Pentax X70 Review

September 3, 2009 | Gavin Stoker |


Effective Pixels 12 megapixels
Type 1/2.33" CCD
Sensitivity Auto, Fixed (ISO 50 - 6400)
Image Size
Still 12M, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 7M, 5M, 3M, 1024, 640
Movie 1280, 848, 640, 320
Shake Reduction
Type CCD-Shift-Type (SR : Shake Reduction)
Hi-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)
Movie shake reduction mode (Movie SR)
Options Face recognition AF&AE is available at all mode. 32 people at most. Smile Capture. Blink Detection.
Storage Media
Internal Built-in Memory (approx. 33.6MB)
External SD/SDHC Memory Card
Focal Length 4.6 - 110.4mm f2.8-5.0 (approx. 26 - 624mm in 35mm format)
Construction 14 elements in 11 groups (4 aspherical elements, 3 ED elements)
Digital Zoom Digital zoom: 6.25X approx.
Inteligent zoon: approx. 31.3X at 7M,  approx. 150X at 640 iincluding optical zoomj
Focusing system
Area 9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF
Focus Range (Still) Standard: 0.4m - Infinity (at wide setting), 1.7m - Infinity (at tele setting)
Macro: 0.1 - 0.5m (middle zoom position)
1cm Macro: 0.01 - 0.3m (middle zoom position)
Mode  Infinity-landscape, Manual Focus, AF Point switching
Exposure system
Metering Area Multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Scene modes: Auto Picture, Sport, Digital SR, Movie, USER, Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority,
Program, SCNiLandscape, Flower, Portrait, Backlight, Half-length Portrait, Night Scene,
Night Scene Portrait, Stage Lighting, Surf & Snow, Baby, Kids, Pet, Food, Fireworks,
Frame Composite, Party, Museum, Sunset, Digital Wide,  Digital Panoramaj, Green
Exposure System
Compensation +/-2EV (1/3EV steps)
Speed 1/4000 - 1/4 sec.  4 sec at most (Tv, Av, M, Night Scene mode setting)
Type Electronic Viewfinder, approx. 200K dots
Modes Flash-on and Flash-off modes.  "Red-eye" reduction function employs a pre-discharge.
Low-speed synchro, Low-speed synchro + Red-eye
Effective Range Wide: approx. 0.2 -  9.1m (ISO Auto)
Tele: approx. 1.7 - 5.1m (ISO Auto)
Drive Mode
Modes One shot, Continuous Shooting (L/M/H), Self-timer, 2 sec Self-timer, Interval Shooting, Auto Bracket
White Balance
Modes Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light (W, D, N), Manual setting
LCD 2.7"LCD , approx. 230K dots, AR coating
Modes Slideshow, Digital Filter(Colour Filter(11 kinds), Soft Filter, Fisheye Filter, Brightness Filter),
Frame Composite,  Resize, Cropping,  Image/Sound Copy, Image Rotation, Movie Edit,
Red-eye Compensation,  Voice Memo,  Protect, DPOF, Image Recovery, Start-up Screen,
Face close-up playback
PC USB2.0 (Hi-Speed)
AV AV terminal
Source Rechargeable D-LI92 lithium-ion battery, Optional AC adapter kit is also available
Performance Still*: Approx. 170 shots (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
Playback**: Approx. 200 min.  (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery) * Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing.  Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions.
** According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing.
Height 82.5mm
Width 110.5mm
Depth 89.5mm
Weight approx. 390g (without battery and SD memory card)