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Forum: Pentax K-70 06-24-2016, 10:13 AM  
Initial thoughts about the Pentax K-70
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
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This camera looks really interesting to me. As it is, I currently don't have much issues shooting my K-50 in low light. Sometimes it can't focus well & it will hunt around in low light, so I have to flip the switch & manually focus myself. If the K-70 can focus even better in low light using a similar AF from the K-50, then that's already a win.

Another plus is the 14bit RAW files. I think the K-50 12bit RAW files are pretty great, but the 14bit RAW from the K-5II/5IIs & the K-3/3II push the usable sensor limit to ISO 12800. That's the extreme limit for my K-50. That's also another win for the K-70. I'm going to guess that IQ will match or maybe even exceed the K-3/3II IQ ever so slightly. The extra 8MP from this camera will allow me to do up to 40x60 prints quite easily.

The flip screen is a plus & minus. Plus for being able to take some neat shots from the ground or up in the air a bit more easier. Minus for being something else that could potentially get loose or break.

Yeah. They dropped a few features & junk, but it looks like features that I never really use anyway. The K-70 looks like it's packed with more win than anything else.

If the K-70 is an indication of what's coming, I can only imagine the awesomeness of the next APS-C flagship. This makes it hard for me to decide what to do near the end of this year. If the K-3/3II is priced aggressively enough ($500 K-3 or $600 K-3II), I might get one. If there are no incentives, then I'll keep shooting my K-50 & get a K-70 in 2018 for probably dirt cheap.

However, if Pentax unveils the specs for the upcoming APS-C flagship & it turns out to be far more amazing than the current K-3/3II with better IQ, I'll keep shooting my K-50 & get the next APS-C flagship sometime in 2020-21 for cheap when it's probably going to be phased out by the following APS-C flagship. First world problems. Hahhaa! :lol:
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