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08-30-2016, 01:06 PM   #1
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Pentax K-70 Review | PhotographyBLOG

4.5/5
Conclusion

The Pentax K-70 is outwardly a minor refresh of 2013's K-50 DSLR camera, offering a very similar control layout with a better, deeper grip and new thumb-rest. Inside, though, are a lot of improvements inherited from the more expensive K-3 II and flagship K-1 cameras, including the innovative Pixel Shift Resolution technology, an improved anti-shake system, AA-filter-free optical design with anti-aliasing filter simulation function, built-in wi-fi connectivity, and 14-bit RAW files.


The K-70 even has a few aces up its proverbial sleeve in the form of the handy vari-angle LCD, wider ISO 100-102,400-equivalent range, a new hybrid AF system which includes on-chip phase-detect autofocus pixels, and full-time autofocus during movie capture, all of which we'd expect to see featured on all future Pentax DSLRs. Although it might look like the 3-year-old K-50 at first glance, there's a lot of new things going on under the hood that make this a compelling mid-range DSLR camera.

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What a weird conclusion That's like saying the K-3 is outwardly a minor refresh of the K-5, but with a lot of new things under the hood. In that sense, aren't most new models from most brands an evolution of previous products? Plus, if they were going to liken it to a previous model, surely it's more like a refresh and update of the K-S2 rather than the K-50?? As for the "few aces up its proverbial sleeve", those are pretty key features IMHO.

Still, 4.5 / 5 is a very good score... it's just that the written conclusion doesn't sound quite so impressive. Oh well...
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Photography BOG, never criticise anything....usually just praise up the strong points.


ALWAYS, their numbers are higher than most of the other online cam reviews.


Its usually the first review I look at,then go for a reality check with Cnet who are mostly a bit more discerning.


Any review is ONLY one persons perspective, so just look at least half a dozen.
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Just like the American Constitution is really just the Magna Carta with a couple of new things under the hood - like prohibition and then not prohibition



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QuoteOriginally posted by jgnfld Quote
Pentax K-70 Review | PhotographyBLOG

4.5/5
Conclusion

The Pentax K-70 is outwardly a minor refresh of 2013's K-50 DSLR camera, offering a very similar control layout with a better, deeper grip and new thumb-rest. Inside, though, are a lot of improvements inherited from the more expensive K-3 II and flagship K-1 cameras, including the innovative Pixel Shift Resolution technology, an improved anti-shake system, AA-filter-free optical design with anti-aliasing filter simulation function, built-in wi-fi connectivity, and 14-bit RAW files.


The K-70 even has a few aces up its proverbial sleeve in the form of the handy vari-angle LCD, wider ISO 100-102,400-equivalent range, a new hybrid AF system which includes on-chip phase-detect autofocus pixels, and full-time autofocus during movie capture, all of which we'd expect to see featured on all future Pentax DSLRs. Although it might look like the 3-year-old K-50 at first glance, there's a lot of new things going on under the hood that make this a compelling mid-range DSLR camera.
Surely it's a cut-down version of the K-3 II than a beefed-up K-50 ... anyway, that's a quibble, it's clearly a fine APS-C camera.
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What was the shutter life on a K-50?
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QuoteOriginally posted by GalacticPhoto Quote
What was the shutter life on a K-50?

IIRC, my K-30 was rated for 100,000 actuations. The K-50 would be identical, at a guess.
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