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 feature to facilitate creative compositions. Astronomy photographers will appreciate the addition of a Night Vision Red Light LCD feature to enhance those low light situations. It’s equipped with built-in Wi-Fi, for easy mobile transfer and social media sharing of your adventures.

Colour Choices:

Super-high-resolution images captured with 24.24 effective megapixels and

a top sensitivity of ISO 102400

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

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 any 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

In-body SR mechanism
The K-70’s in-body shake reduction (SR) mechanism effectively compensates for camera shake up to 4.5EV steps. The K-70’s SR unit has a flexible design that shifts 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 Unit.

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 colour accurate images. This system also has a motion correction function which automatically detects a moving object during the synthesizing process to accommodate a wider range of scenes and subjects.

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 100-percent 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, making it ideal for capturing fast moving subjects at sporting events or wildlife photography.

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, making it ideal for capturing fast moving subjects at sporting events or wildlife photography.

Upgraded Full HD movie recording

The K-70 captures high-resolution, 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

The vari-angle LCD monitor extends the freedom of shooting position from high angle to ground level view. The 3.0 inch, 921K dot Air Gapless LCD construction ensures good visibility of displayed images, even outdoors.

Wireless LAN connection to support smartphone operation

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.

Type TTL autofocus, auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL flash
Sensor Type: CMOS with primary colour filter
Size: APS-C (23.5 x 15.6mm)
Effective Pixels: 24.24 megapixels
Total Pixels: 24.78 megapixels
Image Stabilization (Shake Reduction): Sensor-shift Shake Reduction system
AA Filter Simulator: Moiré reduction using SR unit. OFF/Type1/Type2/Bracket (3 frames)
Dust Removal: SP coating and CMOS sensor operation
Sensitivity ISO AUTO/100 to 102400 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV, or 1/3EV)
Lens Mount PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount
Usable Lens PENTAX KAF4, KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom not compatible), KAF, and KA mount lenses
Recording & Image Formats
Image Sizes JPEG:L(24M:6000×4000), M(14M:4608×3072), S(6M:3072×2048), XS(2M:1920×1280)
RAW:(24M:6000×4000)
File Formats Still: RAW (PEF/DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant
Quality Level RAW: (14-bit) PEF, DNG
JPEG: ★★★ Best, ★★ Better, ★Good, RAW + JPEG simultaneous capturing available
Colour Space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Storage Media SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Card (conforms to USH-I standards)
Focusing System
Type Type: TTL: phase-matching autofocus, SAFOX X, 11 point (9 cross type focus points in the center)
Brightness Range EV-3 to 18 (ISO 100/ at normal temperature)
AF Modes Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C), Auto select AF (AF.A)
Focus Point Adjustment Auto: 5 points, Auto: 11 points, Select, Expanded Area Select, Spot
AF assist Dedicated LED AF assist light
Exposure Control
Metering System TTL open aperture, 77 segmented metering, center-weighted and spot metering
Metering Range EV 0 to 22 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4)
Exposure Compensation ±5EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps)
AE Lock Can be assigned to the AF/AE-L button
Capture Modes Exposure Modes: 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
Capture Settings:
Custom Image modes: 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 (Capture): Extract Colour, Replace Colour, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Colour, Unicolour 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 Resolution: Motion Correction ON, Motion Correction OFF, OFF
Lens Correction: Distortion Correction, Peripheral Illumination Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Diffraction Correction
D-RANGE Compensation: 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 direction only, Displayed on LCD monitor: Horizontal and vertical direction
Playback Modes Mode Selection: Single frame, Multi-image display (6,12, 20, 35, 80 segmentation), Display magnification (up to 16x, Quick Zoom view available), Grid display (4×4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display, Square 1, Square 2, Grid Colour: 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
Delete: Delete single image, delete all, select & delete, delete folder, delete instant review image
EDIT: Image Rotation, Colour 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
Digital Filters (Playback): Base Parameter Adj, Extract Colour, Replace Colour, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Colour, Unicolour Bold, Bold Monochrome, Tone Expansion, Sketch, Water Colour, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim, Monochrome
Video Capture
File Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)
Recorded Pixels Full HD (1920 x 1080, 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p), HD (1280 x 720, 60p/50p)
Autofocus Hybrid AF (Image plane phase-matching and contrast detection)
AF mode: Single AF (AF, S), Continuous AF (AF, C) *Continuous AF (AF.C) is available with the dedicated lens
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 25 minutes or 4 GB; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high.
Capture Modes Custom Image modes: Auto Select, Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Flat, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Digital filters (capture): Extract Colour, Replace Colour, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Colour, Unicolour Bold, Bold Monochrome
White Balance Type: TTL method using CMOS image sensor
White Balance: AUTO WB, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Colour, N: Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE, Manual (up to 3 settings), Colour Temperature Configuration (up to 3 settings), Copying the white balance setting of a capture image.
WB fine adjustment: +/- 7 steps A-B axis or G-M axis
Shutter Type: Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
*Electronic shutter when using Pixel Shift Resolution)
Shutter Speed: Auto: 1/6000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/6000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV 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 ControlContinuous FPS
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
*ISO100

