel (image data)
    • Control panel (shooting data)
    • Control panel (copyright information)

Main window structure (Laboratory mode)

    • Control panel (shooting data and history)
    • Control panel (image data and site map)
    • Control panel (Custom Image, white balance and exposure/tone)
    • Control panel (lens aberration compensation, noise reduction and rotation/shift)

• The user can customize display functions (show or hide) and the position at which the tab pages are displayed on the control panel.


K-70

〈Package Contents〉
Strap O-ST132, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI109, Battery Charger D-BC109, AC plug cord, Software (CD-ROM) S-SW168 

〈Mounted on the camera〉
Eye-cup FR, Hot shoe cover FK , Body Mount Cover

Specifications

Model DescriptionType 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 UnitImage 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 FormatsFile 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
ViewfinderType Pentaprism Finder
Coverage (FOV) Approx. 100%
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 ViewType 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 MonitorType 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 BalanceType 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 SystemType 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
MeteringType 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
ShutterType 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 ModesMode 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
FlashBuilt-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 SettingsCustom 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
MovieFile 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
PlaybackPlayback 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
CustomizationUSER 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 SupplyBattery 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.
InterfacesConnection Port USB2.0 (micro B), HDMI output terminal (Type D) , Stereo microphone input / Cable switch input ( ø3.5mm connector)
USB Connection MSC/PTP
Wireless LANStandards 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
Dimensions and WeightDimensions Approx. 125.5mm (W) x93.0mm (H) x 74.0mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 688g (Including dedicated battery and SD Memory Card),
Approx. 628g (body only)
Operating EnvironmentTemperature -10°C~40°C (14°F~104°F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
AccessoriesIncluded Strap O-ST132, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI109, Battery Charger D-BC109,Software (CD-ROM) S-SW168 <Mounted on the camera> Eye-cup FR, Hot shoe cover FK , Body Mount Cover
Software Digital Camera Utility 5

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Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Storage capacity (approx.) * When using a 32 GB memory card.

[RAW] (6000×4000): 151 Shots(PEF)
[JPEG...L] 24M(6000×4000): 528 Shots(★★★)/1192 Shots(★★)/2339 Shots(★)
[JPEG...M] 14M(4608×3072): 889 Shots(★★★)/1996 Shots(★★)/3837 Shots(★)
[JPEG...S] 6M(3072×2048): 1964 Shots(★★★)/4309 Shots(★★)/7923 Shots(★)
[JPEG...XS] 2M(1920×1440): 4723 Shots(★★★)/9824 Shots(★★)/16374 Shots(★)

Movie recording time (approx.) * When using a 32 GB memory card.

[Full HD (1920×1080)]60i...00:32:15/50i...00:38:21/30p...00:32:15/25p...00:38:21/24p...00:39:51
[HD (1280×720)]60p...00:32:15/50p...00:38:21

* The maximum file size is 4GB for movie.
* The maximum length is 25 minutes for movie.

  • GPS UNIT O-GPS1

    A handy device for position data recording and astronomical photography.

  • Remote Control Waterproof O-RC1

    A weather-resistant remote controller, perfect for the shooting in drizzle and by the water.
    *The battery is not changeable.

  • Remote Control F

    For push-button release from a distance, convenient for nightscapes and family/group photos.

  • Cable Switch CS-310  NEW

    For remote shutter release, with attachment to the PENTAX K-70's microphone/cable release terminal.

  • AF540FGZ II Dedicated Auto Flash

    A high-power, weather-resistant, dustproof flash unit compatible for movie recording.

  • AF360FGZ II Dedicated Auto Flash

    A high-performanec flash unit featuring an LED light.

  • AF201FG Dedicated Auto Flash

    Compact, lightweight flash with a dust and weather-resistant construction.

  • Magnifying Eyecup O-ME53

    An eyecup with built-in lens to magnify the viewfinder image.

  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery D-LI109

    For a spare battery on the road.

  • Battery Charger Kit K-BC109

    For easy recharging of the D-LI109 battery.

  • AC Adapter Kit K-AC168  NEW

    For power supply from household electrical outlets.

  • Image-Sensor Cleaning Kit O-ICK1

    A cleaning stick for quick, easy removal of dust on the image sensor.

  • Free-Length Strap O-ST842

    A length-adjustable strap; long enough for cross-shoulder suspension of the camera.

  • Hand Strap O-ST991
    White/Red/Black

    For quick, spontaneous response to every photo opportunity.

  • Hand Strap O-ST128
    Punching White/Leather Beige/Carbon Black

    A firm hold of the camera, for active photographers.

  • Focusing Screen AF Frame Matte MF-60

     

  • Focusing Screen AF Scale Matte MI-60

     

  • Focusing Screen AF Divided Matte ML-60

     

  • Focusing Screen Plain Matte ME-60

     

K-70 System Chart