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Latest Review Posted Pentax K-70
This is the first of a dozen or so Pentax DSLRs I've owned that I really don't like handling. The main 4-way control on the rear is nothing short of horrible to use. The camera is angular and very uncomfortable to hold. If this is the way Ricoh are going with the brand I can't see myself remaining a customer - however I am still a fan of older Pentax DSLRs and lenses. The new 18-50mm kit lens is also horrible to handle. I just can't see the point of making such a complicated lens mechanism just to shorten it by a couple of cm. It feels cheap and nasty and liable to break at any time. Image quality is good as you would expect of a camera in this price bracket, and with the kit lens autofocus is extremely rapid and accurate. High ISO images are remarkably noise-free. The feature list is long and I especially like the remote wifi control via the smartphone app - it's about time Pentax made such a feature available. It's a very capable camera but the build quality is dubious and the 2-year warranty I've come to expect with Pentax has been cut to just one. I've used Pentax DSLRs for over 10 years and still believe them to be superior to the competition but I can't help feeling standards have been lowered with this model. Three-frame composite with kit lens hand-held 1/25s,18mm, f9, ISO 200. https://live.staticflickr.com/4917/45092732464_d23875725c_o.jpg



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