Multi-Exposure: Composite Mode (Additive/Average/Bright) Number of shots (2 to 2000 times)

Interval Shooting:
(Interval Shooting) 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
(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

Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism
Coverage (field of view): 100%
Magnification: 0.95X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity)
Eye Relief: Approx. 20.5mm (from the view window), Approx. 22.3mm (from the center of lens)
Diopter adjustment: -2.5m to 1.5m-1
Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III (interchangeable)
LCD Monitor Type: 3.0″ Vari-angle TFT colour LCD monitor featuring an air-gapless structure, tempered-glass front panel
Resolution: 921,000 dots
Adjustment: Brightness, saturation and colours adjustable
Outdoor View Setting: Adjustable ±2 step
Night Vision Display: ON/OFF
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 (4×4 grid, golden section, scale display, square 1, square 2, Grid Colour: black/white), histogram, bright area warning
Built-in Flash Type : Retractable P-TTL pop-up flash
Guide number: 12m (ISO 100)
Coverage: 28mm wide angle (equiv 35mm)
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)
Flash exposure compensation: -2 to 1 EV
External Flash Synchronization Type: P-TTL, Leading Curtain Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync, Contrast-control-sync, Wireless sync*, High-speed sync*, Wireless Sync
* Contrast-control-sync and High-speed sync requires two or more dedicated external flash
Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec.
Custom Function 24 custom-programmable functions available
Interfaces Ports: USB 2.0 (micro B), HDMI output(type D), Stereo mic input/cable switch input, (both 3.5mm)
USB Connection: MSC/PTP
WiFi Standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Standard wireless LAN protocol)
Center Frequency: 2412MHz~2462MHz (1ch~11ch)
Authentication: WPA2, Encryption: AES
Power Sources Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI109 (included)
Recordable images: approx 480 (410 w /50% flash, CIPA
Playback time: Li-Ion approx 270 min*
Movie recording time: 25 min max time (4GB) per clip*, thermal cutoff
AC adapter available: Yes (sold separately)

* Tested in compliance with CIPA standard. Actual results may vary depending on shooting conditions/circumstances
Dimensions (W x H x D): 125.5 mm x 93.0 mm x 74.0 mm
Weight Without battery or removable memory: 628g
Loaded and ready: 688g w/dedicated battery & SD memory card
Primary Construction material(s) ~
Operating temperature -10°C to 40°C
Time World Time: 75 cities (28 time zones)
Language English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese
Weather Resistant Yes
  • AC Adapter Kit K-AC168U
    Model No. 38543

  • Battery Charger Kit K-BC109U
    Model No. 39033

  • Rechargeable L-ION Battery D-LI109
    Model No. 39066

  • Focusing Screen Frame Matte MF-60
    Model No. 38578

  • Focusing Screen Divided Matte ML-60
    Model No. 38579

  • Focusing Screen Scale Matte MI-60
    Model No. 38580

  • Focusing Screen Plain Matte ME-60
    Model No. 38580

  • Magnifying Eyecup O-ME53
    Model No. 30150

  • Remote Control F
    Model No. 37377

  • Waterproof Remote Control O-RC1
    Model No. 39892

  • PENTAX O-GPS1 GPS Unit
    Model No. 39012

  • Pentax AF360FGZ II Flash Weather Resistant
    Model No. 30438

  • Pentax AF540FGZ II Flash Weather Resistant
    Model No. 30456

  • CS-310 Cable Switch
    Model No. 30239

  • K-70 Body
  • Battery Charger Kit K-BC109
  • Li-Ion Battery D-LI109
  • Strap O-ST132
  • Hotshoe Cover FK (on camera)
  • Body Mount Cover (on camera)
  • Eyecup FR (on camera)
  • Software CD-ROM