The Pentax K-70 has two big things going for it: weather-sealing, and an $899 price tag.
Like most entry-level DSLRs, the K-70 sports an APS-C sensor. The camera shoots at a respectable six frames per second, using up to a 1/6000 second shutter speed. An 11-point autofocus and 1080p video are also included but pretty standard at the price point.
But what's a bit less standard is the ISO range that heads all the way up to 102,400. That's a pretty impressive range for a camera at this price point. While ISO performance is tough to judge without a hands-on copy, that wide range and our previous experience with Pentax DSLRs suggests the K-70 could be a decent low light performer.
The wide ISO range is also paired with in-body image stabilization that's rated at an impressive 4.5 shutter steps.
All that imaging tech is wrapped up in a body that's sealed from rain and dust and is also designed to keep performing in cold weather down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 degrees Celsius).
Pentax DSLRs tend to be a bit more unusual, but they've also produced pretty solid images for us in the past like with the K-70's predecessor, the 2013 K-50. The K-70 looks like a good tender for beginners and enthusiasts on a budget. While the body-only is listed at $899, a $650 price on Amazon before the camera even hits shelves suggests it will be easy to find the K-70 for a decent price. The K-70 is also available bundled with an 18-135mm kit lens and comes in black or silver.