Pentax K-70
  • 24 Megapixel APS-C AA Filter-less CMOS Sensor
  • AA Filter Simulator PRIME MII processor with newly designed accelerator unit
  • Pixel Shift Resolution with motion correction
  • PENTAX SR In-body shake reduction
  • Dustproof and weather-resistant
  • Night vision red light LCD display
  • 6 Frames per second continuous shooting
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 14-bit RAW

Never let the extreme conditions stop you with the PENTAX K-70. This compact, lightweight, DSLR features the PRIME MII engine with a newly designed Accelerator Unit and a 24.24 megapixel AA-filter-less APS-C CMOS sensor for high definition images. Enjoy faster readout with 6 frames per second shooting of 14-bit RAW image data. Minimize camera shake with in-body SR (shake reduction) to assure sharp, blur-free images, even in demanding situations. Built for the toughest of shooters, this dustproof and weather-resistant camera is constructed with 100 different weather seals of protection, guarding it from the harsh environments of travel, landscape and nature photography. Built with the photographer in mind, the PENTAX K-70 offers a vari-angle LCD to facilitate creative compositions. Astronomy photographers will rejoice with the addition of a Night Vision Red Light LCD to enhance those low light situations. In addition to standard interval shooting, the PENTAX K-70 also features ultra high resolution 4K interval movie. It’s equipped with built-in Wi-Fi, for easy mobile transfer and social media sharing of your adventures. Take on all the extremes with the PENTAX K-70, while never compromising on image quality.

Super-high-resolution images captured with 24.24 effective megapixels and a top sensitivity of ISO 102400

Pentax hi-res

The K-70 features a state-of-the-art 24.24 effective megapixel AA Filter-less APS-C sized CMOS sensor for outstanding image quality. By coupling a newly developed accelerator unit with the high-speed PRIME MII imaging engine, the K-70 effectively minimizes noise at all sensitivity levels, and captures richly gradated, finely detailed images even in super-high-sensitivity shooting at a top sensitivity of ISO 102400.

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

Dustproof, weather-resistant body perfect for outdoor photography

Pentax K-70 wr

The K-70 boasts a fully weather and cold proof design to resist water, fog, snow, sand and dust, for top performance in extreme field conditions. It has been designed for active outdoor shooting through a complete design review of the mode dial and control buttons as well as new grip design that provides a firm hold of the camera body even with a gloved hand. The outdoor-friendly LCD monitor features a brightness level that can be instantly adjusted to the lighting level of a shooting location, as well as a red-lighted monitor display function, which is easier on the photographer’s eye when shooting in dark locations such as during astronomical photography.

High-precision autofocus system with the SAFOX X module
The high-precision SAFOX X AF sensor module assures responsive, dependable autofocus operation. With its 11 sensors including nine cross-type sensors in the middle, this AF module assures pinpoint focus on the subject at a minimum brightness level as low as -3 EV. The speed of autofocus response has been improved, especially at low-illumination levels. By improving the algorithm for moving objects, the focusing accuracy in the AF-C mode has been enhanced. The K-70 assures outstanding AF tracking performance with subjects on the move, thanks to such advanced features as the Select-area Expansion function, which automatically refocuses on a moving subject after it moves away from the initial point, with the help of the neighboring points, and an AF Hold function that maintains the initial in-focus point even when the module loses sight of the subject.

PENTAX-original shake-reduction system featuring the Pixel Shift Resolution System

Pentax K-70 sr

(1) In-body SR mechanism
The K-70’s in-body shake reduction (SR) mechanism effectively compensates for camera shake up to 4.5EV steps regardless of the lens type mounted. The K-70’s SR unit has a flexible design that tilts the image sensor unit in all directions, providing a host of handy shooting functions, including ASTRO TRACER, which simplifies advanced astronomical photography when used in combination with the optional
O-GPS1 GPS Unit.

(2) Pixel Shift Resolution System with motion correction function
The Pixel Shift Resolution System captures 4 images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image, and then synthesizes them into a single composite image. The result is exceptional detail and true-to-life color accurate images. This system also has a motion correction function which automatically detects a moving object during continuous shooting and minimizes negative effects during the synthesizing process.

(3) Innovative AA filter simulator to minimize moiré
By applying microscopic vibrations to the image sensor unit at the sub-pixel level during image exposure, the K-70's AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator provides the same level of moiré reduction as an optical AA filter. This innovative simulator lets the user switch the AA filter effect on and off, and adjust the level of the effect.

Optical viewfinder with nearly 100-percent field of view

Pentax K-70 100 field of view

The K-70 incorporates a glass prism finder featuring the same optics and coatings as those used in higher-level models. With a nearly 100-percent field of view and a magnification of approximately 0.95 times, it provides a wide, bright image field for easy focusing and framing.

High-speed shutter to capture fast-moving subjects in crisp focus
With a top shutter speed of 1/6000 second, the K-70 captures sharply focused images, even with fast-moving subjects. Coupled with its high-speed continuous shooting function with a top speed of approximately six images per second, it lets the photographer preserve once-in-a-lifetime shutter opportunities in beautifully focused images.

