Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-10-2016, 08:43 PM   #1
Senior Member
CRPhoto's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 254
K-70 Review by TCSTV

Hello, The Camera Store just came out with their review of the Pentax K-70. Looks very fair to me, and they actually praise the image quality.



09-10-2016, 10:22 PM - 2 Likes   #2
New Member




Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 10
Ditto on the review being fair. Their comments about the AF are accurate and shouldn't be ignored. I think TCS is funny and knowledgeable, and I hope they don't get trolled for any negative comments they make reviewing a Pentax because I don't want them to be discouraged from giving their honest opinions. They've said good things about Pentax in the past, such as when they selected the K-3 as their No. 2 Camera of the Year when it came out.

The hyper-sensitive negativing toward Tony Northrop after he gave his review of the K-1 was embarrassing to me as a Pentaxian.
09-10-2016, 10:34 PM   #3
Pentaxian




Join Date: Aug 2013
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,028
These guys reviewed the k-1 and they were quite fair. Like Mr. Northrup. They also said that the k-1 isn't at par with the others. I like the way they make their reviews. No bashing but just stating the facts.
09-11-2016, 12:55 AM   #4
Pentaxian




Join Date: Feb 2015
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,239
QuoteOriginally posted by larryaustin3 Quote
The hyper-sensitive negativing toward Tony Northrop after he gave his review of the K-1 was embarrassing to me as a Pentaxian.
Great review indeed. Camera Store and Tony Northrup reviews are quite accurate, but DPR were completely wrong regarding AF. Reviews must be as fair as possible for the buyers to make informed decisions, but saying false things about a camera is not good either.

---------- Post added 11-09-16 at 09:58 ----------

==

Whats interesting about this K70 is that it's got features of the flag ship, but as an entry level DSLR. Worth the upgrade for someone still having a K10, K20, K7, K30, K50, K500 or K5.

09-11-2016, 01:53 AM   #5
Pentaxian




Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Poole
Posts: 1,683
Yes - very nice review. He gets what Pentax are trying to do, and that isn't to be another Canikon - you can either review their cameras as failed attempts to be Canikon clones or successful attempts to be something different - and many of us stay loyal to Pentax because we like the decisions they make in that great decision making arena called design (in its widest, not cosmetic, sense)
09-11-2016, 03:43 AM   #6
Pentaxian
D1N0's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: ---
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,095
doesn't the k-70 have compo adjustment like he says?
09-11-2016, 04:25 AM   #7
Senior Member




Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Orange County California
Posts: 117
Good review, I guess, but I wonder why he was so dismissive of the video mode. From all I've read, it's greatly improved with continuous autofocus. In fact, video and the flippy LCD are the reasons I'm considering the K-70. His reference to the great image quality seems pretty subjective and I hope it's true. Personally, I'd rather hear from Pentax users, comparing IQ to cameras that we know.

Jack
09-11-2016, 05:17 AM   #8
Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 368
QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
doesn't the k-70 have compo adjustment like he says?
No compo adjust on K70. Not a great loss at the price point. Pentax put all the IQ tech in and that's what counts IMO.

09-11-2016, 05:24 AM   #9
Imp
Pentaxian
Imp's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Washington, DC
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,343
QuoteOriginally posted by Setter Dog Quote
I wonder why he was so dismissive of the video mode. From all I've read, it's greatly improved with continuous autofocus.
It's the quality of the imagery that isn't great, even if the AF is better in video mode
09-11-2016, 06:11 AM   #10
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 216
QuoteOriginally posted by CRPhoto Quote
Hello, The Camera Store just came out with their review of the Pentax K-70. Looks very fair to me, and they actually praise the image quality.

Pentax K-70 Hands-On Field Test - YouTube
When he mentions that the K-70 doesnt have MTF setting, does he refer to the MTF priority Program Line customization settings which is present in K-3 series & K-1? or is he referring to something else?
09-11-2016, 06:26 AM   #11
Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 368
QuoteOriginally posted by anu l Quote
When he mentions that the K-70 doesnt have MTF setting, does he refer to the MTF priority Program Line customization settings which is present in K-3 series & K-1? ...
Must be.
09-11-2016, 10:31 PM   #12
Junior Member




Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Voorschoten, The Netherlands
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 27
Fair review! Very decent people, at The Camera Store Tv.
09-12-2016, 03:58 AM   #13
Senior Member




Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Orange County California
Posts: 117
I don't think he even tried the video

QuoteOriginally posted by Imp Quote
It's the quality of the imagery that isn't great, even if the AF is better in video mode
You could be right that the video imaging is not that great. I'm not going to watch the review again, but if I recall correctly, his ONLY comment on the video was something like,.......nobody would use the video on the K-70.

Sorry, but I just don't get it, and I doubt if he even tried the video. When improved video is touted as one of the significant improvements in the K-70, a thorough review would have had several detailed comments on it's strengths or weaknesses.

I take very few videos, but occasionally it's nice to catch a memory, including the movement and sound.

I'd like to hear from actual K-70 users that have tried the video.

Jack
09-12-2016, 05:11 AM   #14
Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 368
They do show a short clip of video.

QuoteOriginally posted by Setter Dog Quote
You could be right that the video imaging is not that great. I'm not going to watch the review again, but if I recall correctly, his ONLY comment on the video was something like,.......nobody would use the video on the K-70.

Sorry, but I just don't get it, and I doubt if he even tried the video. When improved video is touted as one of the significant improvements in the K-70, a thorough review would have had several detailed comments on it's strengths or weaknesses.

I take very few videos, but occasionally it's nice to catch a memory, including the movement and sound.

I'd like to hear from actual K-70 users that have tried the video.

Jack
09-12-2016, 05:26 AM - 1 Like   #15
Pentaxian
RonHendriks1966's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 8,705
A short clipp video is in the review. Nothing changed for a few years now. So it isn't going to be best in class, but something you could use for recreational footage. The electronic stabilisation ksn't so good for real use and the quality of the footage is subpar due to low Mbit/sec.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
645z, camera, features, k-70, k-70 review, k70, line, mtf, pentax, pentax k-70, review, reviews, video
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Full tests/review of K-70? gelokrol Pentax K-70 5 09-13-2016 07:26 AM
Pentax K-70 full review zevandstanley Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 2 08-20-2016 05:14 PM
K-70 video review Class A Pentax K-70 3 08-03-2016 12:48 PM
TCSTV K-3 Field Test TCSJordan Pentax K-3 28 11-07-2013 03:09 PM
K-30 Questions For TCSTV TCSJordan Pentax DSLR Discussion 9 07-13-2012 09:48 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:42 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top