Upgraded Full HD movie recording
The K-70 captures high-resolution, flawless Full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels; 60i/30p frame rate) in the H.264 recording format. In combination with compatible lenses, it allows the user to 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 a proper exposure level even in fluctuating lighting conditions during movie recording. It also provides a host of distinctive visual effects for movie production, including the 4K Interval Movie mode that connects a series of 4K-resolution still images at a fixed interval to create a single movie file, and a Star Stream mode to fade in and out the traces of stars to recorded movies.
* During movie recording, the Continuous AF (AF-C) mode can be used in combination with the HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE or smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED AL[IF] DC WR lens.
** During movie recording, the aperture control function is available only in combination with the HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE lens.

Vari-angle LCD monitor for easy image viewing from all angles

Pentax K-70 wifi

The PENTAX K-70 provides a host of wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) functions to support operations using smartphones and tablet computers. By installing the dedicated Image Sync application in a mobile device, the user can remotely check the Live View image, capture still images, and adjust such camera settings as aperture, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity to the desired level through the mobile device. It is even possible to download captured images onto the mobile device, then upload them on social networking service websites.

Model Description

Type: 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)

Compatible Lens: KAF4, KAF3, KAF2(power zoom not compatible, KAF, KA mount lens)

Image Capture Unit

Image Sensor: Primary color filter, CMOS Size 23.5 x 15.6 (mm) APS-C

Effective Pixels: Approx. 24.24 megapixels

Total Pixels: Approx. 24.78 megapixels

Dust Removal: SP coating and CMOS sensor operations

Sensitivity: ISO AUTO/100 to 204800 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV, or 1/3EV) TBD
(standard output)

Image Stabilizer: Sensor-shift Shake Reduction system

AA Filter Simulator: Moiré reduction using SR unit. OFF/Type1/Type2/Bracket (3 frames)

File Formats

File Formats: 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, Adobe RGB
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


Type: Pentaprism Finder

Coverage (FOV): Approx. 100%

Magnification: Approx. .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.-3.5m to +1.5m

Focusing Screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen

Live View

Type: 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 Monitor

Type: 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: Adjustable ±2 step

Night vision display: ON/OFF

White Balance

Type: TTL method using image sensor

White Balance: Auto, Multi-auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight color, N: Daylight white, W: Cool White, L: Warm white), Tungsten light, CTE, Manual (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature Configuration (up to 3 settings), Copying the white balance setting of a capture image.

Fine adjustment: Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis

Autofocus System

Type: TTL: Phase-matching autofocus

Focus Sensor : SAFOX X, 11 points (9 cross type focus points in the center)

Brightness Range: EV -3 to 18 (ISO100/at normal temperature)

AF mode: 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


Type: TTL open aperture, 77 segment metering, center-weighted and sport metering

Metering Range: EV 0 to 22 (ISO100 at 50mm F1.4)

Exposure Mode: 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 : ±5 (1/2 EV steps or 1/3 EV steps can be selected)

AE lock: Can be assigned to the AF/AE-L button


Type: Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter (electronic when using Pixel Shift Resolution)

Shutter Speed: Auto: 1/6000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/6000 to 30 sec (1/3 EV steps or ½ EV steps), Bulb (10 sec to 20 min)

Drive Modes

Mode 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

Cont. 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

Multi-Exposure: Composite Mode (Additive/Average/Bright), Number of shots (2 to 2000 times)
Interval Shooting
(Standard Interval Shooting) Interval: 3s to 24h / Standby interval: 1s to 24h, Number of shots: 2 to 2000, 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


Built-in Flash: Built-in retractable P-TTL, GN: approx. 12 (ISO100/m), Angle of view of 28mm lens (36mm format equ.)

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: 1/180th sec.

Exposure Comp: -2.0~+1.0EV

External Flash: P-TTL, Leading Curtain Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync, Contrast-control-Sync, Wireless Sync

Capture Setting

Custom 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 Res.: Motion Correction ON, Motion Correction OFF, OFF

Lens Correction: Distortion Correction, Peripheral Illumination Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction,

Diffraction Correction
D-RANGE Comp.: 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 directiononly, Displayed on LCD monitor: Horizontal and vertical direction


File Format: MPEG4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)

Recorded Pixels: Full HD (1920 x 1080, 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)
HD (1280 x 720, 60p/50p)

Auto Focus: Hybrid AF (Image plane phase-matching and contrast detection)
AF mode: Single AF (AF, S), Continuous AF (AF, C)
AF area: Multiple AF points, Select, Spot
Focus Peaking: ON/OFF

Sound: Built-in stereo microphone, external microphone input. Recording sound level adjustable

Recording Time: Up to 26 minutes or 4GB

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


Playback 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
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: 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


USER Mode: Up to 3 settings

Custom Functions: 24 items

Modes: 16 items

Buttons: 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)

AF: 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

World Time: 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

Power Supply

Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery D-LI109

AC Adapter: Kit K-AC168 (optional)

Battery Life: Approx 480 images (w/o flash)
Playback time approx. 270 minutes


Connection Port: USB 2.0 (micro B), HDMI output(type D), stereo mic input/cable switch input, (both 3.5mm)

USB Connection: MSC/PTP

Wireless LAN

Standards: IEEE802.11b/g/n
Freq Bandwidth 2401MHz~2473MHz (1ch~11ch)
Max Radio Freq: 8.16dBm EIRP

Power Security Authentication: WPA2, Encryption: AES

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions: Approx 4.9” (w) x 3.7 “ (h) x 2.9” (d), (125.5mm x 93.0mm x 74.0mm), excluding protrusions

Weight: Approx 24.3oz (688g), Including battery and SD card

Operating Environment

Temperature 14°F~104°F (-10°C~40°C)

Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)

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